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Old 03-14-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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Good brake upgrade?

I am taking my car to Charlotte for the 50th anniversary and doing the track event. Worried about brake fade with the stock brakes. Would the Ford Racing SVT front brake upgrade kit be good enough for this? I don't race the car, and I will be in the beginners class at Charlotte so it won't be flat out racing. Just looking for opinions as to if this will be good enough before I drop the money on it.

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Before buying, make sure you wheels will accompany the larger rotors.
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eBay has some factory take offs, that's another good option
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I have 19 inch RTR wheels on it now, so I am pretty sure they will fit.


I have been watching ebay, everyone wants so much for take offs that I have seen so far I would just about be better off buying new ones. Going to keep watching it for a few days.
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Wheels definitely something to check. I have the Brembo's from the Brembo package and braking is never a concern. love it although if doing again I would probably go one step up to the track pack
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I found some used ones for $700 shipped with about 7k of use. Even if they're not perfect, u can make them look nice by painting them. I'm in the process of doing that now Click image for larger version

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Wheels definitely something to check. I have the Brembo's from the Brembo package and braking is never a concern. love it although if doing again I would probably go one step up to the track pack
Does the track pack have the "Big" brake calibers? Or just better pads?

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I found some used ones for $700 shipped with about 7k of use. Even if they're not perfect, u can make them look nice by painting them. I'm in the process of doing that now Attachment 150613Attachment 150614
Thanks, I am going to keep looking. I just found a full set for 1200 which are new takes offs. Not to bad considering the just the fronts new are right at 1100
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Does the track pack have the "Big" brake calibers? Or just better pads?


They're the same
Thanks, I am going to keep looking. I just found a full set for 1200 which are new takes offs. Not to bad considering the just the fronts new are right at 1100


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They're the same
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Brembo is definitely the way to go ultimately. I've had my 2011 supercharged 5.0 CS twice on the track at Barbers Motorsport park in AL, once before upgrade once after. The original brake set up started fading very quickly. Due do the large amounts financially that I had already spent on the engine and suspension upgrades I took a bit more cheaper route for the brakes. I replaced all rotors with DRS rotors which are cross drilled , slotted and vented and replaced all brake pads with Hawk performance pads.
The difference is night and day. Not only did it eliminate my brake fading but it also increased my brake "bite" tremendously . The brakes react way more aggressively now.
The only downside I have seen so far is the large amount of brake dust after a few laps. Which makes sense .
The calipers aren't near brembo quality but they are large enough and good enough to be efficient with the right rotors and pads.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:51 PM   #10
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I just ran across some take off Brembos from Roush for $1000 for front and rear. Cheapest I have seen a front and rear kit yet. States that they only have 5 miles on them.

Pretty sure I am going to go that route. Thanks for all the help.


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Just read a little closer and it does not come with back pads. But still not a bad deal.

Any idea what pads for rear I would order for this kit?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271399280275
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I just put EBC red stuff on the front of my Brembo, they really bite, in a good, good way. I have yet to install my Raybestos premium ceramic rears replacing some cheapo Centric ceramics.
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I went with Power slot Cross Drilled Slotted Rotors and Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads.
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I plan on going DBA rotor and yellow stuff when my brakes go.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:57 PM   #14
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I have yellow stuffs on my truck, they are way, way dusty. They are awesome stoppers tho. For a street app, the red stuff are a great choice and a whole lot cleaner..
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Thanks guys.
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