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HI Guys,

I'm looking at upgrading my front and rear rotors with the following:

Front Brake Rotors - DBA 504S Street Series T2 Slotted Brake Rotor

Rear Brake Rotors - DBA 505S Street Series T2 Slotted Brake Rotor

I have a 2009 G6e Turbo and was wondering if these will be worth the upgrade over the stock rotors? I'm not taking my car down the drags or anything like that. I'm just looking for a basic upgrade over the stock rotors.

Thanks.

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Funny you bring this up. Just yesterday I was discussing this with my tuner as the standard brakes that come with the car leave a lot to be desired.

That being said I was told that it would be better value to get the T3s for the fronts and T2s for the rears.

Dont forget to get the right pads as well, as this plays a big factor as to whether you have a good or bad experience.

My tuner has recommended to get the heavy duty bendix pads along with the DBA T3 and T2 rotors....

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Ross, what are your needs?

Is the car running more power or are you looking to in the near future?

Are you just after the aesthetics? Towing? Track or just a little street fun?

Think about this as this will narrow down what combo is best for you and more cost effective.

You don't want to end up with a really dusty pad for just general street use! Gets quiet annoying if its a daily driver and you like to keep your car clean ;)

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Ross, what are your needs?

Is the car running more power or are you looking to in the near future?

Are you just after the aesthetics? Towing? Track or just a little street fun?

Think about this as this will narrow down what combo is best for you and more cost effective.

You don't want to end up with a really dusty pad for just general street use! Gets quiet annoying if its a daily driver and you like to keep your car clean ;)

Fadz,

I'm after a little street fun and nothing else. I might be considering bigger injectors and a tune later down the track and that's it.

I don't want a dusty pad just something that's clean and quiet. Yes I like to keep my car clean.

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Funny you bring this up. Just yesterday I was discussing this with my tuner as the standard brakes that come with the car leave a lot to be desired.

That being said I was told that it would be better value to get the T3s for the fronts and T2s for the rears.

Dont forget to get the right pads as well, as this plays a big factor as to whether you have a good or bad experience.

My tuner has recommended to get the heavy duty bendix pads along with the DBA T3 and T2 rotors....

Madz,

What do you think of this setup then:

Front Brake Rotors - DBA 4504S T3 Clubspec 4000 Series Slotted Rotor

Rear Brake Rotors - DBA 505S Street Series T2 Slotted Brake Rotor

Heavy duty bendix pads are these dusty? Any other good pads out there that's not dusty?

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I would go with any of the DBA sport/street series, decide by the best price you can get.

I give Bendix heavy duty a thumbs up, I have them fitted to the rear of my ford and they are very low dust.

A third compared to the Bendix SRT I have upfront !!!

+ Flush the break fluid and you will notice an improvement, if you can also afford some braided lines this will give a really nice feel through the pedal.

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^^^ +1 Darren said that the Bendix heavy duty pad are not dusty at all. They do however wear the rotar off faster because they are a harder compound.

Changing the brake fluid does make a big difference. DOT 4 is what I have been told to get.

Fadz, where did you get your braided line from?

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^^^ +1 Darren said that the Bendix heavy duty pad are not dusty at all. They do however wear the rotar off faster because they are a harder compound.

Changing the brake fluid does make a big difference. DOT 4 is what I have been told to get.

Fadz, where did you get your braided line from?

Racebrakes - Sydney > Wetherill Park

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You understand upgraded brakes won't make your car stop any faster right?

I wonder why a lot of people bother upgrading em if they never track the car, other than for looks. The stock brakes can lock the wheels up just fine and once that happens your car ain't braking any faster

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Haha yeah but if you're doing multiple emergency stops on the street you need to calm the f*ck down :P

Only time I've had mine fade is on a skid pan track day when doing heavy braking repeatedly.. Fried em real nice

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Agree with the street only scenario. Pad choice is far more critical, equal with tyres. If either fail, you aren't stopping no matter how big your brakes are! I drove for many years on stocker brakes and it pulled up great (even did OK on multiple 800m top speed runs).

Having said that when I got the chance to go Brembos I jumped at it due to the odd times I enjoy spirited driving, among other things like look and ease of maintenance.

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Lenox, have you had a look at XYZ by any chance?

I like the black ones for a sleeper kinda look.

They fit the front 19" rims from what I hear.

They however do not clear the rears if you get the 4 pot sibling.

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Yeh they look good haven't heard much about em though? Wonder if any of the experts on here know anything about em? Still 2 grand I couldn't justify it for street use at the moment

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You understand upgraded brakes won't make your car stop any faster right?

I wonder why a lot of people bother upgrading em if they never track the car, other than for looks. The stock brakes can lock the wheels up just fine and once that happens your car ain't braking any faster

I had a stock brakes and they tend to fade real quick, with DBA's T3 all round at least I have that much more confidence in my brakes but should have gone for brembo's. There is a difference between say stock, dba and brembo's in stopping performance even in a single time stopping stock brakes will take longer than the other two options.

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Ever got abs on with stock brakes? That's the fastest your car can stop. As Aaron said the difference is in how the hold up to repeat braking

And no doubt there is better pedal feel, less pedal pushing to get the wheels to lock up etc. with better brakes

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Gotta say, for a street car the best bet is putting money into tyres, particularly at the front - that will determine emergency braking distance.

Having said that, if you need to replace discs/pads the dba/bendix option is a good one.

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On ‎8‎/‎01‎/‎2014 at 5:03 PM, Ross23 said:

HI Guys,

I'm looking at upgrading my front and rear rotors with the following:

Front Brake Rotors - DBA 504S Street Series T2 Slotted Brake Rotor

Rear Brake Rotors - DBA 505S Street Series T2 Slotted Brake Rotor

I have a 2009 G6e Turbo and was wondering if these will be worth the upgrade over the stock rotors? I'm not taking my car down the drags or anything like that. I'm just looking for a basic upgrade over the stock rotors.

Thanks.

Post revival!

 

Mate did you end up doing the upgrade? I have an 09 G6E Turbo also and was keen to know if the rotors you listed here fit?

 

I have had members tell me the fronts are 322mm not 298mm but keen to make sure before I order (5000km from the car so cant measure)

 

Cheers.

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As per the other post about this topic, the 322mm are the ones you want for a "Turbo" model of G6E. 99% sure.

Or just wait until you're not 5000km from the car or get a family member/ or friend to measure the rotors on your behalf :)

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