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mustangj
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From: fergus,ontario,canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 11-01-2001 01:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to keep 13" or 14" wheels on the II however, I am torn because I don't like the braking performance. Has anyone tried Crossdrilled rotors and pads of stock size on a II? My Lincoln and Scourt have them and they work really good. My Lincoln and sadly my Scourt have much bigger rotors then a II, so I am just wondering if carbon fiber pads and cross-drilled rotors can overcome the fact the rotors are tiny???? I love the white four spoke Mustang II Wheels, my other thought is to do a five lug change over and use white 14" magnum 500's, but I have all new brakes!

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1978 Muscletang II t-top mach 1
1991 Lincoln mark 7
1997 Escort wagon type R
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Maxwell_fax
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From: Port Royal, PA, USA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 11-01-2001 06:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maxwell_fax   Click Here to Email Maxwell_fax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been in the same boat for a while myself.... Wannna keep the original wheels for looks, cheap tires, and the speedo is finally dead on..... The Ceramic pads helped a little... Can't tell ya anything about the cross drilled rotors.. I think the biggest problem I am having now is that my back brakes aren't working enuff... I replaced everything on the braking system except the proportioning valve... Do the late model stangs have the master cylinder and the proportioning valve combined into one unit yet?

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mustangj
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From: fergus,ontario,canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 11-02-2001 12:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Maxwell_fax:
[B]Been in the same boat for a while myself....
I put a adjustable proportioning valve in my II. I put the proportioning valve on the subframe connector and the adjustment knob goes though the floor in front of the drivers seat. I placed it there so I could play race car driver and adjust the brake bias on the fly. Turns out the valve is extremly sensitve and in the wrong hands it can distroy a perfectly good garage door (In my case I just about smashed into my toolbox! If a late model mustang has the proportioning valve built in, it probably would not be set right for a II and it would have A.B.S crap all over it? You should see the Master on the Lincoln, it's 3' long 200lbs!

I don't know what it is, I like 16 and 17" wheels on almost any car, I just think anything bigger then 14" on a II looks out of place?!

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1978 Muscletang II t-top mach 1
1991 Lincoln mark 7
1997 Escort wagon type R
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