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Old 12-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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GT Brake Upgrade

Just got the GT rotors from LMR on sale for my birthday and the GT brackets should be here tomorrow along with ceramic pads!
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Do you already have 17" wheels?

The swap is pretty easy and the extra stopping power is nice to have
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Do you already have 17" wheels? The swap is pretty easy and the extra stopping power is nice to have
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Do you already have 17" wheels? The swap is pretty easy and the extra stopping power is nice to have
18" California special wheels
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18" California special wheels
good to goooo
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I'm gona paint my calipers while I'm at it...black or red??
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I'm gona paint my calipers while I'm at it...black or red??
black
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black
I think I am leaning towards black!
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excellent!!
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I thought V6 and GT cars shared the same front brakes?
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I thought V6 and GT cars shared the same front brakes?
Nope! 05-10 v6s came with 11.5" front rotors and GTs had 12.4" front rotors
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Nope! 05-10 v6s came with 11.5" front rotors and GTs had 12.4" front rotors
what he said. Same calipers but larger caliper brackets & rotors on GT
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Just got the GT rotors from LMR on sale for my birthday and the GT brackets should be here tomorrow along with ceramic pads!
Where did you get the bracket?
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I found someone selling GT Brakes. Will they fit on my stock V6?

He's selling front and back. He's 06 and I'm 07
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I found someone selling GT Brakes. Will they fit on my stock V6?

He's selling front and back. He's 06 and I'm 07
U mean the calipers? I thought they're the same
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No rotors
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Where did you get the bracket?
Rockauto.com
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No rotors
Rears are the same size I think, no point changing unless they're upgraded rotors. But if u do change, u need to swap out the front caliper brackets to the gt ones like OP because of the increased diameter. Otherwise you won't be able to get your calipers back on
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Rears are the same size I think, no point changing unless they're upgraded rotors. But if u do change, u need to swap out the front caliper brackets to the gt ones like OP because of the increased diameter. Otherwise you won't be able to get your calipers back on
Ok. Thanks for the response
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:07 AM   #20
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Rears are the same size I think, no point changing unless they're upgraded rotors. But if u do change, u need to swap out the front caliper brackets to the gt ones like OP because of the increased diameter. Otherwise you won't be able to get your calipers back on
Well said!
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Painted the front calipers and put on new raybestos ceramic pads and the GT rotors and brackets tonight on the front only. Plan to do the rears Monday night!
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Painted the front calipers and put on new raybestos ceramic pads and the GT rotors and brackets tonight on the front only. Plan to do the rears Monday night!
The rears are exactly the same for V8 and V6, so just change the pads and rotors if you need them. Unlike the front though you need a tool to screw the piston back in - you can't just push them back in like on the front brake.
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The rears are exactly the same for V8 and V6, so just change the pads and rotors if you need them. Unlike the front though you need a tool to screw the piston back in - you can't just push them back in like on the front brake.
Yeah I know but the LMR kit came with new rears too. And what tool will I need?
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A disc brake pad and caliper tool - you can rent it from places like AutoZone or buy one like this kit:
18 Piece Disc Brake Pad and Caliper Service Tool Kit

It uses a pad to anchor against the outside edge of the caliper while the head is inserted into the pins on the piston and you screw it back in.

If you haven't done a rear brake yet you should read one of the sticky threads on it at one of the other forums.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:32 PM   #25
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That or u could buy the right attachment that goes on a ratchet wrench for fords and gms. Less than $10. It has 2 nubs that fit on to the calipers so you can turn the piston.
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Looking for someone that has upgraded a 2005-2010 v6 front rotor to a 2011- up GT V8 rotor. Need the caliper bracket from a 2011 - up V8. I can not find ANY place selling them. My understanding that is all I need to upgrade to larger rotor. Any comments.
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I don't believe the calipers are the same on 05-10s and 11-14s
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The calipers are the same, but the brackets are different. The rotors of course are different sizes too.

The 05-10 GT had a bigger brake (and different bracket) from the 05-10 V6. The 11+ V6 uses that same brake set up (i.e. it has the 05-10 GT front brakes).

The 11+ GT has a bigger rotor and consequently a different bracket.

The only caliper that is different is on the Brembo package equipped cars.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:47 PM   #30
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My gt front brake caliper brackets, slotted&drilled rotors and new pads arrived. Will keep u guys updated on the install and improvement

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GT Brake Upgrade

The problem I am having is getting the 2011 gt caliper brackets. Where did you get yours.
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I went to the website and indicated 2011 caliper brackets for GT V8 they only carry the rear brackets. Also Ford dealer does not want to sale it without auto serial numbers. Does anyone know of another place? Thanks
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:19 PM   #34
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T'was raining but I installed the kit today. 3hrs of work (I was spray painting some stuff in between as well as the caliper brackets). Second pic is test fitting the gt caliper bracket and gt rotor before I sprayed it and third pic is the rear. More initial bite but that means quicker to lock up your brakes and having abs kick in. That was tesing in the rain though. I'll do another run when the weather clears up

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They sell it with the rotors as a kit on american muscle its $180 rotors an brackets
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