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Big Brake kit recommendations please

As some of you know and are tired of hearing I am constantly breaking rotors on my 03 mach1 street/HPDE car and am about ready to bite the bullitt on a big brake kit.MM is pushing the Stop Tech kit.Do any of you have any recommendations or info that may be helpful?One thing that I thought of is I wonder if any of these will allow the use of my space saver spare tire because I am still driving to and from the track.

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griggs 4 on 4 brake kit, some of the best brakes ive ever felt.


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I concur.

Watch this video from Buttonwillow and observe how little drama there is under braking. There is at least 3-4 secs left on the table as I was testing a new tire setup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrTxTRr5Z2E

My rear rotors are over 8 years old! Never been replaced.

My front rotors are only my 2nd set after 8 years.

Same calipers from the very beginning.

Just had lunch with Warren (owner of Brakeman) and I'm a little gung ho still


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FWIW Stage3Motorsports has the Roush/Alcon brake kit for $1k. http://www.stage3motorsports.com/pro...Clearance.html

Need 18" wheels though.
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My rear rotors are over 8 years old! Never been replaced.

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Ernesto,

What do you have for rear brakes? I don't see anything in his website

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I'd put the Stoptech, Brakeman, and Griggs setups at the top of the list. Alcon is nice, but the rotors are a little thinner (1.1" versus 1.25" for the others.)

They're all MUCH better than the Cobra PBR setup (which ain't bad itself.)

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Ernesto,

What do you have for rear brakes? I don't see anything in his website

I am running the F3 caliper with 1 3/8 piston size. 11 X 3/4 inch rotor..

I actually just had it blanchard grinded for the 2nd time and it's as good as new again..

Once a year I get the caliper rebuilt, rotate the pads and bleed the brakes after every weekend and that's it..

I don't even run brake ducting because it does not get hot even on the long races in full AIX trim. I swear by these brakes. If you get them setup right they just plain work and it's very light. 12.5 lb front rotors (13 X 1.25) and 9lb for the rear. I can control and modulate these brakes at the very edge of lockup with my manual setup to maximize braking performance.

BTW, if you put the Brakeman caliper next to a Stoptech it's about half the size of the Stoptech. Unsprung weight is huge, use only the mass required to get the job done.

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I just spoke with Corey at Brakeman.He is doing a litle research and will get back to me.
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I just spoke with Corey at Brakeman.He is doing a litle research and will get back to me.
Corey is very sharp, he'll take good care of you.

Let me know if you have any questions.

BTW, I am running F4's in front with 1.5" pistons. For a heavier car he may have you run the 1.75's which is correct.

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We are certainly fans of big brakes. I'd like to share some of our test results without trying too hard to sell our products. Please see our test summary comparing the 13" Cobra brakes to the 14" GT500 brakes:

http://www.vintagevenom.com/shelby-g...eel-conversion

Our testing was done under very controlled circumstances and the results were far better than we expected. Of course our kit is an unbeatable value (especially with GT500 parts frequently available on ebay) but my point is that the upgrade from 13" to 14" rotors is a huge improvement. There are plenty of 14" options out there and the improvements are worth it!

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Look on ebay you can find GT500 take offs cheap. There is a set on there now for 775.00 buy it now.
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We have a celebrity among us!

Check out the current Grassroots Motorsports and you will see a big write up on our own 98RedCobra aka Ernesto Roco.Way to go Ernesto!
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Pic after blanchard grinding

I had the the Brakeman guys ground down my rotors to freshen it up..



Weighed the fronts..



I did'nt get weights of the rear's but I'm sure they are in the low 9 lbs.

One of the big reasons I can get away with a lighter setup is the pads release just enough so it won't drag on the rotor when I'm off the brakes and the fact that the caliper is not covering most of the rotor like most big calipers do which blocks the air getting pumped out of the rotors.

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