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View Poll Results: What Brake Systems do you use??
AP Racing 90 14.24%
Alcon 41 6.49%
Brembo Racing Upgrade 48 7.59%
R33/34 Brembo upgrade 103 16.30%
Project Mu 14 2.22%
Stoptech 37 5.85%
Tarox 4 0.63%
Standard Brakes (eek!!!) 187 29.59%
Custom Brake Upgrade 23 3.64%
Other (Please Specify) 85 13.45%
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Old 6th January 2008, 12:13 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I run with Grex 6-pots front (355) and Grex 4-pots rear (330) !!!
Excellent quality and the stopping powers amazing.
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Old 18th February 2008, 03:50 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Banzai hope you don't mind me asking but how much was this set-up?

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Old 18th February 2008, 04:14 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I also run the same Grex kit 6pots front 4pots rear & as far as i can remember it cost in the region of £3600, prices may have changed by now though...
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Old 28th February 2008, 10:02 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Stopper kit
D2 8 pot front with 330mm disc
D2 6 Pot rear with 330mm disc

Had to go with 330mm to be sure they fit under 17" wheels.


Oh - got to fit them now! Are they easy to do?

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hey mate.
i want to go a step up in my braking system, but am stuck with 17 wheels for now.
have you installed this kit already?
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Old 20th March 2008, 10:03 AM   #86 (permalink)
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I am still waiting for my Stoptechs to be fitted.It has been said that there 4 pots will out brake most other branded 6 pots...
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I am still waiting for my Stoptechs to be fitted.It has been said that there 4 pots will out brake most other branded 6 pots...
So, are they now fitted?? how are they, opinion please.
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Yep, let's hear....
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Update 2

Switched from Axxis Ultimate to Ferodo DS2500 as the Axxis were terrifying in the wet.

Stoptech four pot fronts fine, Stoptech two pot rears had to be modified by Abbey as the pad pin retaining clips fell in half after 10,000 miles or so.

Still 355mm grooved discs all round and with the DS2500's, phenomenal stopping power, even when switching from hard acceleration to hard braking.
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So, are they now fitted?? how are they, opinion please.


Yes now have them fitted. I have put Ferrodo 2500 pads on, which I have found good in the past. The brakes need to be warmed up a bit before heavy use-but there stopping performance is fantastic.It gets to the point where you forget how fast your driving and go from xxx-0 in no time at all.
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I'm running standard non-brembo R32 gtr brakes with groved discs, EBC redstuff pads and new 5.1 fluid.

I found I got a very spongy pedal and the paint on the pads blistered and caught on fire after only 3 or 4 laps on track.
For my next trackday in two weeks I have installed a BMC stopper to help feel and some cold air ducting from the front bumper to the centre of the discs.
If this doesn't help enough I'll be upgrading to either a 345mm disc with standard spaced calipers or perhaps the same 345mm disc but with new willwood 4 pots but that will mean I lose the standard wheels so hopfully the ducting will help
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I'm running standard non-brembo R32 gtr brakes with groved discs, EBC redstuff pads and new 5.1 fluid.

I found I got a very spongy pedal and the paint on the pads blistered and caught on fire after only 3 or 4 laps on track.
For my next trackday in two weeks I have installed a BMC stopper to help feel and some cold air ducting from the front bumper to the centre of the discs.
If this doesn't help enough I'll be upgrading to either a 345mm disc with standard spaced calipers or perhaps the same 345mm disc but with new willwood 4 pots but that will mean I lose the standard wheels so hopfully the ducting will help


Would upgrade them for the 33/34 Brembos or something better.
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Would upgrade them for the 33/34 Brembos or something better.
I was thinking of that too but the R33/R34 Brembo setup is only a 324mm disc and if I am forced to use a 17" wheel for track work I will try to get the biggest disc I can, the Willwoods with a 345mm disc is only £550 with new pads and lines so a similar price to used Brembos
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Well, I've been ooing and ahhing about brakes recently...... GTR's off the road for a rest and some mods over the winter and am looking to have the brakes done properly during the lay-up.
Of all the systems and options I've seen I reckon I cant go far wrong with Wilwood IMHO. A nice pair of 6 pots up front and 4 pots at the rear. Calipers seem VERY reasonable price-wise so seems like the best all round choice..

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If this doesn't help enough I'll be upgrading to either a 345mm disc with standard spaced calipers or perhaps the same 345mm disc but with new willwood 4 pots but that will mean I lose the standard wheels so hopfully the ducting will help
Godspeed do a conversion for the WRX retaining the callipers but with a 355mm disc and bigger pads. Very good reports from WRX owners on this mod. As the WRX has the same callipers as the R32 but gripping a 24mm wide disc. The kit spaces the calliper out to accept a 32mm disc; the R32 uses a 32mm disc as stock...

I'm temped to add a master cylinder stopper to mine to improve the pedal feel so it's nice to hear your (postitive) feedback on it. I'm also temped by the R33 master cylinder and some air ducting (don't suppose you have a picture of your ducting?).

I can see little wrong with the stock callipers, bigger discs should sort them out. Of course those k-sport/D2 jobbies would certainly do the job and allow you to flog your stockers to some 200SX owner.
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Well my standard caliper 345mm kit has arrived. I'll be fitting it in the next couple of weeks and I'll let you know how it goes



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Stoptech's all around for me.
Axis pads (stock ones with kit) are fine for on the road but hit them hard a few times and they glaze over pretty quick so go for DS2500's.
For trackdays and racing go for the DS3000's and they will put you through the windscreen, even with a stock weight car from 150mph!

Had loads of trouble with them overheating and boiling the fluid so had to keep bleeding them to keep them effective but am now using a high temp rated fluid they use on the Ford WRC cars. Cost about £60 for 1 liter IIRC but not had to check the fluid since it went in.
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Did a trackday on my new brakes, they were absolutely superb all day long, never got fade and were very capable for the entire day.

I had to completely re-adjust my braking points as they pulled up the car so well and so consistently.

Also I didn't seem to wear the pads very much at all whereas before I would go through at least a couple of mm each trackday

Old Brakes


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Not bad for under £400 including new pads
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Wilwood 6 Pot front and std caliper and uprated pads at the rear
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in the process of using brembo 8 pot race calipers and performance friction 378 dics,
will coment soon, used to have ap 6 pot and 343 ap discs with ds3000 and was ok, but on track i didnt feel to confident with them.
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