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#1 (permalink) Old 09-12-2011, 01:05 AM
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bigger brake kit?

any companies making a bigger brake kit for.our cars? idont care about r/t or srt stuff.

i just want a simple brake upgrade, slightly bigger discs (but not stupid cross drilled or slotted), better calipers and ss lines and at a reasonable price, not 4k for all four cornerd or does it simply not exist?
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Put a set of SRT rotors on the front with this kit Serious Metal Fabricators

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That conversion kit looks very interesting to upgrade the rt front brakes.


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Unfortunately, the expense occurs once you add better calipers to the equation. You can upgrade to R/T brakes and that's relatively "economical", but if you do any kind of brake kit with calipers, you're going to run into big bucks.

We have lots of different options if you need any help. We can do a nice pad, rotor and line upgrade for you if you want to go that route. Or, we can get you the biggest, baddest brakes around!! Call us if you have any questions. 1-888-SPD-LOGX

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I'd recommend looking for a set of dual piston R/T calipers then grab the Serious Metal kit for the 14.2" rotors. The dual piston R/T rotor has 15% more swept area and i extra piston over the SE caliper. You'll end up with increased breaking power but at 1/4 the cost of the big name kits. Your car won't stop as good as an SRT but it will be better than SE and proabably better than the stock R/T.

I just bought a complete R/T take-off brake package from a car headed to SEMA for $250. It included everything off the R/T: all calipers, front and rear rotors (the fronts are the larger 13.6"x1.26", too), pads and brake lines for each corner.

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Unfortunately, the expense occurs once you add better calipers to the equation. You can upgrade to R/T brakes and that's relatively "economical", but if you do any kind of brake kit with calipers, you're going to run into big bucks.

We have lots of different options if you need any help. We can do a nice pad, rotor and line upgrade for you if you want to go that route. Or, we can get you the biggest, baddest brakes around!! Call us if you have any questions. 1-888-SPD-LOGX
any ball parks, or are we talking 3k plus?
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I would strongly recommend just upgrading rotors and pads, maybe lines. I installed a set of slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads on my Corolla and I was blown away by the stopping ability. The only downside I ran into is the pads don't last as long. Then again, they suffered 20,000 miles of hard use.

I won't try to stop you from going with bigger brakes, but if you are looking for better performing brakes, this can be had with a rotor and pad change.
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most big brake kits from the aftermarket will be in the $1500 and up price tag. so for all four corners your talking around a $3000 or higher pricetag. you could probalby get up in the $6-10 grand range on the high end.
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I would strongly recommend just upgrading rotors and pads, maybe lines. I installed a set of slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads on my Corolla and I was blown away by the stopping ability. The only downside I ran into is the pads don't last as long. Then again, they suffered 20,000 miles of hard use.

I won't try to stop you from going with bigger brakes, but if you are looking for better performing brakes, this can be had with a rotor and pad change.
ive heard bad things about slotted rotors is the slots get clogged up with the brake dust, and then they are less effective?
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ive heard bad things about slotted rotors is the slots get clogged up with the brake dust, and then they are less effective?

I've never had any issues with mine. Plus someone better tell SRT, so they get them off the SRT8
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