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Just curious if anyone has upgraded their brake system? I'm thinking of picking up the Brembo Gran Turismo Big Brake kit. I have no complaints about the stock brake system on my EX for everyday driving, but I do a lot of quick weekend driving out on rural roads and have noticed quite a bit of fade issues that leave me lacking confidence when I'm having fun with the car.

Any suggestions or warnings?
 

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Currently still on stock tires, I am planning on moving up to 17" wheels and dunlop direzza or bridgestone potenzas for summer... 215/45's or possibly wider/lower profile to 225/40's if the wheel well can take it.
 

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Try synthetic fluid in your brake system if finding fade issues first. Cheapest fix and will probably want it in there if going to a performance brake system anyways.
 

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Thanks for the recommendation Mfury, any particular brands you like?
 

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HcH wrote:Currently still on stock tires
youre still on stock tires. and its tires that make it stop. so, are you gunning it like 70 -100 and expecting it too stop on a dime?:) have you had a car with abs before? if you got a couple grand in youre pocket burning a hole ...:)
 

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Thanks for the recommendation Mfury, any particular brands you like?
I prefer amsoil but most big name synthetic should be better than stock.

Like gripphard stated above. If you are still using factory all seasons then they may be heating up and becoming less effective at stopping and turning. They aren't designed for sport performance.
 

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Easy now Griphard, I learned to drive at Skippy and on my dads 911 so, yes I have driven hard with abs, tcs, sc, etc. :p I am definitely aware of the improvement that better tires and a better footprint make, and tires/wheels will be the first purchase... but cut me some slack the car is a month old :rolleyes:

Anyways, I do also know what brake fade feels like and plan to upgrade... just wanted to get some feedback from you all.


EDIT: Just read over this and don't want to sound d*ckish, no offense anybody! :)
 

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Easy now Griphard, I learned to drive at Skippy and on my dads 911 so, yes I have driven hard with abs, tcs, sc, etc. :p I am definitely aware of the improvement that better tires and a better footprint make, and tires/wheels will be the first purchase... but cut me some slack the car is a month old :rolleyes:

Anyways, I do also know what brake fade feels like and plan to upgrade... just wanted to get some feedback from you all.


EDIT: Just read over this and don't want to sound d*ckish, no offense anybody! :)
Very nicely done!!! (the brush-off, that is...)

I'm gonna upgrade the binders when the OEM pads or discs wear out (shouldn't be all that long, assaulting off-ramps...) Been looking around, nothing specific to the Forte/Koup yet. Let us know when you find something.

Welcome aboard!

Cheers, ******
 

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Easy there HcH, was just checking

Is it brake fade or pedal fade?

That is THE question thats bugging me. I'm thinking it's a bit of both because I'm getting sponginess in the pedal after a few runs, but usually just before the pedal starts to soften I notice my stopping distance extending as well. I'm probably going to try Mfury's recommendation of upgrading to synthetic brake fluid pretty soon, as the new tires and wheels aren't happening until next month.

Very nicely done!!! (the brush-off, that is...)

I'm gonna upgrade the binders when the OEM pads or discs wear out (shouldn't be all that long, assaulting off-ramps...) Been looking around, nothing specific to the Forte/Koup yet. Let us know when you find something.

Welcome aboard!

Cheers, ******
:eek:


Will do, thanks so much ******!

-H
 

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if they feel spongy try bleeding them first.

Brilliant, thanks griphard I hadn't thought of that! I've never bled brakes unless I'm changing the fluid completely.
 

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As was posted before, take a look at using better brake fluid, and /or better pads first.

ATE Super Blue Brake fluid is/was a mighty good option. Not sure what brake pad options there are......
 
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