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post #1 of 8 Old 09-04-2005, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Brakes? 99/01/O3/04 Cobra or 00R Brembo's???

Are the Brembo's really worth the extra money? From the reviews I've seen, stopping distances appear to be about the same. Perhaps fade is significantly better with the 00R Brembo's (?). Any other advantages?

Will be used for occasional open track events.

Price difference is about $500. Thanks!!!

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I recently replaced my Cobra brakes with the Brembo's, and I'm glad I did. Brake pads are significantly easier to swap, the caliper is stiffer and has much better fade resistance. I beat the snot out of these things at Gingerman a couple weeks ago, and they never even came CLOSE to fading. I literally metled my inside rear pads after 3 sessions, but the front's held up great.


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Those reviews are probably something J98GT and I regurgitated on other boards...

Basically its just at 110% they stand up to fade better. Bling is another factor if you wish.

Here is a shot of my (and J98GT) setup:



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Looks like you might have those rotors on backwards. The slots should hit the rotor on the outside edge first. (I just put the same kit it)
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Looks like you might have those rotors on backwards. The slots should hit the rotor on the outside edge first. (I just put the same kit it)
I got them right. The vanes draw the air OUTWARD (center to outter rim), and since this is passenger front, it rotates clockwise and is on correctly.

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I got them right. The vanes draw the air OUTWARD (center to outter rim), and since this is passenger front, it rotates clockwise and is on correctly.

Are those Brembo rotors?
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If you don't have the tires to put that extra braking power to the ground its not worth it.

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If you don't have the tires to put that extra braking power to the ground its not worth it.
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