Completely dissatisfied with my brakes:
Two disclaimers to bear in mind about this post:
I have to replace an ABS sensor.
My brake pads are Wagner ThermoQuiets.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, after last weeks track event, I'm bitterly aware of the deficiency of my braking system.
Before I go further, let me describe what I have:
Stock 1995 GT ABS/MC/PB
MM/Stoptech Braided lines in front
Stock lines in back
1994-98 Cobra calipers (one side is a baer casting, but same 38mm pistons)
13" cryo-frozen slotted rotors up front
11.65" ford rotors out back, with FRPP caliper bracket kit
500* DOT4 fluid, system recently bled (bled out 3 bottles worth).
My complaints are:
Pedal is initially soft, not really mushy, but its not firm like I would like it.
The brakes really don't react till later in the pedal (my little brother's civic has nicer feeling modulation).
The system just doesn't cut it hot. slid off the road course in Gainesville when I had them heated up.
My considerations are either to rebleed the whole system and get hawk hps+ pads (after resurfacing the front rotors, which have nill wear, besides glazing)
save up for the brembo 4 pot stang calipers. Most likely the FRPP kit.
The car exhibits little brake dive, however, which is nice. What do you guys think?
Chris Wynne - NASA AZ Region Racing Nut
2011 GT: Yellow Tri-Blaze, 6MT, 3.73's, all the options sans a glass roof.