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Old 02-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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Brake job yippie!

Installed my new drilled and slotted rotors today. I ran across a thread the other day with questions about slot direction. This is my front pass side. I also painted the caliper bracket.

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:09 AM   #2
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Re: Brake job yippie!

Whats the point of cross drilled rotors i dnt no much about brakes other then how to service them
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Whats the point of cross drilled rotors i dnt no much about brakes other then how to service them
Under hard braking gases build between the pads and rotors. The holes or slots allow the gases to escape preventing brake fade.
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[QUOTE="Project Pony"]Installed my new drilled and slotted rotors today. I ran across a thread the other day with questions about slot direction. This is my front pass side. I also painted the caliper bracket.

Good stuff.. Looks real nice!
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Installed my new drilled and slotted rotors today. I ran across a thread the other day with questions about slot direction. This is my front pass side. I also painted the caliper bracket.
Wat did u paint ure calipers with
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Re: Brake job yippie!

Thanks man i was just curious and on your answer also curious what causing the gas just friction
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Thanks man i was just curious and on your answer also curious what causing the gas just friction
Yup yup
From the pads breaking down
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Huh thats interesting thanks for the info man
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Wat did u paint ure calipers with
Duplicolor caliper paint.
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Re: Brake job yippie!

the only downside to slotted and drilled rotors is the high risk of them cracking on a DD...never a pretty site when that happens...which is why every stang i've had keeps unidirectional disks when i upgrade the pads, lines, and fluid to 5.1
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Re: Brake job yippie!

if that's your pass side, i'm not sure it's right. i dont use 'em, but looked into it and thought the slots should face 'up to down' in the forward direction of the car. will take a quick look as i know i saw the indication on product description somewhere while i was shopping. back at'cha later

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i take it back! just saw your second pic(it's early, and my orientation was f'd up just glancing at the 1st shot!)... it does look right

btw, noticed the springs... did u change struts too, and if so, do it yourself? i don't want to dramatically alter my suspension yet, but DO have to replace my struts. never done it, but poked around already and think i can handle it in my driveway. any thoughts?

also, i'm ready('04 gt 53k) to start some mods... caik, throttle body, plenum and spacer maybe. gonna get a s-t shifter. cat-back system hopefully, then under pully drive and a tune. if u get time any advice appreciated

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When I did the springs I put in some new foxbody struts and shocks. Its super easy. Put the car on stands, and put a jack under the a arm. Unbolt the strut on the top and bottom, impact gun makes this much easier. Then lower the jack to take the tension out of the spring. When the a arm is all the way down the spring will come out with a firm tug. Pop in the new one and bolt her back together. The rear is similar. If your dropping it over one inch you need CC plates.

All in all it took me 30 mins per wheel. It will alter your suspension quite a bit, and if you don't correct your camber with CC plates you will wear your tires pretty good on the inside. I didn't do plates at first and after a couple thousand miles I've ruined my brand spankin new front tires. Btw after the suspension settled it sits two inches lower than stock. Also ran into problems with the axle banging into the arches of the exhaust over the rear axle. Had to have them dumped before the axle.
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