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One of the other downsides I'm seeing with the Alcon kit is they won't clear the dust shields, so they need to be removed. Also, you have to cut the locating tabs off the brake lines as well since the Alcon calipers have no provision for them. Still haven't seen any other brake upgrades that will fit under 17" wheels besides the Alcons. Guess that means I'll just stick with the Powerstop Z36 front and rear kit with the Crown Performance 6 piece line kit.
 

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One of the other downsides I'm seeing with the Alcon kit is they won't clear the dust shields, so they need to be removed. Also, you have to cut the locating tabs off the brake lines as well since the Alcon calipers have no provision for them. Still haven't seen any other brake upgrades that will fit under 17" wheels besides the Alcons. Guess that means I'll just stick with the Powerstop Z36 front and rear kit with the Crown Performance 6 piece line kit.
Dust shields? What are those? Lol

Assuming you mean a tab like on oem that holds the brake line in position while you tighten it, my crown lines did not have the locating tab.
 
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Dust shields? What are those? Lol

Assuming you mean a tab like on oem that holds the brake line in position while you tighten it, my crown lines did not have the locating tab.

I myself would like to keep the dust shields. lol The locating tabs aren't as big of a deal, but still a thing.
 
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All depends on what you are looking for.

I wanted the most street cred at Starbucks, so I went with front and rear Alcon.

I'm not cool enough for Starbucks, so no Alcons for me I guess. lol Being as they are the only brake upgrade that fits under a 17" wheel though I'd love to see a test of them vs something like an upgraded pad and rotor kit. I know they're gonna be better than the completely stock brakes, but I know that a good aftermarket pad and rotor can make a huge difference over stock. So far the only real testing I've seen is just some stopping distance tests over completely stock brakes. Between losing the dust shields as well as the fact they are 7500 dollars for the front and rears is a very tough call as that money would buy a lot of other mods that I know are more proven.
 
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