Originally Posted by Jwood562
hey guys i have a couple questions….
I have a 2008 Roush stage 1 GT, it came equipped with 18" Roush chrome wheels.
will the 14" brakes fit inside the wheel, would I need a spacer?
My second question would be about braking in general.
would it be wiser to invest in high performance pads or high performance rotors? Or do I have to do both to bet the benefits of each?
in case my question is not clear. would the stock 14" brembo package benefit more with stock rotors and good street pads or stock replacement pads and high performance rotors?
it is a pure street car with an occasional trip to the mountain twisties.
Brembo calipers is a great upgrade, great street brakes, great track brakes.
Stock rotors are nice but stopping an M4A1 tank from driving down a mountain needs a little help, from the rotors and the pads.
DBA rotors are a GREAT rotor upgrades, they have high alloy iron which increases the thermal capacity of the rotors, and they are heat treated, increases the service life of the rotors.
Pads are a little tougher, when choosing pads it can vary based on how the person drives, I've had good luck with StopTech pads on some cars, but I've had good luck with Hawk HPS pads on some cars.
For you sounds like it is just a daily driver with the occasional mountain time, I would suggest either one. StopTech pads have higher initial bite but dust more. Hawk HPS pads don't have as high of an initial bite, but great linear bite and they don't dust as much.
We are new vendors to this forum, but we have been working closely with a lot of members on the Boss Mustangs forum. Please let me know if you have any specific questions and we would be more than happy to point you in the right direction and/or share some more knowledge with you.