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Old 06-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Big Brake kits???

I was looking at big brake kits for when i supercharge my car. i have a 2003 mustang gt with the OEM premium wheels. I've read ad researched that the 2000 cobra R kit won't fit ad I don't want to shell out the money for new rims as well. Any suggestions on what is good for a daily driver vehicle, fits under stock wheels and is for a supercharged vehicle.
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Cobra/Mach 1/Bullitt brakes. 13" rotor with 2 piston calipers. You can get them new off Latemodel for $700 or you can look on ebay. I got mine for $400 with junk pads and rotors.
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Cobra/Mach 1/Bullitt brakes. 13" rotor with 2 piston calipers. You can get them new off Latemodel for $700 or you can look on ebay. I got mine for $400 with junk pads and rotors.
$700 isn't a bad price actually lol
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$700 isn't a bad price actually lol
Compared to Baer or brembo, that's dirt cheap.
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Cobra/Mach 1/Bullitt brakes. 13" rotor with 2 piston calipers. You can get them new off Latemodel for $700 or you can look on ebay. I got mine for $400 with junk pads and rotors.
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$700 isn't a bad price actually lol
Not at all. The kit comes with Power Slot rotors, hawk pads, and stainless steel brake lines so it's a hell of a deal
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I saw the SVE cobra front and rear kit for $1099.99 on LMR
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I saw the SVE cobra front and rear kit for $1099.99 on LMR
You don't necessarily need the rear brake kit, they use they same caliper as the GTs just with a different mounting bracket. Before I did my IRS swap I was planning on buying Steeds 13" rear brake kit instead of the Cobra kit
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You don't necessarily need the rear brake kit, they use they same caliper as the GTs just with a different mounting bracket. Before I did my IRS swap I was planning on buying Steeds 13" rear brake kit instead of the Cobra kit
Well then I can save a bit of money just getting the fronts
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Well then I can save a bit of money just getting the fronts
Yep. 90% of your braking is done with the front brakes when under heavy load.
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That was when I did my brake upgrade
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That was when I did my brake upgrade
Looks really good
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It was like night and day! Great mod
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It was like night and day! Great mod
What kit is that?
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Mach 1 calipers Baer rotors... decelarotors or whatever they're called. Just had to get a finer things threaded banjo bolt... bolt, bleed, and go!
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Calipers off eBay... I think from blue oval. And rotors from auto anything.com I searched and looked for a while before I bought them.
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I did the cobra brake route with Baer eridaspeed rotors. I maybe installing a Cobra r set up soon.
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+1 on the Cobra/Bullitt/Mach front brakes and calling it a day.

-1 for all these drilled/slotted rotors... you don't brake any better, actually worse on a street car since you lose surface area on the rotor for the pads to grip. Also even the best drilled rotors are prone to cracking which is very very bad.
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+1 on the Cobra/Bullitt/Mach front brakes and calling it a day.

-1 for all these drilled/slotted rotors... you don't brake any better, actually worse on a street car since you lose surface area on the rotor for the pads to grip. Also even the best drilled rotors are prone to cracking which is very very bad.
Mine sees track time at the road course
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About the drilled/slotted rotors.... I drive about 1000-2000 miles a year, and the rotors look nice!
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YMMV, just saying this can happen to even the best drilled rotors





I personally don't see the point to them and will never have them on my car but that's my preference. Less surface area=less stopping power=fact. However, if you like them and can accept the risk and the car is not a DD then you could be ok.
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It's an argument between surface area and cooling/cleaning effect. The most expensive track cars in the world have them and every single GT Le Mans track car. Factory Porsche RSR and Ferrari use them. I you purchase a high end rotor brembo or Baer you should have no problems. The cheap ones on eBay are crap.
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Problem is, too many ppl use the cheap Chinamen ones... And even the Baer and Brembo ones have had issues reported.

I dunno, my Raybestos rotors for the Cobra/Mach/Bullitt/my car with Bullitt brakes are $37 per front, $25 per rear and are very high quality and will stop my street car every bit as well or better than the drilled/slotted stuff guarandamnteed. The Le Mans cars and the Porsches or Ferrarris have ridiculously huge omfgwtfbbq brakes and those Le Mans cars are changing them out every race so that is kind of a bad comparison lol.
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I'm not going to sit here and argue with you when i know first hand in dealing with performance brakes also. I have been dealing with Porsche track cars for over 15 years and lets just say there is a reason they install cross drilled rotors from the factory. I find that alot of the problems i find in rotor failure is due to cheap rotors and brake pads that were not properly bedded or pad compounds that are way to hard for the rotor surface any way you enjoy your non drilled rotors and I will enjoy my drilled rotors.
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I guess my point is for a street car I personally find them kind of pointless. I don't care one bit if someone wants to spend more money on them, what I do care about is the idiot who runs the ebay cheapies and shatters a rotor when I'm driving behind them. Then again, you can say that about a lot of cheap performance parts for our cars haha.
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I guess my point is for a street car I personally find them kind of pointless. I don't care one bit if someone wants to spend more money on them, what I do care about is the idiot who runs the ebay cheapies and shatters a rotor when I'm driving behind them. Then again, you can say that about a lot of cheap performance parts for our cars haha.
Actually... I'd rather be behind the guy with the cheapies than in front if him!!
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Actually... I'd rather be behind the guy with the cheapies than in front if him!!
That's pretty funny
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I have the same rotors as Mzilla and there is better stopping power.

me and two of my friends test this we all drove my car before the rotor change and after and we were all like man there's a big difference with a drilled and slotted.
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I have the same rotors as Mzilla and there is better stopping power.

me and two of my friends test this we all drove my car before the rotor change and after and we were all like man there's a big difference with a drilled and slotted.
Rotors don't cause better stopping power... they just help with heat dissipation. Different brake pads are what cause better stopping power.
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Rotors don't cause better stopping power... they just help with heat dissipation. Different brake pads are what cause better stopping power.
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You're right I forgot to mention I went to hawke pads at the same time oops my bad
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Yeah dude I was about to say, you must have had better pads on there too. Again, for a street car that is not a street car making stupid omfg power, there is no need for drilled/slotted and a good set of Raybestos or Centric rotors will stop you just as well as the drilled/slotted stuff.
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