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This is a discussion on possible brake upgrade? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; resurfaced rotors stock calipers Hawk Pads [dunno which ones? ] Steel Brake lines Looking for quality stopping power looking for ...

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    Question possible brake upgrade?

    resurfaced rotors
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    Steel Brake lines

    Looking for quality stopping power looking for a good street set up, with auto cross intent.... I'm open minded but don't just wanna throw money at it.


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    Brembo blank rotors + Hawks HPS pads.
    keep stock rear pads + rotors if in any decent wear left.
    bleed the system with new fluid.
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    thatnk, man!

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    I agree with Eugenio.

    I would add that you should try to upgrade to a higher quality brake fluid as even in Auto-X the brakes heat up to a higher temp than on the street.

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    SOW, where you been dude??

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    SOW, where you been dude??
    This post from spaz has an email quote bro:

    *** The TRAIN!!! ***

    And just to stay on topic a "higher quality brake fluid" means higher boiling point, at least!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    This post from spaz has an email quote bro:

    *** The TRAIN!!! ***

    And just to stay on topic a "higher quality brake fluid" means higher boiling point, at least!
    YEAH, well, he's perma-banned now, and I don't see any red ink on your profile...so stick around man!

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    Valvoline Full Synthetic Brake Fluid, reasonably priced and available most everywhere (AutoZone, Pep Boys, etc.)
    Last edited by Fastcar; 11-02-2007 at 06:47 AM. Reason: typo

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    i'd use the blue fluid
    ATE super blue
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    so. i've got some slight warping in my rotors. all 4 of them need to be re-surfaced, and i do know i need some new pads. would the Hawk HPS fit in the stock housing?

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    I've had HPS in the rear... no problem.
    I know they also make them for the front... and several ppl have used them.
    I don't see any issues.

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    hey, is this too cheap to be worth it? I've never heard anything bad abou SSBC:

    http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    hey, is this too cheap to be worth it? I've never heard anything bad abou SSBC:

    http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
    you have any clue what pad they use in those kits ?

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    looks like SSBC inside and out. Are they any good?

    http://www.stainlesssteelbrakes.com/...bird&year=2000

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