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What Brake upgrades are available for stock wheel size?

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are there any that are worthwhile?
 

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There are a couple depending what you're looking for. If you search brake upgrades or big brakes there are tons of write ups on people that have installed them. Are you running the Street Pack with the 21" wheels? What are you looking to get out of the upgrade?
 

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looking for some fade resistance and an ability to run stock wheels, no huge upgrade, but enough to matter
 

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Looking for upgrade on street driving, towing, racing?

If just street then you could up your game on the pads. Any other 'upgrades' you're talking about a brake kit, then you're talking a huge upgrade.

Do you have the street pack with the upgraded pads and wheels? Don't know if your'e going to see much of a diff to matter without goin for a full conversion. Again depends on what wheel and brake package you have.
 

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are there any that are worthwhile?
Every single one is available on the stock wheel. gt350 brake swap, gt500 brake swap, trackhawk brake swap, Rotora brake kit, and super forged brake kit.
 

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Every single one is available on the stock wheel. gt350 brake swap, gt500 brake swap, trackhawk brake swap, Rotora brake kit, and super forged brake kit.
Some of those will require spacers though.
 

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I'm looking for a mild upgrade, dont really think I need it just want it, dont want to buy new wheels or use spacers, would like it to fit on the PIU wheels too
 

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I'm looking for a mild upgrade, dont really think I need it just want it, dont want to buy new wheels or use spacers, would like it to fit on the PIU wheels too
Superbugs and Rotora brakes don’t require new wheels but won’t fit with PIUs wheels. Only brake upgrade with PIU wheels would be a simple rotor and pad upgrade with stainless steel brake lines.
 

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He asked for upgrades. That’s a lateral move at best….certainly not an upgrade.
He said he's looking for "fade resistance and the ability to run stock wheels." I've run these in the past on other cars for auto cross so I can personally say this will get him what he wants. Or he could look at some EBC kits. Nobody specified replacing calipers was a necessity.
 

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He said he's looking for "fade resistance and the ability to run stock wheels." I've run these in the past on other cars for auto cross so I can personally say this will get him what he wants. Or he could look at some EBC kits. Nobody specified replacing calipers was a necessity.
Plenty of independent tests on rotors like that and “upgraded” pads the show even worse performance than properly functioning oem brakes. I’ve tested them myself on past vehicles and seen zero improvement in braking distance or fade resistance. Some of them look cool….thats the extent of their usefulness.
 

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Plenty of independent tests on rotors like that and “upgraded” pads the show even worse performance than properly functioning oem brakes. I’ve tested them myself on past vehicles and seen zero improvement in braking distance or fade resistance. Some of them look cool….thats the extent of their usefulness.
I would agree with this 95% of the time. There are however some instances where a pad change can improve performance to some degree. I had full sized GM suvs for about twelve years. Brakes were underwhelming but I didn’t want a big brake kit as I was on business 3 year leases. I ran an upgraded EBC pad and cry-treated oem rotors. Maybe 10-15%better braking with less longevity. I felt it was worth it for what I spent.

Not aware of any true upgrade pads for the ST. Since I retired and put much less mileage on my ST, like you, I went with a bbk which is a SIGNIFICANT improvement in braking.


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