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Old 08-17-2014, 09:56 PM   #1
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I am thinking about upgrading my brakes, but at the same time I do not want to break the bank by doing so. I did some research on Wilwood and I am planing on just getting the calipers and slapping them on my stock rotors.
I don't see a reason why it wouldn't work, Wilwood High Performance Disc Brakes - Caliper Product Number: 120-11779-BK with 19" wheels and stock 13.2 rotors any comments?
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Your link does't work. If those calipers are designed to work with a 13.2" rotor with the same thickness, it should't be a problem.
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Are you hoping for more stopping power, or less brake fade from road course driving?
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interested in this, please keep updating
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Its important to understand that more pistons does not mean more clamping (stopping) force. If you want better stopping power, you need better tires, if you want longer lasting brakes with more even pad wear / better heat retention, you need a bigger brake kit.

The only time a bigger brake kit will add more stopping power, is when the rotor is larger, because then you're physically putting more torque on the hub, however, it again comes back to your tires.

here's a good article you can read on the BBK subject.
autotrackdaymonthly.com - Brake Upgrades for Track Day Use
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In many ways the tires play more of a roll in stopping the car than the actual brakes. For example my car has a lot of trouble stopping due to my front skinnys being a 185 aspect tire.
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