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Ok. I have the calipers, cleaned them up with degreaser/wired wheel and painted them with VHT 2K flat black engine paint. I am awaiting the Stoptech slotted rotors and Stoptech pads from Import Image Racing (great vendor on NASIOC). I already have ATE fluid, Perrin MC brace, speed bleeders and Stoptech S.S. lines so I am hoping these will help for the Time Trials the end of Feb. at CFRC





I plan on these on the fronts:



I would like to thank a certain Wildcats fan on here for sparking my interest in this Mod.

:Banane35:

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Stoptech Street rear brake pads (309.0770)
Stoptech Street front brake pads (309.1078)
Powerslot/Stoptech Slotted front rotors (126.47024 SL/SR)
Powerslot/Stoptech Slotted rear rotors (126.47025 SL/SR)
 

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Looks identical to the base LGT brakes. Why flat black?
Same brake setup as the stock LGT. I had a bud use the Duplicolor Caliper paint kit and it started flaking after a 8 lap time attack. The VHT is rated up to 2K so I figured the temp would work. Flat black because I really dont like bling just clean.
 

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Same brake setup as the stock LGT. I had a bud use the Duplicolor Caliper paint kit and it started flaking after a 8 lap time attack. The VHT is rated up to 2K so I figured the temp would work. Flat black because I really dont like bling just clean.
Totally understand. I painted my brakes with caliper spray paint and after 3 thirty minute + sessions of lapping a 2+ mile roadcourse I have no flaking. I think its all in the prep work. Still nice work and welcome to the LGT brake club(once you get them installed)
 

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do these just bolt on? are the calipers bigger too? I am interested in upgrading the brakes on my SF in the future because I have rear drums.
 

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Did you swap out your spare? The stock full size and donut spares do not clear the front calipers. I guess you could put the spare on the back if needed.
 

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Let me know what you think of the setup once it is installed. I have the same stuff, I'm just waiting for it to warm up so I can paint them.
 

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Awesome. Be sure to bed in the pads correctly!
Yeppers, straight from Stoptech:

Bedding-in Street-Performance Pads

For a typical performance brake system using street-performance pads, a series of ten partial braking events, from 60mph down to 10mph, will typically raise the temperature of the brake components sufficiently to be considered one bed-in set. Each of the ten partial braking events should achieve moderate-to-high deceleration (about 80 to 90% of the deceleration required to lock up the brakes and/or to engage the ABS), and they should be made one after the other, without allowing the brakes to cool in between.
Depending on the make-up of the pad material, the brake friction will seem to gain slightly in performance, and will then lose or fade somewhat by around the fifth stop (also about the time that a friction smell will be detectable in the passenger compartment). This does not indicate that the brakes are bedded-in. This phenomenon is known as a green fade, as it is characteristic of immature or �green' pads, in which the resins still need to be driven out of the pad material, at the point where the pads meet the rotors. In this circumstance, the upper temperature limit of the friction material will not yet have been reached.
As when bedding-in any set of brakes, care should be taken regarding the longer stopping distance necessary with incompletely bedded pads. This first set of stops in the bed-in process is only complete when all ten stops have been performed - not before. The system should then be allowed to cool, by driving the vehicle at the highest safe speed for the circumstances, without bringing it to a complete stop with the brakes still applied. After cooling the vehicle, a second set of ten partial braking events should be performed, followed by another cooling exercise. In some situations, a third set is beneficial, but two are normally sufficient.
 

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must be nice to have nice weather year round and auto-x. i still have a month to go, and its going to be colder than a witch's titty lol!

gluck and hope the new brakes make an improvement!
 

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I started out trying to drill out the spot welds on the rear dust shields and then bagged that going for a hammer and screwdriver followed by an angle grinder. Rears went well and very straight forward with the only difference being the line length (mine are braided so dont know if that is the issue) doesnt reach the bracing protrusions on the caliper for the hard line ends (see picture). The caliper bracket bolts, brake line to caliper bolts and FXT speed bleeders were all interchangable between the LGT calipers/brackets and the FXT stuff. The front required the removal of the dust shields also requiring removal of only a few bolts. I did a caliper at a time, bled and moved on and that work well (thx Wildcat for that advice).
 
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