Rockauto for a cheap(ish) brake upgrade?

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  1. Five O

    Five O New Member

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    So I'm trying to find ways to upgrade to Cobra brakes without breaking the bank on a new kit for a grand. I was wondering if anyone's used Rockauto to buy reman loaded calipers? If so, which ones should I pick up? There are options from Motorcraft (rear only), Centric, Raybestos, and Retech. Does any of that matter at all? Not really very knowledgeable about this.
     
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    Check your local craigslist man, there's usually a set of cobra calipers that pop up in my area for a few hundred bucks every month or so

    edit: pm fullforce (I think that's his name) he's reasonable on prices and a great dude all around. He has tons of cobras that he's parted out. I am sure he's got a cobra brake swap
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Are you talking about full set, front and rear - or just the fronts?
     
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    I think I have a set of fronts that are ugly and need some work, but are a cheap starting point.
     
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    Yea, are you looking for full-on Cobra braking? Or just front calipers/rotors?

    I looked at Rockauto a while back, and they did have some cheap options. But the shipping usually killed the savings.

    They used to have this set in Cobra versions but I'm not seeing it anymore... Honestly, this is a decent deal. $380
    https://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=4659189&cc=1134133

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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Those are the GT/V6 brakes, right? Reading the specs on the link, the front rotors are ~11" and the rears are ~10.5 - also the front caliper is a single piston. Even so, you are right, $380 is pretty cheap for all that. I paid almost that much just for new rear calipers.
     
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    Yea, the older GT/V6 stuff. You can also get the kit 99-04 GT PBR, list is $400 for that one. That is a true upgrade to the older gen brakes, I ran that on a track car for many years. Never let me down.
     
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    I'd love to do the full set but I might start with just the front, as I'm getting some wobble when braking so I'm pretty sure my rotors are shot anyways. Might as well upgrade a little while I'm changing things out. I'm looking to do 13 inch brakes all around at some point, though.
     
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    Yeah, I know about those, but I was looking for ways around dropping a grand for front and back together... might be unavoidable though.
     
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    I'm running some rebuild Centric Evo Brembos on my Eclipse LeMons car and they look/work great!
     
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    RichV Well-Known Member

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    Tell us more on this setup.
     
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    Evo 7-9 Brembos bolt right onto 3G Eclipse with the use of the correct bolts. Not much to it lol, but doesn't do Mustang guys much good...

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    OHHHH, gotcha. :)

    I thought you were running them on a Mustang, sorry.
     
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    That's what I figured lol...
     
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    [TD="class: partlayout"]POWER STOP Part # KC1304B [​IMG]
    Z23 Evolution Sport w/Red Powder Calipers; Reman Click Info for full list of components.
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    [TD="colspan: 2"]* Stocked in outlying warehouse--shipping delayed up to 5 business days[/TD]
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    You should look into these for your front brakes. 13" rotors 2 piston calipers just like the "03" Terminator. I am looking at this for my 96 GT
     
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    The 94-04 Cobra brake systems are the same IIRC. Less the hydroboost/IRS.
     
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    [TABLE="width: 400"]
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    [TD]Part[/TD]
    [TD]Price[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]Front Left Cobra Caliper (A-1)
    w/ bracket & hardware
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    [TD]$96.29[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Front Right Cobra Caliper (A-1)
    w/ bracket & hardware
    [/TD]
    [TD]$96.29[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Front Cobra PowerStop Z23 Ceramic Pads
    Zinc Rotors (Drilled/Slotted)
    [/TD]
    [TD]$154.79[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Rear Left Cobra Caliper (A-1)
    w/ bracket & hardware
    [/TD]
    [TD]$92.89[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]Rear Right Cobra Caliper (A-1)
    w/ bracket & hardware
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    [TD]$93.79[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]Rear Cobra Power Stop Z23 Ceramic Pads
    Zinc Rotors (Drilled/Slotted)
    [/TD]
    [TD]$123.79[/TD]
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    [TD]Total Shipping[/TD]
    [TD]$58.29[/TD]
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    [TD]RockAuto Discount[/TD]
    [TD]-$21.04[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]Total[/TD]
    [TD]$695.09[/TD]
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    If you left the Rear GT Calipers on, and bought the GT Rear PowerStop Z23 Pads/Rotors Kit, you'd save $202.99 for a total of $492.10.
     
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    :headbang:I did some research. And found that powerstop makes a complete kit for well under $1000. Check out Jegs.com part # KC1305A I think they have the cheapest and free shipping to boot.
     
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    The newer Cobra calipers have bigger pistons than the older ones.