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Nov 26, 3:46pm - #336251 
What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade?

Ok, so I have enough money to either buy a Kaminari body kit and have it painted and installed, or instead I could get a 4-wheel brake upgrade from SSBC? I'm getting the Hotchkis Stage 2 TVS for christmas. I'd like to start autocrossing at some of the local meets around here.

I think right now I'm leaning towards the bodykit, because I'd probably get more enjoyment out of it than the brakes. However, I do like the factory looks of the car, and wouldn't mind the "sleeper" look with powerful brakes at all four corners (Brake upgrade up front, and drum-to-disc in back). Brakes would be 2 pistons up front with 12 inch rotors, and single piston 12 inch rotors out back for my GT.

If I could only find a local person who works at a paint shop that could paint the kit at cost (price of materials). I'm looking. What would you do?


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Nov 26, 4:20pm - #336252 
kit... you shouldnt use your breaks that much when you race anyways...

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Nov 26, 4:26pm - #336253 
Depends really. If you do a lot of cornering when racing, definitely get the brakes. If you do more pimp than race, then go with the kit! Go with what you'll use more of. If you want to race and don't care to lose since you'll still look good, then SHIT... go with the kit. I don't think it's a difficult decision! rofl

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Nov 26, 4:33pm - #336254 
when i touge i barely ever use the brakes... downshifting is key.

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Nov 26, 4:36pm - #336255 
Id get the brakes. Youll get more satisfaction when you autox it.

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Nov 26, 4:40pm - #336256 
Downshifting is key, but bigger brakes mean you can enter a corner quicker, brake right before, downshift in the turn, pedal to the floor out! goodjob

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Nov 26, 8:11pm - #336257 
bodykit


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Nov 27, 4:11pm - #336258 
can you drop us a link for this 4 wheel brake conversion?


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Nov 27, 8:06pm - #336259 
Sooner or later your gonna get which ever so do the one your leaning to


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Nov 29, 10:36am - #336260 
Easy...The kit thumbsup

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Nov 29, 10:39am - #336261 
i would go for the kit thumbsup you will still look pimp if you lose grin


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Nov 29, 6:52pm - #336262 
get the kit.

uness you can get the front brakes to smoke like a small fire you dont need them...


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Nov 29, 7:08pm - #336263 
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