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Has anyone been able to get Brembo brakes added at dealership or even aftermarket? I have an Abarth to take delivery on and want the Brembos. Dealership doesn't have them as an option to order saying the car is too new. I have a labor cost from them if I can find them, but can't seem to find them. I need all the extras added at dealer to go on the invoice if at all possible. If that isn't an option has anyone been able to aftermarket?
 

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Can't imagine it would be a cheap way to get them.
 
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Indeed for much less than Brembo setup, you can do better, our page at THIS LINK.

...and we use the right size calipers, while FM undersize's the pad with a powerlite caliper, which the math suggests is not much of an upgrade. Sometimes a photo is best to help understand this better (Miata ND/Fiat brakes are the same):






Our Fiat 124 with our front and rear Four Piston



As the chart helps explain, best analogy for the factory Brembo setup is the Six Piston:



And if you might track it, the best is our Big Brakes front and rear with 6 piston front setup, 4 piston rear....same setup used on our Racing ND Miata that went on the trailer today for Superlap Battle 2016 Time Attack Competition this weekend:





By the way, those are 255/35/17 tires on our ND, will get pics of them on the Fiat when the car gets back.
 

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Thanks so much. I actually already emailed you earlier today! I posted the question in two different places and someone else pointed me in your direction! Great info on the website and someone got right back to me.
 

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Has Brembo even come out with brakes for the 124 Spider yet? Can't seem to find any on their site.
I havent seen more than 1 or 2 cars in the US pop up with Brembos on the inventory search
 

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I havent seen more than 1 or 2 cars in the US pop up with Brembos on the inventory search
Me too, and at least one of them was an advertising mistake. Rather than wait, I bought mine sans Brembos. A couple of local shops install red Wilwoods.

My hunch is that the next shipment will have more Luxury Packages and Brembos.
 

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Can’t find Brembo’s after market at all. Even spoke to the Mopar engineers. Had a long chat with Brembo racing too...”my sources say”, they aren’t made by “Brembo”, but are to specification by the factory.
 

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Why are Brembo brakes so hard to find for the 124? I know there are other brands like Willwood as options, but I like the Brembo look.
 

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Am I correct that not all aftermarket brakes include parking brakes?
 

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Why are Brembo brakes so hard to find for the 124? I know there are other brands like Willwood as options, but I like the Brembo look.
After some adventurous time, my dealership now sells them, however they're coming in at nearly $7k after market versus $2k pre. I'm going with the Wilwood's here as soon as I get a chance to breathe from work.
 

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Brembos can be had for $1700-2400 based on info from the Miata forum, just need to order it piece by piece.

Wilwoods are good for looks and autocross but no good for track use, based on my testing. Even the 6-piston version is not up to the task. They have poor heat capacity due to the lightweight aluminum rotor hats which make it easy for them to adapt their kit to different platforms but are not good for heavy duty use. Factory Brembo kit is a must have for track use since they have heavy, solid one-piece rotors with tons of heat capacity. I expect the Stoptech kit to be similar in performance to the Brembos based on pad size and rotor construction; they are similar in cost as well but don’t look as good.
 

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But, there are Wilwood kits from vendors that use the factory rotors.

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