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Old 04-24-2010, 10:13 AM
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New Front Brakes..

I wanted to upgrade the front brakes on my 1986 Monte Carlo SS,but I didnt want to spend a fortune or do any modifications.So I got a set of Summit Racing slotted & cross drilled rotors,USBrake oversize metric calipers,Hawk HPS brake pads and a set of Russell braided SS brake hoses.With bearings,and all S & H & customs charges from the States,it was around $ 700.00.One caliper was defective,and the rear brake hose leaked.But I am very pleased with how the brakes work,theres way more stopping power than stock.This combo works very nicely with the huge drum brakes on the Ford 9 inch rearend,which were substantially bigger than the ones on the 7.5 inch rearend.Heres some pictures;





The pistons in the new calipers are app. 1/4 of an inch bigger in diameter and are supposed to provide 20 % more braking power.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:44 PM
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I'm not familiar with the pads you bought. Are they ceramic? I've used ceramic pads and the brake dust went away. They even stopped better when slowing from a high speed with no fade.
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They are made from a Ferro Carbon compound,heres a link to them;
http://www.hawkperformance.com/performance/hps.php
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