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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lake Charles, LA
iTrader: 2 reviews
When it comes to brakes I put absolutely ZERO brainpower into them. If I think I need to make a change with my braking, I call my brother. He's been working for Brembo as a design engineer/rep for probably around 15 years now and he knows more about brakes than I ever care to hear. I've had these conversations with him. He abruptly pulls pitch and goes way over my head way too fast. Invariably I'll end up getting a box in the mail with the parts I need to make it work.
A perfect example of this is my Model T. I tried to ask him for a little advice in regard to what brake setup I want to, or should go with, if I could use this caliper with this rotor even though they are from different vehicles, etc. To this day I'm still not sure if I got a "yes" or a "no". What I am sure of is that I'm just going to buy a complete kit from Speedway for hot rods.
I guess the point I'm trying to make is that there is a LOT more to effective braking than big calipers and rotors. You have to take into account the composition of the rotor, the pads, the caliper size and effectiveness of bleeding off heat, etc. You can over-caliper your system and end up in big trouble if you don't know what you're doing. My .02 is to stick with a kit that is designed to work in unison with all of its components. That way, if something does ever get screwed up and you break shit, you can turn around and point the finger at the company you brought it from and hopefully get your stuff replaced/fixed for no additional cost.
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