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Old 02-28-2013, 09:28 PM   #36
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I think you're right, it's probably all of this stuff I've read on the Internet. It has nothing to do with the 1000's of hours I have working on and with cars or the countless hours I've spent at race tracks usually just drag racing but not road racing, the hours i spend researching on places other than forums or anything to do with my engineering degree in progress. Nor does it have anything to do with talking with countless enthusiasts about how things performed. All the information I share is a culmination of the things I read in your posts and every other Internet smart dude/badass. I'm not a road racer so information I pass has no true merit I guess.

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Honestly the brembo upgrade is pretty expensive for what you get. There are other kits out there for less money that will yield better results. Honestly a good pad upgrade will help quite a bit, like some hawk hps pads.

I would look into dot4 brake fluid too. Higher boiling point than dot 3
I'm not doubting you, but what brake kits out there can we find that are better and cheaper than the FRPP kit? I believe there are kits out there that may be better, but cheaper, I'm not so sure. The FRPP kit/BBP gets the job done and is an improvement over the standard set-up.

That 4-piston Stoptech/Roush Big Brake Kit(zinc washed, slotted, 1-piece rotors, etc.) seems very nice... you will pay more, though. In this case, I think you get what you pay for.
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I'm not doubting you, but what brake kits out there can we find that are better and cheaper than the FRPP kit? I believe there are kits out there that may be better, but cheaper, I'm not so sure. The FRPP kit/BBP gets the job done and is an improvement over the standard set-up.

That 4-piston Stoptech/Roush Big Brake Kit(zinc washed, slotted, 1-piece rotors, etc.) seems very nice... you will pay more, though. In this case, I think you get what you pay for.
I never said anything about entire brake kits. I merely said that he could use the stock brake setup and upgrade that instead of buying a whole new braking system. Just buy some better pads, dot 4 brake fluid and as I initially forgot to mention but jayman33 reminded us of the brake duct cooling kit. Maybe even get some rotors too. Still well under the cost of brembo upgrade. In fact throw in some stainless steel brake lines and you could be just under about $700. You would be much better off with these upgrades than upgrading to the stock brembo setup
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I never said anything about entire brake kits. I merely said that he could use the stock brake setup and upgrade that instead of buying a whole new braking system. Just buy some better pads, dot 4 brake fluid and as I initially forgot to mention but jayman33 reminded us of the brake duct cooling kit. Maybe even get some rotors too. Still well under the cost of brembo upgrade. In fact throw in some stainless steel brake lines and you could be just under about $700. You would be much better off with these upgrades than upgrading to the stock brembo setup
I see what you are saying... and I do agree.
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Time to relax the ******baggery folks, imho.

Back on topic: The OP says he autocrosses 3-4 times a year. This isn't running Laguna Seca on a supercharged skateboard. The factory 4-pot Brembos with quality pads offer good pedal feel and more than enough braking power for autocross use. That good feel and feedback is way more important than ultimate braking power or Le Mans-level fade resistance there.
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I have the factory brembos with close to 21k miles on my pads and ran 10 laps in a raid course. Even though I had to drive down to my tires because they are worn out so I couldn't go that fast I still had no issues with brakes.
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The stock brembos pads/fluid still need upgrading if your running at a pretty decent pace. The brembos are really nice since they have better feel and have a 4 piston design but with that being said the brembo still comes with a street type pad and dot 3 fluid which won't last at all in a racing environment. So either way stock 2 pistons or brembos your still going to upgrade pads and fluid in the long run..

P.s. McQueen didn't you only do like one track day in your entire life lol? So since when did you become an seasoned road course racer lol?
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The stock brembos pads/fluid still need upgrading if your running at a pretty decent pace. The brembos are really nice since they have better feel and have a 4 piston design but with that being said the brembo still comes with a street type pad and dot 3 fluid which won't last at all in a racing environment. So either way stock 2 pistons or brembos your still going to upgrade pads and fluid in the long run..

P.s. McQueen didn't you only do like one track day in your entire life lol? So since when did you become an seasoned road course racer lol?
Yea it seemed to me something was a little fishy. He never had a mustang until recently, had thousands of questions, then all of a sudden had all of the answers after his numerous races
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The stock brembos pads/fluid still need upgrading if your running at a pretty decent pace. The brembos are really nice since they have better feel and have a 4 piston design but with that being said the brembo still comes with a street type pad and dot 3 fluid which won't last at all in a racing environment. So either way stock 2 pistons or brembos your still going to upgrade pads and fluid in the long run..

