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CRBN BLU
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CRBN BLU Nov 26, 10:46pm - #336251 

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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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spaztikid Nov 26, 11:20pm - #336252 
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kit... you shouldnt use your breaks that much when you race anyways...
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Glove Nov 26, 11:26pm - #336253 

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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
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spaztikid Nov 26, 11:33pm - #336254 
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when i touge i barely ever use the brakes... downshifting is key.
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AdamVIP Nov 26, 11:36pm - #336255 
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Id get the brakes. Youll get more satisfaction when you autox it.
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Glove
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Glove Nov 26, 11:40pm - #336256 

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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
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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 27, 3:11am - #336257 

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

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eddie_725 Nov 28, 3:06am - #336259 
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Sooner or later your gonna get which ever so do the one your leaning to

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ACE_GTS Nov 29, 5:36pm - #336260 

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Easy...The kit thumbsup
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Veilside Nov 29, 5:39pm - #336261 
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i would go for the kit thumbsup you will still look pimp if you lose grin

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RedSunCelica Nov 30, 1:52am - #336262 

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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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cycocelica Nov 30, 2:08am - #336263 

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