Rotor Size Comparisons

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by [email protected], Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Pete@FTR

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    Just so you can get a visual feel of some of the options out there

    Left to right:
    14" S197 GT500 front (a la FTR brake kit)
    13" SN95 Cobra front (1994-2001 SVT Cobra)
    11.65" SN95 Cobra rear

    Not pictured: 10.87" SN95 V6/GT front. But you get the point.. they're small

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    Stock 10.87 vs 14" (sorry they're dirty, old pics I dug up)
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    Top: 14" rotor, 4 piston Brembo caliper
    Bottom: 15" two-piece rotor, 6 piston Brembo caliper

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  2. mcglsr2

    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Here's a comparison between a Cobra front (13") and a SN95 GT front (hope you don't mind me posting this in your thread...)

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    And then a Cobra rear and SN95 GT front:

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  3. Pete@FTR

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    Thank you sir! The only one I didn't have.
     
  4. mcglsr2

    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Sure thing - you had such nice pics, I felt kind of like I was polluting your thread with my crappy pics ;)

    Edit: and dang, the 14" vs stock GT is certainly an eye-opener...
     
  5. g36 monkey

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    We may need to test this on the race car ;p
     
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    Yes the 14" rotor is huge....bigger even than my 06 f150 rotors.Im glad I pulled the trigger on the FTR sn kit.Maybe a bit overkill but all good!
     
  7. mcglsr2

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    I would seriously consider this kit if I had 18" wheels.
     
  8. Ferocious

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    This ^
     
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    This definitely makes GT500 brakes a lot more tempting...
     
  10. 1997GT4.6

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    Wow that's eye opening. That 14" GT500 rotor is massive compared to the Cobra rotor. And the GT rotor looks fitted for a honda compared to the rest haha.
     
  11. Pete@FTR

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    Still waiting for someone to come forward and say that made it work with 17" wheels. The clearance is so close that I'm sure there are 17" wheels that work. If you think about it, 18" wheels only give .5" more worth of clearance
     
  12. mcglsr2

    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    I think it would be be a pretty tight fit on 17's - there might be a couple wheels that will work due to the way they are designed. There's not a lot of clearance though for the Cobra brakes.

    Here's the front, with 17" thrusts or whatever they are:

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    An here's a couple with the Cobra's and 17" Enkei RPF1:

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    And then here's the rear just for comparison (rear Cobras) - plenty of room of course:

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    Those 14" discs are pretty huge, and will push the caliper out some. I suspect they will rub on my current setup. [MENTION=17526]Poxenham[/MENTION], if you want, I can measure how much clearance there is currently between my Cobra fronts and Enkei's. I can also measure the distance from hub center out to the top of the brake caliper. Those two measurements will indicate whether a larger brake can actually fit.
     
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    nice comparisons
     
  14. Orange 94

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    Still havent found s197 calipers :(
     
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    Ebay or remans for any auto parts store
     
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    Rock Auto usually also has them pretty cheap, that's where I got my rebuilt Evo calipers for my LeMons car.
     
  17. Pete@FTR

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    Took this pic at the ford racing booth at SEMA, thought I'd add it.
    Top 14" w/ 4 piston Brembo calipers
    Bottom 15" floating w/ 6 piston Brembo calipers

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