For Giulia Quadrifoglio with factory mounted carbon brake system
Complete set for the front and rear suspension, consisting of:
Why "downgrade" your brake system from carbon discs to conventional steel discs?
- 2 Brembo 6-piston calipers for the front
- 2 Brembo 4-piston calipers for the rear
- OE Alfa front brake pads set (incl. wear indicators and accessories)
- OE Alfa rear brake pads set (incl. wear indicators and accessories)
- OE Alfa front brake disc set 360x32 mm
- OE Alfa rear brake disc set 350x28 mm
- 2 adaptpors (including bolts) brake caliper <->wheel bearing case for the front
- 2 wheel bearing cases (incl. bushes) for the rear suspension
- 2 nuts for the drive shafts
- The carbon discs are of course a lot lighter and due to their larger dimensions more performant than the standard Giulia Quadrifoglio brake system with steel discs, but exchanging all four pads and discs costs much more than 12.000 EUR.
- The wear of a carbon disc is not mainly determined by its thickness but by its weight and by the appearance of the friction surface.
Alfa Romeo therefor prescribes that the carbon discs of a Giulia Quadrifoglio have to be checked by a mechanic after every use of the car on a race track (e.g. a trackday).
This means they have to be dismounted and their condition has to be judged by controlling the frictions surface.
- There is already a choice of sports brakes pads made from well known manufacturers (EBC, Ferodo Racing) for the front calipers of Giulias with steel brake discs while you a forced to buy OE Alfa pads for the carbon discs
- A set of new steel brake discs and two macthing set of pads kosten only costs about a tenth of what you have to pay for new "carbon parts".
- The time-consuming dismounting of the carbon discs to weigh them after a trackday is no longer necessary if you change to steel brake discs.
The weight disadvantage of the steel brake discs shall of course not be concealed:
Front: 6,35 kg / 10,88 kg (carbon / steel)
Rear: 4,25 kg / 9,04 kg (carbon / steel)