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Old 02-09-2016, 08:29 AM   #1
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New rotors?¿

Went to turn my rotors today, and they were warped.. Almost 4 thousandths difference from the outside in.

So I'm shopping and these have excellent reviews on American muscle, only negatives I've heard about is the pads.
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Other than looking cool drilled and slotted rotors are actually a step backwards in performance.

Could you feel your old rotors when you were braking? .004 is really not that bad and is quite serviceable assuming you aren't close to the minimum thickness of the rotor.
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Get on Rockauto. Get Raybestos rotors and Centric Posi-Quiet ceramic pads.


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Went to turn my rotors today, and they were warped.. Almost 4 thousandths difference from the outside in.

So I'm shopping and these have excellent reviews on American muscle, only negatives I've heard about is the pads.
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Been running these for two years with no issues except crap pads, Hawk pads are the way to go

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The power stop rotors are good. But the pads are garbage.

I run Brake Motive rotors from EBay and they've held up fine with my aggressive driving.


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I have the Power Stop Slotted Drilled Rotors, but with HT1 Ceramic Pads by Auto lite with absolutely No issues at all.
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Since were on the topic, why is it that you can only get rotors for our mustangs that are 13 inchs or less? I think it would be really cool to have a bigger rotor behind the wheel, not the little dinky ones lol
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Since were on the topic, why is it that you can only get rotors for our mustangs that are 13 inchs or less? I think it would be really cool to have a bigger rotor behind the wheel, not the little dinky ones lol
Mostly because it's hard to fit bigger. A company called FTR makes a bracket that allows you to run S197 calipers and 14" rotors, but you have to run a 18" wheel to make it fit. In all honesty the Cobra brake setup with proper pads is more than enough to lock up the front wheels under heavy braking. My old GT would do it pretty consistently at the track right around 80mph.
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I have ran the rotors on mine the whole time, work good no warping here. Get rotors on rock auto for the cheapest (was about 85$) and fastest shipping, meanwhile napa pads continue to treat me well with good wear. Still on 40k with my pair.
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Mostly because it's hard to fit bigger. A company called FTR makes a bracket that allows you to run S197 calipers and 14" rotors, but you have to run a 18" wheel to make it fit. In all honesty the Cobra brake setup with proper pads is more than enough to lock up the front wheels under heavy braking. My old GT would do it pretty consistently at the track right around 80mph.
Because any bigger and you are going to start looking at having to redo the whole system. Also wheel fitment. For 14" brakes you need to run at least 18", sometimes 19".

There are a few companies that make adapter kits for the 05+ brakes like the GT500 setup and stuff for 04-down cars... but its totally overkill unless you are a road racer. The Cobra setup up front is usually enough. The rear requires you pull the axles so a lot of ppl don't want to have to deal with that although axles come out easy. Just fluid is $$$ especially if you just did it or did it recently.
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I'm running the Powerstop rotors and hawk pads with Russell stainless steel brake lines. Initial bite is same as stock, but when you lay into it feels like the car wants to throw me threw the windshield. It definitely stops.

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Just installed the rotor and pad kit from AM. Looks great!

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My EBay Brake Motive rotors lol. Awaiting the FTR Brembo kit.

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But how do they look after some miles lol


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