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Did my brakes, PICSS!!!!

Today was a nice day so i drove to a buddy's house and we tackled the job... 30 mins later we have success. I also bled my brakes, WAYYY TOO much air in the lines. Brakes feel sooooo much better.

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Old pads, On the SL knuckle i put the caliper in the 03+ mounting holes, I had half my pad touching the rotor, no wonder why my braking power sucked.


Dust sheild has to go, It wont fit anyway with the bigger rotors i installed:
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Out with the old, in with the BIGGER new
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Nice!
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Nice!! Which rotors are those?
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Got them from mod bargins.. Cost 270 bucks with posiquiet pads, powerslot slotted rotors and 3 bottles of motul brake fluid(way more than i needed)!!! Good deal.
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Nice, are the new pads any bigger?
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Lookin sharp!
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Nice, are the new pads any bigger?
Funny you should mention this because the 00 pads i bought and the 03 pads that came with my rotor kit were the same size pads... Looks like ford forgot to increase the size of the pads/calipers when they opted for bigger rotors lol
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yea, it seems useless looking at those pics to have the bigger rotor since most of the surface new surface area isn't getting used :shrugs:
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yea, it seems useless looking at those pics to have the bigger rotor since most of the surface new surface area isn't getting used :shrugs:
Partially true.
But being further out from the center gives them more leverage and the pads cover a larger distance on the rotor per revolution. So not a total waste, but not as effective as it could be.
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looks good
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man i want your brakes!
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I want your rotors please.
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Thanks for the comments. The brakes are incredible. Love em. And yes i do feel a difference in stopping power because of the bigger rotor!! Next mod, Body lift and black rims :)
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