super cheap s550 brembo upgrade

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    Great. Why did you quote me when I am asking about not finding the correct caliper item number on car id?
     
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    Mistake sorry and good luck on your build
     
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    They will fit as long as you have 19s.

    The calipers are about the same width has the stock 4 pot ones, but they are longer.
     
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    I guess I was confused as to the fit since there are all these threads about PP wheel fitment issues...
     
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    My pal has a new set with less than 20 miles for $675 in LA Calif.
     
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    Could you please let me know if the 19" 2018 Black Accent Package wheels will fit over the Brembos?
     
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    If they are 19s, they will fit..
     
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    Great! Thanks!
     
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    just curious if the PP cars have different or longer brake hoses for the Brembo brakes? I reused mine from the base 4-piston brakes and they look like this at full steering turn..
    I don't have any leaks though and the brake fluid in the pics is before i cleaned up

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    That does not look good. Can the steel line be tweaked a bit to relieve it?
     
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    #41 BlownGP, Apr 11, 2020
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    That's what I would try and do. If that steel part of the line would be straight I would think it would have more room.

    Now keep in mind, once the wheel is on and back on the ground. The line will have stress relived.
     
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    I reused the hose lines from 4- pistons and put them in the same orientation as before. This is only at full turn of steering wheel either side. It's been 2 weeks since i did the upgrade and haven't noticed any isssues. However that's something that was on the back of my mind, so wanted to ask if it was the same for everyone else? Or if i have to get PP brake hoses.

    Thanks
     
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    Yeah, the times are few that you'll be at full lock steering and full extension on the suspension... I'm picturing the Duke Boys or something like that. Although there is never a good time to tear a brake hose loose, the worst time is when the shit is hitting the fan. If the metal part of the hose end won't bend out several degrees, I would look at getting some braided stainless brake hoses for the Brembo calipers from any number of suppliers - or stock replacements at the very least.
     
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    #44 thornclaw, Apr 11, 2020
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    i think you have the line installed wrong. the error is at the attachment to the caliper via the banjo bolt. it supposed to head INWARDS towards the caliper bolt before taking a 90 deg turn straight up. yours heads outwards i think. see pic
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    also i noticed you need to tap the pad retaining pins in until they are flush. yours are sticking out some
     
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    For those of you that have done this, what do you think of the pads? My previous car was a '15 PP and I loved the initial bite of the OE pads. I want that type of feel but I'm not in love with the $200+ price of the OE pads. What pads did you go with and what do they feel like?
     
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