super cheap s550 brembo upgrade

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    yes i took care of the retaining pins the same day..but regarding the orientation i just followed how it was on the old calipers. I'll take a look again. After reading few replies above, I'm starting to realize when car is back on ground some of the tension might be relieved. 20200329_143930.jpg
     
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    I don't have experience with the stock PP pads because i went straight to Powerstop Z26 pads when doing this upgrade. The initial bite is missing but other than they're ok. My old 4-pistons weren't grabby as well so i don't notice a difference in the intial bite, however when i brake hard i can feel the difference compared to old setup
     
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    I got same pads.

    I will admit the stock 4 pots and pads are pretty grabby to me. I just like the Brembo's and I got a killer deal on some 2-piece rotors.
     
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    this is definitely installed backwards
     
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    Looking at it again.. He needs to flip the brake line over and that will bring it closer to the car.
     
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    Thanks guys, now i realize my mistake... damn :facepalm::facepalm: I've been driving like this for 2 weeks now, hope the brake lines aren't damanged...
     
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    Pads......depends on how much dust you can stand and whether you will hate more frequent pad changes. EBC Red Stuff and Hawk Ferro Carbon work great but make a mess and don't last very long. OEM pads are a good compromise.
     
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    Nahh. It should be fine. If you have no leaks now. You won't have once to flip the line over.
     
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    I might do it for some peace of mind lol. Do i have to bleed all 4 sides again or just the front 2 is fine ?
     
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    Yup, I would
     
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    if only a slight improvement over stock seems like you are not getting a true Brembo experience because
    Brembos are night and day difference over stock/OEM junk
     
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    mostly its an improvement in braking CAPACITY. that is, the brembos can brake hard all day without fading. in that regard it is a night and day difference. as far as braking one time, they are probably similar.
     
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    Even during one time braking events, if you brake very hard you can feel the difference. I think the Brembos have more stopping power
     
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    I had a 15 PP before the getting the non PP I have now. There is a huge difference in feel. I believe the actual braking performance will be limited to the tires on either setup. I think the OEM PP pads are pretty aggressive and that is why they feel so great. I didn't want to pay the $200 on pads and deal with the noise and dust of the OEMs but I didn't want to go through the hassle of the change and end up with just slightly better performance and feel. I sucked it up and went with what I know I like and I recommend others at least try the OEM pads with a test drive or a friend's car
     
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    Any one need a complete new set pm me
     
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