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I searched the forums and didn’t find anything so forgive me if this has been discussed:

Would it be possible to put the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s standard steel brakes right onto a regular Ti model? The regular Stelvio has the same brakes as the regular Giulia and sometimes I feel that the Stelvio is underbraked. Maybe because I’m not used to brake-by-wire.

I understand that it could be the tires as well, but it’s not that the braking feels traction-limited. It feels like I really need to press the brake pedal a lot to get the car to stop. I have had dreams about it twice so far in my three weeks of Stelvio ownership (not nightmares, just boring dreams of everyday driving and braking beyond the street crossing, for example).

I also know it would be expensive as f***, I’m just wondering if it’s possible and, if so, how complicated it is and how many different parts would be required.

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Give it some more time. It’s a different feel these new electronic by wire brakes. I got use to it and believe me deer jumped out and the car slammed on the brakes faster than I stomped. If after some more driving you could change pads and I’ll let others chime in in that b
 

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Give it some more time. It’s a different feel these new electronic by wire brakes. I got use to it and believe me deer jumped out and the car slammed on the brakes faster than I stomped. If after some more driving you could change pads and I’ll let others chime in in that b
You’re probably 100% right. Puttering around some empty road last weekend at about 30 mph I decided to test the brakes. I didn’t bury the brake pedal, but pretty far, like 80%. I literally slid out of my driver’s seat, the car stopped on a dime.

I will admit - part of it is that I want the rear brakes to be Brembos cause I want them to match the fronts :ROFLMAO: But I’m afraid that the Quadrifoglio‘s rear Brembos might be bigger than the Ti’s front Brembos, so I’d have to replace all four or it would look stupid...
 

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I searched the forums and didn’t find anything so forgive me if this has been discussed:

Would it be possible to put the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s standard steel brakes right onto a regular Ti model? The regular Stelvio has the same brakes as the regular Giulia and sometimes I feel that the Stelvio is underbraked. Maybe because I’m not used to brake-by-wire.

I understand that it could be the tires as well, but it’s not that the braking feels traction-limited. It feels like I really need to press the brake pedal a lot to get the car to stop. I have had dreams about it twice so far in my three weeks of Stelvio ownership (not nightmares, just boring dreams of everyday driving and braking beyond the street crossing, for example).

I also know it would be expensive as f***, I’m just wondering if it’s possible and, if so, how complicated it is and how many different parts would be required.

Thanks!
The Maserati Levante has the same brakes as the Stelvio. I pulled up next to one at the stop light and noticed the rear Rotors are the crappy FCA OEMs same as ours.
 

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Give it some more time. It’s a different feel these new electronic by wire brakes. I got use to it and believe me deer jumped out and the car slammed on the brakes faster than I stomped. If after some more driving you could change pads and I’ll let others chime in in that b
Bingo. I got used to the brake by wire in about a week. The bite is firm and decel is awesome coming off high speeds. What took me a bit longer to get used to was braking in stop and go traffic---not a real confident feel for the uninitiated. Fine with it now though.
 

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you could try visit dealer and ask to check for any ABS updates. there were couple of them, but if they aren't mandatory then dealer can refuse to do it.
newer software makes significant difference how brakes feel
Thanks for this, I will phone my dealer and see if there have been any recent updates. Mine's a 2021 model so I'm not too sure if there have been any since the car was manufactured in November 2020.
 

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Every driver should learn what threshold braking feels like in THEIR car. You said 80% effort. Find an open place and take to 60 and stand on it 100%!!! Try again at 80!! This imprinting in your brain CAN save your A$$ in an emergency. I have hauled down the Stelvio from 130+ and it was very competent.
 
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Every driver should learn what threshold braking feels like in THEIR car. You said 80% effort. Find an open place and take to 60 and stand on it 100%!!! Try again at 80!! This imprinting in your brain CAN save your A$$ in an emergency. I have hauled down the Stelvio from 130+ and it was very competent.
We do the same with motorcycles. And every now and then we find a place and do it again to remember what its like to slam on the brakes and keep the memory in the hand and feet.
 

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I searched the forums and didn’t find anything so forgive me if this has been discussed:

Would it be possible to put the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s standard steel brakes right onto a regular Ti model? The regular Stelvio has the same brakes as the regular Giulia and sometimes I feel that the Stelvio is underbraked. Maybe because I’m not used to brake-by-wire.

I understand that it could be the tires as well, but it’s not that the braking feels traction-limited. It feels like I really need to press the brake pedal a lot to get the car to stop. I have had dreams about it twice so far in my three weeks of Stelvio ownership (not nightmares, just boring dreams of everyday driving and braking beyond the street crossing, for example).

I also know it would be expensive as f***, I’m just wondering if it’s possible and, if so, how complicated it is and how many different parts would be required.

Thanks!
It's possible. I installed a whole set of qv calipers and rotors on my 280hp super. Initially the upgrade was an experimental one, but the result came surprisingly great. I wasn't saying the 4pot caliper aren't good, but the qv brake system is on another level.
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