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Old 04-07-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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What Brake's do you have

my rotors are a bit beat and thinking of getting new pads and rotors..
what do you use?
are braided break lines worth the money?
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Hawk HPS with Powerslot rotors. Brake dust isn't too bad and it stops on a dime, I never had them on my GT calipers though so it may just be the bigger rotors. Braided brake lines are a great upgrade as far as pedal feel goes as well as providing less brake fade on consistent stops.
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Stock 01 Cobra brakes. They are similar to JDFs brakes, if not the same since his are 03 Cobra brakes I believe. I probably won't do much to these brakes cause I want to upgrade to Wilwoods eventually.

But a good set of pads and some stainless braided brake lines will go a very long way.
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Raybestos rotors and those Hawk pads are good, I've heard.

I have Monroe brake pads... they provide smooth, quiet braking... lol
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Stock 01 Cobra brakes. They are similar to JDFs brakes, if not the same since his are 03 Cobra brakes I believe. I probably won't do much to these brakes cause I want to upgrade to Wilwoods eventually.

But a good set of pads and some stainless braided brake lines will go a very long way.
They're the same brakes, they've come on the Cobras since '96 if I remember right.
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Question... since I plan to do my brakes soon.. rotors and pads all around... I think it would be roughly 400 for a decent brake job give or take...

anyways I would love to upgrade my breaks and see a kit on latemodelrestoration for 1099.00 so for 7-800 more.. wow that seems like a lot now lol I could buy this kit and have the SVE 13" Cobra Style Front & Rear Brake Kit.. I checked AM and they don't offer it.
Is the conversion worth it or would I just be upgrading to a stock part..
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If you are going to spend a lot of money on brakes then spend a tiny bit more and go with a 13 or 14" rotor with either a 4 or 6 piston caliper. Those look the same as the Cobra brakes, which are very nice; but i've felt nicer.
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Eventually when i go with some nice brakes this is probably what i'll go with
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yeah those would be nice. 1800 for just fronts is a bit out of my budget lol.
Issue I have is my rotors need to be replaced and pads should be as well...
Not sure if I should just put something decent on for now or upgrade to the cobra breaks... I see what you mean though
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What Brake's do you have

Yea I get you. That SVE brake kit is nice. Id go for that.
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yeah those would be nice. 1800 for just fronts is a bit out of my budget lol.
Issue I have is my rotors need to be replaced and pads should be as well...
Not sure if I should just put something decent on for now or upgrade to the cobra breaks... I see what you mean though
What are your plans for the car FA?
Do you want to track it at some point?
Both of those brake kits are very pricey for a daily driven car...

Id throw a hundred dollars worth of rotors and pads on the front and then start searching for a used set of Cobra brakes if thats the route that you want to go. I saw some on EBay just recently. Search for Bullitt/Mach 1 parts.
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Currently the car is my DD and other then some aggressive driving on old farm roads car isn't driven very hard.
Eventually I would like to start taking the car to the track as well as the strip since there are both just minutes from my place. I do plan to upgrade a lot of the car before that happened though... Breaks are important and needed soon so instead of buying things twice figured do it the rite way first...
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You can't go wrong with the Cobra brakes. They work awesome on our cars.
You might save a few bucks by searching around a little for used parts...
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nah no used parts like that for me, I have had bad luck like that in the past lol unless from a reputable place or a known individual... 1000 is a lot to spend for me but in the big picture its not that much. My breaks will be done and should last a while, also comes with braided break lines so I am impressed.. unless I can find a better kit for less money I will most likely pull the trigger on this kit Tuesday when I get paid.
After that next big purchase will be springs shocks struts and cc plates
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That does look like a nice brake kit! Too bad you're not closer... I have a brand new set of Tokico springs that I'm not using.
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nah no used parts like that for me, I have had bad luck like that in the past lol unless from a reputable place or a known individual... 1000 is a lot to spend for me but in the big picture its not that much. My breaks will be done and should last a while, also comes with braided break lines so I am impressed.. unless I can find a better kit for less money I will most likely pull the trigger on this kit Tuesday when I get paid.
After that next big purchase will be springs shocks struts and cc plates
Don't bother buying the SHE rear brake kit. The axles will have to come out to install the new rear brackets and there isn't any noticeable difference in braking with just a rear upgrade.

I also wouldn't do a Brembos or Wilwood setup until you're building a track whore, those brakes require 18s and a decent offset. I can already lock up the front tires at 90mph with these Cobras so a big brake kit won't be beneficial until I delete the ABS and run race slicks anyways.
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The kit is for front and back.. are you saying the kit wont work? or that I should leave my rear brakes stock?
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The kit is for front and back.. are you saying the kit wont work? or that I should leave my rear brakes stock?
It will work, the rear is just a hassle to do. They should sell a front only kit as well as a rear only kit. I would just leave the rears stock.

Though if you really want to upgrade the rear brakes I believe Steeda sells a 13" rear brake upgrade that uses factory pads.
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Quick trick, if you get a set of Bullitt/Cobra/Mach brakes from Autozone, 99% they will not know the cores you give them back are not the same if you give them your GT cores. Same with the brackets lol. That means you will spend $60 per front caliper vs having to pay the core charge. Rear calipers are the same but you can't just bolt in bigger rotors and cobra brackets like you can with the fronts.


Anyway my current setup on the 98 is:

Cobra/Mach/Bullitt fronts and rears with Raybestos rotors and Centric ceramic pads. No slotte/drilled/whatever, I see no point in losing rotor surface area on a street car.
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