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Hey guys,

Since i got my 22" wheels, the stock brakes are not preforming as they use to on the stock wheels, specially in the hot weather and humidity, not sure if this has bad effect on the brakes.

I am looking to upgrade my brakes, i do not want to spend money on getting a big brake kit since i dont race the car. from what i read on the fourms i understood that i need to upgrade the rotors to a slotted rotors but not drilled. i need also to upgrade the lines and get a better pads, what about the claipers?

Is that all what i need to do to get better brakes? i saw some going on eBay but i dont know if i should buy from there, i was thinking to buy the rotors from a good company such as stop tech or brembo, etc.

I am looking for a nice upgrade to the brakes, front and rears, if you have or know a nice combo please help me out, feel free to recommend any company as it will be very helpful to me.

I appreciate all responses to this post, Thanks:)
 

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Dave Zeckhausen wrote a great response on another thread as to why not to buy the rotors from ebay. I don't recall the thread, but you could search it through looking up all posts by dzeckhausen.
The fact that your wheels weigh more and that weight is located farther out from the hub is why your brakes are underperforming. SS lines and more aggressive pads would likely do wonders for you.
If you were going to change rotors and calipers and pads and lines, you're talking a "kit" which is expensive, but worth it if you have the coin.
 

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I really don’t have the coin for a kit, and I don’t know if my wheels will have the needed clearance. I would like to get slotted rotors I’m thinking brembos.

Whats a good company to go with for the SS lines and pads?


What do you guys think of wilwood I just saw that they sell brake kits for a good price don’t know if they have anything yet for a 300c

I will search for that post, thanks LWOOD
 

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Willwood does not make a kit but Todd at www.tceperformanceproducts.com does utilizing Wilwood components. I have both the front and rear kit and love them.

squeea805 said:
I really don’t have the coin for a kit, and I don’t know if my wheels will have the needed clearance. I would like to get slotted rotors I’m thinking brembos.

Whats a good company to go with for the SS lines and pads?


What do you guys think of wilwood I just saw that they sell brake kits for a good price don’t know if they have anything yet for a 300c

I will search for that post, thanks LWOOD
 

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aspendog, do you happen to have a picture of your brakes setup.
if you dont mind me asking, how much did is cost you to get it?

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There are some pics here www.22elite.com/medium may need to scroll down a bit...

The fronts were around $2500 with the full kit, rear was like $500 for the caliper only kit. Hope this helps

James

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aspendog, do you happen to have a picture of your brakes setup.
if you dont mind me asking, how much did is cost you to get it?

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The law of unintended concequences, did the installer advise you that your brakes would be affected by wheel/tire weighing 80lbs or more?
 

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Damn, wish I would have held onto mine, I had some rotors on the Magnum that I bought from Dodge and sent off to PowerSlot to get custom slotted, ended up getting $50 for all 4 plus shipping
 

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squeea805 said:
Hey guys,

Since i got my 22" wheels, the stock brakes are not preforming as they use to on the stock wheels, specially in the hot weather and humidity, not sure if this has bad effect on the brakes.

I am looking to upgrade my brakes, i do not want to spend money on getting a big brake kit since i dont race the car. from what i read on the fourms i understood that i need to upgrade the rotors to a slotted rotors but not drilled. i need also to upgrade the lines and get a better pads, what about the claipers?

Is that all what i need to do to get better brakes? i saw some going on eBay but i dont know if i should buy from there, i was thinking to buy the rotors from a good company such as stop tech or brembo, etc.

I am looking for a nice upgrade to the brakes, front and rears, if you have or know a nice combo please help me out, feel free to recommend any company as it will be very helpful to me.

I appreciate all responses to this post, Thanks:)
Could you please tell us which model 300 you have, the C has bigger brakes than the others.
 

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I own a limited jus put 22's a couple of days ago on, i don't have any problems thank god but, would you guys still recommend an upgrade??
 

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I own a limited jus put 22's a couple of days ago on, i don't have any problems thank god but, would you guys still recommend an upgrade??
If you don't want to go the aftermarket route, I can possibly help you out with another alternative, the C and Magnum R/T have a larger rotor and caliper than the Limited, and I believe it is a bolt on replacement. There has been a write up on the change over in the brake section. I happen to have changed out my calipers on both the front and rear and would be willing to part with the stock "C" ones. PM me if you have an interest in the calipers and pads, you would only need to get the larger rotors from Chrysler. Much cheaper than the full Wilwood or other kits.
 

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ok, all us non "C" guys on 22's are lookin for the poor mans fix here

are the "C" stock brakes better??
 

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Hi gang. I bought my '06 300C on 7-1-05 and within a week put 22" Double G 101's on it. The stock brakes seemed fine but I went ahead and replaced the stock rotors with Irotors crossed drilled and sloted ones. Plus their pads. Stops great now! I do not really rod my car so for my use it was a cheap upgade that you can actually tell is working. I thought about a Brembo,etc. big brake kit but the $4K + cost was more then I wanted to spend. Plus again...I do not race or drive to crazy so don't really need them. Total cost with the rotors,pads,and Big-O installing them was about $700.00.

'06 LOADED Satin Jade Pearl 300C
K&N CAI
one off Magnaflow exhaust
22" wheels and tires
limo tint
cross drilled and sloted rotors
E&G SS mesh grille
 

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Don't know how this relates but I just got rid of a Nissan Armada due to problems with under engineering of the front brakes. it was due to the size rim and weight of the car. after about 10K the rotors warped and caused a serious vibration in the front end. Like I said I don't know how this relates to the 300c but it an example of what happens do to incorrect breaks. The 300's seem to have good size breaks but there could be some issues like this when going to bigger and heavier rims and tires. And thanks to Nissan because their problem got us into the 300 woooohhooooo WHAT A CAR!!!!
 

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from everything ive read on here.....im under the impression that we (C owners) are supposed to stay away from the crossdrilled+slotted rotors. appearantly we only want just slotted rotors i guess, for some reason or another? do a search and i think you will find this mentioned more than once on here. anyone have any info? im thinking about upgrading my rotors, but dont want any of that 'ebay' crap, but also dont want to spend too much on them. any good ideas/alternatives?
 

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Hmmm....lots of talk against this part or that...or in this case crossed drilled rotors. And in most cases most of the people have never used or really have any idea of what they are talking about. They are playing the old game of phone booth....just passing on what they heard someone else say. I have used crossed drilled,sloted,and crossed drilled and slotted rotors on the last 4-5 cars/trucks I have owned. I have NEVER had a problem with cracking,warping,etc. If you look at all the high end performance cars and trucks out there you will see that MOST run crossed drilled and slotted rotors. Must be a reason??? So I would only take advise or listen to those who are actually using a given part. I have not looked on ebay for rotors so I can not comment on what they are selling there. I did buy my K&N CAI from ebay and am very happy with it. For my brake upgrade I went with a company called Irotors and am VERY happy with the rotors and pads. With the 22's on it it stops the car very well with little or no fade that I can feel. Now I do not race or really drive my 300C hard so if your into that I would say you should bump up to the Brimbo or the like in a "Big Brake Kit" to get better calipers and bigger rotors. But if your just looking for some added stoping with your new big wheels....then this is a pretty cheap way to go (about $700 for rotors and pads).
Just my 2 cent worth.
 

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