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Old 08-21-2017, 12:26 AM   #1
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'07 TL Brake Kit Ideas

Does anyone have suggestions on what they believe is the best street/ track/ race brake kit with caliber set-up? I plan to do this as a DIY, so i'm up for suggestions as I'm new to this. I know that brakes' performance differs on temp/ size, etc.
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RL set up works well with 350 z rotors
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Im trying to come up with a Brembo 2 POT setup for the rear. The TLS Brembos up front and RL upgrade are the best for our vehicles.
Still checking on what Brembo caliper will be easier to use. Either STI/ EVO 9-10/350Z/etc...
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with retrofitting the other cars rear BBK, the stock TL's parking brake would have to be deleted, as the drum is in the rear
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Not when you make a custom bracket to fit the caliper over the existing TL rotor.
I should have one mocked up by the end of the year when I 3D print the bracket. Then I will setup a group buy.
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Not when you make a custom bracket to fit the caliper over the existing TL rotor.<br />I should have one mocked up by the end of the year when I 3D print the bracket. Then I will setup a group buy.
<br /><br />Since you are introducing more heat/torque to the rear brakes why would you keep the existing rotor size and not increase it a little???
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Why bother with the rear brakes at all? The thing is, the TL is a nose heavy FWD car (meaning upwards of 70% of the braking forces come from the front brakes) and the rear brakes are already an exercise in excess capacity. I'm betting if you take 100 TLs with the front Brembo brakes, and perform repetitive emergency stops until nearing front brake failure, the rear brakes will still be providing all the stopping force which is safe. Remember, if the rear brakes lock up, the odds of an uncontrollable disastrous spin are extremely high.
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upsetting front biased braking!
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Since you are introducing more heat/torque to the rear brakes why would you keep the existing rotor size and not increase it a little???
Unless your road racing you will not see a significant difference in the braking. And in regards to heat and torque, again if you are daily driving you will be ok.
Brake bias will not be an issue since the car will not be seeing speeds of 150mph +.
If anyone wants to contest this, show me some racing articles about it.
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Unless your road racing you will not see a significant difference in the braking. And in regards to heat and torque, again if you are daily driving you will be ok.
Brake bias will not be an issue since the car will not be seeing speeds of 150mph +.
If anyone wants to contest this, show me some racing articles about it.
Brake bias can and will be an issue during an emergency maneuver while braking, especially if the roads aren't perfectly dry. It has nothing to do with racing.
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To each there own Horseshoez
Ummm, what? FWIW, what I've stated isn't opinion, it is physics. Whether you believe it or not is irrelevant, the laws of physics don't care.
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You definitely do not want more braking power in the back. The brembos fronts are enough. Especially during any kind of sideways emergency situations, such as sudden lane changes from a moron cutting you off, dead/alive animals, and snow.
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If you're looking for a solid brake setup without going too hard on the wallet you could get an aggressive pad, a vented rotor (to help disperse a little bit of that heat), stainless steel lines, and some new brake fluid. If you want to stick with the caliper you have and get the most out of it, here's what I'd recommend...

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The proper setup on the OEM calipers can go a long way, but if it's a designated track car then you may be better served with a big brake kit since the cars are on the heavier side, it'll be a stronger caliper, and the larger rotor can take more heat. If that's the case, it just so happens we have some XLR8/StopTech BBKs on clearance.

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