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Old 10-02-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default BRZ brakes

Thinking about a '17 BRZ.
I see upgraded Brembos are now an option...are they worth it for a non track car?
How have the standard brakes been on BRZ's so far?
Asking, because the brakes on my 02 wrx have always kind of sucked.
Upgraded pads, stainless lines, and can't trigger abs on clean pavement.

I see the standard rotors on the BRZ are larger than what I have on the wrx, and the BRZ is lighter, so they should work better.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:49 AM   #2
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The regular BRZ brakes are good. I've upgraded the rotors to drilled front, slotted rear with street/track pads and braided lines. All the upgrades made a HUGE a difference in braking quality. Any Brembos I have had on bikes and my STI were awesome; but with as light as the BRZ is I don't know that they will make a huge difference over the upgrades that are available.
That said, I want a '17 !!! Ha ha ha. The upgrades to the suspension and the computer on the sport package I think will, all around, make enough of a difference to make it worth it.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:22 PM   #3
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Stock BRZ brakes worlds better than WRX brakes.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:53 AM   #4
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For the street, the BRZ brakes are waay better than a WRX. I added a master cylinder brace, upgraded pads (pMu HC+800s) with Centric blanks for the track (Palmer, Thompson, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock) and have had no issues. Only one of the tracks (Thompson) I go to is considered brake intensive so I've been fine with this setup.
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:32 PM   #5
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If not tracking and you are the type of person tends to modify their car don't bother with the performance pack. Just a standard 17 BRZ will have the software update. The stock brakes are solid. If you are going to do coil overs the Sachs Dampers become pointless.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:01 PM   #6
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The stock brakes are fantastic, just change the fluid and pads. I am still tracking on my stock calipers, with pads and fluid upgraded (Ferodo DS2500 and Motul RBF600) and in 20 minute sessions in the AZ heat and no brake fade at all.
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:47 PM   #7
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Yeah, fot stock power, the only reasons for upgrading brake would be: looking and long-term saving on pads if the car sees a lot track days.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:43 PM   #8
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Hello everyone
I own a 2015 seires blue sti BRZ.
The new 2017 BRZ comes with brembo front and rear.
Will they fit the 2015 BRZ. The only difference I see
Between the two models are wheel size. 2015 17x7
The 2017 is 17x7.5. Hugs are the same for both as well.
Will this swap work and has anyone done this swap yet.
Any help would be appreciated thanks.........
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:47 PM   #9
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Default Brake swap

Hello everyone
I own a 2015 seires blue sti BRZ.
The new 2017 BRZ comes with brembo front and rear.
Will they fit the 2015 BRZ. The only difference I see
Between the two models are wheel size. 2015 17x7
The 2017 is 17x7.5. Hubs are the same for both as well.
Will this swap work and has anyone done this swap yet.
Any help would be appreciated thanks.........
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:50 PM   #10
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OEM one should be good for daily drive ^^
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:04 PM   #11
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For the street, the BRZ brakes are waay better than a WRX. I added a master cylinder brace, upgraded pads (pMu HC+800s) with Centric blanks for the track (Palmer, Thompson, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock) and have had no issues. Only one of the tracks (Thompson) I go to is considered brake intensive so I've been fine with this setup.
Master cylinder brace was def a quick and worthwhile upgrade to improve brake feel.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:07 AM   #12
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Master cylinder brace was def a quick and worthwhile upgrade to improve brake feel.
x2, feels much better under hard braking with the brace. I have the Radium version.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:46 PM   #13
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Default Upgrading to Brembos on the BRZ or "86

Quote:
Originally Posted by SubeN'Siren View Post
Thinking about a '17 BRZ.
I see upgraded Brembos are now an option...are they worth it for a non track car?
How have the standard brakes been on BRZ's so far?
Asking, because the brakes on my 02 wrx have always kind of sucked.
Upgraded pads, stainless lines, and can't trigger abs on clean pavement.

I see the standard rotors on the BRZ are larger than what I have on the wrx, and the BRZ is lighter, so they should work better.
The brembos upgrade or the Performance Package is worth every penny. I had standard calipers on my 2013 BRZ and they were ok, I bought a 2017 Yellow Special Edition that came with the Brembos and night and day in stopping performance. I ran some tests on my 2013 and stopping hard stopping was good, on my 2017 from my marking I improved 22+/- feet. Since then I gave upgraded to Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads, and DBA Rotors, with 18X8.5/9.5 Enkei with 245/35 18 Michelin PSS. 32 foot improvement
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:51 PM   #14
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Default Stainless Steel Brake lines Improves Response

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x2, feels much better under hard braking with the brace. I have the Radium version.
I installed Stainless Steel Brake lines (MTEC) and flushed with Motul 660 DOT4 and am very happy with the feel and response
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:42 AM   #15
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Master cylinder brace was def a quick and worthwhile upgrade to improve brake feel.
Yea I did this as well. Definitely a noticeable difference in braking feel. Brakes don't feel as squishy.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:54 AM   #16
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The tie bars are different

QUOTE=mvessie;45101336]Hello everyone
I own a 2015 seires blue sti BRZ.
The new 2017 BRZ comes with brembo front and rear.
Will they fit the 2015 BRZ. The only difference I see
Between the two models are wheel size. 2015 17x7
The 2017 is 17x7.5. Hugs are the same for both as well.
Will this swap work and has anyone done this swap yet.
Any help would be appreciated thanks.........[/quote]
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:09 AM   #17
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Default Stock vs Brembo upgrade (Performance Package Brembos)

Any one who tells you the the stock brakes are great, even with SS lines, 660 fluid and pads has not driven with Brembos. I had a 2013 BRZ LIMITED and did all that. Bought a 2017 with PP Brembos. A 150% improvement. I recently installed Giant Brembos,DBA ROTORS and Hawk pads on my 2017 and KW Coils. 42 improvement at 80 mph. The reason why I changed is the I hit a ladder on the Florida Turnpike at night and and was doing 80 and saw it far enough ahead and hit it at 15mph because I could not stop in time. Had an 18 wheeler on left and car on the right.

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Thinking about a '17 BRZ.
I see upgraded Brembos are now an option...are they worth it for a non track car?
How have the standard brakes been on BRZ's so far?
Asking, because the brakes on my 02 wrx have always kind of sucked.
Upgraded pads, stainless lines, and can't trigger abs on clean pavement.

I see the standard rotors on the BRZ are larger than what I have on the wrx, and the BRZ is lighter, so they should work better.
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