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So I was browsing through big brake kits. I want something that can handle more abuse then the oem blanks. These are the 3 I'm considering I just like to

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Old 03-29-2017, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was browsing through big brake kits. I want something that can handle more abuse then the oem blanks. These are the 3 I'm considering I just like to hear some pros and cons about these. I know brembo and ap racing should be added to the list, but I'm trying to stay in somewhat of a budget.
1. Akebono
2. Wilwood
3. Stop tech
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Are you driving the base model?

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you should prolly tell us what you want to do with your car

for getting groceries i'm sure your base model brakes are all good

if u are putting down 600hp at the track we should talk aftermarket

in between not sure there's anything better than the akebono's for their ease and price
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you should prolly tell us what you want to do with your car

for getting groceries i'm sure your base model brakes are all good

if u are putting down 600hp at the track we should talk aftermarket

in between not sure there's anything better than the akebono's for their ease and price
if I have the sports brakes would I need anymore upgrades if I'm not tracking, just mountain driving (with at most bolt ons)?
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new pads
new rotors
good tires
good fluid
maybe some SS lines

you realize the sport brakes are freakin' 14 inch rotors?
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If you have the sport package, stainless steel lines and a pad upgrade will probably be more than enough for extra bite. But if it's shorter stopping distance you're after, you may want to consider a tire upgrade.

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From the list, I would say Akebono.

Akebono being a lot cheaper if you get all the available options, I remember one of my friends got his around USD 2700 excludes shipping, front and rear with 2-piece rotors. I cannot think of any stoptech full F & R kits being at that price range with same rotor size. I wouldn't consider wilwood as they have smaller rotors (because I am focusing on performance and heat resistance).

If you get better pads and air ducts, it will make a big difference. I used the stock pads with SS lines and air ducts and it made a big difference in how long you can brake hard at track. But still I feel they lack stopping power, which hope changing front from 255 PSS to 275 RE71-R will make a huge difference in this regard with Yaw sensor disabled. Currently I have all Z1 2-piece rotors, SS lines, RBF600 and Winmax W6.5 pads.

I think price wise, Akebonos couldn't be beaten.
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Akebono is fine for track days, going full-on race competition requires Alcon/AP Racing/Stoptech race.

I have used Akebono for many many track days, and cold-firing rotors helped with both bite and rotor longevity.

I have an AP Racing 362mm rotor kit to go on the car once it receives a cage and upgraded engine but these are overkill for spirited driving and track days
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I am using Akebono at the track with no issues breaking from over 100 mph down to whatever speed I need to be at. I have brake cooling ducts, SS brake lines, Castrol SRF brake fluid, Z1 2 piece rotors and Carbotech x10 and x8 brake pads. I have never had any issues with brake fade or boiling my brake fluid. I don't think I will need to upgrade my brake system until I get much better as a driver and if I make the jump to competitive racing as BGTV8 stated.
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you should prolly tell us what you want to do with your car

for getting groceries i'm sure your base model brakes are all good

if u are putting down 600hp at the track we should talk aftermarket

in between not sure there's anything better than the akebono's for their ease and price
I have the sports package. I have all motul fluids trans, brake, ps, clutch, and diff. I have ss brake lines and run carbotech xp10/8 when tracking. I'm building an high all motor goal is to have 400whp. Then ill be upgrading the suspension to mca coilovers and spl etc..... ill still drive the car on the streets occasionally, but for the moat part i will be tracking it.
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I would start off just upgrading the akebonos. Pads rotors fluid and lines. If you outdrive them go with Alcon so you can peel your face off when you hit the brakes.
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also Z1 makes two pieces rotors for the Akebonos
they save weight and i believe have superior venting in their design
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you realize the sport brakes are freakin' 14 inch rotors?
And also realize i've set 13" rotors/pads on FIRE before.

Size ain't everythin, but it helps.
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How about the Brembo 6 pot front calipers with Z1 2-piece rotors?
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