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So my stock rotors are warped and have heat stress / fatigue in them. It's time to upgrade. I cant afford a Big Brake kit so I'm going to do the next best thing swap it all out. I'm looking for suggestions and advice.

Here is what I'm looking at. Rotors, brake fluid, ss lines, and pads

1) Stillen Rotors or Pro Slots (I'm leaning twoards stillen at the moment)
2) ROTFUL RB600 Brake Fluid
3) Goodridge or Russle or Steda SS (Stainless Steel) brake lines ( I heard Earl's have issues) Please let me know if your currently using these and if you like or dislike and why. Steda is the only SS Line that has an OE type connector which makes it much easier to install all the other SS lines I've looked at have the Banjo style connector.
4) HAWKS HPS Pads all around

I need suggestions and or adivice and if you know of any vendors that are offering a package deal please pass that along as well.

Also if you know of an online manual on chaging brakes, fluid etc... please post that info along since I don't have the shop manual.
 

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When my brake time comes, I am either going for the Powerslots, or some other form of slotted rotor with the HAWK pads. I am undecided as to if I am going to upgrade the lines or not.

If the funds are available when my brake time comes, I will probably do the StopTech slotted upgrade from Brenspeed.
 

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I got a set of brand new GT500 14" brakes for $775.

They work pretty damn good.
 

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Where? Not new maybe on Ebay or craigslist. I've been looking but havent found a great deal like that. The Ford Big Brake Kit is $1500 which is essentially the GT500 front rotors and calipers and pads for all four.

I got a set of brand new GT500 14" brakes for $775.

They work pretty damn good.
 
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Maximum Motorsports has a package which includes rotors, ss lines and Hawk pads. $776.00 for all 4 wheels. Maximum Motorsports :: The Leader In Mustang Performance Suspension
Look under 2005 packages. It's there amongst the grip boxes.

That looks like the best all around deal for guys wanting an upgrade yet staying with stock calipers. I like it.

Anybody here done this one?

I wonder about the "street" pads in kit regarding noise and dust vs stock.

Anyone can help with experience on the kit, would be great.
 

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The best upgrade I found staying stock sized calipers was this:

Baer Brake Systems -- Products: GT and GT-Plus System -- Performance you can See!

GT + Baer upgrade for appx $1300. Same one used on later model Corvettes and fits S197's.

I like the MM total kit better I think though for value and addressing rears.
Those calipers are two piston same as ours. The Ford Big Brake Kit calipers are four piston Brembo. BUT the rotors I think are 14" not the same. Clearance is an issue. It would stand to reason that the 4pistion kit and larger rotors might slow you down quicker but then again I don't know. If were looking at a cost bases not apples to apples but dollar per dollar. Besides there both out of my budget. Wildwood has the best value IMO if I were to buy a whole kit I would really consider thier kit. Looks awsome. Very similar to the BARE kit bigger rotors and calipers same around the same price.

I wanted to stay around $700 if I can.

Here is what I'm planning on getting very similar to the Maxim Sport kit.

1) Rear Hawk Pads HPS I've got the fronts
2) Stillen Crossdrilled and slotted rotors front and back
3) Russell SS brake lines front and back.
4) Rotful RB600 Brakefluid
5) Paint kit to paint the calipers RED.

for $750ish and change I think this is the best thing going. I decided to go with the stillens instead of the proslot because I think they will hold up a little better zinc coated and acid washed and I like the crossdrilled / slotted look. It's more of a BLING thing for me on the rotors since I put the car in lots of diffrent car shows. I don't think my car will ever see the track to take advantage of the crossdrilled rotors.

The car does see 140MPH+ on a regular basis and slowing down is a REAL concern. I've got major heat spots on both front rotors. And the brakes fade big time.

If any of the vendors are paying attention maybe a GROUP BUY is in order. Anyone?? Not sure if there is enough demand.
 

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In responce to your comment about the group buy, My name is Jim and represent a company by the name of Brakemotive. We are currently trying to organise a group buy on the Cragar\Powerstop brake upgrade. I have PMed the site admin here requesting permission and to find out what i need to actualy start it here. The kit we are looking to run the GB on is the same kit that was run on the factory CRAGAR special eddition cars that were made.

The Kit Would Include:

13" oversized slotted and crossdrilled rotors for better heat transfrer to prevent warping and brake fade. Directionaly vented rotor vanes to help improve cooling efficiency. The Unique slot design helps to expel friction pad gas and dust. Rotors are zinc plated to resist corrosion and keep them looking new. Calipers are powdercoated a high gloss blue. This kit is a direct bolt on, ballanced front and rear brake upgrade for the 05 and up Mustang GT.

Front brakes include 3 piston billited aluminum calipers with 38mm stainless steel pistons, along with all the mounting hardware required for the install. Rear brakes include large single piston billited aluminum calipers with 54mm stainless steel pistons with the integral parking brake. The kits include all required hardware making this a painless bolt on upgrade.


I have 3 people interested in doing this sofar, one from this forum and 2 locals, if at least 2 more are interested i can get a GB started. We normaly sell this full front and rear setup for $1500 but i can offer a GB structure as follows (assuming people would want to do this):
5 Kits: $1300
10 Kits: $1100
15 Kits: $995

I have 15 on shelf that i can ship right away if this gets goin! PM me if intereste. As soon as i here from admin on what i have to do to actualy run the GB on this site i will make a official GB post!

-Jim


 

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Hey Jim,
Another forum is currenly having a GB for Front and rear stillen rotors cross drilled and slotted, Goodridge SS Lines and 4 stillen performance pads for $776 That's right in my budget. I've ordered the kit.
In responce to your comment about the group buy, My name is Jim and represent a company by the name of Brakemotive. We are currently trying to organise a group buy on the Cragar\Powerstop brake upgrade. I have PMed the site admin here requesting permission and to find out what i need to actualy start it here. The kit we are looking to run the GB on is the same kit that was run on the factory CRAGAR special eddition cars that were made.

The Kit Would Include:

13" oversized slotted and crossdrilled rotors for better heat transfrer to prevent warping and brake fade. Directionaly vented rotor vanes to help improve cooling efficiency. The Unique slot design helps to expel friction pad gas and dust. Rotors are zinc plated to resist corrosion and keep them looking new. Calipers are powdercoated a high gloss blue. This kit is a direct bolt on, ballanced front and rear brake upgrade for the 05 and up Mustang GT.

Front brakes include 3 piston billited aluminum calipers with 38mm stainless steel pistons, along with all the mounting hardware required for the install. Rear brakes include large single piston billited aluminum calipers with 54mm stainless steel pistons with the integral parking brake. The kits include all required hardware making this a painless bolt on upgrade.

I have 3 people interested in doing this sofar, one from this forum and 2 locals, if at least 2 more are interested i can get a GB started. We normaly sell this full front and rear setup for $1500 but i can offer a GB structure as follows (assuming people would want to do this):
5 Kits: $1300
10 Kits: $1100
15 Kits: $995

I have 15 on shelf that i can ship right away if this gets goin! PM me if intereste. As soon as i here from admin on what i have to do to actualy run the GB on this site i will make a official GB post!

-Jim
 

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What kind of brake fluid are you guys using?
 
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