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Old 12-17-2006, 04:07 PM
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Has anyone ever used this kit, from reading the description is sounds like it is just a larger disc with brackets to relocate the stock calipers. So it sounds like this would be the same idea that they used on their rear brake kit. It doesnt say if the larger disc is drilled or slotted.
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:36 PM
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i know people running this.. you are correct, it's a larger rotor that fills the gap up in the rim. it's an inexpensive alternative to a "big brake kit" although the brake itself is not enlarged. you can request them to be slotted. drilled is not recommended as the holes tend to crack under stress. unless you're down to shell out the dough for new ones everytime you see a little stress crack.
newer drilling techniques camfer the holes and it's been said that this prevents them from stress cracks but i still don't trust it...
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What are the performance gains in comparison to a full BBK
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Brain is running the four wheel kit... and he races alot... said it's awsome... and prefers it to any of the front only kits his driven cuase it's more balanced....
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Brain is running the four wheel kit... and he races alot... said it's awsome... and prefers it to any of the front only kits his driven cuase it's more balanced....
The balance does seem to be alot more beneficial than just huge front brakes. I also like the raw look, not fancy painted calipers
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:43 PM
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Those brakes ROCK ! Like Tuls said I drive my car hard and its seen a few track days and these brakes really work well. If you are looking for "bling" these may not be the trick but if yo uare looking for a well ballanced brake kit that works and feels like stock in th epedal these are for you.

I had one of the big brake kits in the front before I got these and I wasnt overly impressed.

No nose dive with the ireland kit...when you jam the brakes the entire car squats and STOPS! And if you want to use different pads or need to replace parts THE STOCK STUFF FITS so there is no drama trying to find a specific part for a random brake kit.

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Those brakes ROCK ! Like Tuls said I drive my car hard and its seen a few track days and these brakes really work well. If you are looking for "bling" these may not be the trick but if yo uare looking for a well ballanced brake kit that works and feels like stock in th epedal these are for you.

I had one of the big brake kits in the front before I got these and I wasnt overly impressed.

No nose dive with the ireland kit...when you jam the brakes the entire car squats and STOPS! And if you want to use different pads or need to replace parts THE STOCK STUFF FITS so there is no drama trying to find a specific part for a random brake kit.

Anyway thats my .002


Damn, Im sold. squats and stops sounds exactly like what Im looking for, thanks
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Damn, Im sold. squats and stops sounds exactly like what Im looking for, thanks

that the four wheel kit though
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:14 AM
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Never do anything half way! ALL OR NOTHING!!!!!!!!

Honestly I didnt even know they did a front only kit.
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I run the Ireland big brakes front & rear (on both the race & street Mini). Love them! the rear kit is a great upgrade to complement any brand of front big brake kit & you can't beat the price point on the Ireland stuff.
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:24 PM
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Junior Mint... What kind of driving are you planning to do? These are much more expensive than the Power Slots, but are worth it only if you need them.

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Junior Mint... What kind of driving are you planning to do? These are much more expensive than the Power Slots, but are worth it only if you need them.

Just my $0.0000002
I do mostly street driving but I am rather spirited, I also do auto-x type driving in open parking lots with my friends. I am also looking into some track days
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:20 PM
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I do mostly street driving but I am rather spirited, I also do auto-x type driving in open parking lots with my friends. I am also looking into some track days
Cool... Well, you'd probably be completely fine with the Power Slots. If you just want the Ireland kit because it's "better", then that's cool too... It's just that it's almost 3 times the price. If you have the dough to drop though, then by all means, go for it. Just trying to save ya some ca$h
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