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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.
 

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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.
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
 

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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 disagree, if you have driven a brembo car you can easily tell the difference. The stock brembos with hawk pads and fluid really perform good, i track the car quite a bit and dont have any complains and running with other base 5.0 you can easily out preform them even if they got aftermarket pads and fluid and rotors.

They are worth the $$ but if you are spending the money just get something even better like stoptech 6 piston for just a little more.
The most complement i get on my car is for the red brembos.
 

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I disagree, if you have driven a brembo car you can easily tell the difference. The stock brembos with hawk pads and fluid really perform good, i track the car quite a bit and dont have any complains and running with other base 5.0 you can easily out preform them even if they got aftermarket pads and fluid and rotors.

They are worth the $$ but if you are spending the money just get something even better like stoptech 6 piston for just a little more.
The most complement i get on my car is for the red brembos.
You pretty much said what I said lol. I never said the brembos don't work, just that you can have better performing brakes for less.
 

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I dont think for less, the brembo kit is 1100$ that is pretty cheap, but for 1900$ you could get stoptech or baer.
The Roush kit (421457) is essentially the Stoptech 4 piston 1 PC 14" kit and is cheaper ( $1799 on stage3motorsports)... They occasionally have sales too... I got mine for 1599.
 

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He doesn't have to upgrade the entire braking system to have significantly better stopping power. A simple pad/fluid/rotor upgrade should do the trick
From personal experience YES!
I see them at the track and even guys with full bolt on finish behind me just because of the braking performance on my car is so much superior. They have pad, fluid and rotors and that still doesnt do the trick for a whole day of track driving.
 

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Ive seen alot of brake kits..mostly @2 grand not interested. I also have svt 18' wheels for clearance purposes. My other mods during this time will also be the boss quad ehaust with gt500 mufflers. So price is a big thing. I like doing the best band for the buck kinda of thing. I guess that why i keep buying mustangs. I might forgo the brake kit for a full suspenion and pad upgrade. The car has 48000 miles on it. 95% highway. Hawk pads seems to be the pads to go with from manu forums. Ill have to research all the differant prices and see what i can get the most out of. Car is stock eng wise for now.
 

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From personal experience YES!
I see them at the track and even guys with full bolt on finish behind me just because of the braking performance on my car is so much superior. They have pad, fluid and rotors and that still doesnt do the trick for a whole day of track driving.
I think you're drinking the kool-aid a little much. I know that braking can cause vastly different track times. But it's a pretty bold statement to make to say that people are losing to you strictly due to braking capabilities. To say that would mean that all 5.0 mustangs you beat have non-OEM brembo brakes and that and that you beat all mustangs that have non OEM brembos.
 

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The stoptech kit is much better than the FRPP brembo kit which brembo will not offer outside of Ford. Its much better than the stock OEM non-brembo kit but these hit up pretty quick and if you want to run a round longer than 10 minutes you'll see major brake fad. But you can eliminate those issues with DOT4 fluid, better brake pads, stainless lines and most importantly brake ducts. You'll actually see more benefit from a brake duct kit than anything else.
 

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The stoptech kit is much better than the FRPP brembo kit which brembo will not offer outside of Ford. Its much better than the stock OEM non-brembo kit but these hit up pretty quick and if you want to run a round longer than 10 minutes you'll see major brake fad. But you can eliminate those issues with DOT4 fluid, better brake pads, stainless lines and most importantly brake ducts. You'll actually see more benefit from a brake duct kit than anything else.
Really? Ducts were going to be my last braking upgrade.
 

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Do most after market rotors not rust like the stock basic GT rotors do?

They like instant rust when it rains. Which looks bad. I don't really have any issues braking currenty with my driving habits but I'd easily upgrade them without much thought it they don't rust as fast or at all.
 
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