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thehubster 05-30-2009 05:57 PM

Brakes
 
so i have an svt. i know it has really good brakes but i was just reading about the baer 13" kit. i was just wondering what you guys think about braking power and how it relates to autox

lildisco 05-30-2009 07:22 PM

The bigger the better, but usually with BBK's they take a few good hard stops or partial stops to get them warmed up. Depending on how long your Auto-X course is and how long you wait between runs, it may not be the best idea. It depends on your pad and rotor combo too. You 'may' need to run a bigger wheel up front to compensate the bigger calipers.

Have you looked into a upgraded pad and rotor set up on the stock SVT Brakes? I like my Centric Rotors and Hawk HPS Pad set up.

thehubster 05-31-2009 02:14 AM

thanks man. both of those look good. i got to reading about them. so anyone else out there have upgraded brakes and if so what are they.

Dudes ZX3 05-31-2009 08:29 AM

What class are you running in?

Do you have stainless steel brake lines yet? They will help a bit. imho, change your brake pads to hawk or something similar, and depending on which class your running in upgrade your rotors. These 3 things alone should mix the feel and performance up quite a bit.

A BBK will push you in to Street Mod. If your running a stock or a motor with the basic bolt ons, you'll most likely be kicking yourself later. When I'm X-ing the ZX3 it's very rare I feel a need for bigger brakes, if anything maybe enter the corner a little slower. Sounds silly but sometimes slower is faster since you can hold the proper line more accurate.

thehubster 06-01-2009 07:56 AM

thanks man thats alot of good info. ya i have never raced but i am looking into. there is an event the middle of this month i might go to if my schedule allows. i am also looking for a good brake setup that will do well on a daily driver and perform well autoxing. any help is apreciated.

jamminsvt 06-01-2009 09:09 AM

I'm running EBC slotted/dimpled rotors and EBC greenstuff pads at all four corners w/braided stainless lines. Stopping power is awesome and the brake dust is light. The only nitpick I have is the zinc coating has rusted through in several spots and where I live road salt is not an issue.

wrc_fan 06-01-2009 10:37 AM

Upgrading to a BBK should be towards the bottom of the upgrade list. The fastest drivers in my region don't run anything beyond the stock caliper/hub setup.

Just get some good pads/rotors, and you'll be fine. FWIW I run Hawk HP+ with centric rotors front, OEM level shoes in the rear. Plenty of stopping with a ton of dust and noise :D

WD40 06-01-2009 10:45 AM

Another vote for Centric Rotors (blanks-not drilled or slotted) and HPS pads. [thumb]
The SVTF brakes stock are better than some of the best cars out there.

Blackcatn2o 06-01-2009 03:43 PM

I would vote for the EBC red stuff or Hawk HP plus pads with the ebc slotted an dimpled rotors. my EBC rotors made a big difference over the stock rotors, im probley going to buy the Hawk hp plus or EBC red stuff pretty soon considering my stock pads are getting pretty dead.

Auto-X-ZTS 06-01-2009 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by WD40 (Post 2773855)
Another vote for Centric Rotors (blanks-not drilled or slotted) and HPS pads. [thumb]
The SVTF brakes stock are better than some of the best cars out there.

x2. OE brakes that have good pads and clean fluid are fine for most AX applications. Spend your loot elsewhere.


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