Is it worth the $1495 for the Brembo brake package?
That's great news Brian. I hadn't installed my Dynapro 6-piston upgrade, and after three track days, the front pads were nearly shot.Though I think the Brembo are very expensive for what you get, one cool new thing we are working on is brackets for Brembo owners to later add our bigger two-piece rotors.
Thus, you Brembo owners will eventually have ability to convert the setup to Big Brakes if they start doing track days, etc. And because our two-piece rotors are lighter than stock, you get the bigger thermal capacity while not adding weight. Likely another month before we have those on the site.
So (yeah, I'm that guy in Cali) , In terms of performance, the stock brakes will work well for a couple of track days. That's, of course, you are mindful and are not stuck behind early braking drivers. However, those stock front brake pads are going to wear VERY fast. The rears, not as much.I really debate having them added on delivery of my car, but looking on Good-Win's site I realized I could have even better brakes for less money. Talking to a friend who road races his 124 in California, he mentioned the stock brakes are very good, but if you're going to be making repeated hard stops (road racing), you'll want to upgrade brakes.
The decision whether or not to get Brembos really depends not only on whether or not you need better brakes, but also whether or not you mind going aftermarket for better brakes.
Depends on class and the type of mod.if i am not mistaken, the brembo brake upgrade is only the front calipers. the rears in photos appear to be red painted standard 1 piston brakes. so in researching the parts, it would appear for the price of $1500, you could purchase the 6 piston front wilwoods and the 4 piston rears for about the same price as the factory brembo. just my opinion that 4 corners of better braking would be better than just 2 corners. my only question would be if it would move you out of the stock class for autox? my guess is a most definate probably, anybody?