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Old 03-19-2005, 12:01 PM   #36
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im sure you will need new pads (pretty sure) and i belive the brake lines are the same... but it might be a good idea to pick up some oem from ford unless stainless are nearly the same price.
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If you are going from 94-98 brakes to 99 Plus brakes the pads on the 99+ are almost twice as big. That is the reasion for swapping them.

DO not!!!! I repeat DO not put ceramic pads on a street car. You will lose stopping ability. Ceramic pads are for the track and need to be very hot to actually work well. Normal dribving will not heat them up enough.

Just dont do it!!!
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does rotor size matter when getting new calipers...meaning can i get a bigger size or do I have to stay with the original size.
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does rotor size matter when getting new calipers...meaning can i get a bigger size or do I have to stay with the original size.
if you dont upgrade the caliper the you have to use the stock rotor
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yea, the pbrs are better than the 94-98s due to the dual piston design and upgraded pad design, they stop TONS better. The cobra caliper is not really that much better than the oem pbr, its simply the larger rotor that aids in its stopping ability. I would try to get lines for 99+ mustangs to make sure they will fit right, or check on www.diskbrakesrus.com for compatabiliy.
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if you dont upgrade the caliper the you have to use the stock rotor

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You can't just put the stock caliper on a bigger rotor, doesn't work like that. Bigger caliper- bigger rotor. Bigger rotor - bigger caliper.
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You can't just put the stock caliper on a bigger rotor, doesn't work like that. Bigger caliper- bigger rotor. Bigger rotor - bigger caliper.
exactly
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And also, when you upgrade brake sizes, it would help you alot to get new stainless lines, makes for a cleaner look and better working brake system.
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so gt calipers and rotors are bigger which means i need a bigger rotor when i get the gt calipers...what size are the gt rotors?
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so gt calipers and rotors are bigger which means i need a bigger rotor when i get the gt calipers...what size are the gt rotors?
gt calipers are not bigger than the v6 ones
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then what was the bigger caliper-bigger rotor all about
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then what was the bigger caliper-bigger rotor all about
because you said
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does rotor size matter when getting new calipers...meaning can i get a bigger size or do I have to stay with the original size.
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because you said
Yup..if you're just wanting GT rotors and calipers..you got em..Just buy new pads lol
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GT and V6 brakes are identical from 94-98 and 99-04 the only difference is the type of brake pads used on the gt they are all the same size and what not.
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so if they are the same what is the point in getting the gt calipers? just cause they are lighter?
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If you are going from 94-98 brakes to 99 Plus brakes the pads on the 99+ are almost twice as big. That is the reasion for swapping them.
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So i am getting pbr calipers just cause they have bigger pads...thats it?
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sorry let me be a little more clear. the 94-98 V6 and GT share teh SAME single piston calipers.


the 99-04 V6 and GT share the same dual piston PBR cailpers.


the rotors for 94-04 are the same size.

So if you have a 94-98 getting a set of v6 or GT pbrs from a 99-04 is a great thing to do, but you will have to do a little grinding on the knuckle to line one of the bolts up, not a big deal just a FYI, some years you dont have to but some you do.
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alright i understand now...thanks alot spector
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are drilled rotors as bad as people make them out to be...like the holes cracking?
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if you dont autox they will be fine, the rotors wont last quite as long and they will get a little more warped faster, but as long as you dont rag on them and heat them up with alot of fast hard braking your good to go, however slotted and drilled on a little itty bitty 11 inch rotor looks like your trying to hard lol just get plane rotors.

FYI if you do get slotted and drilled rotors and they are not protected from rust via a coating or powdercoating they will rust and look nasty asap so just get regular rotors and save a few.
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will zinc protect them for very long or will it melt off
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would it be a good idea to get the pbrs for both the front and back so i dont have to get different pad sizes when they need changed?
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just get the front pbrs.
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zinc.. you never know some companies rotors go longer than others but.. in the end by the time they rust you will probably be ready for a new set.
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I have Cobra brakes on all 4 corners. My rear rotors are stock Cobra, my front ones are drilled and slotted for the simple reason those had the best price I could find, I am not autocrossing it or racing it, and they have done fine so far. They did rust, no protective coating, If I do replace I will go with a coated set of Power slots. The rust that is there doesn't look bad at all, its really not that noticeable if you aren't looking for it.
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got a pic ?
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Sorry, I don't have any pics on this computer and the other one has messed up Windows XP on it right now. Maybe later on.
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Get front PBR's with Bendix Front Premium Brake pads for a GT. Keep the stock rear all the stangs even the Cobra's have the spindly little things. As far as rotors go get slotted just remember if they warp they cannot be turned
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Really the only reason to go with slotted/drilled nowadays is for looks. A smooth rotor will actually last longer and cost less...but it's all about looks.
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Really the only reason to go with slotted/drilled nowadays is for looks. A smooth rotor will actually last longer and cost less...but it's all about looks.
Actually the science behind slotted rotors is to allow the excaping of gasses and brake dust that glaze around the pad on smooth rotors. The slotts actually allow the dust and gasses to excape as they are swept away when passing the slots. The result is more positive braking. The down side is longivity not being able to turn them. The best thing to do is if you get slotted brakes make sure the front pads are chamfered or beveled back and front.
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where can i get the bendix pads from?
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where can i get the bendix pads from?
Advanced carries them. Actually Bendix makes the pads for the mustang as wellas 80% of the US car manufacturers
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should i replace the rear pads?
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