Are Big Brakes Worth It?

2 set 2020
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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.
Check out the brakes we used from Flyin' Miata here:
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  • NADC taught me 30/30/30

    What you mean Thirsty?What you mean Thirsty?21 ora fa
  • Fighting yourself not turning the wheel to install the fronts

    What you mean Thirsty?What you mean Thirsty?21 ora fa
  • fastest stop: sideways. even faster: wall

    rästikrästik2 giorni fa
  • Any change in stopping distance?

    Jana KakašováJana Kakašová2 giorni fa
    • @Jana Kakašová higher coefficients would increase the stopping power with the same amount of pedal effort but the amount of stopping power you can actually apply wouldn't change. The brakes are strong enough to overpower traction and lock up the wheels, stronger brakes won't change that. Higher quality and performance brakes wear slower, create less dust and noise, and handle heat better. The only thing you can do to decrease stopping distance is to get better tires or make the vehicle lighter.

      Redtooth 75Redtooth 752 giorni fa
    • @Redtooth 75 I thought about another pads with higher coefficient of friction....

      Jana KakašováJana Kakašová2 giorni fa
    • Stopping distance is limited by traction, not braking power. Unless the brakes are overheated.

      Redtooth 75Redtooth 752 giorni fa
  • @Donutmedia You know you live in Cali when you leave the door open an have a fat PHX bong sittin on the kitchen counter all non-chulant, and judging from the sound of those goddam plague-like parrots that have taken over the skies like a virus and how his neighborhood looks I'd say an LA beach city, maybe Venice Beach? Redondo? It doesn't look like Newport or Huntington, it def must be somewhere north of Long beach; ami right??? Sometimes i forget why I LOVE LIVIN IN LA!!!

    Austin HardingAustin Harding4 giorni fa
  • They should seriously make a money pit sticker

    jason turner-hymanjason turner-hyman4 giorni fa
  • Get your fingers off the friction surface of the pads. The pads and rotors need to absolutely free of oil, grease, or dirt.

    Gear Head36Gear Head364 giorni fa
  • its good to get if you want to convert from drums

    Mackenzie McIntyreMackenzie McIntyre6 giorni fa
  • Is it me or did this dude cry about his eyes not being blue enough?

    Dale FrancisDale Francis7 giorni fa
  • You know what’s adding unsprung weight to your car?.......your mom 🤚🏽

    MyPartnasAndMeMyPartnasAndMe8 giorni fa
  • big boi brake and smol boi brake

    BruvtonBruvton9 giorni fa
  • You bled them incorrectly. You bleed furthest to closest, not closest to furthest from the master.

    DonziFreakDonziFreak9 giorni fa
  • Unsprung weight: Your mom

    Dominic CastiglioneDominic Castiglione9 giorni fa
  • Zach please wear some eye protection bro

    Shaun KogerShaun Koger9 giorni fa
  • all this process and new parts for your old tired car..just great but need money man)even from the money pit advice list..keep up Zach!!

    layne travislayne travis13 giorni fa
  • I know you want a new shop.... but watching you do this all in your driveway makes the show so much better, and more realistic for us "do it yourself'ers". Awesome show.

    D. CaseyD. Casey15 giorni fa
  • It’s funny how his family motto is “if it’s not done twice, it’s not done right” when dad always says “you know what I hate more than doing something once? Doing it twice”

    Jayden ScoblicJayden Scoblic15 giorni fa
  • I would love to see you do a episodes of 2008 Hyundai Elantra

    Chamar PittmanChamar Pittman18 giorni fa
  • On that type of parking brake it helps a whole lot if you apply regular brakes while setting parking brake

    Danny StotlerDanny Stotler19 giorni fa
  • Isn't that a miata club sticker

    FuchNorrisFuchNorris21 giorno fa
  • @16:00 "Until you're only getting CLEAN fluid out, no air" ;)

    FrednessFredness22 giorni fa
  • “Your mom” caught me way off guard 😂

    Nature_Nature_23 giorni fa
  • Wilewood, very good

    Takuma95Takuma9524 giorni fa
  • 8:08 what did you just say about my mom? She is supported by the springs 😡 She just isn’t payed Child support by my father

    RMS OlympicRMS Olympic25 giorni fa
  • So dig everything so far...but missed opportunity to explain having a clean and flat surface for the "hat" (center section) to mate flush. This keeps pulsation down and ensures smooth engagement. It's a bigger deal in rustier locations. However, still important. Side note...cams and tune before boost. Personal opinion and choice.

