The two-piston calipers bolt on easy enough, provided you've got the corresponding caliper brackets to go with them. The '93 and up calipers aren't bolting on to the older, smaller brackets, no matter how long you stare at them though. The remaining hardware's basically the same but the twin-piston brake pad shims are different, so make sure the guy selling you everything includes them otherwise your pads will probably fall out of place. And then there are the pads. EBC also set us up with their Redstuff Superstreet pads. They've got five different compounds to choose from with the red ones falling somewhere in the middle in terms of part-time track use and good streetability. The Redstuff pads are made of a Kevlar-fiber material enhanced with ceramic particles. Yes, the old Redstuff pads were also made of Kevlar but didn't have the ceramic part, as a result, they didn't last as long and were comparatively louder. About the only downside is the extensive break-in period, which is in some cases as much as 1,000 miles. We are, in fact, still working on ours.

We couldn't outfit the front without upgrading the rear brakes at the same time. The back is fairly uneventful though, as there aren't any size upgrades from the OEM's. The Stealth/3000GT pieces are commonly thought to be bigger but aren't; they're actually the same size yet exhibit more than 15 percent less swept pad area. They also feature an entirely different, remote-mounted parking brake system that just doesn't work here anyways. No matter though, it's the fronts that do most of the work and it isn't like the rears are exactly puny. As such, we went ahead with the same EBC rotor/pad combo out back as we did up front.

We also decided to upgrade the aging rubber brake lines with steel-braided, Teflon-lined ones from Goodridge. The new lines contribute to our new, firmer brake pedal feel and are one of the few things that'll outlast the car itself, which is after all, never a bad thing.

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