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      10-31-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Kudos to StopTech

I have just fitted the StopTech 380 BBK, and wanted to give some Kudos to StopTech.
Aside from looking really good, obviously high quality components, all the parts were there, and the installation was simple, with no drama at all.
I have the new Cantrell brake cooling system, no issues with fitment.

After bedding in the street pads, the brakes feel fantastics. I can't wait to test the system in the track with the track pads!
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      10-31-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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I have just fitted the StopTech 380 BBK, and wanted to give some Kudos to StopTech.
Aside from looking really good, obviously high quality components, all the parts were there, and the installation was simple, with no drama at all.
I have the new Cantrell brake cooling system, no issues with fitment.

After bedding in the street pads, the brakes feel fantastics. I can't wait to test the system in the track with the track pads!
I have the street pads on mine... I did 4 fast back to back laps at the Nurburgring with zero brake fade. I think track pads would be a waste of money depending on how many laps and track days you plan to do.

But yes... Stoptechs are awsome!

P.S. do you have the rears too? They make a huge difference.
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      11-02-2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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I love my StopTechs. On the track with good r-comp tires they are like boat anchors.
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      11-02-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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Love mine as well. For street tires on ST60 the ST pads work fine as well.
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I had vibration with the fronts and called them. I did the break in as instructed but they felt it was still pad deposits. They arranged for AutoTalent to install new rotors for me.
Amazing service.
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I have just fitted the StopTech 380 BBK, and wanted to give some Kudos to StopTech.
Aside from looking really good, obviously high quality components, all the parts were there, and the installation was simple, with no drama at all.
I have the new Cantrell brake cooling system, no issues with fitment.

After bedding in the street pads, the brakes feel fantastics. I can't wait to test the system in the track with the track pads!
I live thirty minutes from Cantrell - sorry for the slightly off-topic question but how do you like the Cantrell brake cooling system? could you post up a mini-review / thoughts?
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      11-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #7
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I have just fitted the StopTech 380 BBK, and wanted to give some Kudos to StopTech.
Aside from looking really good, obviously high quality components, all the parts were there, and the installation was simple, with no drama at all.
I have the new Cantrell brake cooling system, no issues with fitment.

After bedding in the street pads, the brakes feel fantastics. I can't wait to test the system in the track with the track pads!
Good choice. I have the ST60/380 setup on the front and ST40/355 setup on the rear. They've been fantastic, with about 25 total track days so far.
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I have the street pads on mine... I did 4 fast back to back laps at the Nurburgring with zero brake fade. I think track pads would be a waste of money depending on how many laps and track days you plan to do.

But yes... Stoptechs are awsome!

P.S. do you have the rears too? They make a huge difference.
One of the many benefits of the StopTechs is that they are compatible with such a huge array of pad makes and models. The Street Performance pads that ship with the kit are good pads--great on the street, and quite decent on track--but I found that they disappear pretty quickly after just a few good track days. I switched to Pagid RS29s for track season and have been impressed with their performance and relative longevity.
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      11-04-2012, 06:11 AM   #8
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The Street Performance pads that ship with the kit are good pads--great on the street, and quite decent on track--but I found that they disappear pretty quickly after just a few good track days. I switched to Pagid RS29s for track season and have been impressed with their performance and relative longevity.
+1. Add RS29's for track use and be amazed.

Street Performance pads are great, but I used them on track with my old E39 (stock setup) and ended up with deposits. Maybe the result would be different using the SP pads with the bbk.
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      11-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #9
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how much do they run?
i would be inierested based on cost.
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how much do they run?
i would be inierested based on cost.
Better to PM a few venders, but they can be hand for under $5,000 generally for front 6 piston and rear 4 piston.
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      11-05-2012, 12:04 AM   #11
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can someone PM me the ballpark on what the front kit cost?
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One of the many benefits of the StopTechs is that they are compatible with such a huge array of pad makes and models. The Street Performance pads that ship with the kit are good pads--great on the street, and quite decent on track--but I found that they disappear pretty quickly after just a few good track days. I switched to Pagid RS29s for track season and have been impressed with their performance and relative longevity.
+1

I used the street pads extensively without any issues. Even pro race car drivers commented that they worked very well after 10+ hot laps. But after switching to Pagids, I can't go back anymore. Very much like switching to Hoosiers from AD08.
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      11-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #13
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Good choice. I have the ST60/380 setup on the front and ST40/355 setup on the rear. They've been fantastic, with about 25 total track days so far.

One of the many benefits of the StopTechs is that they are compatible with such a huge array of pad makes and models.
That is true for the 4 piston caliper. The ST40 uses a porsche pad shape but the general shape is common among MANY different applications. I ran out of pad this weekend. The shop did not have the Porsche pad but found a pad that had the same shape. Just had to cut off two ears and sand them down 1mm and (2 sanding belts later) I was good to go!

I'm not sure that this is as true for the ST60 but I haven't researched it as much as the ST40.
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That is true for the 4 piston caliper. The ST40 uses a porsche pad shape but the general shape is common among MANY different applications. I ran out of pad this weekend. The shop did not have the Porsche pad but found a pad that had the same shape. Just had to cut off two ears and sand them down 1mm and (2 sanding belts later) I was good to go!

I'm not sure that this is as true for the ST60 but I haven't researched it as much as the ST40.
Yes, the Pagid U1204 for the ST40 is the same as many Porsches & the ST 60 uses a U1903 which shares the pad with Alcon & AP.
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can someone PM me the ballpark on what the front kit cost?
About $3K. go to Turner Motorsports, they have a special on offer at the moment
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Yes, the Pagid U1204 for the ST40 is the same as many Porsches & the ST 60 uses a U1903 which shares the pad with Alcon & AP.
But most speed shops will have porsche pads. I got my ST40 pads from a shop that has VERY little stock.

I'm not sure everyone will have Alcon and AP. I will investigate and post back here because I want to know myself.
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But most speed shops will have porsche pads. I got my ST40 pads from a shop that has VERY little stock.

I'm not sure everyone will have Alcon and AP. I will investigate and post back here because I want to know myself.
I ordered mine locally from here - http://www.nimex-motorsport.de/?cate...d8f9h287qg0sn1

Def not local for you.
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After bedding in the street pads, the brakes feel fantastic. I can't wait to test the system in the track with the track pads![/quote]

Track update... Woop woop! Braking issues are officially resolved - no fade, no overheating, no drama. Just awesome reliable, consistent stopping!
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I love these big brakes, looking to get this also. Now just have to save for it, Big money
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I love my Stoptech Trophies

But what made them really different was the Endless pads. Though they did run me close to $1200 installed... bastards weren't cheap.


My bbk is long gone, but i still do have the pads
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Where is you buy the Endless pads?
How many track days do expect to get out of them?
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