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What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? #336251 Nov 26, 3:46pm Nov 26, 3:46pm
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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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Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: CRBN BLU] #336252 Nov 26, 4:20pm Nov 26, 4:20pm
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kit... you shouldnt use your breaks that much when you race anyways...

Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: spaztikid] #336253 Nov 26, 4:26pm Nov 26, 4:26pm
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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

Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: Glove] #336254 Nov 26, 4:33pm Nov 26, 4:33pm
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when i touge i barely ever use the brakes... downshifting is key.

Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: spaztikid] #336255 Nov 26, 4:36pm Nov 26, 4:36pm
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Id get the brakes. Youll get more satisfaction when you autox it.

Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: AdamVIP] #336256 Nov 26, 4:40pm Nov 26, 4:40pm
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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

Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: Glove] #336257 Nov 26, 8:11pm Nov 26, 8:11pm
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Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #336258 Nov 27, 4:11pm Nov 27, 4:11pm
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can you drop us a link for this 4 wheel brake conversion?


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Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: glitch] #336259 Nov 27, 8:06pm Nov 27, 8:06pm
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Sooner or later your gonna get which ever so do the one your leaning to


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Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: eddie_725] #336260 Nov 29, 10:36am Nov 29, 10:36am
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Easy...The kit thumbsup

Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: ACE_GTS] #336261 Nov 29, 10:39am Nov 29, 10:39am
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i would go for the kit thumbsup you will still look pimp if you lose grin


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Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: Veilside] #336262 Nov 29, 6:52pm Nov 29, 6:52pm
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get the kit.

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


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Re: What to buy: Body Kit or 4-wheel brake upgrade? [Re: RedSunCelica] #336263 Nov 29, 7:08pm Nov 29, 7:08pm
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