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Old 05-22-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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Are powerstop rotors any good?

Found a good deal on some power stop cross drilled and slotted rotors. Are they any good? Thinking of paring them with ceramic hawk pads. Also I heard that powerstops are non directional and sometimes squeek out of the box very badly.
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They are good but beware ordering any drilled rotors because they can crack around the holes and slotted just takes away surface area. In my experience, a good quality vented rotor is just fine. Hit up www.rockauto.com and look at the Raybestos, Centric and Wagner rotors. Great quality pieces, not expensive and I've never had a runout issue with any of them.
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Found a good deal on some power stop cross drilled and slotted rotors. Are they any good? Thinking of paring them with ceramic hawk pads. Also I heard that powerstops are non directional and sometimes squeek out of the box very badly.
We've had a lot of positive feedback from the PowerStop rotors we recently started carrying. They seem to mate well with different kinds of brake pads and longevity is normal for a rotor. If you found a good deal, than I'd certainly wouldn't hesitate to grab them!

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Did the five lug conversion with them. Package deal for all corners was great. Never had a problem yet.
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I've had Powerstop drilled and slotted rotors on my cars for over three years now (on both my New edge and Fox). I have never had a problem with them. Paired with some good quailty pads, and its a great budget upgrade.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:38 PM   #6
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I do agree with scotty but Im going to be honest and say I want the cross drilled and slotted for looks, also I live in a very mountainous region and I get my brakes up to temp often. Thanks for all the input, I'm going to but the power stops.

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I've been running slotted and crossed drilled rotors for the past 13 years and there isn't any sign of cracking around the slots or holes.
To bad my stock rotors never held up like that, I replaced them 2 times in 12 years.
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35k on those rotors, no issues at all
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Just orderd a pair of powerstops for the front with hawk ceramic pads. Can't wait to get these junk posi quiet pads off that are terrorizing my new rims with extreme amounts of brake dust, I don't even brake hard and they make more dust than my powerstoke excursion towing a traveltrailer.

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I hear that on brake dust. I always run ceramics for this reason on anything that has rims I care about. Raybestos rotors all around, centric ceramic pads. Power bleed every time I do the brakes. New calipers out back with Cobra conversion on all 4 corners here. Car stops like a BAMF.
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I hear that on brake dust. I always run ceramics for this reason on anything that has rims I care about. Raybestos rotors all around, centric ceramic pads. Power bleed every time I do the brakes. New calipers out back with Cobra conversion on all 4 corners here. Car stops like a BAMF.
Yea the other day on your thread about how to mantain the rims you mentioned I should change them. I was driveing to the car show yesterday driveing through the mountains and stabbed the brakes and not only did they warp and shake but they suck so badly. I definitely need to rebleed my brakes to.

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If you don't have it already, get the Motive power bleeder with the specific 3 tab cap. Being able to bleed brakes yourself and know there isn't any air in the lines is a glorious thing.
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ROTORS and PADS

I have those, as well as Hawk Ceramic Brake Pads. I have had Not one issue at all with them. I highly recommend them.
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If you don't have it already, get the Motive power bleeder with the specific 3 tab cap. Being able to bleed brakes yourself and know there isn't any air in the lines is a glorious thing.
I already have one with all the attachments for the cars I own. They truely are worth the money. I change my brake fluid every 35,000 miles in all my cars.

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Change of plans I canceld the order, and want to re order power stop cobra rotors, and hawk ceramic cobra pads, and go to advanced auto parts and get a reman cobra caliper with the brackets and cobra brake lines. Will this work. I.heard they bolt right up and the only diffrence is the brake lines. Also the calipers will be $56 with a $40 core charge (they never check inside the box) my single piston gt calipers.

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You need the cobra brackets too. For the rears you have to pull the axles but the front is simple.

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You need the cobra brackets too. For the rears you have to pull the axles but the front is simple.

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It comes with them on the remanufacturd ones, and I'm not going to mess with the back brakes.

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Then it will just be a bolt on. If you ever do wind up changing out the back ones you need the axle brackets which are what requires you pull the axes. Then you just get the Cobra brackets, re-use the original calipers, get Cobra vented rear rotors and the Cobra pads are actually thinner than GT pads to make up for the fatter rotor.
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Good info thanks

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Also I was looking at the powerstop prices... that's an AWFUL lot of money over a good OEM style rotor for just looks... you also are losing overall braking surface with drilled/slotted and will actually stop worse than a really good regular rotor and a good set of pads.

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I found this to be an interesting read on the true effects about slotted and cross drilled rotors. Just open the links posted in that thread.

Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum - View Single Post - Crossed Drilled and Sloted
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You need the cobra brackets too. For the rears you have to pull the axles but the front is simple.

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I am getting them for $60 each for cobra rotors

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Update*
Just went to carquest (the only place you can buy remanufactured cobra calipers apparently) I have called every auto parts store near me and 2 places had them. I got the front 2 cobra calipers and brake hoses for $150 for everything not includeing the $40 each core charge. I canceld the gt rotors and pads and am reordering the powerstops for the cobra witch are bigger. And hawk ceramic cobra pads. Also installing the dynomax ultraflows today will post a exhaust clip if I get it done in time.

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Did you order the front Cobra caliper brackets like I mentioned?
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Did you order the front Cobra caliper brackets like I mentioned?
Yea it comes with them, I'm only doing the front, there semi loaded

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Well f@#&, the calipers are great and come with everything ASIDE FROM THE MISS MATCHED Cobra logos. Now I have to drive all the way back to the parts store tommrow 20 mins away. I should know by now to not trust them but I overlooked the other one because it was upside down in the box.
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That's like when you check your bag when you go thru a drive thru Restaurant, every time you check it it's right, but the one time you do not check your bag and drive all the way Home, then sit down to eat and open that bag to find that your whole Order was completely wrong.
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So wait Car Quest has the re-manufactured cobra caliper with the brackets as a pair?
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:39 AM   #29
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Yep and for pretty cheap to, beats buying the sve kit off LMR that's like $350 just for the calipers. I payed $60 dollars a calliper with the brackets and release pin. Basically everything you need, you will also need cobra front brake hoses because the gt ones won't reach or get tangled in the control arm.

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I'm gonna have to go check this out
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It's a awesome upgrade, 2 inch bigger rotors you need a minimum of 17" rims

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Already got that covered and how much better stopping power is it over the gt ones?
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Already got that covered and how much better stopping power is it over the gt ones?
A lot. I distinctly remember the VERY first thing I mentioned to my buddy when I was test driving his 2004 GT for him is that the brakes sucked compared to my Cobra.

My 98 has Cobra brakes front and rear as well and I would not have it any other way. Even with the 2 puck GT calipers starting in 1999 you still have the tiny rotors. Getting the calipers out another 2" gives much more leverage for stopping regardless of the size of the caliper although obviously having the bigger 2 puck units helps.

Also, I use these rotors whenever I do my front brakes. Never had a runout problem yet and they are $37. You do pay for shipping but... meh... You can always find 6% off codes for Rockauto too if you look. I get matching rear rotors from the same company and pair with good Ceramic pads and she stops great/smooth.

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Ok, finally just got calipers that match meaning they BOTH Dont have cobra logos on them. No problem. However why don't these have the PBR stampings on them?!?! These are a lot soomther than the previous pair I got with car quests name on the box, these ones are a1cardone and look like there either brand new never used or they have been totally re sanded, anyway any one know why there's no pbr logo on the back top of the calipers?

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