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post #1 of 23 Old 08-11-2007, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so when I first got the 10 2 years ago brakes were fabulous. I put a pair of HH pads on them for some reason when I put the pads on they somehow scared the freaking rotor? wtf...Anyways got the rotors worked a little but bottom line is I want a little more braking power. My thoughts are.

Find ZX 14 Calipers. Alone this appears to be a fix all for our brakes even though I still think they are reasonable brakes to begin with but. Better is still better.

Steel lines. Ok so new pads and steel lines what change will this make?

Brembo Master Cylinder and New lines. With the factory calipers what kind of difference can i expect here. I don't want stupid levels of sensitivity but I definetly don't like feeling like I have to squeeze the breaks to bring it down from speed when I have to hit the brakes hard.

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post #2 of 23 Old 08-11-2007, 06:21 PM
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i would do 1 lines, 2 brembo master and calipers last if you dont like what you have. i have stock calipers with 20mm oversize rotors, hh pads, and the stock master with speigler lines and my brakes are awesome. i have a brembo master that i will be putting on soon when i have time.

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I have brembo, steel lines, HH pads and zx14 calipers. have no problem stopping.

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bend your stock brake lever away from the bar just a hair.....

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i bolted on a complete 05 636 front brake system (master, lines, calipers, pads) and the brakes are 100x better than before. i have ebc hh pads and new lines for it, i imagine it will only help even more. also, i ran dot5 fluid, and got no fade at the last track day. i bought the entire brake system on ebay for about $125 shipped. compared ot the cost of the brembo mc alone, it is a pretty good deal.
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I use my feet like Fred Flintstone to stop.

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Thanks for the advice think I will go that route. Really the least thing I want to replace is the caliper's. I'd bend my Stock Brake lever's except my Levers are CRG and adjustable and damn near all the way out as is. They used to be only 1 or 2 clicks out. The only ZX14 calipers I found on ebay were around 400 at that time in the auction with 3 days to go. Don't see myself really jumping on that.

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The stock brake system is strong enough to stop a car and I can lift the back wheel off the ground from damn near any speed..... so
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20k miles down the line my brakes are definetly not what they once were. I have mad respect for the brakes I just want them as strong as they were or maybe a touch better? oh and Yes I have changed pads just in case someone asks lol

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