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    Brake upgrade opions needed.

    Over NG week one of my calipers has started "crunching" while I brake and when I let off.

    Hans was awesome to take a timeout to give a listen to identify the problem as the piston is catching while it slides while braking and releasing.

    So I figured now is as good a time as any to work my breaks over and upgrade them to meet my stopping goal;

    60-0 in under 100FT.

    That car is a weekend driver that will honestly only see take time at NG.

    So lets here what the experts say.

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    My 332 stoptechs are the single best mod i have done to my 99. Being able to dive bomb anyone i wanted in a 2 ton car in the braking zone is just an added benefit w/o brake fade or having that thought your brakes might not be up to the challenge in the back of your mind constantly.

    They arent that much more then quality rotors/quality pads/SS lines, rebuilding OE calipers, titanium backing plates(no more melted dust boots!), definitely a worthwhile upgrade. Look great too

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    Do what Jason said, but you aint getting 60-0 without getting some very aggressive performance tires.

    Plan on spending a grand on a set of 275 wide tires to be able to do that.

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    I never put tires into the factor, I do have quite the aggressive tire on now. just not 275's

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    imho, the first step is upgrading the 2g OEM to better parts; slotted rotors & high-performance pads. there are several owners who favor this approach; although i believe that most those who feel this is sufficient are not running full-weight cars.

    if you do decide to upgrade to bbk, i would go directly to 355; i would not stop at 330, as it's not a significant jump in performance over 2g OEM size. likewise, the 380 or larger sizes are extremely cost prohibitive. the cost difference between 330 and 355 is usually fairly small.

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    Can you still fit factory rims with those big bad boys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by inperfectdarkness View Post
    imho, the first step is upgrading the 2g OEM to better parts; slotted rotors & high-performance pads. there are several owners who favor this approach; although i believe that most those who feel this is sufficient are not running full-weight cars.

    if you do decide to upgrade to bbk, i would go directly to 355; i would not stop at 330, as it's not a significant jump in performance over 2g OEM size. likewise, the 380 or larger sizes are extremely cost prohibitive. the cost difference between 330 and 355 is usually fairly small.
    And utterly pointless to go 355 over 332(laughable to think anyone needs 380+mm brakes) also just as pointless to spend the money to go 2g brakes if you need to source everything. I've done all 3 you mention, the 332 ST's are the best mod ive done in a long long time.

    The 332's will allow fitment of all 2g OEM rims, even 17's which make track tires affordable

    Jason

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    not pointless, jason. there's advantages and disadvantages to everything. for instance, if you plan on running 2-piece rotors, it's a good idea to go with a larger kit--due to the reduced heatsink of the 2-piece design.

    i'm curious to hear about your experiences with 355's.

    p.s.

    he's already got 2g brakes, so a rotor/pad upgrade is by far the cheapest option.

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    Considering I actually tracked my car and ran the fucking shit out of it this week and didnt have brake fade with what is basically a very aggressive street pad in a 2 ton car on a 2.3 mile course in 3 15 minute sessions burned half a tank of gas in only 60 miles. I also used my brakes a lot more then needed since i was a little cautious about bending up my prized possession...

    I've also gone 160 to a dead stop in a 100% full panic stop w/o the slightest fade

    332's are all you need. I've actually done it, not read about it...

    Jason

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    he is saying that performance doesn't justify the cost of the 380's.

    and he is also right that the 355's are only 500 more than 332's in the big picture, that isn't allot more.

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