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Old 11-06-2013, 03:16 AM   #1
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Yep....been thinking about it for a couple of months now, and finally pulled the painful trigger on a Stop Tech BBK. My wife (that's right) has tracked our '04 Z since Oct 2012, and has destroyed several sets of pads and cracked several sets of NAPA rotors.....so it was time to upgrade.
I went with the 6 piston front calipers and 4 piston rear calipers with 355mm two piece rotors front and rear. The kit came complete with 3 bottles of Motul 660 fluid, stainless braided brake lines, and Stop Tech Street Performance Pads. For the track, I got a set of Cobalt XR2 pads, front and rear. Install was a breeze. Also, I ordered everything from LG Motorsports. Everything fills the space nicely behind my Speedline 18x10.5 wheels........and the brake performance, all I can say is HOLY CRAP! This is what GM should have put on these cars from the factory.

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Street wheels; 18x10.5 Speedlines.....






Track wheels; 18x10.5 Speedlines......






Wife out on track..pink numbers and all...lol



Thanks for looking

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Old 11-06-2013, 07:26 AM   #2
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That's a great kit for sure
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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That's a great kit for sure
Indeed...worth every penny
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Looks great.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:34 PM   #5
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I went to stoptechs last year, and they are amazing brakes---enjoy!
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #6
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Congrats on the new brakes --- They will make a substantial difference.
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They look great.I track my car also and it's on my list next.Good luck.
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those look awesome, bet they stop good!
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Sofa king sick. I wish I wasn't poor and in college so I could afford some new goodies. Do the install yourself?
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Sofa king sick. I wish I wasn't poor and in college so I could afford some new goodies. Do the install yourself?
Thanks everyone!
Yep....installed them myself. Super easy...
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Yep....installed them myself. Super easy...
Basic removal and replacement or a little more involved?
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Basic removal and replacement or a little more involved?
Yeah..simple unbolt the old, and bolt up the new....nothing to it.
Only extra step is you have to grind down the lip on the lower ball joint castings on the front to get a minimum of 3.5mm of clearance between the lower ball joint and the much thicker new front rotors. I was less than that, so I just ground the lip down with an angle grinder. Took maybe 3 mins on each front, and now have roughly 5.5mm of clearance.
Here is the install PDF from Stop Tech. It shows what I'm talking about and also the full step-by-step instructions.....

http://www.stoptech.com/docs/install...98-180-1670-04
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Well ****. That's easy enough. Definitely something to look forward to in the future. How much of an improvement over the stock system would you rate this as?
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Oh wow, I am completely drooling.
I love everything about your setup.
No larger radiator or oil cooler though?
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How much of an improvement over the stock system would you rate this as?
I've only got one track weekend in with the Stop Techs, but it is easily 100% improvement over stock
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Oh wow, I am completely drooling.
I love everything about your setup.
No larger radiator or oil cooler though?
Thanks! No larger coolers yet.....only cooling issues I've had have been the high heat trans warning, but only during the peak of summer after about 15 mins into a session. A trans cooler is at the top of my list...hoping to get one before spring

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If you want to step up to a better track pad I will be happy to help you.
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About what did the kit run, and from whom?
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Great looking upgrade to your car and if it works better, then that's the important thing.
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If you want to step up to a better track pad I will be happy to help you.
Lol, gotta love forum vendors. I'm happy with the cobalts, thanks
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