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Old 03-17-2012, 07:46 AM   #1
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Default Looking to upgrade my Brakes.

I am a proud owner of a 2003 50th Aniversary Z06. I am looking to upgrade my brakes and I was considering a 6 piston Stopteck kit. Has anyone used this brand before or are there any other brands that anyone can recomend where I can maintain that level of quality? Also are those Ceramic brakes? Whats the difference bettween Stopteck and Brembo.

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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I am a proud owner of a 2003 50th Aniversary Z06. I am looking to upgrade my brakes and I was considering a 6 piston Stopteck kit. Has anyone used this brand before or are there any other brands that anyone can recomend where I can maintain that level of quality? Also are those Ceramic brakes? Whats the difference bettween Stopteck and Brembo.

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Stoptech, Brembo, Wilwood, AP Systems, & Alcon all are top quality brake calipers. Any of them will accept ceramic pads, but why would you want to use a ceramic pad in an upgraded brake system? Ceramic pads make less dust, but they don't stop the car as well as regular race pads.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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Agreed. Get some Hawk HPS or HPPlus pads. I did on my stock C5 brakes and it made a huge difference.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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Check out the baer brake set up well actually the rotors using C6 braket and calipers - you wont have to change your wheels and you can move up to one inch bigger rotors- there web site is terrible but they have good brakes
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