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Sep 6, 9:53pm - #42882 
Big Brake Kit, worth the investment?

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Sep 7, 12:34am - #42883 
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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Sep 7, 8:00am - #42884 
ooh, I may have to look into that wink.

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Sep 7, 11:46am - #42885 
TRD, Rotora, or Brembo.


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Sep 7, 6:02pm - #42886 
I believe Rotora is just for show. Not race quality.

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Sep 7, 6:50pm - #42887 
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.

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Sep 7, 8:20pm - #42888 
bat, you should get the gts rear brakes for ya car first


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Sep 7, 8:30pm - #42889 
After reading this article...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=57305

my fav quote is...

Quote:
** 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
Quote:
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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Sep 7, 8:43pm - #42890 
i agree, you cant go wrong with any of the companies that were mentioned above

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Sep 7, 9:04pm - #42891 
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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Sep 7, 11:54pm - #42892 
Both Brembo and TRD big brake kits cost in the $2k range.

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Sep 8, 4:39am - #42893 
AEM looks good...Mainly for looks though...if you goin for performance...Brembo!!! thumbsup

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Sep 8, 1:24pm - #42894 
I'm thinking TRD. Do the kits come with everything I need to do the swap?

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Sep 8, 4:23pm - #42895 
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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Sep 8, 5:38pm - #42896 
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...
www.trdracing.com


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Sep 9, 5:00am - #42897 
Thanks wink.

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