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Big Brake Upgrade but thats inexpensive?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by L1lKraYzi3, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. L1lKraYzi3

    L1lKraYzi3 New Member

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    I have a 98 DX hatch with a gsr swap,
    I still have drums in the rear but I upgraded everything to 99-00 EX in the front.
    What Can I do or buy to UPGRADE my calipers rotors and w.e. for BIGGER and Better breaking,
     
  2. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    bigger isn't necessarily better.

    If you're on a tight budget, the best thing you can do is run a better pad, like a hawk hp+, and run a better fluid, like the blue goo or motul that has a higher boiling point.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    This.



    You may be able to run GSR big brakes front and back but you will need the prop valve too. if you are running on the street or drag racing then you are wasting your time though.
     
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    Try looking into EBC pads and rotors, also look into Amsoil series 600 brake fluid.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Hmm... EBC. :shrug:

    Bigger brakes are for preventing fade- your stock brakes will still lock up your tires just fine. If you're not overloading the rotors, a larger one won't help you stop any faster. There's a place for big brakes (all my cars have been upgraded), but just understand why you need (or don't) need them. After every brake size upgrade I've actually LOST a tiny bit of first stop brake performance, but repeated stops from high speeds have been greatly improved.
     
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    EBC pads are garbage. I've never heard a bad thing about Hawk pads.

    I'm sure you're under utilizing your current braking setup now anyways.

    You never stated why exactly you needed a brake upgrade in the first place.

    Oh and brakes are only as effective as the quality of tire you're running allows them to be anyways.
     
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