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What are the advantages of getting such expensive mods, for example rotora or brembo?
how much sooner would a car stop completely, wouldn't the ABS block the tires much more often?

I really dont know much about this and am trying to explain a friend who thinks it's a stupid expense, that it is definitely worth it...
 

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Are you racing? On a track - not autocross. There MIGHT be a benefit then. Otherwise it's just bling and unsprung weight (IMO).

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+1 our stock brakes are strong enough to overpower our tires most of the time. so no need unless you're on a real track and riding them hard in every corner...
 

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[quote author=jonatan link=topic=138211.msg2979227#msg2979227 date=1236317986]
What are the advantages of getting such expensive mods, for example rotora or brembo?
how much sooner would a car stop completely, wouldn't the ABS block the tires much more often?

I really dont know much about this and am trying to explain a friend who thinks it's a stupid expense, that it is definitely worth it...
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My opinion is that theres no need to buy a such expensive braking system if youre not running 300hp+. Although of course brembo and rotora are great i think that people that buy them mostly for looks. If you want to improve your braking system I would buy stainless steel brake lines, drilled and slotted rotors, and good brake pads all of which could be purchased at F2usa.com really cheap! But thats just my :2cents:
 

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i remember watching Dream Car Garage on Speed Channel, they were making an RSX track car for a customer. they did i great step by step build and the effects of each modification to the car. they did the big brake kit upgrade and the car dynoed with a good amount of power lost (because of the added weight the engine had to rotate), and was slower around the track with the stock rims and tires. only until they changed out the rims for something lighter, and put on some track tires were they able to get the HP numbers near what they were, and were able to turn faster lap times. they mentioned that the main benefit of the BBK was that it could deal with the large amounts of heat generated at the track much better than the stock system, and therefore they were much more consistent with their braking zones.
 

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[quote author=jrez133 link=topic=138211.msg2981357#msg2981357 date=1236497776]
My opinion is that theres no need to buy a such expensive braking system if youre not running 300hp+.
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What does horsepower have to do with slowing down?

A big brake kit is only "required" if you heat cycle your brakes so often that you start to exceed the normal operating temperatures of your pads and rotors to the point where you experience brake fade. Brake fade is the sickening sensation of putting your brake pedal through the firewall and *not* slowing down accompanied with the lovely stench of melting pad compound. Not to mention cleaning your wheels becomes a real bitch...

I autocross and do light track days with my car, and the only things I've changed are brake pads and braided lines. I still use OEM brake fluid and disks, however I plan on changing the fluid and disks for the upcoming season, only because it's time to replace them anyway.

I have no idea what the roads are like in Mexico, but if you're blessed with some mountains and twisty roads, start with mild brake upgrades and see how you like them. If you find you need more braking power, or you just like the "bling factor" of the big brake kits, then swing for the fences and go all out.

However, don't for one second think that horsepower has anything to do with braking requirements.
 

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[quote author=Airman Jack link=topic=138211.msg2985768#msg2985768 date=1236711003]
[quote author=jrez133 link=topic=138211.msg2981357#msg2981357 date=1236497776]
My opinion is that theres no need to buy a such expensive braking system if youre not running 300hp+.
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What does horsepower have to do with slowing down?

A big brake kit is only "required" if you heat cycle your brakes so often that you start to exceed the normal operating temperatures of your pads and rotors to the point where you experience brake fade. Brake fade is the sickening sensation of putting your brake pedal through the firewall and *not* slowing down accompanied with the lovely stench of melting pad compound. Not to mention cleaning your wheels becomes a real bitch...

I autocross and do light track days with my car, and the only things I've changed are brake pads and braided lines. I still use OEM brake fluid and disks, however I plan on changing the fluid and disks for the upcoming season, only because it's time to replace them anyway.

I have no idea what the roads are like in Mexico, but if you're blessed with some mountains and twisty roads, start with mild brake upgrades and see how you like them. If you find you need more braking power, or you just like the "bling factor" of the big brake kits, then swing for the fences and go all out.

However, don't for one second think that horsepower has anything to do with braking requirements.
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do girls next to your car are HOTT! :nice: :bananahump: :love:
 

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[quote author=bnwsting97 link=topic=138211.msg2995778#msg2995778 date=1237149185]
[quote author=Airman Jack link=topic=138211.msg2985768#msg2985768 date=1236711003]
[quote author=jrez133 link=topic=138211.msg2981357#msg2981357 date=1236497776]
My opinion is that theres no need to buy a such expensive braking system if youre not running 300hp+.
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What does horsepower have to do with slowing down?

A big brake kit is only "required" if you heat cycle your brakes so often that you start to exceed the normal operating temperatures of your pads and rotors to the point where you experience brake fade. Brake fade is the sickening sensation of putting your brake pedal through the firewall and *not* slowing down accompanied with the lovely stench of melting pad compound. Not to mention cleaning your wheels becomes a real bitch...

I autocross and do light track days with my car, and the only things I've changed are brake pads and braided lines. I still use OEM brake fluid and disks, however I plan on changing the fluid and disks for the upcoming season, only because it's time to replace them anyway.

I have no idea what the roads are like in Mexico, but if you're blessed with some mountains and twisty roads, start with mild brake upgrades and see how you like them. If you find you need more braking power, or you just like the "bling factor" of the big brake kits, then swing for the fences and go all out.

However, don't for one second think that horsepower has anything to do with braking requirements.
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do girls next to your car are HOTT! :nice: :bananahump: :love:
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that's what i noticed too. haha.
 
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