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guisar 12-21-2012 02:07 PM

Any downside to stoptech rotors?
 
I have an 05 GT wagon (MT) with Stage 2 mods and some "extra" including the CP4000 four pot brakes and two piece rotors on the front. The replacement rotor rings are ridiculously expensive ($400+/pair) so I am considering alternatives.

I saw the stoptech drilled one-piece rotors but see others suggesting DB4000s- given the roughly 100% price differential, is there that much of a downside to the Stoptechs rotors with 4-pot brakes?

I don't race the car nor drive it especially hard.

Lastly, for those who may be considering the Racing Brake rotors be warned that despite what they may advertise, finding pads for the 4-pot calipers is a PITA. Once found, fitting them involved much cutting of tabs, grinding of edges and swearing- D647/D460 pads do NOT fit them without modifications- at least none I could find without going back to Racing Brake. You have to grind off a tab on the inner circumference of the pad and grind off the top/bottom of the pad base in order to slide them into the calipers. Not a big deal once you've done it but definitely way beyond the usual 20minute pad change procedure.

700watts 12-21-2012 02:16 PM

The rust easy on the center part....so they look bad after a while ...maybe they fixed that since I bought them...

farberio 12-21-2012 06:00 PM

Stoptech's are designed to stop technology, DBAs are designed to look like tiger paws. Which one would you put on your car?

a93x 12-21-2012 06:05 PM

there ya go folks fabio has spoken with his aesthetic advice :lol:

depends on your goals and what your looking to do with the car. I bought DBA4000's even though I don't track it. I enjoy spirited driving and like the comfort knowing that my rotors will stop when I need them too. Their both great products just depends on what you want.

Serb Legacy GT 12-22-2012 02:06 PM

I have the Centric Cryo rotors which are the same as the Stop Tech Cryo rotors (Stop Tech makes Centric and are one and the same). Here is my thread when I bought my car asking a similar question, lots of good info and feedback...

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea....html?t=187738

iNVAR 12-22-2012 06:52 PM

Quote:

I don't race the car nor drive it especially hard.
So just get cheap blanks...

Mr. Sinister 12-22-2012 07:12 PM

^ What he said.

farberio 12-23-2012 08:12 AM

^^ That's what I use for my track car.

guisar 12-24-2012 09:50 AM

Hadn't head of the grimmspeed brace sounds like that and oem ish are the way to go.

farberio 12-27-2012 11:26 AM

I just put the grimspeed brace on my car a couple weeks ago and feel its a solid mod if you want better brake feel.


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