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Thread: The Big Brake Kit for the MK2
10-19-2004, 10:15 AM #141
The p/n's you listed are described here. These are what I believe JK had intended us to use, however, IIRC, the word is that Coleman produces a superior rotor that isn't made in Mexico.
Those Wilwood rotors will work William. I'm using Coleman lightweight rotors...the ones they DON'T recommend for a 3000lb street car and they are still in decent shape.... considering Besides, the Wilwoods are $40/ea so you're not out all that much.
Personally, I'm going to be buying the HD Coleman rotors soon to replace the LD's. I've given the LD's A LOT of stress and they are mostly blue around the outside. I'd like to see what the HD's do with the abuse I've been dishing the BBK. Keep in mind that the braking is still AWESOME, just that I'm kinda anal about suspension/brakes and want the best I can get.
10-19-2004, 12:33 PM #142
well, i have mastered the art of downshifting to get my car to stop real quick, so i think if the light duty rotors are working for you they should work for me. i plan to still downshift like always and the larger daimeter brakes will allow me to stop much harder without locking up the wheels. thanks for the reply, its what i needed to know.
10-19-2004, 07:46 PM #143
Coleman's are really the best choice. Regular or heavy duty.
Though the extra premium for the HD's is worthwhile. These
are your brakes, you know... :wink:Jim
MK2 Geek Squad Member
10-19-2004, 08:07 PM #144
well, the reg brakes are doing ok, just eat through rotors is all. i figure the bigger brakes will disipate the heat and hopefully i wont eat rotors faster then pads. guess ill have to save up more then planned to finish the bbk.
10-19-2004, 08:30 PM #145
I haven't noticed much wear at all.
Not that I'm beating the brakes, but I do enjoy
the occasional stop on a dime. 8)
Ok, I do this alot.....Jim
MK2 Geek Squad Member
10-19-2004, 09:19 PM #146
Agreed, I have not noticed much wear in the 9 months of having the BBK installed. I'd say pads are at about 60%ish...
And yes, once you get it all on you'll be doing 100 and look around, "No cars, I'm going to stop RIGHT NOW!" At least, I do that....still...
05-08-2005, 03:04 PM #147Originally Posted by jdk_ii
also, where is the cheapest place to get the wilwood rotors? i recall finding them for ~$40 each on one of the sites listed. well, ive gone back and checked and havent been able to find them for that price again. any that knows where to get them cheap please lmk. thnx.
03-20-2008, 05:16 PM #148
i was searching for info so figured id add this. theses are the rotors i bought
front U.S. Brake 9850-6220
rear U.S. Brake 9850-6221
and these are the pads i went with
forged dynalite calipers
they are quiet, no squeeling and i havent gotten to use them alot so cant comment on dusting yet. but they stop very well for me even when not warmed up, but once warmed up holy shit. lol. im only running the front bbk at the moment. waiting on the rear adaptors from the group buy. if these pads turn out to not be enough ill upgrade to something more agressive later. i chose these asi wanted a quiet pad that wouldnt eat rotors and these seem to be exactly what i was lookin for.
all these parts available through summit.
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