    Jonathan CorderJonathan Corder25 giorni fa
  • You Guys Rock!!!!!!!!!

    MegaJay70MegaJay7025 giorni fa
  • how much costs the whole thangg

    AJ RamosAJ Ramos26 giorni fa
  • 8:03 “your mom” lmao

    Impossible_FishyImpossible_Fishy26 giorni fa
  • You know what is worth it? spray painting your brake calipers red.

    Jason ZacariasJason Zacarias27 giorni fa
  • "Does more expensive mean more better?" Wait, wrong show...

    Dorthy NortonDorthy Norton27 giorni fa
  • Dude when are you gonna do some on the s14

    Ayan SenguptaAyan Sengupta27 giorni fa
  • peep the cougar 18:05

    KernoKerno28 giorni fa
  • The Miata has become a science experiment.

    Adrian DayritAdrian Dayrit28 giorni fa
  • who’s e36👀

    Supreme.209Supreme.20928 giorni fa
  • Before installing new rotors, clean the rust!!!

    SorinSorin29 giorni fa
  • I did not realize but I was watching science garage since the torque converter and did not pay attention to the channel and when I saw it was made by donut I was mindblown

    radhe shyam radhe shyamradhe shyam radhe shyam29 giorni fa
  • Two piece rotors 👍 Non floating 🤦‍♀️

    Derek MixonDerek Mixon29 giorni fa
  • I like big brakes and I can not lie. you other brothers can't deny.........

  • umm, is that how good stock brakes should be? Hahah mine are horrendous. Think I need new rotors

    Matt DobingMatt DobingMese fa
  • That miata has so much mods to it, it should be in a fast and furious movie

    ItzGKgamingItzGKgamingMese fa
  • Its more of a temperature problem

    Doomer BuggyDoomer BuggyMese fa
  • 4:45 anyone else’s mind went to a dirty place...

    See YongSee YongMese fa
  • Yur nose is durty, bro

    David WilliamsDavid WilliamsMese fa
  • 4 milli yee yee!!!

    Gerrick SteveGerrick SteveMese fa
  • brake fluid has to be changed once a year ? damn, I don't remember reading that in my user's manual

    Hide and TweakHide and TweakMese fa
  • Hate loctited bolts!!🤬

    darth pauldarth paulMese fa
  • Do you need to swap the brake booster for this to work more efficiently

    I LOVE axiaI LOVE axiaMese fa
  • two statements "if you can lock up the breaks you don't really need brakes" (paraphrased). "when you seen a guy with big breaks, you know he knows what's up"........ ??????????

    Garrett LambGarrett LambMese fa
  • Damn ive missed this show

    F1ibraaaF1ibraaaMese fa
  • hi donut

    mntest neatmntest neatMese fa
  • Ive been watching forever idk HOW I wasn’t subbed

    Craig Fowler CampbellCraig Fowler CampbellMese fa
  • For basic car maintenance how often would you suggest replacing the brake pads and when to know when you replace brake pads or whole rotors and everything??

    Jill ChuonJill ChuonMese fa
  • Every time he switches the parts he never talks about the weight difference

    JRODJRODMese fa
  • my parents wont let me "waste my money on a pos miata" so i gotta wait a couple months till Im 18 so I can finally buy one

    Ryan TavaresRyan TavaresMese fa
  • Money Pit is such a great show, I've learned so much during this series already and hope that it will continue after the Miata is done!

    -Yukio--Yukio-Mese fa
  • Anyone know if there's any pros or cons to swapping a 99 Dodge ram 2wd drum breaks to pad breaks?

