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Any studies of Brembos vs. standard brakes

Had my list made out for ordering and paused on the issue of brembos vs. the CS. Had my mind made up on the Brembos and know the Brembos are awesome brakes and the brakes plus the wheels are a good deal. However, the CS is nice and like the option of having a spare. Have any here done research on stopping distances of both brakes compared? Also, has anyone looked at the cost to upgrade the standard brakes with the 19" CS wheels or is it needed?

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brembos will stop you at 104ft from 60mph and the standard brakes will stop you at 114ft per Car and Driver. I personally went with the standard brakes cause I like having a spare tire.


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I would have went with the standard brakes also, but the Brembo package is also a handling upgrade. It costs at least 3K to try and upgrade the fronts with aftermarket brembos or Baers!!

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I don't know of a test like that but the distance might be a little better one time. It's repeated brake applications and brake fade that brembos are supposed to help. Pads and tires help the most with distance.

Here's an article showing the difference between stock Brembos and some big brake kit. Notice the distance didn't change much, but the temperatures did. Testing Brakes with StopTech
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I would have went with the standard brakes also, but the Brembo package is also a handling upgrade. It costs at least 3K to try and upgrade the fronts with aftermarket brembos or Baers!!
Are there actually any changes to the suspension w/ the Brembo option? Ford lists "Unique Electronic Stability Control® (ESC) Tuning" but nothing else related to suspension. FWIW, the Ford Racing Catalog had 14" front rotors/Brembo caliper kit listed for around $1500. I don't think the factory Brembo option is the same quality as the super "big brake kits" that list for $3500 and up from the aftermarket. Factory option is still a good value though, esp. with the summer tire/wheels included.

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