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post #91 of 96 Old 05-24-2012, 04:42 AM
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DBA (Disc Brakes Australia) makes very good rotors. I asked them about ISF rotors from future owner point of view and they were not making them, but it has been a while, might be worth to check with them.

StopTech and AP Racing are 2 other big names in brakes.

I would carefully consider ceramic pads, surely they make a lot less dust, but they also don't bite as hard.

I tried the Hawk ceramic pad vs. Hawk HPS pads on my current vehicle, it's HPS all the way. They will squeal after a while, but only under certain conditions.

Slotted rotors are another thing to consider vs. cross drilled. I had a neighbor with a Dinan S3-R (that's a supercharged E46, fully built) who went with the Brembo GT package once, and said the rotors cracked. (mind you, he drove the car daily at some very serious speeds)

Lastly, If you really love your wheels, take them off once a year and detail them by hand. (and also the wheel wells)
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I'm a big fan of the stock brake setup on the ISF, awwwwesome stopping power (for my use at least) I've had to stomp on them a few times

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Originally Posted by ashutoshvsingh View Post

Another thing, is that they can pain the rotors with any color I want and put a sticker of my choice, but they are asking for 150$ per rotor, anyone has any opinion on it. If I get the red color and Brembo written on it, is it worth paying 600$ for it?

I painted them myself, as the OEM black clear coat was starting to peel.

Custom vinyl logo's were $5.00 each and G2 paint kit was $50.00 - I painted them on the car and it took 1 day, including cleaning, prep work, taping and multiple coats.

...and the satisfaction of doing it myself without a huge chunk of money going out of my pocket.


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Here's a suggestion... I found the best pricing on OEM brake pads by purchasing the front from Sewell Parts, and the rears directly from Carson. Both with Lexus forum discounts.

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Digger, you did a nice job. I've contemplating doing this to mine by my finish looks great.
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Don't put on wearever front brake pads, they so and don't wast no money!!!! Only on ideas on a a very good foot set of front pads? That will still on a dime. Please [email protected]. Any help. We help me me. Out. Thanks. Lexus FAMILY ..,,,,
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