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Brake upgrade basics?

Post by NoTheOtherSparky on Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:49 pm

I'm assuming that to get any kind of upgraded braking I'm going to need to move to bigger wheels than my 15" phone dials. Anyone have a basic guide to what the options are, and what the best bang for the buck is going to be?

Or it is possible to get adequate braking (for the track) with super aggressive pads?

Thanks for any tips. Sorry for the newbie question. I will probably have more. Just found a straight, complete rolling chassis for $500 and so I'm going to get started ordering parts this weekend.


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Re: Brake upgrade basics?

Post by kelleysj on Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:44 pm

Talk to xschop he is the brake guru. I went with the Lexus caliper conversion and the dual wilwood MC. There are many different applications it just depends on what you want and how much you want to pay. Plenty of Info in the Brake section.

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Re: Brake upgrade basics?

Post by NoTheOtherSparky on Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:09 pm

Thanks and I'll hit him up. Is it obvious that I'll need to do something with the brakes, or can I stick with stock and just install higher friction pads?


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Re: Brake upgrade basics?

Post by Lemming on Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:45 am

I don't think you can easily get enough brake with the 15" wheel setup, even with aggressive pads. I tried this after putting a 968 engine in my 924S. I went with the wilwood dynolite caliper, it was an improvement over stock but not enough. After that I stepped up to 17's running 968 (same as 951) stock calipers. This setup will work for mild track days but I was blowing through front pads so I upgraded the fronts to Turbo S calipers. Brakes worked very well with that setup. Hopefully they will continue to be as good now that I have a manual dual master cylinder brakes system in the LS build.

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Re: Brake upgrade basics?

Post by xschop on Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:12 am

Lexus calps/boxsterS rotors with Carbotech pads up front and RX7's (ceramic pads fine) on the rears if non-boosted....If vac, hydro, or electro-boosted, then at least 4-pots and 304mm+ dia. rotors up front and at least turbo 4 pots on the rear.
I have an adapter set that are on the CNC at the moment to use 330mm Cayenne rotors and Wilwood calipers that have unlimited pad selection. Cool

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