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Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? #317200 Nov 3, 6:02pm Nov 3, 6:02pm
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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?

Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: kglee79] #317201 Nov 3, 6:04pm Nov 3, 6:04pm
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go with Rotora or Stoptech


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Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: VoodooGTS] #317202 Nov 3, 6:07pm Nov 3, 6:07pm
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SSBC also has a kit, you should check it out...


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Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #317203 Nov 3, 6:09pm Nov 3, 6:09pm
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Just go with Rotora.. even though it hella $$$

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Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: qt1ncelica] #317204 Nov 3, 6:13pm Nov 3, 6:13pm
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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?

Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: kglee79] #317205 Nov 3, 7:12pm Nov 3, 7:12pm
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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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Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: imp] #317206 Nov 3, 7:42pm Nov 3, 7:42pm
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go with the rotora big brake kit.

Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: qt1ncelica] #317207 Nov 3, 10:28pm Nov 3, 10:28pm
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Originally Posted by qt1ncelica
Just go with Rotora.. even though it hella $$$


Rotora Again.

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Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: GOLDCELICA] #317208 Nov 4, 1:31am Nov 4, 1:31am
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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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Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: Kim] #317209 Nov 4, 5:55am Nov 4, 5:55am
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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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Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: Stun] #317210 Nov 4, 8:23am Nov 4, 8:23am
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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

Re: Big Brake Kit or Just Big Rotors? [Re: Rocketman] #317211 Nov 4, 11:05am Nov 4, 11:05am
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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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