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up grade brakes?

can anyone tell me if i put on 18" wheels on my trep should i upgrade the brakes? i know when you put 20" on they say too but i was just wandering about 18" thanks for any help
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can anyone tell me if i put on 18" wheels on my trep should i upgrade the brakes? i know when you put 20" on they say too but i was just wandering about 18" thanks for any help

Special with 18s uses basically the same brakes as regular M and 'trep. Only difference is they are outside vented. Actual pad & rotor part is the same.
Unless you are going racing, the stock parts for the original 17" wheels will do fine.
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Unless you are putting rocks on there, I wouldn't worry about it. I believe my 18" aftermarket rims are lighter than my stock 17" rims anyways. You may have the same experience, depending on what rims you get.
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i have 16" stock steel rims and good old hup caps and i am going with 300M special rims. i just wasn't sure if they were going to be something i would have to do or not thanks for the replys
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the cost of upgrading isnt really worth it i my mind.
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umm i got 20's and never upgraded...is that a problem haha
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Do yourself a favor anyway and get some IRotors slotted and/or crossdrilled rotors and some decent semi mettalic pads. You'll notice a big improvement in stopping ability over stock. I wish i had done mine sooner.
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Special with 18s uses basically the same brakes as regular M and 'trep. Only difference is they are outside vented. Actual pad & rotor part is the same...
Ummm - the type of venting (inside vs. outside) *is* determined by the rotor. However, the outside-vented (i.e., PHP/RT) rotor is plug-n-play interchangeable with the inside vented rotor.
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I put Powerstop drilled and slotted rotors on mine and could not be happier.
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Ummm - the type of venting (inside vs. outside) *is* determined by the rotor. However, the outside-vented (i.e., PHP/RT) rotor is plug-n-play interchangeable with the inside vented rotor.

Not sure what your point here is - all I was saying is that the Special uses outside venting VS inside for Trep (except RT) and 300M. The reference to the "rotor" was that the surface that the pad presses on is identicle, thus BASICALLY making no difference. Yes, I know about the heat dissapation, but for all intents and purposes, there is no difference.
I suppose I should have been more specific, but I thought that pretty much anyone here would have known what I meant.
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Not sure what your point here is - all I was saying is that the Special uses outside venting VS inside for Trep (except RT) and 300M. The reference to the "rotor" was that the surface that the pad presses on is identicle, thus BASICALLY making no difference. Yes, I know about the heat dissapation, but for all intents and purposes, there is no difference.
I suppose I should have been more specific, but I thought that pretty much anyone here would have known what I meant.
You said "Only difference is they are outside vented. Actual pad & rotor part is the same." Being familiar with your knowledge, I thought it strange that you would make such a statement, but I couldn't read it any other way than you were saying that the rotor was the same part (part number) regardless of venting. I also figured that if I was misunderstanding it the way I did, a newby was likely to mis-interpret what you were saying as well and just end up confused.

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Not sure what your point here is - all I was saying is that the Special uses outside venting VS inside for Trep (except RT) and 300M. The reference to the "rotor" was that the surface that the pad presses on is identicle, thus BASICALLY making no difference. Yes, I know about the heat dissapation, but for all intents and purposes, there is no difference.
I suppose I should have been more specific, but I thought that pretty much anyone here would have known what I meant.

Ahhhh....

The mis-conect is that a "rotor" is the entire thing (surface section and the center piece), and not just the surface that the pad presses on. That would make the inward vented rotor have a different part number than the outward vented rotor.

I did find out a little more about the design of the R/T rotor. Not only does it vent outward, the design reduces deflection forces which is supposed to reduce "warping".
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OK, sorry, I should have been a lot more specific (hangs head in shame)
I will the next time, so as to avoid any confusion.
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