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Old 03-04-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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brakes??

well, its gettin time for new rotors and pads, but im havin a hard time finding any good reviews on differant ones, so i'm hoping that you guys will be able to help me...
i dont really want to go with a bigger rotor on this car, because the car stops like a dream anyway, but i do some playing on back roads, and have decided i am gonna have to do something...
are the stock vented rotors fine up front, just go with good pads??
the rear im not too worried about...
but the front is my big deal...
what do you guys recomend doing to Ye Ole SVTF??



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Old 03-04-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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The biggest rotors I have yet to find, or rather the best brake upgrade for my car a ZTS, was to convert to the svt kit, which you already have, If i were you i would just go with some good brake pads.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:46 PM   #3
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Moved to "Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension"
See these recent threads:
svt brake pads
EBC Greenstuff v. Hawk HPS
2003 svt brake pads and rotors

I also highly recommend reading this "information" thread first:
Read First: Brake information and educational materials

The factory parts (as you have found) are just fine on these cars.
A popular "street" pad is the Hawk HPS.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:32 PM   #4
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I concur with the Hawk HPS pads. Mine are holding up great and have seen about 5 track days and daily driving. Autozone rotors are cheap and have a 2 year warranty. Get warped and get new rotors. Heard really good reviews about Centric rotors and may try them out next.
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