Are Big Brakes Worth It?

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To go fast you've gotta be able to brake fast.
Zach gives you the low down on what matters when picking out a new set of brakes.
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IProHeadhunter Hace 13 horas
Anyone know if there's any pros or cons to swapping a 99 Dodge ram 2wd drum breaks to pad breaks?
ryan schlegel
ryan schlegel Hace un día
favorite show on donut by far keep it up boys
Irvin Gonzalez
Irvin Gonzalez Hace un día
Miata slowly becoming a beast
The b4dcompany
The b4dcompany Hace 2 días
But the cost, those are like 2500$ kit if not more
NotMr. Clean
NotMr. Clean Hace 3 días
My family’s motto is “do it right the first fucking time dumb ass”
Torque Racing Production
Torque Racing Production Hace 5 días
Unsprung weight: ur mom! Lol classic
Mike Chin
Mike Chin Hace 5 días
You sink money into big brake kit but still has solid rear discs. That seems kinda dumb.
Emmanuel-Lewis Sneed
Emmanuel-Lewis Sneed Hace 6 días
Ha! "your mom!"
priit kalda
priit kalda Hace 6 días
Zach is my new Paul Walker
levi reynolds
levi reynolds Hace 6 días
Sick your mom joke
Mista Bionerd
Mista Bionerd Hace 8 días
Change your brake fluid once a year??? WTF do you guys do mega miles or summat??? We only top ours and then change after a couple of years.
jim chris
jim chris Hace 9 días
Why the front caliper isnt radial too ?
S T Hace 9 días
It would probably be better just to change the front on the Miata?
travis garcia
travis garcia Hace 9 días
Need some videos on old trucks
MEH man
MEH man Hace 11 días
big brakes vs dual calipers?
NovaZocket52 Hace 11 días
I was here for 3 mil but... I’m broke and I still can’t get stickers
Isaac Solorio
Isaac Solorio Hace 12 días
They really snuck a yo mama joke in there
Mohammad Syed
Mohammad Syed Hace 12 días
Zach Jobe .. I think big brakes are like bigger boobs ... ur car/baby may not need them .. but it’s sure fun to have them ...
Jacob Magnuson
Jacob Magnuson Hace 12 días
can you please add to your description that you use a dead blow hammer on the rotors not a regular like 4lb sledge, before people start putting inch long 3 mm deep dents in the face of the rotors ? any0ne else like slightly concerned about that ?
Dylan Briney
Dylan Briney Hace 12 días
Your mom is on the list for unsprung weight. That made my whole day.
Faraz Ahmad
Faraz Ahmad Hace 13 días
It was all about hub weight and everything. And then there is your mom written in subtitle..... I was here only for this comment :) Then i wrote my own ...peace
Zachary Prete
Zachary Prete Hace 14 días
Bro like 2 years ago donut had like 100k subs holy cow. Been here like 4 years lol
Squatting Otter
Squatting Otter Hace 14 días
But, why is my mom unsprung weight?
daniel montano
daniel montano Hace 14 días
Where’s my
Revn STI
Revn STI Hace 14 días
Bigger brakes are more worth it when you have much wider and very sticky tires. Stock calipers with pads are most likely more than capable for your stock tire size on most modern cars.
Revn STI
Revn STI Hace 14 días
Ceramic are actually the worst if you are looking at performance and dealing with heat. They won’t stop and will warp your rotors from the extra heat due to having to hit them harder but they’ll last longer. I personally don’t like changing my rotors and care about stopping distance more than pad life.
actionjksn Hace 14 días
It looks like he's installed some sort of subframe connectors, I think that's what those truss like metal rails are. They don't look like factory parts, I'm sure those help stiffen things up. I've never seen rear disk brakes with an emergency brake system that works like that but the only vehicle I've ever had with rear disk brakes was my old 2001 Silverado. The way they implemented it was very different. What they did on it was the back of the rotors were hollowed out to form a miniature brake drum with these little bitty brake shoes with the emergency brake cable attached to them. I'm not sure which system is better. Also I suspect that a small car like this would not have enough mass on the rotors to hollow enough out to mount the little brake shoes. I had always wondered how my trucks emergency brake worked with disk brakes until I pulled the rotors to replace them, I thought it was a pretty clever design. My 2008 Silverado has rear drum brakes and my new complete brake system was just delivered yesterday from Amazon so I am changing everything. Including drums and all hardware plus front rotors and calipers. I am seriously dreading doing the rear drum brakes. They are so much worse to work on than disk brakes. The rear brakes are totally shot and the wheel cylinders are blown out. I think bleeding then is going to be a total pain in the ass. ABS brakes seem to be harder to get the air out of.
Lightning McKurt
Lightning McKurt Hace 14 días
Your mom. Is unsprung weight. I love mom jokes!
Jesus Garcia
Jesus Garcia Hace 14 días
Whats the background music at 10:45?
