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#1 BIGCAV

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:16 PM

anyone using a hoppers stoppers 300mm brake upgrade kit?

thinking about buying one soon

was it worth the money? is anyone using any other kits?

iv read plenty of other posts and everyone talked about them but nobody really says they themselves have used the kit, its all 3rd hand info

anyone know what happens to the offset using the different rotors?

Edited by BIGCAV, 12 April 2011 - 11:05 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:40 PM

I was looking at them also, but I had someone turn me on to VPW
Willwood pro series 4 spot front brake for 1500.. hoppers are around 1800 last time I look...
there is the link... this is what I'm going to get for TUFFZJ...:hy:

http://www.vpw.com.a...7&PrdGrpID=4388
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:03 PM

shit thats not bad, i have an account there too...

ill check them out tommorow too

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:08 PM

let us know, how you go with them... brakes are the next big thing I HAVE to do to TUFFZJ...
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:19 PM

Yep also keep an eye on these brake threads as XY needs upgrade. Only problem is its running 14" rims at the moment. The Hoppers kit includes braided hoses etc also doesn't it?

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:33 PM

im running UPC 330mm brakes on teh xe, have never had any dramas, only cost me 600 odd? uses VT or somthing front calipaers, stops no problems
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:38 PM

Hay Dave, where did you get em from.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

Yep also keep an eye on these brake threads as XY needs upgrade. Only problem is its running 14" rims at the moment. The Hoppers kit includes braided hoses etc also doesn't it?


not included but they sell them seperatly

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 04:56 PM

dano got them on ebay, just search XF brakes, XE ones dont come up for some reason
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:03 PM

I have heard good things about both Hoppers and Willwood set-ups, the only thing to keep in mind is they both increase wheel offset by about 1/2 inch.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:10 PM

I have heard good things about both Hoppers and Willwood set-ups, the only thing to keep in mind is they both increase wheel offset by about 1/2 inch.


Now thats a good bit info to note!

I am looking to use a Skyline 4 pot caliper with 330mm rotor setup. Custom made will be around $1500. Its a common setup on a couple of falcon and mustang tarmac rally cars.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:17 PM

http://www.wilwood.c...mno=140-11071-D

that is the will wood kit, i can pick it up for significantly less then the hoppers kit so i think ill go for it instead, its only 280mm approx but there are alot of benefits compared to the 300 hoppers kits

it says theres a 2.3mm ofset difference to standard

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:20 PM

http://www.wilwood.c...mno=140-11071-D

that is the will wood kit, i can pick it up for significantly less then the hoppers kit so i think ill go for it instead, its only 280mm approx but there are alot of benefits compared to the 300 hoppers kits

it says theres a 2.3mm ofset difference to standard


Looks nice mate. What sort of price and where are you buying from? Also how do you go getting new pads for them?

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:32 PM

UPC ARE THE GO LOT CHEAPER AND DO THE SAME JOB ,THERE BASED IN CROYDON VIC PH 97239924

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:37 PM

unless you got a V8 between the rails i wouldn't bother, the hopper stopper kit gives you better feel because of the two smaller pistons but no grater stopping power, look at the size of the pad and you quickly realise $1500 for a 1cm square extra biting force ... no thanks

what you want is a bigger pad and a bigger rotor nor a bigger rotor and same pad

use a track pad on the standard girlocks and be amazed
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:07 PM

yep thats what iv done, reco'd some girlocks and about to install them with qfm perfomance pads

i spoke with race brakes and have decided to steer clear of upc/hoppers/wilwood, they all are unable to be engineered, i wasnt planning on doing it straight away but down the line did plan on getting it engineered.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:32 PM

What pads do people recommend? Bendix blue's?

#18 david

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:30 PM

nope, Queensland Friction Materials pads, they are actually better than the Pagid pads which are fsking awesome
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:49 PM

i went with qfm performance pads, havent tried them yet but have only heard good things

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:55 PM

i guess the secret is out :)
they absolutely DEMOLISH the EBC GreenStuff in any way you look at it, they are no match for the Ferodo DS3000Plus but then again the Ferodo's cost about 3 times as much and you get about 30 laps out of them and about 60 laps out of your rotors

Bendix has nothing on them, they are hyped up crap pads, will never put a bendix on any of my cars
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you.




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