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Coco Cardenas
12-22-2006, 09:10 PM
Im in the market for a BBK and am wondering which one is better and why its better.
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EBG 18T
12-23-2006, 06:59 AM
what type of driving are you doing? road course, auto-x, to and from work? I ask since there is more to BBK's that brand, color and size. You need to make sure you can get a pad compound that will work with what type fo driving you are doing.

I went with the stoptech 332mm kit since it has alot of pad compounds avalaible and it clears my 17" track and my 17" winter wheels without spacers or adapters. I can change my pads for my street pads to my track pads in 10-15 minutes which is nice and convienent. Street pads are the Axxis Ultimates (dusty and loud) and the track pads are Ferrodo DS3000's (super dusty and loud, they also take a while to heat up)

Coco Cardenas
12-23-2006, 01:20 PM
what type of driving are you doing? road course, auto-x, to and from work? I ask since there is more to BBK's that brand, color and size. You need to make sure you can get a pad compound that will work with what type fo driving you are doing.

I went with the stoptech 332mm kit since it has alot of pad compounds avalaible and it clears my 17" track and my 17" winter wheels without spacers or adapters. I can change my pads for my street pads to my track pads in 10-15 minutes which is nice and convienent. Street pads are the Axxis Ultimates (dusty and loud) and the track pads are Ferrodo DS3000's (super dusty and loud, they also take a while to heat up)



I just drive agressive street, and in Mexico, we have private highways like autobahns, where you can really test the car. I have upgraded the ecu, exhauts, and intake, so the extra braking will help.

Im running on 18 rs4 reps, which both will clear.

I hope this helps.

EBG 18T
12-24-2006, 06:50 AM
well seeing as you will not be doing any track driving you can get either setup. Both systems come with basic street pads when they are ordered so that should be more than adequite for what you will be doing.

Or if you want to save money you can just upgrade to good pads and good fluid with your current setup.

Coco Cardenas
12-24-2006, 10:32 AM
well seeing as you will not be doing any track driving you can get either setup. Both systems come with basic street pads when they are ordered so that should be more than adequite for what you will be doing.

Or if you want to save money you can just upgrade to good pads and good fluid with your current setup.

So true, but im not gonna lie, I also want them for looks, and seeing that there is quite a market out there for used sets, im not that worried about spending the $ knowing that most if it will be made back when I trade the car back in.

Pointmeby
12-24-2006, 11:10 AM
Brembo also has a 332 BBK with a two piece rotor. The Brembo kit comes with Ferodo FM1000 pads, very similar to the DS2500. Very high quality performance pad for the street or autocross. There are many pads available for the Brembo calipers since that shape's been around a long time. I'm running their 332 kit on the car I use for Time Trials with NASA in Socal.

Papachristou
12-26-2006, 10:23 AM
Whats the advantage to the two piece rotor? i just did the ECS 3.0 upgrade for now but their service was so bad ill never do that again! i love the CrossDrilled looks but if i ever wanna track it i think slotted is better

Pointmeby
12-26-2006, 01:23 PM
Whats the advantage to the two piece rotor? i just did the ECS 3.0 upgrade for now but their service was so bad ill never do that again! i love the CrossDrilled looks but if i ever wanna track it i think slotted is better
Two piece rotor is going to be significantly lighter than a one piece. Since it's rotating, non suspended weight, its even more important. Two piece rotors are also less likely to warp and just plain look cool. (They'll still pick up deposits and develop judder)
The trade off is two piece discs are more expensive in initial purchase price and in ongoing replacement costs.

EBG 18T
12-29-2006, 02:27 PM
2 peice rotors also allow for better cooling and heat expansion and contraction as they cool.

VMRWheels
12-29-2006, 02:51 PM
stoptech has a rear kit comming out as well I think, which I don't think Brembo has yet.

Bauer
12-30-2006, 12:24 AM
Alcon for the win!

Alcons are a monoblock design where Stoptech are not and most Brembos are not... ony high end. Material used in the Alcon Rotor is better then Stoptech and Stoptech rotors are thinner which does not allow for as good a heat disipation.

In order

1. Alcon
2. Brembo
3. Stoptech

6 piston

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4 piston

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4 piston on a SPEED World Challenge Touring Car

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