The factual bit:
As many of you know, I spent many hours down at Star Performance two days ago…12 hours in fact (08:45-20:45) having a play, testing a few things, having a load of work done, trying out a few things etc.
Firstly, thanks to Jim & Brian…12 hours and two meals later we were all knackered!
Credit where it’s due…anyone looking for decent service, advice and standard of work could do a lot worse than giving them a shout.
Secondly, none of this was free…labour rates, wheel alignment rates, dyno time, replacement parts…all paid for out of my pocket...I have the invoice for over Ł900 to prove it!!
Thirdly, these are our (mine, Jim’s and Brian’s) observations based upon our findings. All testing carried out with conditions kept as close to previous conditions as possible etc…some will disagree violently, some will agree…that’s your prerogative.
So, here we go again:
I had the Brembo Gran Tourismo brake upgrade kit sitting around in my spare room since I bought it from AmD at GTI International last year...but I decided to pull my finger out and have it fitted, so Brian @ Star did the needful.
We used Dot 5.1 fluid, and added some Pagid rear pads to replace the old EBC Greenstuffs.
I know there are many others on here with this kit fitted too so they'll confirm, It's fantastic. 'Nuff said.
Pedal feel is excellent, modulation is good, stopping power is amazing...I just can't imagine how much better the Porsche set up must be!
So, after hammering it a few times I can confirm that they are a big improvement over standard sized disks and uprated pads in standard callipers - Grant (Imols S3)- has the seatbelt bruising on his left shoulder to prove it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
ABS on in the dry easily, if you hit the pedal hard enough.
It's been said before...but I'll say it again...well worth the cash.
Anyone looking for a reasonable cost upgrade over and above Grooved / Cross Drilled standard sized front disks with uprated pads for standard callipers, could do a lot worse than give AmD, Star Performance or anyone else who sells this kit, a call and get hold of a kit.