View Full Version : Need some advise for upgrade my brake.
11-06-2001, 01:44 AM
same as the topic, What do you guys think. I wanna upgrade my brake system, I have a GT and i want to upgrade it to all disc. what brand do you guys suggest? ANd how much around, And how much for the installation. I do running 18 inchs rims on my car. But i rather have the profomance than looking. Or whaich brand have both. Please give me some details, i will appreciate. Thank you.
Youll have to find a a GTS to take off the back rotor and caliper all that kind of stuff to do the coversion very intensive. In the mean time try www.stoptech.com (http://www.stoptech.com) they have a true front brake upgrade for the GT slotted rotors and calipers that are top notch if you have the cash. Otherwise go with AEM slotted front rotors. Lates
11-06-2001, 07:15 AM
Rotora also makes a big brake upgrade. I believe you can also just get slotted rotors from them. If you're looking for performance get some steel brake lines (RMM & Goodridge make them and Bottle @ http://www.titanmotorsports.com sells them) and some good brake fluid. That'll only cost you a couple hundred dollars.
I think there's a thread in General Discussion about looking for wrecked GTSs. Maybe that'll help you find one you can pull the rear disc brakes off of.
Spectra Blue Mica GT-S 6spd
11-06-2001, 08:06 AM
What is wrong with the brakes that are on the car now? Fade problems?
What pads have you tried?
Or, is it a cosmetic issue?
11-06-2001, 11:18 AM
I make a big mistake, my car doesn't ahve ABS, So i wanna try to upgrade it be more safely. So do you guys think it useful or useless? I won't mind to spend couple of hundreds on it. Anyway do you think it will be OK if i only change the AEM front brake?
Thank you for your reply guys.
11-06-2001, 01:26 PM
The biggest brakes in the worls will not do what ABS does.
I say you will be wasting your money. The stock GT brakes would qualify as "superb" in most braking comparisons. Bigger brakes will potentially help to reduce fade if you are on a race course, or really whip the car on mountain roads, but even then, a brake pad suited to the driving would be better.
All these bigger brakes will do is make the car slower (they weigh more), and make your wallet lighter.
The car won't stop appreciably faster.
11-06-2001, 06:39 PM
I got you Scott. Thank you so much for your detials. Thank you. So you don't really suggest me to upgrade a bigger brake right. But how about looking?
11-06-2001, 09:06 PM
would it be useful to upgrade the brake lines in a gt.. or is just wasted money?
11-06-2001, 11:54 PM
Would finding better quality brake pads help much? If so what do you all recommend? My brakes are gettin a lil low and I've been wondering. <IMG SRC="http://www.newcelica.org/ubb/smilies/cwm4.gif" border=0>
11-07-2001, 04:20 AM
Stianless lines *might* give a little better pedal feel, and reduce the pedal travel slightly. On a new car the difference is less obvious.
New pads? I'd stick with ones like stock unless the stock ones show some deficiency.
Porterfiels R4S are excellent pads at a big price. All of that and the first 1 or 2 stops are worse because the pads are cold.
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