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I'm looking to start a thread where we can log our experiences with our brake setup. I'd like to keep this thread objective, so please keep discussions or commenting to a minimum and adhere to the format. I'm hoping this would be the resource people can refer to when buying brake components. CHEERS!

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Calipers: Stock
Fluid: Stock
Lines: Stock
Front Pads: Stoptech Posiquiet
Rear Pads: Mid-price O'reilly's
Rotors: Custom drilled and slotted Adam's Rotors
Application: Street/ DD

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Not the happiest with my current setup. Though the Stoptech Posiquiets give very minimal dust, their ability to stop isn't so great. I'd say they're worse than OEM, and they squeal when it's cold, and after heavy braking (trailing people on the backroads). I also get really bad brake fade, and I'm hoping to eliminate that issue by changing the fluid to one with a higher temperature threshold. My car will be seeing the track at least 1-4 times a year, but primarily serves as a DD. I'm curious to see how other people have their setups.
 

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Calipers: Stock painted red with the G2 kit
Fluid: Stock
Lines: TCE stainless
Front Pads: Hawk HPS
Rear Pads: Hawk HPS
Rotors: Stoptech slotted
Cooling: RS air guides
Application: Daily driving/Autox/Spirited Driving

I've noticed minimum noise and dust. The cold initial bite is less than OEM but once warm they bite better.

Sent from another garage.
 

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Calipers: AP Racing CP8350
Fluid: Redline RL-600
Lines: Spiegler Stainless
Front Pads: Ferodo DS2500
Rear Pads: Hawk HPS
Rotors: AP Racing CP3908-102/103GA 2 piece floating rotor
Application: Street/ DD

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This is the Essex designed AP Racing front brake kit for the ST/RS. Rear brakes are stock with Hawk HPS pads. Been using the setup for 2 years now with no issues. Braking performance is outstanding for aggressive canyon runs but retains excellent daily driving characteristics. Noise is minimal to non-existent while brake dust is acceptable. Countless of brake pad choices for the AP Racing caliper. Very easy to swap brake pads for track use. Best part is they shave almost 20lbs. off the front end of the car.
 

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Calipers: Wilwood DP-6 Front, stock rear
Fluid: Motul 600
Lines: TCE Stainless
Front Pads: Wilwood BP-10 street, Wilwood Poly B and H for track
Rear Pads: Stock street, Hawk Blue for track
Rotors: Stock for street, EBC Fronts for track
Application: DD/ HPDE
Cooling: Kydex airguides/Mikelly's air guides

Feedback: Performs very well on the street, less bite on the fronts than stock. Dust is less than on the rears which are still stock pads. On track braking is quite good, although they overheat on most sessions even with Motul 600. The DP6 have had to have seals replaced after only 2 years of use. Haven't felt quite as good since.
 

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Calipers: AP Racing CP8350
Fluid: Motul 600, 660, Project MU
Lines: Spiegler Stainless
Front Pads: Ferodo DS-1, Hawk blue for the rears
Rear Pads: Hawk HPS
Rotors: AP Racing CP3908-102/103GA 2 piece floating rotor
Application: TT/ DD
Cant say enough about how good the ESSEX system is. They are a lovely shade of brown now though lol.
 

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You should probably have a spot for brake venting/air guides etc included.


Calipers: Wilwood DP6
Fluid: Wilwood EXP
Lines: SS fronts from TCE Performance wilwood kit
Front Pads: Wilwood BP-10 street,
Rear Pads: Hawk HPS
Rotors: EBC slotted fronts, OEM rears
Application: Aggressive commuting
Cooling: VelossaTEch stage one air guides
 

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Calipers: Stock
Fluid: Super ATE TYP 200
Lines: Stock
Front Pads: stock thermo-quite or something
Rear Pads: stock
Rotors: stock rotors
Application: DD-HPDE (1 to 2 events per calendar yr)
Cooling - Kydex DIY air-guides - WANT A PERMANENT SOLUTION FOR THIS THOUGH!

