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AZZKIKR Mar 24, 12:38am - #133007 

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AEM brakes for the GT

Are the AEM big brakes for the front of the GT worth the $400? I'm thinking about them, but wasn't sure if its something I can wait on...I don't drag race or anything, but figured they couldn't hurt. I drove a track day at road atlanta in February with no problems, and am thinking about doing the one in may, but was wondering if the bigger brakes would be worth it since most of the driving I do is simple cruising...(I don't race because I blew up my last vehicle and want to keep my celi for as long as possible)...just wondering what everyone thought... cool
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spaztikid Mar 24, 12:39am - #133008 
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they look tight too...

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fastceli2001 Mar 24, 4:10am - #133009 

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i was thinking about getting them too. but i think it might look weird to have some huge brakes on the front and drums on the back. looks like i gotta go to the junkyard and find the rear disc set up from a gts

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slidr Mar 24, 4:11am - #133010 

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I wouldn't recommend getting them if your Celica is your daily driving car, because with big brakes like those, they might wear faster than usual due to an increase in clamping power. At least, that's what I heard.

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Rocketman Mar 24, 4:23am - #133011 

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The stock breaks are already enough... But do as you will.
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NorwayGT Mar 24, 4:25am - #133012 

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NOOOOOOOO. DONT GET AEM BIG BRAKE KIT. its a POS. its only a bigger rotor, and a new mount for you STOCK caliper. braking is barly improved. the AEM big brake kit is just a show mod.

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spaztikid Mar 24, 4:27am - #133013 
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
NOOOOOOOO. DONT GET AEM BIG BRAKE KIT. its a POS. its only a bigger rotor, and a new mount for you STOCK caliper. braking is barly improved. the AEM big brake kit is just a show mod.


thats all he needs it for anyways... not gonna be hittin the strip with chrome rims on the car ...

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NorwayGT Mar 24, 4:29am - #133014 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
NOOOOOOOO. DONT GET AEM BIG BRAKE KIT. its a POS. its only a bigger rotor, and a new mount for you STOCK caliper. braking is barly improved. the AEM big brake kit is just a show mod.


thats all he needs it for anyways... not gonna be hittin the strip with chrome rims on the car ...


he's got 17'' BBS rims for racing

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AZZKIKR Mar 24, 3:50pm - #133015 

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yup...my chromies are my daily drivers, and my BBS wheels are the ones I use for track days...either way, if they aren't worth the money I think I'll stay away
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DiabloGTS Mar 24, 4:12pm - #133016 

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you're better off spending that money for a GTS back clip to get the disc brakes for the rear.

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trog2233 Mar 24, 4:14pm - #133017 

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i have the AEM brakes on my car and i love them...if ur looking for an improvement in braking..u aren't gonna get that...they are mainly for looks..

Yea Stainless steel brake company makes a rear brake conversion if ur interested...Thats what i jut got grin


Also my car is my daily driver and i have no problems with mine confused
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TrewCelica Mar 24, 5:03pm - #133018 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
i have the AEM brakes on my car and i love them...if ur looking for an improvement in braking..u aren't gonna get that...they are mainly for looks..

Yea Stainless steel brake company makes a rear brake conversion if ur interested...Thats what i jut got grin


Also my car is my daily driver and i have no problems with mine confused


Do you have pics of your rear setup and how much was it?
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trog2233 Mar 24, 6:25pm - #133019 

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Originally Posted by TrewCelica
Originally Posted by trog2233
i have the AEM brakes on my car and i love them...if ur looking for an improvement in braking..u aren't gonna get that...they are mainly for looks..

Yea Stainless steel brake company makes a rear brake conversion if ur interested...Thats what i jut got grin


Also my car is my daily driver and i have no problems with mine confused


Do you have pics of your rear setup and how much was it?


its not on yet...still workin on it.. i'm waiting for my Rear AEM rotors thumbsup
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Mad_Game Mar 24, 6:54pm - #133020 
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they look tight though!
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