P.s. McQueen didn't you only do like one track day in your entire life lol? So since when did you become an seasoned road course racer lol?
You are correct, I have done a mountain run in my car and I did eventually get brake fade. What are some good upgrades for the stock pads and fluids? Also I enjoy do all the work my self are brembos any more difficult than normal brakes?

---------- Post added at 12:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:26 PM ----------

Normal brakes being non "performance" brakes like a brembo kit
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The brembos make changing the pads exponentially easier you don't even need I remove the calipers. That's is prolly one of the biggest reason I got them becuase I switch out my pads the day before I go to the track and only takes like 10 min. Once you have the car jacked up. As far as pads go I would reccomend since you'll be in the novice run group and your just learning I would reccomend hawk hp+ pads with motul rbf 600 or are super blue fluid you can get away with only doing the front pads. Later on to can move to hawk DTC 60's you can beat thee snot out of them.
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Hawk or EBC, pick your poison. Or for street use, Raybestos Pro-grade.

You can swap pads in the Brembos in about 15 minutes without taking the caliper off, if ease of service is the issue.
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Awesome I'm going to have to look into those. I'm actually very surprised with the overall life of these brakes. Think I may go ahead and paint everything when I change them out to.
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yea it seemed to me something was a little fishy. He never had a mustang until recently, had thousands of questions, then all of a sudden had all of the answers after his numerous races
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Yea borla, late model restoration, hotchkins suspension, and lately stoptech

Ok bro keep on reading
Wait... (Deleting all this because its off topic and not worth it)
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Wait... (Deleting all this because its off topic and not worth it)
Lol. I don't even remember what it originally about!
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Yea borla, late model restoration, hotchkins suspension, and lately stoptech

Ok bro keep on reading
So by sponsor, you mean they waived the shipping fees for you? Or did they throw in a t-shirt?
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So by sponsor, you mean they waived the shipping fees for you? Or did they throw in a t-shirt?
one thing to get sponsored because of what car you have, another to get sponsored because you can actually drive.

He is only the former.
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Ok, but I am pretty sure he says I. This thread he is now sponsored by all the other brands he is using as well. This was basically what I deleted, but this is driving me nuts now. Does he think we r all morons, we believe that he has 4 sponsors for his once-tracker, daily driver

Dude, EVERYONE gets a sticker in the box when they buy stuff. That is NoT a sponsorship
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Ok, but I am pretty sure he says I. This thread he is now sponsored by all the other brands he is using as well. This was basically what I deleted, but this is driving me nuts now. Does he think we r all morons, we believe that he has 4 sponsors for his once-tracker, daily driver

Dude, EVERYONE gets a sticker in the box when they buy stuff. That is NoT a sponsorship
NO not every one gets a sticker!!! Lies

Only special people like my self get the extra HP go fast Sticker...

I was trying to read this thread to learn some think about the brakes on the mustang!!!
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If I had a sponsorship from all those places I wouldn't be asking questions on here I be posting pics of what they gave me to put on my car.
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I autocross 3 to 4 a year. Mainly vir. Im upgrading the brakes to my. 2011 gt auto coupe and wanted to know if i needed anything esle. The kit is strait off american muscle.com. so it includes caliper/pads/front/rear/rotors/brake lines. Any other good ideals when changing the system. I can only think of one and that is new brake fuild and later upgrading the pads. Any advise is welcome. Just trying to get a heads up on what a shop might try to hit me up for.
You should make sure your wheels will fit with the Brembos. I'm looking for new wheels now and there is a difference between brembo and non-brembo wheels so be sure you have the clearance for the calipers.
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You should make sure your wheels will fit with the Brembos. I'm looking for new wheels now and there is a difference between brembo and non-brembo wheels so be sure you have the clearance for the calipers.
Been meaning to ask if anyone is running the 18" Saleen 5-spokes wheels on AM with Brembos? (Like these...

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Brakes Brakes Brakes, need to upgrade my rear breaks, was thinking about bear but I don't want non matching brakes. Maybe just change them out on track events. Not really sure what the best rear option is, but I really don't want to pay 2K+ if I don't have to. I changed my fluid, but I didn't change the lines, I'll have to see how it works out.
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I got a wilwood kit it works pretty good and it wasnt that expensive
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