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kglee79
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kglee79 Nov 4, 2:02am - #317200 
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Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors?

I'm wondering if it's worth it to get a Big Brake kit for the fronts for $1200-$1500, Stoptech or Rotora. Either that or just get the AEM big rotors with the caliper repositioning brackets. Which do you guys think is better to get?
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VoodooGTS Nov 4, 2:04am - #317201 

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go with Rotora or Stoptech

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CelicaGTizzle Nov 4, 2:07am - #317202 

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SSBC also has a kit, you should check it out...

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qt1ncelica Nov 4, 2:09am - #317203 

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Just go with Rotora.. even though it hella $$$
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kglee79 Nov 4, 2:13am - #317204 
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I was thinking the Stoptech might be a little nicer since the rotors are a lot bigger than the Rotora and at hopupracing.com the price difference is $300, $1550 for the Stoptech vs $1250 for the Rotora's. Plus the Stoptech is the TRD BBK kit without TRD painted on and without the red painted calipers. So why not the AEM rotors?
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imp Nov 4, 3:12am - #317205 
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AEM is jsut rotors,not new calipers. SO it doesn't really affect braking performance any,just makes it look better

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ToiletPaper Nov 4, 3:42am - #317206 
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go with the rotora big brake kit.
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GOLDCELICA Nov 4, 6:28am - #317207 

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Originally Posted by qt1ncelica
Just go with Rotora.. even though it hella $$$


Rotora Again.
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Kim Nov 4, 9:31am - #317208 
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if i could give you my opinion, I would say it's probably better not to mess with your brake balance and just get upgraded pads. I hear axxis ultimate pads are great and so are hawk HP. Unless your car has a turbo, pads should help alot.

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Stun Nov 4, 1:55pm - #317209 

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Go with Rotora thumbsup That's what I'm going with. grin I'm just waiting for someone to start a GB on them. I'm hoping GroupBuy4Celica will start one soon.

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Rocketman Nov 4, 4:23pm - #317210 

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To be honest, our cars really don't need big break kits. That is, unless you are really big into LONG auto X courses and road courses. We already have an AWESOME 60-0 stop distance. I read somewhere...I believe it was the Sport Compact Car celica showdown, that the AEM rotor kit stopped in the same distance as a 4 piston Brake kit. The 4 piston one could just do it way more times in a row than the AEM setup. thumbsup
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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 4, 7:05pm - #317211 

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Go with Stoptech ive heard the Rotora rotors dont hold up that well. Stoptechs are very good

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