Re: [DML] Re: Big Brakes - cost
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Re: [DML] Re: Big Brakes - cost

$3,200 isn't cheap, but no brake kits are.  Look up any Brembo big brake kit and you'll find they go for an $2,500 PER AXLE.  So $3,200 for a complete set is pretty reasonable.  Unfortunately brakes don't get the attention they should.  I can't tell you how many times I've seen the 60's muscle cars with 500+ HP engines crammed into cars that came with straight sixes and they still have the original DRUM brakes on them.  (read: death traps) 

Whenever you start modifying one part of a system, you need to examine how your modification affects other parts of the system.   To me, the brakes should be upgraded before the engine. (if you can't do both at once)  But to make the vehicle go faster and not also help it stop faster is just asking for trouble. 

VIN 2650 ("Project Delorean") 

From: stainlessilusion <5n-@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] Re: Big Brakes - cost

$3,200 dollars for a complete brake kit seems a little steep - for a bit more I can get a performance engine.... What is the benefit of your new kit? How does it compare to the old calipers? I have stock calipers and John's rotors and personally I can't be happier. Basically I'm trying to find out why I should spend $3200 dollars for brakes when my car stops fine now. Nothing against new parts, but a new performance engine I can see upgrading to; new brakes I'd need to know more figures on how it's an upgrade. It appears to be a very impressive kit, how is the installation? -----Dani B. #5003


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