Another V8 Brake Upgrade Complete

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Another V8 Brake Upgrade Complete

Postby blink32 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:28 pm

***updated with lower price. I didn’t realize RockAuto charged tax on the core so I got a larger refund***

Finally got around to upgrading my brakes to V8 fronts. Tired of roaching them out or them warping. 98k miles, longest I've ever had any work on this rig were for about 35k miles and those were EBC Solid front rotors with EBC Yellow Stuff pads all around. After that I tried EBC slotted and dimpled rotors all around with EBC Yellow Stuff pads and those only lasted almost a year and a half and 20.5k miles. These have had almost 3 weeks of use, not a difference where I thought to myself "wow this is amazing" but definitely firmer and better than before. They were soft, spongy and to the point where was considering replacing the booster as well if this didn't make enough of a change. Depending on how long these last I may be willing to try spending the $$ on EBC solid rotors and pads again for the fronts.

All in for $785.34, prices below include any shipping and/or sales tax.

Vivid Racing
Goodridge SS Brake line replacements 2-21114 @ $125.17

RockAuto
$656.17. ($795.21 w/Tax & core shipped, + $16.48 discounted core return shipping, - $155.42 core refund)
Rears
Power Stop Kit KC14736
Fronts (no kit available)
Power Stop S3714 Calipers
Raybestos 980628PER Rotors
Akebono ASP888A Pads

FLAPS
$4
1 Qt Brake Fluid
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2006 R51 V8 Brake Upgrade


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Re: Another V8 Brake Upgrade Complete

Postby palmerwmd » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:08 am

Good job! :D

Stickied for now.

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Re: Another V8 Brake Upgrade Complete

Postby smj999smj » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:07 pm

Welcome to the club! I've definitely felt a lot of braking improvement with mine, so far. If I had any complaints, it would be (1) they make a lot of brake dust and (2) the yellow stuff pads are a tad "grabby." If and when the times comes to replace the pads, I believe I might go with the EBC green stuff pads, instead.

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Re: Another V8 Brake Upgrade Complete

Postby Code Pathfinder » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:39 pm

Do you guys think I could clear the V8 Brakes with my 16x8 American Racing Wheels with 1.5 inch wheel spacers?

My wheels are 0mm offset, and 4.5 inches of backspacing.

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Re: Another V8 Brake Upgrade Complete

Postby smj999smj » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:56 pm

They work with the factory 17" and larger wheels, but not on the factory 16" wheels. As far as aftermarket wheels, I don't know.

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Re: Another V8 Brake Upgrade Complete

Postby blink32 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:36 pm

They definitely feel stronger now that it's all bedded in well. The AK's are claimed no bed in needed but I still had to bed the rear PowerStops per manu's instructions. We'll see what the longevity is like.


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