Cameron Taylor
Cameron Taylor Hace 15 días
I’ve been having trouble with my brakes, and have had parts changed out to still have the same issue, and I kept saying that I think the brake fluid absorbed water and needed to be changed, but people kept telling me that you don’t have to change it out unless it’s been in there for years. But hearing him recommend changing it once a year makes me think that it is indeed the brake fluid
FloridaBoi 561
FloridaBoi 561 Hace 15 días
The purple brackets are sweet. I had a chrome BMX back in the day with the same purple accents,seat clamp,goose neck,rim hubs all that anodized purple and it looked so good.
Daniel Espinosa
Daniel Espinosa Hace 16 días
At least I have unsprung weight.
Barlos2x Hace 17 días
On my g35 i had like a napkin of clearance between the rim and caliper
Jorge Santos
Jorge Santos Hace 18 días
How you manufacture the wood rampas?
BOYGENIUS538 _ Hace 20 días
I like big brakes and I cannot lie.
Joseph Coupal
Joseph Coupal Hace 20 días
Is that nos behind the seats?
Jordan Whitcher
Jordan Whitcher Hace 21 un día
Hydro e brake install?? Ehh?
kacper rski
kacper rski Hace 21 un día
Just a man shopping for pads
Ethan Marx
Ethan Marx Hace 21 un día
I didn’t order one in time ;~; I’m upset
christopher king
christopher king Hace 21 un día
Would i be able to upgrade with stock rims on an 02 accord?
Nicholas Field
Nicholas Field Hace 21 un día
Your mom 🤣🤣
Ryan Voll
Ryan Voll Hace 21 un día
You’re lucky that you don’t have to worry about the winter wheels not fitting. I would have to buy bigger rims for winter tires to get aftermarket big brakes.
meme dream
meme dream Hace 22 días
What you said about drilled and slotted rotors is the polar opposite from what I heard from Everyone else, including websites such as r1concepts. They all basically state the drilled are the best rotors for daily use and slotted rotors are the ones that crack most. Is that true?
meme dream
meme dream Hace 20 días
@GNranger Or, I was thinking, why not just get better and more expensive brake pads and put them on OEM brake rotors?
meme dream
meme dream Hace 20 días
@GNranger Damn, I must have forgotten then. Thanks for that though. So, you would recommend which? OEM, drilled, slotted, or drilled and slotted?
GNranger Hace 21 un día
I just looked at r1concepts and it said that rotors with drilled holes are prone to cracking. While it is true that drilled rotors are best for general use. Slotted rotors tend have a shorter life than most and can shorten the life of the pads, but aren't prone to cracking.
Dan Hazard
Dan Hazard Hace 22 días
I hear those damn Birds all the time in LA, like hundreds of Parrots flying around on there own, they are loud and fly by my house every so often🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜
sk8punk318 Hace 22 días
Not gonna lie my 14” 4 pot Brembo BBK always puts a smile on my face
jarryd grimes
jarryd grimes Hace 23 días
Is the s14 next on money pit
James Trostel
James Trostel Hace 24 días
I like how he's touching the rotor with his hands, which can contaminant the rotor
sebastian tvete
sebastian tvete Hace 24 días
you only need to chang the breakfulid every 2end year
William TA
William TA Hace 24 días
Safety glasses!
Philly Phil
Philly Phil Hace 25 días
7:49 - "as you can see the new brakes aren't way bigger, and honestly, they feel like they weigh about the same" but technically they ARE larger in diameter, so if we assume for a second they are at least IDENTICAL in weight (hint: you should have weighed them for comparison) then the performance gain here is not so much in outright weight savings, as it is in having potentially INCREASED BRAKING TORQUE. it's important to recognize fitting a larger diameter rotor is same as grabbing a breaker bar to loosen a stuck/rusted bolt (we've all done that one). the longer "lever arm" mathematically increases torque at the hub center even if the force applied at a distance remains the same (but of course you increased that too with the caliper swap).
Adam Walsh
Adam Walsh Hace 25 días
is this Zach's personal car that he's working on for content or is it a company car that Zach is just working on for content?
EVAN Hace 25 días
CJ dont need big brake, CJ can respawn !!!
Michael Figueroa
Michael Figueroa Hace 26 días
This was great. It’s awesome when someone’s talking and doing the job. Flows perfectly.
StuntcatTV Hace 27 días
I've been trying to get my head around how to safely attach a mom to a car in a way that makes it unsprung weight. Not been successful at that yet, I'll keep you guys updated.
Nex Hace 27 días
What's the name of the song in the intro?
Joshua Geisel
Joshua Geisel Hace 28 días
clever your mon joke in the unsprung weight description :)
Antonio Amigo
Antonio Amigo Hace 29 días
drilled rotters are not drilled for cooling, they are drilled to let the gas that builds up between your rotor and the break pad escape. The point is to prevent your pads from floating over your rotor at high temperatures.
Renato Maniago
Renato Maniago Hace 29 días
A new paint job is next.
