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IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
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posted 07-11-2001 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is just a thought right now...I don't need brakes yet, but whenever I do, I'd like to know if this would be feasible.

With the wheels I have on my '99 V6 coupe, the rotors now look so dinky. It's sad really. I look at the size of the rotors on, say, a Taurus, and those things are huge. Sad that a sports car has smaller brakes than a family sedan (at least be equal...no matter the engine size!).

Now, I know rotors/calipers/pads can all be changed over. But would any other work be required on these new cars? Like, anything with the computer? What about master cylinder? Anything in the ABS system? Etc.? Can I just swap over a GT's brake system to the car with no hassle, or is there a lot more at stake here?

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'99 Mustang coupe
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Amherst
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posted 07-19-2001 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Amherst   Click Here to Email Amherst     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know how much bigger my Gt's rotors are than yours. That might be something worth looking up. Mine look kind of small too. Keep an eye on the car mags, and look for some brake upgrade reviews. I remember seeing one where the stopping distance was reduced by 20 feet, and I think it was just one of your run of the mill upgrade kits. Maybe some crossed drilled rotors would look cooler??

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IIGood
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posted 07-18-2001 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't taken measurements, but the stock V6 rotors are definitely smaller than the GTs. After all, the brakes on a V6 have to fit into those "dinky" 15" wheels!

I put the '01 Premium GT/Bullitt wheels on my '99 V6, and there's just this large gap between the rotor and wheel. I've looked at GTs with the same wheels, and the rotor fills out the space behind the wheel nicely. I'm assuming GTs have 13" rotors or so? And maybe the V6s have 11"? I'm not positive.

The aftermarket route also seems a decent alternative...the cross-drilled jobs, or something else...I'm just wondering if the rotors and calipers are all I'd need to swap, or if an entire system re-hash is needed as well (master cylinder, booster {?}, lines, etc).

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Frank S.----MCA Member 40390
'99 Mustang coupe
'77 Ghia--"II Good"
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