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Old 05-20-2015, 11:44 PM   #1
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Best aftermarket rotors and pads

I do a lot of daily driving freeway and city and my brakes are due for some maintenance. Wanted to get better pads and possibly rotors for daily driving and racing. Anyone have any ideas? Don't have brembos just the base model brakes.
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You can Go with an oem rotor or even a slotted rotor and hawk hps pads all around. Also consider flushing your break fluid with some Good fluid. A.T.E dot 4 is great also pentosin dot 4.

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You can Go with an oem rotor or even a slotted rotor and hawk hps pads all around. Also consider flushing your break fluid with some Good fluid. A.T.E dot 4 is great also pentosin dot 4.

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What slotted rotors would be best bang for buck?
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If you track your car then get slotted or even dimpled and slotted rotors. If not, just have your rotors turned and use new pads. Flushing the system never hurts and if you have more than 40k miles it would probably be a good idea.
When hauling my race cars with my Dodge Hemi pickup I used
Brake Rotors Brake Discs Drilled Slotted Rotors rotors on all four corners that were dimpled and slotted.
I put over 10,000 miles on these with metallic pads and stopping power was twice what the factory rotors/pads could give me. I had 4500lbs behind the truck and going down 6% grades you want to make sure you can stop at the end..................I also used there rotors on my wife's Venza and will use them on the Mustang when the time comes.
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Brake motive slotted and drilled rotors. They have good pads or use hawks pads. I've been using their rotors and pads (Brake motive) for years on everything I own and same with some friends cars and trucks. Had them on a 10 second camaro for 2 years no issues, have em on my Denali pulling a 6000 lb boat across state and have them on my Mustang and just did a round trip to TN and back from IL. Never any issues. And you can't beat the price.

http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...150751&alt=web

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I never recommend slotted or drilled rotors, because they have a nasty habit of catastrophic failure when driven truly hard. I have had good results from Centric blank rotors (excellent venting for better heat dissipation), and a set of HP+ if you don't do anything that is very high intensity (I do not consider drag racing to be braking intensive due to the large time between braking points; I break things like wheel/axle bearings and calipers due to heat on road courses).

I have had good results from the ATE 200 (replacement for super blue). It is not as good as some of the more expensive options, but it is good for the money.
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BEST as in "CHEAPEST"??
Cheapest LINK: (Prices Change, but are low):
Mustang/Cobra Brakes, Speed Concepts
BEST= BREMBO
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BEST as in "CHEAPEST"??
Cheapest LINK: (Prices Change, but are low):
Mustang/Cobra Brakes, Speed Concepts
BEST= BREMBO
The prices for the Brembo upgrade is really good at $700. That means for under $1100 you can have 14" Brembo's up front and GT500 13.8"'s in the rear....with pads.
Exactly what I have on my Mustang.
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Thanks for all the input guys. Most likely just going to resurface my rotors and get hawk pads this time. Saving my money towards a driveshaft!
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Best... IMO. Is this kit:
Ford Racing Mustang 6 Piston 15" Brake Upgrade Kit w/ 2 Piece Rotors (05-14) 161-M-2300-TA | Free Shipping!

Upgrades:
Front: Brembo calipers + 15" 2-piece rotors, so your overall weight is about the same as the stock rotor/caliper set.
Rear: upgrades to 13.8" rotors

Cons: almost $3k
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You can purchase the kit from Ford for $300 less, but beyond that I think for the street it's an overkill............if you mostly track or autocross your car I guess it would be worth the expense, but for $1100 you can have a great street setup with 14" Brembo's in front and 13.8" discs in the rear. With the $1800 left over I could do some really cool suspension stuff or even a Boss 302 intake/tune and LT headers or ????
Spending $1k for two piece rotors for the street is just not practical.....................at least not for me.
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The prices for the Brembo upgrade is really good at $700. That means for under $1100 you can have 14" Brembo's up front and GT500 13.8"'s in the rear....with pads.
Exactly what I have on my Mustang.
The Brembo kit is what i got for the Cobra. Came with 4 rotors, 4 sets of ceramic pads.
I added set of 5 stainless steel breaded brake line kit, rebuild hardware kits, caliper bolts, bunch of Motorcraft HD DOT3 brake fluid.
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You can purchase the kit from Ford for $300 less, but beyond that I think for the street it's an overkill............if you mostly track or autocross your car I guess it would be worth the expense, but for $1100 you can have a great street setup with 14" Brembo's in front and 13.8" discs in the rear. With the $1800 left over I could do some really cool suspension stuff or even a Boss 302 intake/tune and LT headers or ????
Spending $1k for two piece rotors for the street is just not practical.....................at least not for me.
Even for those of us who run the brutally fast cars in the scary fast classes (ESP cars are a whole different level of fast), the six piston setup is unnecessary. For reasonable length road racing or autocrossing, you NEED to be running an 18'' wheel (19s and 20s just screw you in the corners AND the straights) with room for vents, which means a 14'' rotor. The only time I would recommend a 15" rotor would be for a 24 hour endurance road racing car, and it would not be with those calipers, the only ones I would look at would be the Stoptech ST60 ($3000 for just the calipers, but worth every penny 18 hours in).
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