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Had to make an emergency stop this morning and was pleasantly surprised with the performance of the stock GT brakes. The stopping power was impressive and kept me from needeing to pull off the road to avoid hitting the car in front of me (unlike the car behind me who thankfully didn't hit me).

I can see how these brakes will certainly start to fade after repeated heavy stops at the track, but for daily driving conditions they seem very good - much more reassuring than other cars I've driven.

I'm planning to upgrade my wheels when the stock tires wear out. I was going to add the FRPP Brembo brake kit, but am reconsidering. I don't know how much value it would add to the braking performance for daily driving? I'd like to track the car at some point (my dad is big into this with his vette), but I travel too much for work for it to be a regular thing. I've owned the car for two years and I've only ever taken it to strip.


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If I can remember correctly, stopping distance between stock GT and brembo were identical. I think where brembo shine is fading and heating, and of course, in the look department.

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I'm in a similar situation, and I'm not sure yet that I want to upgrade my wheels (or get spacers to clear the SVT Brembos). I might first try upgraded pads, race fluid, and stainless steel brake lines. I doubt that fade resistance will quite approach the Brembo setup (although even these fade at the track), but feel should be much improved (my major gripe with the stock setup).

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Just get some higher performance brake pads, see if you like them, then go from there. I strongly feel that Brembo's are made for track braking purposes.

Heck, I road course track my 3.7L and the only brake upgrades I needed were higher boiling point brake fluid, race brake pads and the Boss 302 brake cooling duct kit. She has just a touch of fade on the track, but it's not bad. Brake pad compound made it night and day difference.

I've been using the Blue Stuff brake pads because of the low cost, ability to use them on the track and street, and most importantly, the performance. I get a full set of brake pads for my car for under $180, shipped to my doorstep.

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I'm in a similar situation, and I'm not sure yet that I want to upgrade my wheels (or get spacers to clear the SVT Brembos). I might first try upgraded pads, race fluid, and stainless steel brake lines. I doubt that fade resistance will quite approach the Brembo setup (although even these fade at the track), but feel should be much improved (my major gripe with the stock setup).
Exactly what im thinking of doing, didnt get the Brembos because I never did any track days. But now I kicking myself because I wanna get into now, so im gonna do the mods youre thinking of doing and,adding the brake duct kit to see if itll work at the track

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If you don't track, don't bother with the upgrade. Having driven both, I prefer the standard brakes for daily driving. Mine are difficult to modulate at very low speeds and require more concentration.

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