Originally Posted by scottydsntknow
Gears gears gears gears gears.
If you are looking at brakes, get on Rockauto and order some Raybestos rotors and Centric Posi-Quiet pads. This is the combo I run on all my Mustangs and the parts are superior and the pads work great and there is ZERO brake dust too which is a nice bonus. Do not buy local Napa/Duracrap/Advance rotors, they all have runout issues and will have warping issues later on if they do happen to be ok out of the box.
You can also look into upgrading to Cobra front brakes which is as simple as the Cobra calipers and brackets and then order the Cobra rotors and pads. They bolt right up and make a marked difference in braking although the 99-04 cars did get dual piston calipers up front even for the GT. The rotor is just smaller.
I'm going to be upgrading my 2000 to Cobra spec most likely before I even start driving it regularly since the brakes need to be done anyway. I remember test driving my friend's 2004 GT brand new back in 2004 (shakes cane) when I was DDing a 95 Cobra and the VERY first thing I noticed is that my brakes were way better than that car.
Out back you can upgrade to Cobra spec as well but you need to pull the axles to do so. Most ppl just do the Cobra fronts and leave the GT rears for when they need to do a rear fluid drain/fill or a new diff cover.
Thanks Scotty, I thought you might weigh in. Will the Cobra brakes fit with my stock wheels? I'm thinking that might be the route to go.
I don't have a lot of interest in gears... yet. I like the idea of them but don't like the idea of running higher rpms down the highway. If I upgrade to Cobra brakes on the front, maybe if I eventually do gears I'll switch the backs too and do all seals and stuff in the rear end.
If I can buy those parts from CarQuest, that might be what I do. I was an employee there for 3+ years and still get employee pricing plus they'll warranty just about anything but a battery for me.
So... Cobra rotors, brackets, calipers, pads... Same hoses, master cylinder, etc?
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