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Doppelgänger 07-28-2009 01:40 AM

Now THIS is a brake upgrade...
 
Yes, I know I only have 2 lug nuts on there....I was just test fitting everything.
I present...the Brembo Gran Turismo Big Brake Kit...

http://img2.pict.com/e7/3c/3b/1354225/0/800/img4955.jpg


There are a couple issues with these big ass things. The Enkeis don't fit over them without 5mm worth of spacers. The problem with that is I have 235-40/17 tires. I had 5mm spacers on the Enkeis when I was running 215-40/17 tires, but the 235s were rubbing a bit so I took the spacers off to stop the rubbing. I tried fitting my Rota D2s (my black/polished wheels) and they don't even come close to fitting :( I really like the style of these wheels too. They do fit my Rota SubZeros (track wheels) with 3mm spacers...so I get to keep those. These brakes just might end up getting swapped onto the car just for track events....but that will probably be best for me since replacement pads/rotors aren't very cheap ($270 for pads and $300+ for rotors...each).

SKMetalworks 07-28-2009 01:48 AM

Sexy brakes.

hustler 07-28-2009 08:53 AM

gay

Doppelgänger 07-28-2009 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by hustler (Post 435598)
gay

Oh shut your ballwashers and make me a pb&j sandwich.

Pitlab77 07-28-2009 10:22 AM

don't forget larger brakes rotors do not equal better braking. What is your intent? Do you track the car (not drifting). Watch for craking with drilled rotors.

My car with Napa rotors and good pads stops better than some "upgrade" cars I've met.

FRT_Fun 07-28-2009 10:33 AM

I think the intent is to reduce brake fad.., not so much stopping power.

Doppelgänger 07-28-2009 10:39 AM

I will be using these combined with Kumho V710s....sticktires + big brakes = utilizing all available grip when stopping and ultimate resistance to fade. It's likely that i'll just be using these when I throw the slicks on for track days. It's not that hard to swap front brakes....

pdexta 07-28-2009 12:59 PM

Wow, those things are hugeeeee! I hate to even think how much those things cost.

coastertrav 07-28-2009 02:41 PM

Sweet man, back up a bit and get a shot of the whole wheel.

paulsub 07-28-2009 06:17 PM

Get some of the quick release no bleed brake lines goodridge do em I think?called

Staubli think there called

flier129 07-28-2009 07:25 PM

I like them....... lots

Doppelgänger 07-28-2009 07:52 PM

Yeah, been researching the quick fittings for sure :)
Found a place that sells them for about $100 per line.

hustler 07-28-2009 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FRT_Fun (Post 435617)
I think the intent is to reduce brake fad.., not so much stopping power.

$130 pads will fix that.

I'd love to buy those for 15" wheels.

Doppelgänger 07-29-2009 12:24 AM

Yeah...I don't think they'll fit anything smaller than a 16". The calipers are VERY wide...they make the stock ones look like parking brakes

hustler 07-29-2009 12:55 AM

in for "brownbos"

hustler 07-29-2009 05:10 PM

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Doppelgänger 07-29-2009 05:59 PM

Wow... we almost got a picture of Hustler in there!

(btw man, i'll be driving through the Dallas area on Friday..any good places to stop for lunch?)

jeff_man 07-29-2009 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Doppelgänger (Post 436257)
Wow... we almost got a picture of Hustler in there!

(btw man, i'll be driving through the Dallas area on Friday..any good places to stop for lunch?)

what part of dallas.

Doppelgänger 07-30-2009 09:07 AM

Be coming from La..to Dallas and over to Amarillo

FRT_Fun 07-30-2009 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by hustler (Post 435847)
$130 pads will fix that.

Just Sayin ;)


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