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Akebono BBK Install Pictures

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A few pics below of my Akebono big brake kit install. 6-7mm calliper clearance behind the varrstoen's in +12 offset.

 

Paired with DBA 5000/4000 rotors.

 

 

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Looking good.

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You've got the black body and wheels, the red rear lights and red calipers, looks awesome for sure

 

So how do the brakes feel now and what did you have before, touring or Brembo brakes?

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Liking it, looks the goods. I may be a bit biased towards black though :)

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You've got the black body and wheels, the red rear lights and red calipers, looks awesome for sure

 

So how do the brakes feel now and what did you have before, touring or Brembo brakes?

Thanks man, stepping up from the touring brakes there is a big difference in brake feel, it feels much more firm and immediate when braking, its very confidence inspiring.

 

The stainless steel lines obviously help and I'm assuming once I try them on track that they will be much less likely to suffer brake fade.

 

I gave them a few very hard braking maneuvers on the highway to test and they stop on a dime :)

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looks fantastic, I have a bit of a thing for big brakes but struggle to justify it... 

Out of curiosity, what lead you to the Akebonos?

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looks fantastic, I have a bit of a thing for big brakes but struggle to justify it... 

Out of curiosity, what lead you to the Akebonos?

Basically the fact that they are about half the price of a normal brand name BBK. Also obviously for the looks and performance.

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Thanks man, stepping up from the touring brakes there is a big difference in brake feel, it feels much more firm and immediate when braking, its very confidence inspiring.

 

The stainless steel lines obviously help and I'm assuming once I try them on track that they will be much less likely to suffer brake fade.

 

I gave them a few very hard braking maneuvers on the highway to test and they stop on a dime :)

 

I don't think we really get much improvement from the braided lines, at least not on the street

It's the clamping force and larger diameter that are giving you the stopping power - it's wonderful for sure!

(I have a 6 pot 355mm BBK on my other car which is my daily drive)

 

You will be able to fade the brakes on the track, your weak point is the pads

90% of street pads are simply not up to being hammered on the track for more than ~4 laps

I'm not sure what pad options are available for the Akebono calipers

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Upgraded to Hawk HPS pads, there are a few options to choose from with the akebono kit; centric posi-quiet/stoptech/endless MX72 etc...

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That's a great!

Endless MX72 are well proven

StopTech range is good but limited

(I have no experience with Hawk)

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woah they look epic

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I knew Akebono's were good brakes and found out a couple of days ago that they're the brakes that McLaren have fitted to the new McLaren P1 as standard.

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