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Old 04-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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05 v6 looking to change front and rear rotors, pads, and maybe even calipers.
Found "Power Stop Kit" which includes below:
1-Click; Incl. OE Replacement Rotors w/Z16 Ceramic Scorched Pads
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The above Brakes come to about $208.00 USD including shipping..
Any suggestions on brake pads and rotors? Maybe I should by the rotors and pads separably and not in a kit? Also i heard X Drilled rotors crack so i guess im staying away from those I don't need that happening lol..
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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I wouldn't go with that "power stop kit"...

Get this for the front:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-r...de-0511v6.html

With Hawks HPS pads all the way around, plenty sufficient and you will be happy.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/mustan...pads-0510.html
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
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I wouldn't go with that "power stop kit"...

Get this for the front:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-r...de-0511v6.html

With Hawks HPS pads all the way around, plenty sufficient and you will be happy.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/mustan...pads-0510.html
Hey thanks for the advice but two things. One i forgot to mention im only looking to spend around $200-$350 for the front and back rotors and pads and even calipers. Second is a question.. Do you have to have a bigger rim for the ford racing gt upgraded caliper brackets and rotors? I have stock rims and tires.
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Hey thanks for the advice but two things. One i forgot to mention im only looking to spend around $200-$350 for the front and back rotors and pads and even calipers. Second is a question.. Do you have to have a bigger rim for the ford racing gt upgraded caliper brackets and rotors? I have stock rims and tires.
Are they the 16" wheels? Which wheels are they? Also you don't need to change your calipers, if you did you would be looking at $600+ and thats just for the front.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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Are they the 16" wheels? Which wheels are they? Also you don't need to change your calipers, if you did you would be looking at $600+ and thats just for the front.
Not positive but i think there 16" with all season tires..
I will try to measure tomorrow. But if they are 17" then im guessing your going to tell me to buy the kit lol.
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Not positive but i think there 16" with all season tires..
I will try to measure tomorrow. But if they are 17" then im guessing your going to tell me to buy the kit lol.
You can look at the writing on the tire and it will tell you. If you want you can just get the same size replacement rotors if you need them and just get pads, but you really don't need new calipers...
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You can look at the writing on the tire and it will tell you. If you want you can just get the same size replacement rotors if you need them and just get pads, but you really don't need new calipers...
even with 120k miles.. and ok
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Not positive but i think there 16" with all season tires..
I will try to measure tomorrow. But if they are 17" then im guessing your going to tell me to buy the kit lol.
I think the 05 V6s only came with the 16" wheels, so you likely won't have the clearance to do a rotor upgrade. However, some good pads (as redfire said) will do you A LOT more good than any rotor upgrade.

If you want stronger brake feel, and less dead pedal, you could look into stainless steel brake lines, I don't know if there are any made for the V6 without ABS, however I think there are some aftermarket options for SS brake lines for V6s that did come equipped with ABS.

I have hawk HPS pads and they are pretty awesome compared to OEM, I would suggest you take a look at them and the ceramic pads that hawk makes and find which one suits your needs better.
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I think the 05 V6s only came with the 16" wheels, so you likely won't have the clearance to do a rotor upgrade. However, some good pads (as redfire said) will do you A LOT more good than any rotor upgrade.

If you want stronger brake feel, and less dead pedal, you could look into stainless steel brake lines, I don't know if there are any made for the V6 without ABS, however I think there are some aftermarket options for SS brake lines for V6s that did come equipped with ABS.

I have hawk HPS pads and they are pretty awesome compared to OEM, I would suggest you take a look at them and the ceramic pads that hawk makes and find which one suits your needs better.
Love my hawk pads as well, just dusty as hell.
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