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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:04 pm 
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Aftenoon all,
Ive got a 2003 BA futura and my brakes are fooked. ie needs rotors pads and everything. So i want to take the oppurtunity to upgrade the brakes. The car has more power than it used to, and being a heavy car, i would like a bit of extra stopping power.

I dont want to upgrade to the brembo's off the GT's or anything drastic like that. But as my knowledge is very limited, what are my options? Whats a good brand? and what prices am i looking at?

Im keen to do front and rear upgrades, but if its not necessary to do the rears, then ill stick to just the fronts.

All help appreciated.
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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:07 pm 
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A lot of the guys think DBA are great, check it out:

http://www.dba.com.au/2006/catalogue_aust.asp

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:12 pm 
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what size wheels do you have? if you've got 17's or bigger you can fit territory/BF Turbo brakes to it (bigger callipers, pads and rotors). I believe FTG sell the kits at reasonable prices too.
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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:01 pm 
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Yeah ive got 19's.
I didnt know that was the case... ill have a look at FTG and see.

Smiley: Thanks for the link.. they are nice looking rotors.. will flick them an email.
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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:24 pm 
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DoddEA wrote:
Yeah ive got 19's.
I didnt know that was the case... ill have a look at FTG and see.

Smiley: Thanks for the link.. they are nice looking rotors.. will flick them an email.


You could also try http://www.hightekbrakes.com.au/ one of our other sponsors they run a kit based on the territory using 322mm rotors

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:07 pm 
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Thanks Bomber, i've sent them 2 emails with no reply as of yet. May have to try the phone.
Just trying to sus out all options.
Is there any advice from anyone who has done BA brake upgrades? are the rears necessary?

EDIT: Email received from hightek brakes.. Musta been shut over chrissy!
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Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:47 pm 
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So ive spoken with FTG and hightek, and ive decided to go with a hightek kit. Im just doing the fronts for now.

The kit include:
DBA 4000 series rotors (322mm)
PBR Pads
PBR calipers
Braided lines
Brake fluid

And thats $995.

Pick it up tuesday, and ill bang them on next weekend. The price looks a little high, but if it gets the results im after from a safety and performance perspective, im not too fussed. Ill throw some pics up on next week.
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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:37 am 
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thats basically teh same kit that Darren at FTG does.

Both are good kits and you notice the improvement with the PBR2 callipers!

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:07 pm 
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Yeah it will be good to get some decent brakes... ive never really liked the stock ones.. they seemed a little underpowered for the weight of the car. Just my opinion.
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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:50 pm 
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yeah - the bigger ones are definantly worth the money
I have the ba premos on mine - the 325mm ones and they stop pretty good
Very little fade

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:24 pm 
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So i picked up the brakes today... Cam's a good bloke up there at hightek! Crazy busy there tho.. anyway, heres the pics..

 

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:46 pm 
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That should slow ur big beast of a car down a bit faster :)
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Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:20 pm 
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xpression wrote:
what size wheels do you have? if you've got 17's or bigger you can fit territory/BF Turbo brakes to it (bigger callipers, pads and rotors). I believe FTG sell the kits at reasonable prices too.


stay away form territory upgrade... got them on my BA, brakes wear in, start squealing, won't stop unless I change the pads, same again...

Drives me insane! I take care of the girl, but she sounds s***!

 

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