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      01-30-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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Brembo BBK GT Installed + weight comparison

This setup is for sale now. Let me know if interested.

Installed these yesterday...Painted GTS orange by IND (Thanks again Nate).
I was hoping for more weight savings, but they look good and work even better :0)

Fronts:
OEM Rotor: 21lbs
Brembo Rotor (380mm) : 23lbs

OEM Caliper: 13lbs
Brembo Caliper: 11lbs

Rears:
OEM Rotor: 18lbs
Brembo Rotor (355mm): 11lbs

OEM Caliper: 9lbs
Brembo Caliper: 12lbs

Removed front and trimmed rear dust shields: 1lb
Net weight savings from Brembo installation: 9lbs
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      01-30-2011, 12:23 PM   #2
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Looking Good!
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Please get yourself some wheel locks ASAP. Looks good btw.
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      01-30-2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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thanks for posting the data. I'm surprised that the front rotors are heavier even though they're larger.

looks great - congrats. good color choice
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      01-30-2011, 02:15 PM   #5
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thanks for posting the data. I'm surprised that the front rotors are heavier even though they're larger.

looks great - congrats. good color choice
The UK Gran Turismo front 380mm kit uses a lighter rotor than the USA version at 17.3 lbs
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      01-30-2011, 03:07 PM   #6
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I don't think you'd want a lighter rotor, all things being equal in the design, unless the weight savings is from the hat.
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      01-30-2011, 03:17 PM   #7
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LOL...I live in Iowa, no crime here


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Nice color, but personally, I'd put a brembo logo on there. Otherwise it looks like you just painted the stock calipers, if that matters to you.

Oh for what it's worth, I remember seeing a comparison between the brembo GT vs PCCB (porsche ceramic) and the weight was quite similar.
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      01-30-2011, 08:09 PM   #9
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Doesn't matter a bit to me. The mods I install on my car are for performance improvements only not to try impress someone who doesn't know the difference between painted oem calipers and a BBK (well OK all the carbon bits are solely for my own bling factor edification . I don't care what others think of my calipers when I'm flying by them on the track I purposely did not have the brembo logo installed on the calipers. I don't like it when manufacturers place their logo all over their products (unless they are paying me to advertise)


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Nice color, but personally, I'd put a brembo logo on there. Otherwise it looks like you just painted the stock calipers, if that matters to you.

Oh for what it's worth, I remember seeing a comparison between the brembo GT vs PCCB (porsche ceramic) and the weight was quite similar.
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Yeah, I'm not a fan of logos in general, but I guess I just get used to some things....like a logo on calipers or the m3 badging.
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nice color on those brembos!
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      01-31-2011, 08:54 AM   #12
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Maybe BMW logos would look cool Next time I paint them I'll see how they look.

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      01-31-2011, 06:06 PM   #13
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Nice colour contrast!
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Nice trunk you got there
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Thanks Anup. Install was a breeze and it fits well. But my original lid doesn't come with a trunk lock like the '08 did I guess so I gotta figure out what I can do with the hole. I'll check with Nate to see if IND has a solution. The car is shipping to IND in March for a few "adjustments" in anticipation of the upcoming track season

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Did you weigh the calipers loaded(with pads) or unloaded?
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      02-12-2011, 04:18 AM   #18
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Did you weigh the calipers loaded(with pads) or unloaded?
Just for ref, here are my UK front 380mm GT weights in Kg

Caliper with no brackets or pads



Pair of pads



bracket



380mm rotors



Now the rear 380mm GT parts

Calipers unloaded



380mm rotors



Here is the old stock front parts for comparison



Caliper with old pads fitted


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