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kglee79
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Nov 3, 7:02pm - #317200 
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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Nov 3, 7:04pm - #317201 
go with Rotora or Stoptech


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Nov 3, 7:07pm - #317202 
SSBC also has a kit, you should check it out...


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Nov 3, 7:09pm - #317203 
Just go with Rotora.. even though it hella $$$

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Nov 3, 7:13pm - #317204 
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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Nov 3, 8:12pm - #317205 
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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Nov 3, 8:42pm - #317206 
go with the rotora big brake kit.

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Nov 3, 11:28pm - #317207 
Originally Posted by qt1ncelica
Just go with Rotora.. even though it hella $$$


Rotora Again.

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Nov 4, 2:31am - #317208 
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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Nov 4, 6:55am - #317209 
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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Nov 4, 9:23am - #317210 
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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Nov 4, 12:05pm - #317211 
Go with Stoptech ive heard the Rotora rotors dont hold up that well. Stoptechs are very good


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