Good brake upgrade?

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  1. SVTCobra66

    SVTCobra66 Founding Member

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    I think my rotors are warped, and i'm in need of new pads, so i was thinking i might upgrade the rotors/calipers or something along those lines. anyone have any suggestions or advice? Slotted/cross drilled, etc? I have 16" rims, don't know if that matters. Thanks
    Chris
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    Cali03Boss New Member

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    Baer brake kits rule...if u really want some performance that is
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    stallion98gt New Member

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    Baer.. :nice: Brembo if you got some serious cash...not sure those brakes will fit 16" though..might wanna upgrade to some 17"
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    MUSTNAG 03 New Member

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    Bear are great brakes that why I ordered a set for my car. They are running behind in production though so be prepared to wait. I have been waiting for over two months now. :notnice:
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    What is everyones take on cross-drilling? Does it improve anything over slotted? Is there any REAL danger of stress cracks in the rotors?
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    For cheap, go to here. You can pick up a set of cobra's for around 500 bucks. It comes with rotors, calipers, pads and stainless lines. Not too bad of a deal. Performance is a little better, but not by much.

    Slotted/crossdrilled: I'ld really stay away from them. They really don't help that much unless you're actually on a track. Also, you have to be meticulous about torqueing the wheels to the same on all lugs, as you'll warp a set in a heartbeat- and then you have to send them out to get surfaced. Normal brake shops cannot surface them.
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    xenon New Member

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    I was in the market for a new brake job but was told there is no performance gain going from the regular GT brake system to the cobra's. :shrug:

    Maybe they meant the performance improvement was not enough to justofy the upgrade cost. :shrug:
  8. Route666

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    I've heard, and it makes sense to me, that cross-drilling actually REDUCES the brake's capacity nowdays. Since there is less metal to act as a heat sink, and the holes create turbulence in the flow of cooling air, and reduce the airflow.
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    I saw some 03 Cobra anniversary brakes on MRT.. cool deal really.. www mustangracing.com

    thinking about some myself
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    brembo
    cobra
    bullitt

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