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      02-20-2012, 02:56 AM   #1
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Installed StopTech Trophy Brakes 380mm/355mm kit

I just installed a set of the StopTech Trophy 380mm front and 355mm rear kit!

I haven't put many miles yet, but I can already feel the improvement in pedal feel. The bite point feels higher up and slightly firmer. I can't wait to get this system on the track!

We did run into a minor issue where the front left corner was shuttering under braking. I e-mailed StopTech at 8pm that evening and Pat from StopTech e-mail be back that same evening! Excellent customer service!

It turns out sometimes after they change out the tooling, it can leave a finish or a burr that needs to be smoothened out. Sure enough after a few hard stops, it went away. Today I bedded in the pads and I didn't notice any shuttering.

I just wanted to share with you all some photos I took of the install.

Noah @ Cohesive Garage did the install and did a great job!


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      02-20-2012, 04:56 AM   #2
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Okay.. So where is a pic of the whole car so we can what this bad boy really looks like?
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      02-20-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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WOW! Looks awesome man. We demand MORE pics!!

I'd love to see that Diamond Black in contrast to your AW!
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Congrats on the upgrade and excellent choice.
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Brakes immediately changes cosmetic and performance. double win!
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wow those look massive, I can't even imagine how much better they could get from stock.
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Thanks for the kind comments guys!

As soon as the weather clears up here, I'm gonna get in a full photo shoot of the car.

As far as improvements vs stock, I can already feel the pedal is firmer up top and a higher bite point. I'm not sure about shorter distances, but I when I was doing the bed in, even after 10 hard stops from 60, I felt no change in pedal feel. If anything it felt even better like it wanted to go another 10 stops! I can't wait to get this kit out on the track.
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Are those Diamond Black TE37SL? If so please post more pics!! Thx ^^
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Are those Diamond Black TE37SL? If so please post more pics!! Thx ^^
I believe those are the diamond black.
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Thanks for sharing and congrats on all the new parts!!
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Excellent Brake and Rim Combo
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Nice car and mods! I spent yesterday with Noah doing suspension stuff and he had a lot of nice things to say about you and your car. Can't say enough good things about Noah and Cohesive Garage. See you at the track this spring.
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this wheel and brake combo makes me
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