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85gtsblackman
03-01-2010, 03:25 AM
ok so the front brakes on my stx are about done, since i was planning on rebuilding them i was thinking of getting 6th gen gt front brakes, which consist of

calipers
pads
brakets
rotors

im going to need new stuff anyway minus the brakets so is it worth it to go from a 255mm rotor to a 274mm rotor?

would the stopping be much improved?

and has anyone heard anything good about performace friction carbon metallic pads, read good reviews from the 3rd gen and celica supra guys about them but our pad selection is very limited. the good thing about these is i can go pic them up at autozone.

85gtsblackman
03-03-2010, 06:32 PM
joey, where u at man?

KoreanJoey
03-04-2010, 03:23 AM
Generally speaking, a larger rotor will allow for better stopping as it creates better leverage against the rotation of the wheel/tire. However, I've never found the celicas to be lacking in rotor size, usually it's lacking in good brake fluid and pads.

Performance friction makes some pretty good race pads but I'm not sure of individual models throughout the brand. EBC, and porterfields would be good options for a good performance pad in my personal experience (EBC Yellowstuff *good all around pad* and Porterfield R4 *note, full race pad, noisy as hell and scary for the first stop on cold mornings*). This season I'll be trying the Hawk HP+ as a lot of the national level drivers in my area love em.

KoreanJoey
03-04-2010, 03:23 AM
PS: Having good brakes don't mean anything if you tires are crap.

85gtsblackman
03-04-2010, 05:40 AM
well at the moment i have 225/45/16 proxi fz4s on the front, i hate em, im looking for a deal on a good pair of hankook rs2 to match my rear rs2 that are barely worn

i ordered some axxis metal masters before u replied, doh

KoreanJoey
03-04-2010, 06:41 AM
The metal masters work fine. I've ran them before, they're basically the most entry level of the performance brakes.

PS: I have lit them on fire before though...

85gtsblackman
03-05-2010, 06:17 AM
how the hell........

KoreanJoey
03-05-2010, 06:24 AM
Driving through the mountains in the Olympics. About 4-5 miles of switchback 5-10-15mph corners.

85gtsblackman
03-05-2010, 07:18 AM
great if i use this car on the dragon i gotta worry about flamming pads

KoreanJoey
03-06-2010, 01:56 AM
Yeah... unlikely, we don't drive the dragon that hard.