Francisco Argueta
Francisco Argueta Hace 29 días
That miata needs a paint correction baaaad
Robert O'Flaherty
Robert O'Flaherty Hace un mes
Anyone know the song at 10:40 ??
alexander sarmiento
alexander sarmiento Hace un mes
This guy reminds me of Brad from Bon Appetité
Eric Clark
Eric Clark Hace un mes
How many chrome tabs do you need open dude? And you gotta cool it with all those browser extensions.
DILYSI Hace un mes
Comparison in braking distance? Before? After? :( but certainly one more nice video of yours 👌
Rinor HF
Rinor HF Hace un mes
im not a mecanic but i think its not recommended to use the emergency brake when its fresh new
JDMitch014 Hace un mes
Is that a nos bottle in the back?
Stuart Trapani
Stuart Trapani Hace un mes
Forgive me donut for I have sinned: I have yet to change my brake fluid yearly
zzz Hace un mes
I thought about making my 2.5l Altima my project car, but it would probably be cheaper to buy a 3.5l altima and work on that.
Milky- Things
Milky- Things Hace un mes
This is unfair, you guys can just changing stuff on your Cars like it is nothing. In Germany we have to Worry about any changed part on the car, if something isnt original you get busted by the Cops or TÜV . Germany is bad country for carlovers (Tuners)
cristian garcia
cristian garcia Hace un mes
Was that a nos bottl?
Tigran Melconyan
Tigran Melconyan Hace un mes
ThE BiGGer Is BeTtER....
JTguven -
JTguven - Hace un mes
Not the miata again
JTguven -
JTguven - Hace un mes
That poor car has gone through so much
XrS Blessed
XrS Blessed Hace un mes
Are turbo kits worth it?🤔
Kevin Nunez
Kevin Nunez Hace un mes
Can I have your Miata please
LeymarxD Hace un mes
what`s up with the WAY TO MANY ADS ?!
Pablo Ortega
Pablo Ortega Hace un mes
No One
No One Hace un mes
Never sure if you mentioned it, but a big brake set is likely worth it if you upgraded HP a lot( Turbo/SC). You will likely be traveling a higher speeds....often sooner, so stopping all that HP(increased speed) is important
G-MA's MOD GARAGE Hace un mes
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boombam powbop
boombam powbop Hace un mes
Who made the beat @11:00 ??
squirty 4010
squirty 4010 Hace un mes
I might have missed the bit about 2 seaters but most cars have load portioning valves fitted as standard. I assume when you put stuff in trunk.
hayden nix
hayden nix Hace un mes
Aye I gotta 77 Camaro with disc in front and drums in rear, ya'll think wilwoods all the way around is the move???
Max Hace un mes
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Chex Hace un mes
I know this is late to mention but 8:03 "Your Mom".
BaconX12 Hace un mes
Personally, depending on the car and what you do, I think upgrading to steel braided lines is good enough. Replaced the rubber lines on my 525i and honestly is the best braking car i've ever driven so far, i've gone from 45 to 0 in just a couple of seconds. Got myself some Brembo ceramic pads up front and Duralast Gold ceramics in the back, course i drive the car as a daily and only on the street rn, but I do have huge plans to take it to track days and car shows eventually. (Hopefully gonna manual swap it and stroke it to 3 liters next year :D)
Jeff Higgins
Jeff Higgins Hace un mes
Hahaha your mom is unsprung weight 8:05
Cory Esposito
Cory Esposito Hace un mes
I love those damn birds
Simphiwe Ngcobo
Simphiwe Ngcobo Hace un mes
I want the song at 10:45 so bad
SinOnController Hace un mes
1 mil views 👍🏼
vili kuusisto
vili kuusisto Hace un mes
so how much did the brakes cost in total?
Hunter Nelson
Hunter Nelson Hace un mes
I wore the brakes on my snowmobile down to metal on metal, discovered i needed new pads when I barely avoided a deer. They also sound like a broken supercharger spinning down.
Oscar Foster
Oscar Foster Hace un mes
Bro you're colorblind that's orange
Sam Kanzler
Sam Kanzler Hace un mes
Can you turbo the miata
Nick K
Nick K Hace un mes
Come on y'all let's make 5m subs
R Smith
R Smith Hace un mes
Honestly better than the hi low Zs
The Bomb Digity
The Bomb Digity Hace un mes
Man it's crazy that this channel is so big now
Bullzeye Drone
Bullzeye Drone Hace un mes
I was chaching up to high low and I missed the sticker nooooooo!
pablokss366 Hace un mes
how does he know where in the brake disk to put the caleper ?
jesus hernandez
jesus hernandez Hace un mes
Do a turbo kit
Connor McCully
Connor McCully Hace un mes
lmaoo 8:05 “your mom”
Pepijn Schaap
Pepijn Schaap Hace un mes
Pls do a bodykit as well. The looks alone are worth 25hp
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