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Time for a brake upgrade

This is a discussion on Time for a brake upgrade within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; The brakes on our car are in need of some serious help. At the top end of the track their ...

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    Time for a brake upgrade

    The brakes on our car are in need of some serious help. At the top end of the track their performance is very questionable and I can feel brake fade as I slow the car. I always warn anyone who drives the car as it can be an unnerving experience. As far as I know, it is still running the stock rotors and probably a set of generic parts store pads that were on the car when we bought it. I have no interest in drilled rotors, but either slotted or dimpled are a possibility. Currently, I am leaning towards Hawk or EBC pads, but not sure what compound to choose if I went with EBC. Per cpop's experience, I will most likely swap out the rubber hoses for braided lines as well. I have already flushed the entire braking system from when I installed the 12 bolt and line lock. The car probably sees more track time than street time anymore, but we do like to go for a few blasts in the summer. Recommendations?

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    Subbed.

    Your not looking to go nuts and cts-v or vette upgrade?

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    you're just wanting to upgrade the stock hardware correct? Not go with bigger brakes right? I'm telling you Jeff....I've had nothing but good experiences with R1 concepts from ebay and everyone I know that has bought those rotors have nothing but good things to say. As far as pads I just run nice quality pads like wagner or bendix on my cars and have no complaints. I have bendix pads and r1 rotors on the firebird and have a ton of passes on them with no issues. It's just hard for me to justify the extra money for hawk and ebc stuff when I can get stuff that works great cheaper.

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    I recommend the Brembo blank rotors, and either the EBC, hawk, or the GM durastop pads.

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    Yeah, plan on keeping the stock calipers and stock diameter rotors. I'll go take a look at the recommendations. Thanks guys.

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    I think I'm going with R1 concepts when I upgrade mine.

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    Just read up on the R1 Concept rotors. I like the look and sound of the premium slotted version. I assume these are off shore parts? What pads do you run Jon?

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    I'm currently running just the Duralast Gold pads on OEM type rotors. I most likely will run the Hawk HPS pads though when I upgrade the rotors. Heard nothing but positive things about R1 and a few friends run them and like them.
    It's on jackstands.

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    I have Hawk pads on all 4 corners of my T/A, my only complaint is the brake dust they leave on the wheels. Other than that they are a great upgrade.

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    Chris -- are you running braided lines?

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    Yes, my dad got them for his Corvette and never put them on so I stole them and put them on the T/A. It really helped out with the brake fade. I should have done it a long time ago. I think they are made my Earls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddySS View Post
    I recommend the Brembo blank rotors, and either the EBC, hawk, or the GM durastop pads.
    These blank Brembo rotors, do they rust a lot ?
    EBC rotors are black in the middle, so they don't rust there

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Just read up on the R1 Concept rotors. I like the look and sound of the premium slotted version. I assume these are off shore parts? What pads do you run Jon?
    I believe they are manufactured and machined here in the US Jeff. Their headquarters are in CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I believe they are manufactured and machined here in the US Jeff. Their headquarters are in CA.

    Maybe I missed it. Anymore, if something is made in Ooooosa, they usually have flags all over their site announcing it.

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    Here is the page on their site with contact information: htt://www.r1concepts.com/Contact.aspx

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    98% of all rotors are made in China. The other 2% in Europe. If you buy a set of rotors that say made in the USA it's due to the machining and coating being done in the USA.

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    i went with R1 concepts and hawk pads....prob been 6 months now and im very happy so far......little expensive, but worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Chris -- are you running braided lines?
    Quote Originally Posted by cpop98ws6 View Post
    Yes, my dad got them for his Corvette and never put them on so I stole them and put them on the T/A. It really helped out with the brake fade. I should have done it a long time ago. I think they are made my Earls.
    Where can I get these lines?

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    I tried searching the site for Earl's and apparently you can't shop by application. Switching over to Jeg's, I found braided line kits from Russell that fit our cars. This is the one for a traction control equipped car: Russell 692290 Russell Street Legal Braided Brake Lines

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