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I am getting really tired of the breaks on my 1990 2.3. What is the best band for your buck for improving them? I was thinking of flexable steel breaklines. Do slotted rotors help that much. What are all my options? Other than takeing breaks off of a GT?
 

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Swap in the spindles and 11" rotors from an '87-'88 TC. Slap on some 73mm calipers and go with a '95 Mustang GT master cylinder. It's a world of difference!

Here's how.....................................
'79-'93 Mustang 4-lug brake upgrades
 

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If you can lock your wheels, you don't need to upgrade your braking, if not, renew your brakes.
i have a '80 Capri 2.3l for daily-driver that brakes like a charm at any speed i've drove it, but almost everything about the brakes is new ... pads, calipers, rotors, drums, hoses, tires (refilled TRX though, not the best ones) and fluid ... the only things that were not changed are the repartitor, booster, master cylinder and lines (that were cleaned with alcohol).
 

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If you can lock your wheels, you don't need to upgrade your braking, if not, renew your brakes.
No...................practically any car can lock up it's brakes, it's just a matter of how hard you slam the pedal to the floor! All new brake components will definitely improve braking to some extent. So yeah, you might want to go that route. However, if you don't want to have to deal with this again, a brake upgrade is the way too go. Good braking is all about surface area and clamping force. 11" rotors give you more surface area than the stock 10" units. The 73mm calipers as opposed to the 58mm calipers that you currently have cover more surface area of the rotors to provide better clamping ability. Moreover, a '95 GT M/C has a much larger bore, which requires more fluid, which fills up the larger caliper resevoir, which pushes the much larger caliper piston against the disc pads, which provides more clamping force. Because of everything listed above, brake fade is reduced considerably!
 

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Oh man id love it if my brakes worked better lol.
I locked mine up and my rotors and pads on the front are garbage.
Im not lookin to get into any kinda swap just need some money for some new ones lol.
You probably just need to replace them thats all. Itll feel so much better once you do.

I braked hard in my moms altima which is brand new and it almost threw me through the windshield at 25 mph.
 

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i've seen first hand what rear disc brakes can do with factory front 4 cylinder brakes. i would reccomend a rear disc swap leave the front brakes alone.
 

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yeah, my biggest problem is just brake fade. I drive my slowpony as fast as it will go often so it would be nice to have better brakes. Yeah I guess GT breaks are the best way to go
 

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Remember if you change to larger rotors you need bigger rims, a good rebuild of your stock system with new rotors and semi pads should put the whoa in that pony.
 

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oh yea and its B-R-A-K-E-S. Fyi.:bigthumbsup
 
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