SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner

1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,706 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
monkey11 was kind enough to send me these pictures of his Brembo brake upgrade. It looks insane! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"> Those Superleggera's do a good job of showing off the rotors and calipers. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P><B>Before Upgrade</B><BR> <IMG SRC="http://64.49.221.207/pix/monkey11s60/Mvc_002s.jpg"> <P><B>After Upgrade</B><BR> <IMG SRC="http://64.49.221.207/pix/monkey11s60/Mvc_005s.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://64.49.221.207/pix/monkey11s60/Mvc_007s.jpg"> <P><B>Rotors & Calipers</B><BR> <IMG SRC="http://64.49.221.207/pix/monkey11s60/Mvc_003s.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://64.49.221.207/pix/monkey11s60/Mvc_004s.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,395 Posts
Nice!<P>About how much does a system like that run?<P>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,564 Posts
Finally get to see the upgrade...so is Brembo going to release this upgrade to the public?<P>What size of rotors are those again? And the wheels?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Firstly, to Drew and George: Thank you for the post!<BR>Kazai: The suggested retail is around $2900.00 US. So far, I'm thinking it's worth every penny!!!<BR>1 and only: The wheels are 17" and the rotors are 13.1". The pics don't hardly do the calipers justice. They are absoloutly massive. I asked the engineer about going to the 14.2" rotor, and he laughed...Saying I have more stopping power than I'll ever use..But it could be done! Hey she might be a little slow, but she'll be in the turn first!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
FYI all,<BR> they are available! And the calipers come in your choice of three colors. Red w/ black letter (my personal favorite) Silver w/black letter or black w/white letter. Although I haven't finished weighing all the peices, it looks like the brakes are around 3 LBS lighter!!! Brembo North America phone # 714-641-0104. I am told with longer studs the 14.2" rotors would be possible. (for those with 19" wheels) <BR>Hope you all enjoy!!! They cost
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
Umm...don't take this the wrong way, serious question. Do you plan on autocrossing your car? If not, why the brake upgrade??? <P>Do you have similar plans for the engine?<P>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,564 Posts
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by monkey11:<BR><B>The pics don't hardly do the calipers justice. They are absoloutly massive.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>YEAH!! I'll say, that caliper is HUGE!! That's the biggest I've seen on a Volvo, much bigger than AP, and the ones I have just don't come close to that~! Nicely done.<P>Thanks for the info, I might give them a call if I can sell mine. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> Or I'll just see if I can get some bigger rotors than the ones I have.<P>Those calipers are sick~~!<BR>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Dang yo! What a nice and sick looking S60!! It's a totally WOW car. The calipers look like they barely fit behind the wheel, nice job man.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Hey Vetteguy,<BR>Well autocross....No. I work for a race team, which is how these brakes came to be. We do a lot of testing. Sometimes we drive to the track in / on our personal vehicles Many times when there is a break in our schedule....Sort of like "free" time on the track. This means much smile/ laughter time.(mixed with fear of course) That is a large part of the WHY...<P>And, I love the styling of the car. However (to me) it lacked two things. It had average handling and inconsistant braking. Now (to me) it lacks only brute horsepower. And I don't need very much of that. After all, that's what my other toys are for.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,395 Posts
Just two breaks? or all four?<P>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
353 Posts
i've heard of lots of track-driven M3 enthusiasts doing a simelar upgrade, then buying the BoxterS rear calipers, and doing that upgrade to the rears, i guess if you can find some, that would work, but since over 70% of braking is done by the front, you'll be plenty fine the way you are.<P>OH, monkey11, you don't just have to autocross to use these brakes, i highly recommend track time, you'll learn more about your driving and your car in 15 minutes than you ever have.<P>LOOKS SICK MAN
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
353 Posts
true, caution is always wise.<P>Snoogans~<BR>you coming to the solvang meet?<BR>i'm flying down, i wanted to drive out, but i've got a few things to fix on my car that i won't be able to do before the show. write me an e-mail and we'll figure out how to get all the "tuners" together at the meet.<P>[email protected]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Yeah, well I just got out of the hospital yesterday. So I won't be doing much for a while. On the brighter side, my car may end up at the S.E.M.A. show. I'm hoping to get it in and show off the brakes. I won't wad it on the track. For sure!<BR>Thanks!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
314 Posts
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by snoogans:<BR><B>yea, but be carefull on the track -<P>you will learn a lot about your car when it's mashed up against a wall, too.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Better up against a wall than another automobile and/or telephone pole.<P>Upgraded brakes aren't just for the racetrack, however. In this day and age of mindless morons taking over the roadways of America, one's reaction times only do so much. Beyond that, the integrity of the braking system will make the difference between smashing it up and avoiding a collision.<P>At $2,900.00 it's a great deal, since one cannot justify putting a price on safety (unless one falls into the category of <I>cheap clueless bastard</I>).<P>Nice upgrade!<P>-he who stacks pork<P>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
I agree, it is the best upgrade I've made. I can out-brake almost any car on the road. It's already saved my wife from being a part of a three car pile up. And that is the best input I've had on the car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
300 Posts
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by monkey11:<BR><B>I agree, it is the best upgrade I've made. I can out-brake almost any car on the road. It's already saved my wife from being a part of a three car pile up. And that is the best input I've had on the car.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Actually, the brake upgrade only mitigates adverse effects of brake fade if you were always riding the brakes, say on a race course. See <A HREF="http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/features/2002/september/200209_feature_braketest.xml" TARGET=_blank>http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/features/2002/september/200209_feature_braketest.xml</A> The upgrades did help obviate the fade, but there wasn't really that much significant improvement over stock braking distances until you got into multiple laps.<P>So for the racers, it's great, but for us normal folks, if you want better braking ability just get better tires. Really. It's physics, you know, F=nW where n is the friction coefficient, and that's set by the tire and the actual pavement surface.<P>FWIW.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Well, I disagree...The braking force is increased. With the increase of: rotor diameter, brake pad surface area, and the large increase of piston force now applied to said rotor, plus the reduced weight of the rotating mass (by over 3 lbs.). So, in closing Dave, great theory but... I look forward to proving you wrong. Maybe if it gets a write up in a magazine you'll believe it, since I unlike yourself am not a physics major. Just an engineer...
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
Top