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Tourniquet
06-09-06, 00:32
Exactly what it says on the tin. J-spec in need of replacements. Which brands etc are considered good for the Supra or are stock fine ?

Sheefa
06-09-06, 01:29
I went with brand new j-spec disks front and rear but with Chris Wilsons excellent Fast Road Racing Pads mate. Very very pleased. It's half the cost of a UK setup and performs very well indeed.

Depends though, if you're going for massive power i.e. over 600bhp or have the cash to burn go UK setup with the larger callippers etc......but it's expensive!

I'm happy with my stopping power very much and that's just stock again with uprated pads. Good luck ;)

Tourniquet
06-09-06, 02:06
Nice one

Clarkey
06-09-06, 02:31
DBA 4000 xs golds, 4pots on fronts, 2pots on the rear, carbotech pads.

A good setup ;)

Homer
06-09-06, 02:36
Yup, what Sheefa said :)

If you have to stick to the small option then go for stock discs and CW fast road pads - along with decent brakes lines and new 5.1 fluid.

They will work when doing a hard stop from high speed, but don't do it more than once in every 10 minutes! Constant hard use at 100mph+ speed and they will overheat quickly, personally I find them perfectly safe below 100mph, even after extremely hard use.

I'm planning a track day in a few weeks with this setup so will see how they will last then :D

Sheefa
06-09-06, 15:28
Yeah that's a good point Homer. You can feel a little bounce if accelerating and breaking hard, sometimes a tiny squeal. However, I think for street driving at appropriate levels they're great.

DBA 4000 xs golds, 4pots on fronts, 2pots on the rear, carbotech pads - indeed a good setup - but cost???????? ;)

Clarkey
06-09-06, 15:46
DBA 4000 xs golds, 4pots on fronts, 2pots on the rear, carbotech pads - indeed a good setup - but cost???????? ;)

If you want to stop - then minimum UK's. Jap ones are like Butter!

DBA Brake disks for front & rear = 650
Carbotech Pads = 200

grahamc
06-09-06, 16:53
Personally, I would UK spec calipers (4 pot) minimum.

Discs, my choice would be the DBAs have used them on a previous car, very good, and friends have used them, no complaints.

Then some sort of fast road pads.

Some other additions that can make a big difference to pedal feel are braided lines and brake fluid.