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Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? #42882 Sep 6, 8:53pm Sep 6, 8:53pm
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Big Brake Kit, worth the investment?
Your thoughts, suggestion on brand and price wink.

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Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42883 Sep 6, 11:34pm Sep 6, 11:34pm
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yes well if yu get a turbo then it will be a must. but regular street driving won't demand it but will be a welcome help in stopping power. i would suggest a kit by Rotora, they use Axxis pads and stainless steel brake lines, with a 4 piston caliper. Great brakes. come in REd or blue. PM me bat and i can hook you up for a little over $900 with special edition gunmetal calipers.


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Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42884 Sep 7, 7:00am Sep 7, 7:00am
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ooh, I may have to look into that wink.

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Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42885 Sep 7, 10:46am Sep 7, 10:46am
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TRD, Rotora, or Brembo.


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Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42886 Sep 7, 5:02pm Sep 7, 5:02pm
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I believe Rotora is just for show. Not race quality.

Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Steven] #42887 Sep 7, 5:50pm Sep 7, 5:50pm
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brembro is really good, but the price is WAY up there, you could get a turbo for less that the front and rear break kit.

Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42888 Sep 7, 7:20pm Sep 7, 7:20pm
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bat, you should get the gts rear brakes for ya car first


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Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42889 Sep 7, 7:30pm Sep 7, 7:30pm
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After reading this article...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=57305

my fav quote is...

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** 6. BETTER BRAKES
Don't forget stopping your car. Replace your tired drum brakes with disc brakes and/or install performance brake pads. Never skimp on your brakes - they could save your life.



I also like this article...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=57300

Step # 8 grin
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Step 8. Brakes
Now you got you lil pocket rocket rollin you need to stop all of that power. There are three basic things you need to do when preforming this mod. You need Bigger Brake Rotors, ( drilled and slotted rotors from AEM ) New and better Calipers and Brake Pads ( you can also buy these from AEM )

HP Gains:N/A
Companies: Brembo, AEM, Baer, Power Slot, Wilwood.



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Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42890 Sep 7, 7:43pm Sep 7, 7:43pm
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i agree, you cant go wrong with any of the companies that were mentioned above

Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42891 Sep 7, 8:04pm Sep 7, 8:04pm
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Brembo if you want to spend some good money...
TRD for the medium kind of money.
AEM for the cheaper stuff.


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Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: VSGTS14] #42892 Sep 7, 10:54pm Sep 7, 10:54pm
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Both Brembo and TRD big brake kits cost in the $2k range.

Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42893 Sep 8, 3:39am Sep 8, 3:39am
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AEM looks good...Mainly for looks though...if you goin for performance...Brembo!!! thumbsup

Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42894 Sep 8, 12:24pm Sep 8, 12:24pm
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I'm thinking TRD. Do the kits come with everything I need to do the swap?

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Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42895 Sep 8, 3:23pm Sep 8, 3:23pm
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Stay away from crossed-drilled rotors.They may look cool but will prematurely wear out your brake pads.The holes shear away your pads kind of like the way a cheese grater shreds cheese.On top of that,drilled rotors can crack and split because of the inherent weakness in their design.Slotted rotors are much better and don't contribute as much wear and they won't warp and crack .You're probably going to say "But I see some racing teams that use cross drilled rotors." Their reason for this is weight reduction,plus they're sponsored so they can replace pads anytime they want at no cost.That isn't the case with everyday drivers like us. Gets to be real expensive in a short amount of time.


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Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42896 Sep 8, 4:38pm Sep 8, 4:38pm
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Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
I'm thinking TRD. Do the kits come with everything I need to do the swap?

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go TRD and yes...
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Re: Big Brake Kit, worth the investment? [Re: Blue Batmobile] #42897 Sep 9, 4:00am Sep 9, 4:00am
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Thanks wink.

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