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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:16 pm

larger brakes on a 95 vert, i recently saw a set of mach 1 wheels i want to get and put on my 95, how hard is it to up size the brakes? i don't want to jump to 17 in wheels and start going through brakes every 5000 miles?

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Post by Big-B on Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:43 pm

Honestly, I don't think you need to waste your money upgrading the brakes. The ones on there should be adequite for 17" wheels. I ran them on my fox w/o any problems.

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Post by pikuoff on Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:57 pm

I had 17" rims on my old 95 with no brake problems.
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Post by prodrifterx on Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:16 pm

coworker has 17s on his 95 5.0 coupe and has stock brakes, but uses track grade pads and rotors for AutoX, and he drives it everyday, drives and brakes smooth....no pulsation....granted he drives like my pa or shall i say juan in his ol' red heavy mustang with a slushbox.........hahahaha
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:09 pm

mine is a 6'er, do you think that will be an issue?

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Post by Big-B on Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:41 pm

nope

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Post by DarkNightV6 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:03 pm

do you guys think it would be smart for me to get a set of takeoff GT front brakes and get a set of GT slotted rotors when i do my brakes?

Would that make my wheels fit differently or would i have to have someone grind those down as well?
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Post by Big-B on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:06 pm

For what?

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Post by DarkNightV6 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:12 pm

When i get my tax money im gonna get drilled and slotted or maybe just slotted rotors and i can get the gt front calipers for 150 off new takeoff
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Post by Big-B on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:13 pm

why, what's wrong w/ the brakes on there now?

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Post by DarkNightV6 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:16 pm

Im saying just in case i change my wheels again i dont wanna run into any more fitment issues. I think they are different than the v6.
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Post by Big-B on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:20 pm

what problem did you have?

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Post by DarkNightV6 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:23 pm

The wheels rubbed my calipers on the front the backs where perfect. i just looked up that the gt has a 12.4" front rotor where the V6 has an 11.5" rotor i dont know if that changes the caliper or not.
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Post by Big-B on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:26 pm

Yes, the caliper will be larger to fit the bigger rotor.

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Post by DarkNightV6 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:35 pm

Ok. Thanks Bernie, i think i'll just stick with what i have now.
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Post by TT_05_Stang on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:37 pm

The issue is the offset not the height of the rim. Thats why you had issues.

Usually larger brakes are not needed until you get in the 20" range. However its all on what you want your car to do. If you plan to auto cross, and stop on a dime, larger brakes are "better". However for a daily driver the stock brakes will work perfectly, up to about 19". Larger than that you will notice you will go through brake pads failry quick and add about 10 feet to your stopping distance. 17" rims do not carry much more rotational weight, so larger brakes are not needed.

Rule of thumb is 20" rims, an upgrade of the brakes is a necessity.

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Post by DarkNightV6 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:47 pm

Thanks Will. But then why would the 18" premium GT rims rub my V6 calipers?
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Post by TT_05_Stang on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:54 pm

DarkNightV6 wrote:Thanks Will. But then why would the 18" premium GT rims rub my V6 calipers?

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Because the offset of your rims are different that a gt rim. The offset is the measurement between the wheel hub surface to the centerlnie of the wheel. Hence the meaning "Offset". The GT wheels have less offset, pulling the spokes in closer to the caliper. The GT caliper design is more compact on the outside of the caliper. The V6 design has more material hanging on the outside of the caliper.

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Post by DarkNightV6 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:55 pm

Ahhh ok. Stupid me. Lol. Thanks Will.
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