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Big brake kits

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:21 pm
by Nickzendar
So I have been looking at all the big brake kit "opitions" we have and while doing a bit of googleing I came across these and im wondering if they are any good and why is seems like no one here knows about them or if they do why they are not worth mentioning.


http://pbbrakes.com/brake-kits/toyota/celica.html

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:39 pm
by underscore
I've never heard of them before, maybe it's a new kit. At first glance they seem very expensive and I'd be concerned about getting replacement pads and rotors in the future.

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:45 pm
by Nickzendar
Ya i had the same thought about the price. The thing is that i tried to look aroud and see what people think about the brand and most of the reviews are on their coilovers aposed to the brakes but from what I have found so far people really seem to like what they get. Im just wondering if anyone here has had and experiance with them or know anything about them.

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:02 am
by freddie
What do you do for rotors/discs? Are they included? If so what are their details? If not, what do the calipers hook up to?

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:09 am
by Nickzendar
freddie wrote:What do you do for rotors/discs? Are they included? If so what are their details? If not, what do the calipers hook up to?

Yes rotors are included the sizes are listed when you select your type of celica. The calipers mount up to a custom mount included in the kit.

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:12 pm
by tHeGeeK
I have front and rear BBK from Revolution Brake. Still working on install, but Wilwood calipers and good looking drilled, slotted rotors.

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:01 pm
by Corey
These look similar to my Ksport kit... wonder if its the same manufacturer with a different brand.

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:55 pm
by Nickzendar
Corey wrote:These look similar to my Ksport kit... wonder if its the same manufacturer with a different brand.

OK are Ksports any good because I see plenty of people using them and yet when I look up reviews on them I generally dont see good reviews.

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:39 pm
by aus jd 2703
I have people I know who have no issue with k sport they are pretty good Taiwanese brakes. They're no ap or brembo but they're better than stock.
I'm running the revolution front wilwood kit and plan to go st205 rear when I get semis. Stock rears with pads and rotors are enough so far for street trees in a heavy braking track day. I like the wilwood s a lot. Pad shape is well supported and if I need to I can swap to a 6 pot as they have same mounting on a few calipers.

Pad options is something I wonder with k sport. Never looked but I would check what pads are available.
FYI stock pads revolution supply are dreadful. I use them for street and ferrodo ds3000 for track but they squel so can't stand them for long on the road.

Also make sure your wheel bearings are good as the bearings fail often due to age and this really affects the braking performance as the disc can move relative to the caliper

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:27 am
by Corey
I bought my Ksport 6pot 304mm kit from Ksport UK about 5 years ago so I can't say if the quality has changed since then.

My kit didn't fit well. I needed to file down a few mm off each lobe of their mounting bracket to move the caliper outward laterally so the disk was centered between the pads. I also had to trim a tiny bit of the dust shield.

I was able to install it before filing down the bracket, but the pressure on the pads was so high that the wheel barely moved.

That said, I've been running them for some 60,000 km without any issues. They still look good too. I'm actually looking into purchasing their rear kit with retains the OEM parking brake.

As for pads, I purchased my kit with EBC yellow stuffs. But they also offered AP, Pagid and Ferodo pads at the time. The pad type on their 6 pot kit is the same used in the Aston DB7 and the TVR Cerbera.

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:46 am
by Nickzendar
aus jd 2703 wrote:They're no ap or brembo but they're better than stock.

From what i understand you can only mount brembos on the front if you have the adapter. Is that the same case for AP?

Re: Big brake kits

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:58 am
by aus jd 2703
Ap do a kit. Was $4.5k Aussie dollars a few years ago for the fronts only. Big money