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Stazi
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Re: 300mm x 280mm brake upgrade new
#1225225 (Re: Steeda.) 04/26/06 04:05 PM

Steeda, that'd be like putting lipstick on a pig.

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Re: 300mm x 280mm brake upgrade new
#1225247 (Re: Stazi) 04/26/06 04:38 PM

Originally posted by Stazi:
I'll be testing out the rear kit this weekend.




<=== (* raises hand *)

Question: Am I safe to assume that the temporary spare will fit over the rear brakes?

If not, it should be noted that a full sized 16" spare will be required - Just in case.



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Steeda.
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Re: 300mm x 280mm brake upgrade new
#1225319 (Re: Stazi) 04/26/06 05:57 PM

Originally posted by Stazi:
Steeda, that'd be like putting lipstick on a pig.




Ill test the rears and buy the pad and rotors from you at the same time

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96BlackSE
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Re: 300mm x 280mm brake upgrade new
#1225336 (Re: warmonger) 04/26/06 06:14 PM

I think he is refering to the title of the thread "300mm x 280mm" brake upgrade... that would be one big rotor!

Originally posted by warmonger:
Originally posted by Todd TCE:
Wow, that's a pretty big rotor!
Won't need wheels I guess. LOL




Yea, lol.
It fills up the stock hardware completely and near stock harware pretty well. After going through the measurements on the FSVT wheels I had it ended up that I couldn't keep those rims and still get one of your nice brake kits unless I ended up with just the similar sized 12" rotors with the high dollar calipers. To me it wasn't worth an extra $1000 over FSVT brakes to keep my current rims and get better brakes. So it was either shell out $1800 to convert over to yours, or this.
So economics took over at that point.
For me to have gotten your larger rotors I'd have had to add another $1000 just for an average set of rims and tires. I admit I wasn't about to put in another $3K to the car when just the FSVT upgrade would suffice as I only needed a moderate increase in breaking performance.






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KingpinSVT
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Re: 300mm x 280mm brake upgrade new
#1225366 (Re: 96BlackSE) 04/26/06 06:49 PM

Originally posted by 96BlackSE:
I think he is refering to the title of the thread "300mm x 280mm" brake upgrade... that would be one big rotor!






Whaa? Me = confused

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Re: 300mm x 280mm brake upgrade new
#1225370 (Re: KingpinSVT) 04/26/06 06:54 PM

Originally posted by KingpinSVT:
Originally posted by 96BlackSE:
I think he is refering to the title of the thread "300mm x 280mm" brake upgrade... that would be one big rotor!






Whaa? Me = confused




Because usually a rotor is 300mm x 15mm (diameter x thickness), where in the title it says 300mm x 280mm...which would make the rotor more like a Flintstone wheel!

Get it!?

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KingpinSVT
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Re: 300mm x 280mm brake upgrade new
#1225374 (Re: Mod-deth) 04/26/06 06:56 PM

Yeah, now I do. I just automatically associated the 280 with the rear, not width as the title has. I couldnt figure out what was wrong. Thanks

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lol new
#1225399 (Re: KingpinSVT) 04/26/06 07:15 PM

Well yea! Flintstone rotors are the best because you never get any brake fade due to all the added mass. You think if they figured it out in the stone age you guys would get it by now....
Geez

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F5R Cobra
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Re: 300mm x 280mm brake upgrade new
#1225678 (Re: TourDeForce) 04/27/06 12:57 AM

I'm in, I want to get rid of my wimpy looking stock rotors!



Thanks, Pat

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Stazi
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Re: 300mm x 280mm brake upgrade new
#1225717 (Re: F5R Cobra) 04/27/06 01:31 AM

Originally posted by F5R Cobra:
I'm in, I want to get rid of my wimpy looking stock rotors!



Thanks, Pat




I can't even see your rotors - thanks for the pic anyway.

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2000 SVT Turbo 295hp/269ftlb@12psi
#1 for Bendix Brakes Kits!
Knuckles rebuilt w/new bearings $55
AUSSIE ENDLINKS $70
Gutted pre-cats $80/set

A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine!

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