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    Looking to upgrade

    Like the title says, my rotors are slightly warped and would like to budget in an upgrade before they need replacement.

    I know there are PLENTY of big brake kits available but with the intended use of my 3s, I don't think I need that extreme of an upgrade.

    So I imagined the most extreme driving scenario I could possibly ever be in. The Dragon is what came to mind.

    So I would like to read what you all would recommend for a brake set up that would be adequate for driving the dragon.

    Stainless steel lines are a given, is one a better kit than another? By better I mean install just like OEM no headaches or fabricating.

    I have found the following brake line upgrades:

    Stoptech
    Goodridge
    Techna-Fit
    3SX

    The 3sx lines are the cheapest, but I am more concerned with quality over price.

    As far as pads and rotors, there is where I get overwhelmed with the options and would like help, I am leaning towards the Stillen rotors and pads.

    Would just the Stillen rotors and pads be enough for the levels of braking that would be required for the Dragon? Or would at least the fronts brakes need to be upgraded to a big brake kit?

    Thank you for your input.

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    i personally have the stillen rotors (drilled) and they seem to do well. i bought some hawk hps pads, they are supposed to be really nice but i havent installed them yet. from what i can tell though, that seems to be more or less the best street setup for the least amount of money.

    i have some front brake lines (goodridge) i could sell you for a good price. pm me if you would like to talk!

    good luck, hope this helps
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    2g rotors? I went with Carbotechs for the rotors, and used HPS pads. HPS pads suck ass. Regular rotors and street pads would be perfectly fine for the Dragon, assuming you don't ride them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
    2g rotors? I went with Carbotechs for the rotors, and used HPS pads. HPS pads suck ass. Regular rotors and street pads would be perfectly fine for the Dragon, assuming you don't ride them.
    Yes 2nd gen rotors. IF OEM size is adequate, maybe I will look into the Stillen rotors and pads.

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    See HLxDrummer's sig? Check that out, his brake set up is badass

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
    See HLxDrummer's sig? Check that out, his brake set up is badass
    What would a set up like that cost? (too lazy to research it, unless HLxDrummer knows, I will look it up later) I am certain my hard lines are fine

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    why do hps pads suck again?

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    Stillen pads and rotors will be a great choice, but also for a budget is the Red Stuff pads and rotors from EBC. Big brake...I'd say Stoptech or Willwood


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    As much as I would love to put a big brake kit on all four wheels, I had to ask my self "why?". With how I know I am going to be driving that car, the only answer was "To show off how much money I can waste on my car."

    So a combo like HLxDrummer's or similar will be more than plenty.

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