Full Tilt Boogie GT350 Brake Conversion Kit Install

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    I feel like we are going in circles.

    Good for them, I never said I had any issues with the brakes they are great indeed.

    I march to the beat of my own drum.

    Like I've said, dust boots do not belong on a track car. A non removable caliper bridge is never found on any track car for many reasons.

    I swap pads 2-3 times a month, they way it's setup is not a ideal.

    The pad offerings for the oem caliper are not what I prefer.

    It's a personal choice, I'm not telling anyone or forcing anyone to buy it.
     
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    I get this kit may not be what works best for everyone and that's ok but I made this thread for the people who are interested in it. Can we move on back to the original topic now? People who see and come into this thread are going to have to scroll through the spin off information just to get the info they are looking for.

    I didn't say the GT350 brakes are the BEST for tracking but they are way more than capable to track with. I will say this is the best kit out there for people who bought their cars to drive them. You obviously have you goal and that's great but this is for the majority of people who want a better option and who drive their cars on the street and even track on a regular basis. A lot of us will only change the pads when they wear out and will find this setup to be the best option out there.
     
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    Jesus dude relax. I didn't even quote you so calm down. I know you want AP brakes. That's fine. Brembo also makes race spec calipers without the bridge and dust boots! The GT4 mustang uses Brembo brakes.
    My point is that for most people the stock GT350 brakes are excellent and can't be beat for the cost! While you are getting your AP brakes, Im looking into a sequential 3160
     
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    lol I'm lost. The GT350 Brembos are fantastic. They are the best brakes that I've ever used from the manufacturer. For 99% of people they are more than you will ever need.
     
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    And again, I never said they were not excellent.
     
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    Jmeo do you happen to know if the car was originally a PP with 6 piston brembos do the gt350r calipers have the same caliper overhang in regards to wheel offset and fit or will wheels and spacers need to be looked into. My friend and I are seriously looking at doing this kit but we both do not want to replace wheels or run spacers.
     
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    My car was a non Brembo auto car. FTB was a non Brembo manual. I can't be sure the new calipers stick out any more than PP version but my guess is they would fit. Wish I could help more.
     
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    I ended up contacting FTB and asked about the offset difference on a base model GT with non PP brakes and they responded that the rear offset will be 0.270 inches wider.
     
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    The stock Gt350 rear et is 62 so that's that you need to work with. I ordered my my new wheels with 55 et. 55et on a car with GT350 brakes will be flush with the wheel well. So if your current wheels have no more than 48 et you will be fine because 48 + 7 puts you at 55
     
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    So my current wheels are ET 55. With the FTB brakes upgrade I will be at ET 62?
     
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    Let me rephrase.

    Currently an offset of 48 et with 11" wide wheel puts the lip of the wheel flush with wheel well opening.

    The GT350 brake kit will push your wheel out approx 7mm

    So, in order to have your wheel be no more than 48mm et (flush with wheelwell)
    You will want to have no more than 55 et offset with 11" wide wheel because the brake kit will push the wheel out 7mm which is like having a 48 et and being flush with wheel well.

    Now the width of your tire makes a difference. In this scenario I'm using a 305/35/19 with 55 et, 11" wide whee to be flush with the wheel well.

    Note: this is my experience and not to be confused with a guarantee this will net you what you are looking for :)
     
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    The wheels I'm looking at should be fine.
     
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    Hi,
    Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I didn't realize the auto brake booster was different than the PP one. I have a few questions about that:


    • Is it the 'auto' booster, or the 'non-PP' booster? I'm guessing the booster for the 4 piston (standard) brakes is a different size than the one for the 6 piston brakes.

    • Is the booster bigger (more boost effect) or smaller?

    I'm asking because I find the PP brakes too sensitive. They engage before the pedal movement stops, which makes heel/toe at light brake applications a pita. If the smaller booster makes my brakes less sensitive, I'll give it a try.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    I'm not exactly sure what makes them different but I imagine its how much vacuume is made and applied by the booster. I would'nt want to under power what you have if I were you.
     
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