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Upgrading brakes

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I want to upgrade my brake performance but don't want to pay close to 2 grand on front conversion big brakes.

What do you suggest for pads and rotors? Does it worth it to change the brake lines?

I probably want slotted and drilled rotors. I did think about Steeda upgrade rears disc, with better rotors in the front?

What did you pu on your mustang and what do you suggest. It's for daliy driving and not track.


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These cars stop under 110 feet from 60 MPH from factory. You shouldn't really need much more than that for the street.

If you want some better feel/performance...just go with some upgraded pads. Hawk, EBC, etc.

If you want some bling...you could get some rotors, too.


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Wanted better performance because I don't feel that the car stops short enough.

Also seen that front rotors are always shown that 05-10 mustang, do they fit for 2012 mustang gt? Is there a difference?

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Hi,

I want to upgrade my brake performance but don't want to pay close to 2 grand on front conversion big brakes.

What do you suggest for pads and rotors? Does it worth it to change the brake lines?

I probably want slotted and drilled rotors. I did think about Steeda upgrade rears disc, with better rotors in the front?

What did you pu on your mustang and what do you suggest. It's for daliy driving and not track.
Unless you plan on regular track use or live in mountain areas the stock brakes are more than enough.

These brakes were the track pack upgraded brakes for 2010 stangs.

If you want them just to want them then I would just save some money keep and eye on ebay for some Brembo takeoffs from Ebay. Multiple people have gotten everything needed for under $1K.

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I changed pads to Hawk HPS and Goodridge stainless lines along with Motul brake fluid.

I never tracked my car other then drags and this upgrade was perfect.
I ran hard in the canyons with no fade and plenty of stopping power

and the stock rotors are up to the task so no worries.

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I agree, unless you want the bling, pads, lines, fluid, and stickier tires. Tires play a big roll in stopping distance.

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Does it worth it to change the brake lines?
If you want a firmer pedal then yes changing brake lines is a good idea. You can get the Boss 302 brake lines for about $100 and they do give you a firmer pedal. They look identical to the stock lines but use a higher durometer (harder) rubber. I installed them and like them.
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Ok I understand now that changing brake line will only give me a firmer braker pedal but it probably won't make no difference in stopping distance?


And rotors are only for bling??

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The only way to improve stopping distance is with better pads and stickier, wider, tires, unless you want to go with a BBK and six piston calipers. Drilled rotors are just bling and slotted rotors would help if tracking.

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Ok I understand now that changing brake line will only give me a firmer braker pedal but it probably won't make no difference in stopping distance?
My post had nothing to do with stopping distance. You asked about brake lines in your original question and I told you that they can firm up the pedal, if that is something that you want. If you don't want a firmer pedal then leave the brake lines alone.
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And what are the benefits of having a firmer brake pedal?

Better pads would lower the braking distance.

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Better performance comes with more expensive parts and upgraded parts....unfortunately. I'd say find a set of brembo fronts via FRPP and call it a done deal. Might seem far fetched at the time but the way I look at it is just do it once so you don't pay twice to upgrade from a lesser cost option down the line. Do it right the first time so you don't pay again the second! Good luck


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Wanted better performance because I don't feel that the car stops short enough.

Also seen that front rotors are always shown that 05-10 mustang, do they fit for 2012 mustang gt? Is there a difference?
The 2005-2010 GT rotors are actually smaller than the 2011+, so you're actually sacrificing braking performance and that the caliper brackets don't fit haha. I say get a set of hawk hps or hp+ if you want better stopping distance. Slotted/drilled rotors only help improve cooling so they don't help with actual stopping distance. Keep an eye out on the forums or ebay and you can snatch a set of brembos taken off of a GT500.

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So when I see rotors that are for 2005-2010 GT, they don't fit my 2012 GT. It seems as if they are only rear rotors that are available???

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Maybe we can help if you tell us exactly what you want.


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