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BBK on this car with standard wheels and tires would be silly
Best way to increase brake performance would be to put a decent tire on this thing
The ultimate performance of the brakes is totally controlled by the degree of grip the tire can offer.......
 

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Honestly,

I believe that our cars are light enough to where a BBK is pointless unless:

A.) You get one for looks
B.) You legitimately auto-x

I'm fine with OEM brakes for now.
I want to get my wheel/tire/suspension setup right before I think about a BBK...

just my .02
 

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^ you may think twice when you get those 9" monsters rolling down the road next to you. I can feel some reduced braking sometimes with my 8"
oh by all means.....dont get me wrong.

I wont just buy them for looks.
After I get my suspension setup for the wheels and tires I'm going to be using,
I will see which bbk is necessary....
 

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I could see this being a really nice affordable brake upgrade kit. My only concern being if the cr-z stock caliper is up to snuff when things start getting really hot. But I guess at that point, if someone is running into that sort of issue, then they'd probably be looking to get a full blown bbk anyway...
 

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My only concern being if the cr-z stock caliper is up to snuff when things start getting really hot...
Definetly a valid point!

There's no way I would do this upgrade!
Using a bigger rotor is pointless when we
would be using our stock crz caliper.
Think about it! Your oem caliper will now be
trying to stop a larger rotational object.

Don't think I'm trying to slam you basissporttony,
But what you are proposing is simply a way to cosmetically
fill your inner wheel space.

Using a larger rotor on our oem setup will not
increase braking power. It may look nice, but it will
put a strain on your oem calipers.

A true BBK will have larger rotors coupled with multi-piston
calipers and better brake lines to handle to increased fluid flow.

Add those in and then we'd be in business.

Good luck!
 
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