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Old 05-28-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Best Bang for Buck Brake Upgrade?

Sup fellow stangers,

What do you guys use for brake upgrades for non brembo cars, non track driven?
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Start with better pads, brake fluid, and maybe stainless steel lines. Then see how it goes. If you still get brake fade with that on the way you drive, get slotted rotors
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So which is a good pad and fluid to change to?
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Based on what you said you could try HPS brake pads and Amsoil series 600 dot 4 fluid
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Is it easy to bleed the brakes yourself?
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Is it easy to bleed the brakes yourself?
Fairly easy with a bleeder kit.
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Getting the car and the wheels off is the hardest part of bleeding brakes, other than that its just kinda time consuming. Bleeder kits are ok but unless you are going to spend $50-100 on a pressure bleeder I would just used some tubing from home depot that will fit over the bleeder valves and an empty gatorade bottle.
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Upgraded pads, SS brake lines and brake duct cooling kit as well as upgraded rotors. Should run about $7-800 if you do the work yourself.
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Sup fellow stangers,

What do you guys use for brake upgrades for non brembo cars, non track driven?
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Based on what you said you could try HPS brake pads and Amsoil series 600 dot 4 fluid
Be careful with some of the higher end brake fluid. A lot of this DOT4 stuff is extremely hygroscopic and will need to be completely flushed (not just bled) every 6-8 months. It's also major overkill since it's unlikely you would be able to boil DOT3 on the street.

That said - HPS pads are a great choice for a daily driven car.

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Is it easy to bleed the brakes yourself?
Not too bad from what I've heard. I just picked up a set of these to make things a bit easier.

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Old 05-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #10
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Do the front brakes on the 11+ cars need the compression tool, like on the 05-09s do.
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So the HPS are better than the ceramics for daily use?
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Do the front brakes on the 11+ cars need the compression tool, like on the 05-09s do.
The fronts don't need it, but the rears do. I used the compression tool with an old pad to push in the twin calipers up front though ... it's a bit tough to do otherwise.
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The fronts don't need it, but the rears do. I used the compression tool with an old pad to push in the twin calipers up front though ... it's a bit tough to do otherwise.
Thanks, guess I had it backwards.
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Thanks, guess I had it backwards.
The kit you can get a Harbour Freight. Is good to have for the rear brake job. Otherwise you have to ratchet yourself silly to get the rear piston in far enough for pads to clear. Just my ¢.02
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The kit you can get a Harbour Freight. Is good to have for the rear brake job. Otherwise you have to ratchet yourself silly to get the rear piston in far enough for pads to clear. Just my ¢.02
Have a link? I am gonna give my calipers a second coat and would like to take them off the car to really paint them perfectly. Didn't do it because of the pistons.
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Have a link? I am gonna give my calipers a second coat and would like to take them off the car to really paint them perfectly. Didn't do it because of the pistons.
This is the one I bought, it's got all the different stuff to fit different makes of cars.

http://www.harborfreight.com/18-piec...kit-69053.html
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This is the one I bought, it's got all the different stuff to fit different makes of cars.

http://www.harborfreight.com/18-piec...kit-69053.html
Sweet! Thanks man. 40 bucks ain't bad. Specially since I could use it on my truck too more than likely.
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Sweet! Thanks man. 40 bucks ain't bad. Specially since I could use it on my truck too more than likely.
Well worth the $40. No prob
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I have this. It works great and it's under $10. I've used it on many different makes and models.

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Well worth the $40. No prob
Well just keep in mind, it's from Hazard Fraught Tools so it will only work once - if that.
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I have this. It works great and it's under $10. I've used it on many different makes and models.

http://www.tooltopia.com/lisle-28600...FcqZ4AodO3wA9Q
That thing sucks. It didn't even fit the notches correctly luckily I had a grinder to modify the spikes on it. LOL it's a hazard to the knuckles.
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That thing sucks. It didn't even fit the notches correctly luckily I had a grinder to modify the spikes on it. LOL it's a hazard to the knuckles.
I've never had a problem with it. Lol
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I've never had a problem with it. Lol
Maybe I got the Chinese version. Lol
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