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View Poll Results: which brake kit would you do ?
TCE = http://www.tceperformanceproducts.com/ 1 3.03%
BAT = http://www.batinc.net/ 4 12.12%
BAER = http://www.baer.com/ 8 24.24%
BRAKE MAN http://www.thebrakeman.com/ 0 0%
SSBC= http://www.stainlesssteelbrakes.com/ 1 3.03%
FRPP SVT brake conversion kits 22 66.67%
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:10 PM   #1
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Big Front Brake Kit Or Svt Brake Swap???

hey fellows,
i am done with the engine, at least for now. we are never done, you know that, i know that, but im done, lol.
anyways, i have a bunch of hp and tq for now, I am getting my clutch and torsen installed, what i wanted to do now was to change the crappy zx3 brakes. i just bought some powerslot for a good deal but i dont think im going to keep those for too long. i need to get some stopping power, u know? i can there fast but can stop fast???
i've been thinking bout the svt brake swap for bout $800 because it gets rid of the rear drum, which i hate. but i do like the idea of a big brake kit on the front as well. which is better in your opinion and why? bang for buck? and performance wise, specially???
is it better to have some big ass brake on front and drums in the back? or have all four disc wih equal stopping power as the svt does???

thanks for all you help and make sure to answer the poll!!!

i found these for big brake kit option
TCE = http://www.tceperformanceproducts.com/
BAT = http://www.batinc.net/
BAER = http://www.baer.com/
FOCUS CENTRAL= http://www.focus-central.com/main.asp
SSBC= http://www.stainlesssteelbrakes.com/
BRAKE MAN http://www.thebrakeman.com/

and then of course there is the svt swap that i found for $800 + $120 s/h


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Old 04-12-2006, 11:23 PM   #2
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Bang for the buck, hands down the SVT kit. The SVT kit is cheaper overall, but maybe not the best stopping power because of the turbo. I would most likely say go with the TCE or Baer from your choices. I think the Brembo GT kit might be better for the front IMO and only cost $1495 from Steeda but requires the SVT front knuckles.
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yes the brembo does seem outta hand expensive, right?
and yes i forgot to mention, i have a turbo on 12-14lbs pushing bout 246/231, this is what i need to stop!!!!
kinda why i want to do the brakes at this point.
good point bout hte brembo, i didnt know tey required front sct knuckles.
so u think a big brake kit will stop better then the svt???
but the svt is cheaper
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:13 AM   #4
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well I'll let you know in a week,
I'm installing the SVT kit with SS lines
and hopefully some hawk hps pads
so I'll let you know
but from what everyone knows about the svt foci braking ability
with SS lines and good pads, it should be enough i would think
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is that right, take some pics if you can, that would be great, are you doing it yourself?
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:20 PM   #6
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SVT conversion all the way
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go with the bat kit.....i installed it myself and love it. i actually had zero brake experience before hand, and the kit is very good, easy to understand and install (well, maybe moderate)
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of course, my zts came with discs in the back so that wasn't a prob. cost me around 750 shipped, which included new discs and pads for the back
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SVT all the way. It works, its not overkill, and replacement parts are easy to find.
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well, no one has been leaning towards the big front kit, im guesing these are voice of experience, unless some says diferent, i will be getting svt kit as sson as they are available, i heard tey were on back order, any idea where is the cheapest place to get them????
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