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Old 09-22-2002, 03:38 AM   #1
tonberryking
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Question Cobb Stage 1 Brake Kit worth it?

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Yea I'm curious if there basic stage 1 brakes are worth it.

I picked that cause its affordaable and Ij ust want slight improvment and a more comfy feel and less fade I guess.

Later I'm gonna upgrade to re pontenza 730's to settle the tire despute..

I welcome anyone's input,

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Devon
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Old 09-22-2002, 11:14 AM   #2
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Please be aware that you will achieve more improvement in stopping ability by first upgrading the tires. The tires stop the car, not the brakes.
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Old 09-22-2002, 11:28 AM   #3
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you don't necessarily have to get the cobb brakes. you can just get new pads, fluid, and ss lines on your own. i got my ss lines all around ~140, axxis ultimate brake pads ~110 all from stoptech, then i went online and got two liters of ATE amber brake fluid ~25 shipped. all together, under $300. i forgot the site where i got the brake fluid, but it's the cheapest i've seen the amber stuff go for, you can almost find the blue anywhere.
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Old 09-22-2002, 01:24 PM   #4
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Agreed, go with seperate parts.

I got a set of SS brakelines for $90, Axxis Metal Master pads for $42 (all 4 corners) and some Motul 5.1 fluid for about $20.

That helped a ton, and for ~$150, cant be beat.

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Old 09-22-2002, 06:05 PM   #5
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Please be aware that you will achieve more improvement in stopping ability by first upgrading the tires. The tires stop the car, not the brakes.
Very true! You can lock up the tires with ease without upgrading anything (at least the first 4-6 hard stops). However, the feel of the brakes is just awful. I suspect that most people are going to improve feel and get better modulation that ultimate stopping power. Better cold/hot bite is also good, and modulation will help threshold brake better.
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Old 09-22-2002, 06:16 PM   #6
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forgot to add that i already installed the MRT master cylinder bracket (haven't gotten around to installing the lines and pads yet). It's really hard to get the bracket on, but once it's on it doesn't move anywhere. Pedal travel definately decreased significantly and for the $35-40 i spent on it, i definately think it's worthwhile.
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