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Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« on: October 20, 2016, 08:35:57 PM »
I'm wanting to upgrade the front brakes on my '66 but am having trouble deciding which way to go. The car will be used 80% on the street and the remaining will be spent doing hillclimbs, sprints and track days.

I am wanting to stick with 15 inch wheel which is where the difficulty is. At the top of the tree would be the Street or Track Tans-am setup but with postage and duty they will be $3000+.

I've also seen the Dynapro kit from Wilwood as well as similar setups from Baer and SSBC all coming in around $1500. The only issue with these style of kits are the relatively narrow rotors.

Am I missing anything? Is there a brake kit available that sits somewhere between Wilwood and Street or Tracks kits?

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2016, 08:44:07 PM »
The Willwoods are ok 320mm I think are the ones that fit in a 15"? The many of local the Tran-am mustangs run Willwoods as they have to run a 15" wheel, they seem to be ok for 10 laps or so. I'm going to put some on mine maybe after I get the RHD engineered, but I'll talk the Engneer I may fit them straight up. I currently have a Falcon set, XY rotors, Alloy XF calipers for weight and XY axles, its all new so I may just see how that goes.

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2016, 09:02:35 PM »
This is the 320mm kit. They also do a 280mm but I think that's for 14" wheels.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/152263951959

I know the Trans-Am guys can run that caliper but I'm not sure what rotor they run as I think they are free. If they do run the .81" Wilwood rotor then that would certainly be good enough for me.

I've got some brake ducting in my front valance panel so I guess that's going to help.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2016, 09:05:35 PM by BlackNotchBack »

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 09:07:19 PM »
Fataz would sell you what hub and rotor set they run, I know they get some of the hubs made.

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 09:30:39 PM »
Great thinking Shaun, I'll make some calls tomorrow.

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 09:36:48 PM »
Look pretty flash with air feed and all


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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 09:44:57 PM »
Haha suddenly my $2000 isn't looking so good again.

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2016, 10:01:23 PM »
Haha suddenly my $2000 isn't looking so good again.

I'm sure the out of the box ones wold be fine mate, Its a road car and they dont weigh much, they shouldn't be too hard to stop. I've got some extra HP  and it may see a hill climb or 2 , but think the 320 Willwoods should be ok. I'm running 15x7-15x8 Torque thrust D wheels, I got from Fataz, so I'm limited to simialar size brakes to you




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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2016, 10:27:39 PM »
I put these on, to get it together, but they were always likely temp solution. The calipers are very light and I had them in the shed, nothing to loose.




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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 10:47:25 PM »
I have Wilwoods on mine with 15x8's and they are great.

Throw in some EBC Yellow's and your done.  :thumb:

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2016, 09:19:02 AM »
I have Wilwoods on mine with 15x8's and they are great.

Throw in some EBC Yellow's and your done.  :thumb:

320mm one? did you use the rears as well?

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2016, 09:36:45 AM »
I have Wilwoods on mine with 15x8's and they are great.

Throw in some EBC Yellow's and your done.  :thumb:

What do you need brakes for?

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2016, 09:56:44 AM »
I run 15x7 & 15x8 Speedy Cragar copies on my 68 coupe Frankenstang.
I have XF Discs on the front and ED Discs on the rear, using an ED Booster.
Thats an awful lot of brakes for a street car and i dont even have fancy pads.
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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2016, 01:42:29 PM »
What do you need brakes for?

 :toetapping:

Very hurtful Geoff  :lmao:

Need them when i push it out of the shed and on/off the trailer..   :thumb: :lol:

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2016, 07:17:51 PM »
I spoke to Woody from Fataz today. Their Trans-Am setup uses the Wilwood replacement rotor and caliper for a 1965-82 Corvette. The hub that they manufacture is designed to be used on a XE-XF Falcon stub axel which they modify to use on a Mustang.

As they are in Brisbane they have given the details to Raven Motorsport who can supply the same setup and build a lot of Group N and TCM cars. Hopefully they can sort me out with something that will suit my needs.

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2016, 10:10:01 PM »
I spoke to Woody from Fataz today. Their Trans-Am setup uses the Wilwood replacement rotor and caliper for a 1965-82 Corvette. The hub that they manufacture is designed to be used on a XE-XF Falcon stub axel which they modify to use on a Mustang.

As they are in Brisbane they have given the details to Raven Motorsport who can supply the same setup and build a lot of Group N and TCM cars. Hopefully they can sort me out with something that will suit my needs.

Cool, Woody is normally pretty help full.

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2016, 09:56:22 AM »
This is what I have for mine,
350mm Rotors, and six piston Brembo copy Calipers, Rotors were $110 each,  calipers were around $100 each





Mind you I did cheat a little and made the calipers myself




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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2016, 10:08:06 AM »
Cool , if only we all had a CNC machine Lee, nice work though mate. Show them to Woody

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2016, 02:46:59 PM »
This is what I have for mine,
350mm Rotors, and six piston Brembo copy Calipers, Rotors were $110 each,  calipers were around $100 each





Mind you I did cheat a little and made the calipers myself




Nice  :thumb:

What sought of power, tyres, weight etc etc are you running to require 6 pots ?

Front and rear or just front ?

Potentially create all sorts of brake balance issues with anchors that size.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2016, 03:51:17 PM by Fitzy1980 »

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2016, 04:33:45 PM »
320mm one? did you use the rears as well?

Yes front and rears.

More than enough stopping power.

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2016, 07:23:01 PM »
Brake balance shouldn't be too bad hopefully, the rears are 330mm rotors and four pot calipers, power will be around 500 - 550 rwhp.

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2016, 07:25:14 PM »
Doubt they fit under 15's 

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2016, 09:03:41 PM »
Brake balance shouldn't be too bad hopefully, the rears are 330mm rotors and four pot calipers, power will be around 500 - 550 rwhp.

I just remember i went nuts with a big brake package in my R32 GTR track car and had all sorts of issues with brake balance etc and ended up downsizing the setup which made a night and day difference and that was packing close to 700hp

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2016, 03:55:01 AM »
Wilwood RADIAL calipers with the large discs AND the thickest discs they sell which are around 1 1/8" . The thinner 1" discs are more prone to heat fade and warping.

You also need the proper pad material for your particular app.

You also want racing brake fluid . I will post it later.

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Re: Best front brakes under $2000 for 15" wheels
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2016, 06:14:32 AM »
Motul rbf600 is a great fluid a lot of fellas use on the track.

 

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