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Old 06-21-2004, 11:29 AM   #1
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Brake question

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33564
Are those decent brakes? What should I ask the seller? What can I use from my current car and what do I need to get to get them on.

Its for front AND rear rotors.

Basically I need to know what I need to get the job done if I buy those
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Old 06-21-2004, 11:32 AM   #2
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btw I have abs if that matters
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Old 06-21-2004, 11:37 AM   #3
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im am going to bid on those

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if these rotors are bigger than your stock ones u may have to get like bigger calipers i think
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NO they are not bigger V6 and GT's share the same rotors and calipers. The only difference is on the GT they put on better pads for some unknown reason.
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so do you think its a good buy Corey?

Its basically a take off stock rotor put that one on deal right?
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Yep I am doing it in a couple of weeks. Do you need rear rotors. You could save by buying just fronts. The rear brakes are so little used and are not vented anyway so drilled wont help them much, plus they take forever to wear out.
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Old 06-21-2004, 01:32 PM   #7
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Yea just need new front ones.
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Old 06-21-2004, 02:49 PM   #8
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i agree with dd the rear rotors arent really neccesary
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i can get my cobra rotors for 200 bucks that seems a little high but not horrible BRENT if you really want to do it right pay 300 bucks for a set of cobra calipers with rotors crossed drilled and sloted they wont be powdercoated but they will still look very good.
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$200 for Cobra Calipers is not bad. But actually a nice set of 99+ V6 or GT dual piston PBR's can be had under $100 and will give you a good brake improvement .They are lighter and a goood bang for the buck mod. That is what I am currently doing!!!!
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Not to hijack, but do any of you know where to get vented rear rotors? The cross drilled and slotted really don't do much, they just look cool basically. The extra cooling surface area cancls out with the reduced braking surface.
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I personally have not seen vented rear and I dont think they exist.
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ive seen vented and sloted rear... but as mentioned above vented or sloted are pointless and you should not use them when autoxing cuz they will crack under the head load.

I just seen a guy i think on this forum or 3.8 in suspention that got a set of cobra calipers and rotors for 300 bucks which is a good deal i think. if you did upgrade to PBRs they work just about as good as the cobra brakes its just the extra rotor size that helps out. they fit directly on your car with no issues (96 up that is pre 96 have to grind a bit) you can get them dirt cheap also.
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I know they make slotted and drilled but the fact is the space between the rear caliper is smaller than the front and moves in a slight twisting motion producing only 20% of the stopping power at the most. I was searching and I have not found any rear vented Mustang rotors
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Well, thanks for looking anyway, I was never able to find any. And yeah, I don't think much of the rear brakes on mustangs. And the are a ***** to replace pads on because of that "twisting motion." I don't like that much at all.
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$200 for Cobra Calipers is not bad. But actually a nice set of 99+ V6 or GT dual piston PBR's can be had under $100 and will give you a good brake improvement .They are lighter and a goood bang for the buck mod. That is what I am currently doing!!!!
This mod is definate a very good mod. It takes about 8lbs off the front end. I did this mod about 2 years ago atleast and it was WAY worth it. Smoother and quicker stops. And corey if you need any help just let me know. You know you have to modify your spindles a little right?
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how does it save 8lbs?
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You know you have to modify your spindles a little right?
Why is that only 94-95 need modifying.
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Well it saves about 8lbs because the stock single piston brakes on 94-98s are steel casted. The 99+ dual piston brakes are aluminum casted.

And all 94-98 spindles need to modified slightly. The dual piston calipers are too wide. I had to do it on my 97. It's very simple, you just need a good grinder.
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i was told only pre 95 needed to be grinded.
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i was told only pre 95 needed to be grinded.
Nope all the previous 99 car need it.
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i wish i could have confirmed that but my friend got some 94-95 for his fox conversion, for the way they worked oh well either way it is VERY close stock i mean nearly dead on just takes a little grinding to clear the bump on the caliper bolt so the caliper will slide on down to the holes.
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I have helped 2 people with the conversion and did not grind anything
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I have helped 2 people with the conversion and did not grind anything
What years were those cars Corey? Maybe if they were late model 98's that would explain it.
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How did you get away without grinding the spindles? Did he/she have newer spindles? And SpectorV, Why did your friend get 94-95 calipers?
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How did you get away without grinding the spindles? Did he/she have newer spindles? And SpectorV, Why did your friend get 94-95 calipers?
No we put 99+ calipers on a 97 and a 98 without grinding
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No we put 99+ calipers on a 97 and a 98 without grinding
Hmm, well I wonder if then the late 97s and all 98's have the new spindles then. My 97 was actually built in Nov. 96. And I had to grind on mine to get them to fit. Weird.
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hum either way its very easy to grind if you have the right tools doesnt take much time at all.
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