    IProHeadhunterIProHeadhunterMese fa
  • favorite show on donut by far keep it up boys

    ryan schlegelryan schlegelMese fa
  • Miata slowly becoming a beast

    Irvin GonzalezIrvin GonzalezMese fa
  • But the cost, those are like 2500$ kit if not more

    The b4dcompanyThe b4dcompanyMese fa
  • My family’s motto is “do it right the first fucking time dumb ass”

    NotMr. CleanNotMr. CleanMese fa
  • Unsprung weight: ur mom! Lol classic

    Torque Racing ProductionTorque Racing ProductionMese fa
  • You sink money into big brake kit but still has solid rear discs. That seems kinda dumb.

    Mike ChinMike ChinMese fa
  • Ha! "your mom!"

    Emmanuel-Lewis SneedEmmanuel-Lewis SneedMese fa
  • Zach is my new Paul Walker

    priit kaldapriit kaldaMese fa
  • A

    levi reynoldslevi reynoldsMese fa
  • Sick your mom joke

  • 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.

    Mista BionerdMista BionerdMese fa
  • Why the front caliper isnt radial too ?

    jim chrisjim chrisMese fa
  • It would probably be better just to change the front on the Miata?

    S TS TMese fa
  • Need some videos on old trucks

    travis garciatravis garciaMese fa
  • big brakes vs dual calipers?

    MEH manMEH manMese fa
  • I was here for 3 mil but... I’m broke and I still can’t get stickers

    NovaZocket52NovaZocket52Mese fa
  • They really snuck a yo mama joke in there

    Isaac SolorioIsaac SolorioMese fa
  • 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 ...

    Mohammad SyedMohammad SyedMese fa
  • 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 ?

    Jacob MagnusonJacob MagnusonMese fa
  • Your mom is on the list for unsprung weight. That made my whole day.

    Dylan BrineyDylan BrineyMese fa
  • 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

    Faraz AhmadFaraz AhmadMese fa
  • Bro like 2 years ago donut had like 100k subs holy cow. Been here like 4 years lol

    Zachary PreteZachary PreteMese fa
  • But, why is my mom unsprung weight?

    Squatting OtterSquatting OtterMese fa
  • Where’s my

    daniel montanodaniel montanoMese fa
  • 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 STIRevn STIMese fa
  • 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.

    Revn STIRevn STIMese fa
  • 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.

    actionjksnactionjksnMese fa
  • Your mom. Is unsprung weight. I love mom jokes!

    Lightning McKurtLightning McKurtMese fa
  • Whats the background music at 10:45?

    Jesus GarciaJesus GarciaMese fa
  • 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

    Cameron TaylorCameron TaylorMese fa
  • 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.

    FloridaBoi 561FloridaBoi 561Mese fa
  • At least I have unsprung weight.

    Daniel EspinosaDaniel EspinosaMese fa
  • On my g35 i had like a napkin of clearance between the rim and caliper

    Barlos2xBarlos2xMese fa
  • How you manufacture the wood rampas?

    Jorge SantosJorge SantosMese fa
  • I like big brakes and I cannot lie.

    BOYGENIUS538 _BOYGENIUS538 _2 mesi fa
  • Is that nos behind the seats?

    Joseph CoupalJoseph Coupal2 mesi fa
  • Hydro e brake install?? Ehh?

    Jordan WhitcherJordan Whitcher2 mesi fa
  • Just a man shopping for pads

    kacper rskikacper rski2 mesi fa
  • I didn’t order one in time ;~; I’m upset

    Ethan MarxEthan Marx2 mesi fa
  • Would i be able to upgrade with stock rims on an 02 accord?

    christopher kingchristopher king2 mesi fa
  • Your mom 🤣🤣

    Nicholas FieldNicholas Field2 mesi fa
  • 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.

    Ryan VollRyan Voll2 mesi fa
  • 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 dreammeme dream2 mesi fa
    • @GNranger Or, I was thinking, why not just get better and more expensive brake pads and put them on OEM brake rotors?

      meme dreammeme dream2 mesi fa
    • @GNranger Damn, I must have forgotten then. Thanks for that though. So, you would recommend which? OEM, drilled, slotted, or drilled and slotted?

      meme dreammeme dream2 mesi fa
    • 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.

      GNrangerGNranger2 mesi fa
  • 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🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜🦜

    Dan HazardDan Hazard2 mesi fa