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Old December 13th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Little brake upgrade


I came across this on the allfordmustangs.com forum - has anyone here tried this?

Poor Man's (Almost) Big Brake Kit - Part 2 - The Verdict - Ford Mustang Forums

I found some take-off rotors from a 2012 Mustang for $50 on Ebay. Currently looking for mounting brackets. Here's a link to the rotors if anyone's interested:

2011 2012 Ford Mustang 13 2" GT Front Brake Rotors Set Factory Take Off | eBay

I'll update this thread as this project takes shape.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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You can get the rotors plus the brackets at American Muscle.
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I ordered the caliper mounts from tousley ford. They are $66 each.
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Do we still get a discount at American muscle?
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Do we still get a discount at American muscle?
yea you have to PM one of the AM guys and ask for it
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Originally Posted by frankr View Post
You can get the rotors plus the brackets at American Muscle.
I dont think AM sells the brackets for this, the ones they sell are for the V6 to go to the 12.4" brakes. I may be wrong but I dont think so.
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Either way just browse eBay or check salvage yards, they aren't too hard to find


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Brakes are on! I replaced the pads with some ceramics, there's a BIG difference in stopping power. You can do this upgrade for $100 so I definitely recommend to anyone on a budget wanting better brakes.

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Originally Posted by casadyr View Post
Brakes are on! I replaced the pads with some ceramics, there's a BIG difference in brake feel. You can do this upgrade for $100 so I definitely recommend to anyone on a budget wanting better brakes.

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Fixed... your tires determine your stopping "power" (if you are referring to stopping distance). Unless you also changed tires you aren't stopping any faster. What you have done is added more thermal mass to the system which helps with repeated braking from speed and helps combat brake fade. Not enough to really do anything beyond DD with them but some yes. You also increased brake torque which is that extra grab you are feeling. You can add as much brake torque as you want up until ABS engagement, but at that point you are tire limited in your stopping distance. The stock 12.4" rotors and brake pads have ZERO trouble engaging ABS with some super sticky 200 treadwear Dunlop Direzza Z1 Sport Star Specs in 245/45/18 while autocrossing so I KNOW you aren't decreasing your stopping distance any.
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When I said "stopping power" , I was referring to how quickly the car stopped in relation to how hard I pushed the pedal. You're right in that tires do stop a car, but my testing didn't push it hard enough to engage ABS. It has a much better "seat of the pants" feel now


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