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Brembo Brakes Vs. Base Brakes

So I have a base model GT and I'm looking to change to Brembo fronts with lines and the backing plate. I'm looking at $700 for the package and the set has low miles. I on 19" RTR and would look so much better than the base calipers but more than looks has anyone done this and had any issues?

Would it be worth it for mainly street use and bringing it to the track once or twice a month?



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It's a straightforward swap, as long as you have all the wheel end bits. Even the factory MC will work fine. Easy pad changes, lots of available pad options, better braking performance in hard use, good looks...hard to argue with it but, I'm sure someone here will.


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It's a straightforward swap, as long as you have all the wheel end bits. Even the factory MC will work fine. Easy pad changes, lots of available pad options, better braking performance in hard use, good looks...hard to argue with it but, I'm sure someone here will.
You know they will argue
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The 15" GT500 brakes are another option. Used to be able to get them from American Muscle.

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The 15" GT500 brakes are another option. Used to be able to get them from American Muscle.
15"? More likely the 2013-14 GT500 brakes, that' s something I'd like to get some day...
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The Brembo's are a good upgrade for just about everyone, unless you drive like an old man, and then they will serve mostly for looks.

If you don't drive hard but want the Brembo's more for looks, just choose a pad better suited for daily driving instead of enhanced braking friction to keep the brake wear and dust lower.

I did my Brembo swap at 13,000 miles and am happy to have done so. Now at 33,000 miles on my 2014, I know the factory 13" brakes could not have performed as well nor held up through the abuse.

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15"? More likely the 2013-14 GT500 brakes, that' s something I'd like to get some day...
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That's what I was referring to. Not a bad price for brakes that large

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Thanks for info!

I was looking at the GT500 15" but for price im getting the track pack brembos its hard to beat.


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The 3 problems with the 6 piston kits is brake weight, the lack of available pad and wheel choices. They work great but, the 4 pots have been around a lot longer so, everyone makes something for them.

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What kind of track? Drag strip? If so, keep the base brakes. Less rotating mass, and more than enough braking power to stop once from 120 or whatever.

Road course? Absolutely do the 14" Brembos. The 15" 6-piston Brembos are for cars and coffee....too big, too heavy!!! A 14" setup with good fluid, pads, ducting, and lines will be enough for 99.95% of track guys.

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Good info for sure. A little off topic but is a rear brake upgrade also necessary for road course use?

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Good info for sure. A little off topic but is a rear brake upgrade also necessary for road course use?
No. You can run the 13/14 GT500 rotors, but I don't think it's necessary. The rears don't really do a whole lot back there anyway.

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Swapping the stock GT for the Track Pack Brembos is easy. Remember to get new brass banjo bolt washers or the brake connections will leak. And if you don't like dust get ceramic pads. There is an active thread about this.

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The 15" 6-piston Brembos are for cars and coffee....too big, too heavy!!!
A good 6-P 15" in system with two piece rotors should weigh the same or less than a 14" Brembo. I just ordered these Stop Techs along with the Steeda 13" rear upgrade.

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[QUOTE=TommyV;6543177]A good 6-P 15" in system with two piece rotors should weigh the same or less than a 14" Brembo. I just ordered these Stop Techs along with the Steeda 13" rear upgrade.

What's the advantage of the Stop Tech kit over the 15" GT500 kit?


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