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What do you expect from stockish pads? Good initial bite, tends to fade if the application is sustained and longer (noticed over 1 HPDE weekend). Might go with more aggressive pads+rotors this year for HPDE, but that's not a priority this year - Suspension is! Brake fluid will be either Super ATE TYP 200 refresh or Torque RT 700. The pads dust, but thats because of the bit they provide - which i dont mind, just gotta clean the wheels more frequently!
 

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My setup will be put on this Wed night (3/1/17)

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Front Calipers: FNSL 6
Fluid: Willwood EXP
Lines: Willwood SS
Front Pads: BP-10
Front Rotors Willwood Slotted 14"
Cooling: VelossaTEch stage one air guides (most likely get the stage2 before to long).
Rear Calipers: Willwood combo
Fluid: Willwood EXP
Lines: Willwood SS
Rear Pads: BP-10
Rear Rotors Willwood Slotted 13"
Application: Mountains/HPDE/AutoX
 

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Calipers: Stock
Fluid: ATE Type 200
Lines: Mountune SS Front and Rear
Front Pads: Mountune RS-R
Rear Pads: $43 O'Reilly Pads
Rotors: OEM all around
Application: Backroads/ Occasional track day/ DD

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Just impressed. Though the brake job was a pain in the ass, I am happy with the results of this new setup. Took the car out for its first track day at Thunder Hill West in Northern California and the brakes were phenomenal! Decent feedback with the brake pedal (may need rebleeding), NO SQUEALING, minimal amounts of dust, and great stopping power. It wasn't until the last few minutes of each 20 minute session that I was starting to feel a little mushy-ness in the pedal. I would recommend this setup to anyone who will have a similar application as my car.
 

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Great thread, thanks. Just had a Track Night in America event at Pocono Raceway last week (3rd TNiA event on stock _everything_) and am now ready to move up to improved brake setup.

The only time I had issues on TNiA was on the third session when the brakes felt a bit soft. 120 MPH on the back straight leads to some hard braking coming into the infield! I took to the pits a few minutes early, figuring I'd had my fun already. Also let me get my Dad and myself home a couple minutes earlier than otherwise.
 

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Stoptech ST40 in the front and Frankenbrake in the rear

Stoptech 332x32mm rotors on the front to fit 17" wheels. Stoptech 302x11mm rear rotor

Motul RBF600 fluid

SS lines.

Stoptech R32 pads in the front and about to try Hawk 10s in the rear

Velossa Tech Stage 3 cooling

And because I think tires are an important aspect NT01 tires

Style road course track days

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Calipers: Stock
Fluid: Stock
Lines: Stock
Front Pads: Hawk HPS w/TCE Titanium Shims
Rear Pads: Hawk HPS
Rotors: EBC GD Sport Rotors (dimpled and slotted)
Application: Street/ DD

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A little noisy at first. Took the front pads off, lubed them again, and swapped over to TCE shims to get the squeal to go away. Nice linear braking feel. Significantly less dust than stock setup.
 

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Calipers: Stock
Fluid: Motul RBF600
Lines: Stock
Front Pads: Hawk HPS (daily) / Hawk DTC-30s (track)
Rear Pads: Hawk HPS
Rotors: Centric Premium Blanks
Application: Street/DD/Autox/Track
Cooling: None

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The Hawk HPS are fantastic for the daily use of my car, they can be squeaky and make dust, but my car is noisy and dirty anyways from the amount of driving I do. On the track I have had issues with overheating the DTC-30s, no pedal fade, but I did push the rotors up to 1300F which is past what the pads effective range is and causes them to smear/glaze and leave the rotor uneven. Causes really bad shutter or "warp".

Going to be upgrading to Wilwood calipers soon and working to make some custom air ducts. I have a 2016 so cooling options are basically none right now.
 
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