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A "not-so-expensive" brake upgrade for F355

Discussion in '348/355' started by eric355, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. bobzdar

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    Is there a summary of the different options?

    Afaik there's:

    Brembo, $3400
    Stoptech, $2000-$3500 depending on options
    911 big reds, 550 rotors, cnc bracket, $2000(dansk)-$2850(brembo)
    355 challenge/ f40 (same?) ~$30k if you can find them

    Do they all fit stock wheels? Challenge wheels? How about rears?
     
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  3. ShineKen

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    There are levels to the brembo options. Can go as high as $8k.

    According to my buddy who used to work at Brembo and is now a race team consultant for brakes, the new high end Brembo stuff will work much better than the 355 challenge brakes.



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  4. ShineKen

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  6. SoCal1

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    Some nice brakes for sure. Had no issues with the Challenge brakes but I'm an old bike racer I dont use brakes too hard.
     
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  8. kenneyd

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    I might actually be interested in selling my big reds/oem 550 setup. On the hunt for something bigger, like 355mm.
    Its plug and play, about 2000 miles or so.
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    Sure but its not "original" and that's important for a lot of Ferrari owners. Also the Challenge and F40 brakes retain a lot of value, if not continue to increase, but yeah 30k is a lot, unless its an F40 restoration.
     
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  10. ShineKen

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    Most people can’t find the challenge brakes or at least a complete enough set, so I figured I’d say this is the next best thing. You also get to stick with the Brembo brand. Good enough for an F40, good enough for me. One can always go back to the stock brakes for originality.
     
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  13. evo11

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    I purchased brembo ds2500 pads, braided stainless steel brake lines and high performance brake fluid i won't use f355 on race track....
     
  14. vjlax18

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    Very rarely are bigger brakes needed for street cars. They are purchased and installed for looks which really is no different than people putting cross drilled rotors on their cars.
     
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