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Brembo brakes from ebay, need advice!

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by DravenVX, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. DravenVX

    DravenVX Member

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    Hey guys i found some brembo brake rotors, cross drilled and slotted and i just want your opinion of whether or not this is a good deal. Oh and i talked to the guy and he said that they can use gold zinc plating for rust prevention and corrosion for an extra $15 bucsk! I will be getting stainless steel brake lines, hawk brake pads and i have no idea what kinda calipers yet but i am open to suggestions. Bottom line is i want a very good street brake setup that can also be used on the track once in a while! Any input or advice would be helpful. Tell me what u guys think. :)

    Peter

    PS. Here is the link to the ebay site...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...TRK%3AMEWA%3AIT
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    do not under any cercumstances buy those

    they are fucking garbage
    brembo doesnt even make cross drilled AND slotted rotors (they make one or the other)
    those are brembo blanks that were bought by a machine shop that drilled and slotted them themselves
    they will not stop you as well as they should
    they WILL crack and fail on you under hard braking

    go onto http://www.tirerack.com and get brembo blanks (they offer more stopping power than cross drilled or slotted rotors)
    get your hawk pads from there
    hell you can get the lines and fluid from there too

    whatever you do DO NOT buy those off ebay
     
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    jdmeg6 Senior Member

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    :werd: Stay away from that deal. I almost fell victim to that junk about a year ago, thank god I didnt.
     
  4. DravenVX

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    [​IMG] Holy crap i honestly had no idea, i was so close to buying those suckers. I sincerely thank you E_SolSi and jdmeg6 for responding as quick as you did to my post! thanks so much and i will check out the site you provided for me! You guys saved me a lot of headaches!

    Okay i checked out the site and they have a list of products by brembo and were you talking about just gettting the replacement rotors or just the slotted or crossdrilled ones. I need a system that can withstand a lot of heat and punishment on the street without fading too much. thanks in advance
     
  5. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    get the blanks (replacement rotors)

    i drive very agressively on the street as well as autocross and track my car and this is the setup i run:
    Brembo blank rotors
    Hawk HP+ pads
    Goodridge lines
    ATE super blue fluid

    this setup has stood up to 2 and a half years of abuse so far
    i have neve had these fade on me
    and thats with long drives at high speeds on very twisty roads, track sessions where i am slowing from 120 mph to 60 or so repeatedly for 30 min slamming on the brakes to slow from 150 to 70ish, 60-0 stops after an autoX run, several runs over RT17 in VT :mrgreen: ... basicly im about as hard on my brakes as can be

    cross drilled rotors are pointless unless the rotors you are running are fucking HUGE
    the drilling does not aid in cooling at all... but it does reduce the friction surface... and that reduces braking ability
    the only thing cross drilling is good for is looking "cool" and reducing weight

    slotting on the other hand does do SOMETHING... it shaves the pads to reduce the effects of glazeing and ensure a consistant pad surface... glazing was a problem years ago when pads only came in shitty materials and compositions... today you can get GOOD pads that do not glaze even under very hard driving thus making slots virtually worthless

    and the thing about pads "gasing out" also doesnt happen any more... this was a problem when people were running shitty organic pads

    the big thing that is far too often overlooked is fluid... your fluid should be changed at least every 2 years... and im talking a full system flush
    brake fluid over time absorbs water (that is why they have dry boil temps and wet boil temps)
    the more water that the fluid absorbs the lower the boil temp gets
    if the fluid starts to boil you now have air pockets in your brake line
    this is what will cause a spongy pedal or a total lack of brakes while driving hard
     
  6. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    we all know what goes on when you go into a corner too fast in an ITR'd del sol :mrgreen:
     
  7. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    on cold tires :cry2:
     
  8. DravenVX

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    i'll take your advice, thanks a bunch E_SolSi
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Prolly gonna go with some Brembo blanks this summer if I do a GSR brake swap. From what I've heard, they are good sh*t.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    I picked up brembo blank rotors for all four corners on my teg for 90 shipped from groupbuycenter.com. Pretty good deal. I never looked at the tire rack.
     
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    There is a guy on Honda-Tech selling brembo blanks for really cheap. Do a search there in the for sale forum. I think its like $60 a set + SH!
     
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