What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Are Brembo brakes actually worth it? Or are you paying for the name?

My C30 doesn’t need brakes yet. They were new when I got the car about a year ago so I wasn’t even thinking about upgrading. But then, K-Pax comes out and does a half price sale on all brake rotors! These rotors are slotted and are actually brembos, just without the name. Being half price means I can get all four corners for under $400. That makes them less than Volvo OEM. But, will I see any difference? Yes, I will upgrade the pads too. Just curious if I’ll feel a difference, especially since the brakes aren’t great now.

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