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Old 01-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Thinking of Brakes

I'm looking into putting new brakes on my 02 Stang. I was on Summit Racing and saw Power Stop cross drilled and slotted rotors for the front and rear of my car. Im kinda on a budget and these rotors look nice. Does anyone know if these are good, my car is a DD and is getting close to needing new.
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My friend just put them on his 95 GT. he says they stop pretty good. Personally I put Power Slot rotors on my car and those stop great as well.
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I as well got the hawk power slots and they work great. My cars also a DD
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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i would guess there pretty good. have you thought about getting cobra brakes? Thats what i upgraded to with ebc yellow pads. they look and perform great. i think i paid either 150 or 200 cant remember.
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i would guess there pretty good. have you thought about getting cobra brakes? Thats what i upgraded to with ebc yellow pads. they look and perform great. i think i paid either 150 or 200 cant remember.
Did you have to modify the caliper location for the cobra brakes. Aren't they bigger?
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Did you have to modify the caliper location for the cobra brakes. Aren't they bigger?
Yes. The cobra upgrade requires new mounting brackets, rotors (obv), and brake lines. You can use the stock master cylinder but I seriously upgrading it too. I believe it is also recomended you change your traction module to a cobra one but I'm not sure on that.
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Yes. The cobra upgrade requires new mounting brackets, rotors (obv), and brake lines. You can use the stock master cylinder but I seriously upgrading it too. I believe it is also recomended you change your traction module to a cobra one but I'm not sure on that.
Well I'm kinda on a budget for this project and that job sounds like its costly. Thanks though
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no brackets or modifications were necessary. i simply replaced my 2003 gt rotors and calipers with 2003 cobra rotors and calipers. direct replacement.

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i only upgraded the front btw
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no brackets or modifications were necessary. i simply replaced my 2003 gt rotors and calipers with 2003 cobra rotors and calipers. direct replacement.

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i only upgraded the front btw
Do you have any pics of those brakes?
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Re: Thinking of Brakes

slotted/drilled dont do anything for stoping better/faster. They do however wont last as long, cant be turned, and warp much easier depending on how they are made

I would upgrade to 13" cobra brakes/rotors/ss brake lines on the front and paint the calipers, much much better braking for a cheap price
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^ this I disagree with. The drilled and slotted rotors I've used made a big difference in stopping power and pedal feel. Warping has more to do with break in and how you use your breaks. The drilled slotted I use also resist fade longer at the track by a considerable margain. I also find the pad bite to be much improved.
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I wouldn't use drilled and/or slotted on a DD as it consumes your brakes faster and does not allow you to turn the disks. It cost more now as well as later and simply isn't needed for daily driving.
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I bought some from summit racing for the front two years ago and every winter and spring the blizaks comes off and back on. Approximate miles driven is 15k and the slots are have 30% remaining life. Roughly .015 they wareout like sanding the plaster to get rid of a bubble on your drywall. That's the best way I can really explain what it looks like. The set next to buy will be the actual drilled through style.
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slotted/drilled dont do anything for stoping better/faster. They do however wont last as long, cant be turned, and warp much easier depending on how they are made

I would upgrade to 13" cobra brakes/rotors/ss brake lines on the front and paint the calipers, much much better braking for a cheap price
I would love to do the cobra bakes but I'm kinda on a budget and need to just get new brakes.
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I would love to do the cobra bakes but I'm kinda on a budget and need to just get new brakes.
You could just do Steal Braided lines on your brakes!.. That's what I did for now and it helps some!...
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Re: Thinking of Brakes

you can buy used cobra brake parts for VERY cheap. I sold my stock calipers and brake lines for 75 bucks, all thats left is rotors and your good to go (well possibly pads if the calipers didnt have any with them)
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #18
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you can buy used cobra brake parts for VERY cheap. I sold my stock calipers and brake lines for 75 bucks, all thats left is rotors and your good to go (well possibly pads if the calipers didnt have any with them)
Ok thx I'm gonna be looking into it then. Hey I was also told to look into the bullitt brakes.......know anything about that.
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Ok thx I'm gonna be looking into it then. Hey I was also told to look into the bullitt brakes.......know anything about that.
There the same deal as the cobra brakes.
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