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Old 03-08-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Ladies and gents meet my first stang

Scarlett, first thing I gotta do to it is change the brakes and brake drums, feels like they are warped. i head I should get slotted disks what do you guys recommend? and should I do a complete brake overhaul disks, pads, calipers... or just disks? dont really know that much about cars but I know that I will learn a lot with this one.
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Congrats! Looks nice. If you have the money for it then go for the full brake overhaul.
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I would not do drilled or slotted rotors. they usually cost to much and dont last as long as the factory ones, also they dont help with braking.

Inspect and see what needs replacing and do that. The rotors can be measured to see if they are thick enough to "turn" which means cut metal off to flatten them.


Some pads cause more dust than others, I recommend getting low dust pads.
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Beautiful stang


I would do everything when it comes to brakes
While your there might as well do it all anyways, thats what I did
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Congrats man, nice stang
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Scarlett, first thing I gotta do to it is change the brakes and brake drums, feels like they are warped. i head I should get slotted disks what do you guys recommend? and should I do a complete brake overhaul disks, pads, calipers... or just disks? dont really know that much about cars but I know that I will learn a lot with this one.
welcome and congrats on the stang,i would probably change all to the way you want it
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Very nice!
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Welcome! You just reminded me I have to do the brakes on my fox lol
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I don't think I like the wheels, but I'm on my phone so I can't see em very well, congrats on the new car.

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If you replace the rotors, go with regular rotors. The slotted or cross drilled rotors aren't worth it if it's a daily driver. If the calipers aren't damaged or sticking, just replace the pads and rotors. Go with low dust pads of descent quality.
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If you replace the rotors, go with regular rotors. The slotted or cross drilled rotors aren't worth it if it's a daily driver. If the calipers aren't damaged or sticking, just replace the pads and rotors. Go with low dust pads of descent quality.
i agree on the pads,worth a little bit more money
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Are those older chrome gt wheels? Hard to see on my phone

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I would not do drilled or slotted rotors. they usually cost to much and dont last as long as the factory ones, also they dont help with braking.

Inspect and see what needs replacing and do that. The rotors can be measured to see if they are thick enough to "turn" which means cut metal off to flatten them.

Some pads cause more dust than others, I recommend getting low dust pads.
Agreed on rotors not helping as much. Also drilled rotors are pron to cracking. For an upgraded pad id recommend hawk hps. I've had great luck and night and day difference.
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I've got brembos 13in up front and drilled and slotted on rear and that thing will put you in the dash.
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I've got brembos 13in up front and drilled and slotted on rear and that thing will put you in the dash.
I think 13in is what I have stock. So maybe y the pad change was enough for me.
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I think 13in is what I have stock. So maybe y the pad change was enough for me.
I'm guessing u have a 98 cobra. Not really sure. I got straight slotted disks up front. Stop great. Slots or drilled don't make as much of a difference as does the size. The bigger rotors will stop better.
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I'm guessing u have a 98 cobra. Not really sure. I got straight slotted disks up front. Stop great. Slots or drilled don't make as much of a difference as does the size. The bigger rotors will stop better.
More surface area, that's understandable. Ya it a 98 cobra. What brand slotted rotors do u have up front? I'm not a big fan of drilled, I'd rather have dimpled. But I do understand that the drilled rotor won't crack until extremes, but I have seen it.
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Also congrats on ur first stang, sorry for the hijack. Im also on my first stang. Last of my friends to get one.
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Brembos. Straight angled slots. I think they started overheating once on me but not sure. Couple passes at the track back to back.
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Brembos. Straight angled slots. I think they started overheating once on me but not sure. Couple passes at the track back to back.
What pads are u running? Ya mine got real hot on me on a street pull, and I downshift when coming to a stop. By any chance do u remember how much the brembos ran u?
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What pads are u running? Ya mine got real hot on me on a street pull, and I downshift when coming to a stop. By any chance do u remember how much the brembos ran u?
Came with the car. Receipts were over $2k.
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Came with the car. Receipts were over $2k.
Holy crap, well that's outside of my budget... lol.
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Holy crap, well that's outside of my budget... lol.
It's not worth it either. Some power slots and good pads will be sufficient.
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It's not worth it either. Some power slots and good pads will be sufficient.
That's what I was actually planning on. Powerslots with hawk hps pads. It's a daily driver.
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That's what I was actually planning on. Powerslots with hawk hps pads. It's a daily driver.
Think twice about the hawk pads. Haven't done much research on em but u don't want a very hard pad. I would rather replace pads instead of rotors.
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welcome & congrats on your first stang!
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congrats on the stang!!!

where the hell are you guys driving...bristol? i have 35" tires on my ram, and do lotsa towing. i was replacing rotors every 6 months with oem rotors. i swapped to drilled/slotted and i replace them every 1.5yrs. and it stops waaay better.
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welcome , nice Stang !!
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