View Full Version : Need Help Verifying Brake Parts

10-31-2006, 08:54 AM
I am trying to buy 3 brake related items and need some advice.

1) I found these SS Brake lines from stangsuspension which are $60:
and these from MM for $80

Any particular reason one is $20 less?

2) I am still looking for front brake cooling hoses. Any ideas on where to get those or how to make them?

3) I want to buy some decent pads from Autozone or the like. Any recommendations?

On my old track car, I used lifetime warrantied Performance Frictions and simply replaced them after a year's worth of use. I am hoping to do something similar here.

Thanks for the help!

10-31-2006, 09:33 AM
it doesnt look like too much of a difference, other than the MM version is DOT approved...

10-31-2006, 11:12 AM
These are the items I bought. The break lines are a three piece set so that you can do the rear also. The break cooling kit is all top quality. The plates that go on the wheels are angled to put the air to the center of the hub so that the air goes out the fins between the plates not just on the back plate like I have seen in other kits. I also sprung for the fog light mounting adaptors.


10-31-2006, 11:24 AM
Thanks guys!! Great help as usual! I am going to call about that DOT approval...or lack thereof.

10-31-2006, 02:08 PM
I ran autozone the autozone Performance Friction lifetime pads last year @ MSR. They were ok, but I had brake fade at the end of the sessions. Brake cooling ducts might remedy that. Get the Zrated pads if you want better performance. Last time I checked, they didn't have rear pads for the Cobras at autozone, so your best bet would be 03/04 stock rear pads.

As far as the brake lines, I have the MM lines. They work great. You can try Houston Perf for a better price on them. But back when I bought mine, MM used to carry the standard SS ones (don't remember the brand), but started making their own becuase they had quality issues with the mainstream SS lines. Read into that what you wish.

10-31-2006, 09:31 PM
The lines I got from MM were made by stop tech, as far as pads go I use Hawke HP Plus pads, nasty brake dust nut did they ever make a difference and almost no fade at all at open track events and still work well on the street.


11-01-2006, 12:28 AM
You are correct, its Stop Tech that manufacture them for MM now. I don't remember who the old manufacturer was.

This is the MM Brake hose thing I am talking about:

MM Brake Hoses (http://www.maximummotorsports.com/index.html?http&&&www.maximummotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=49_144)

Bottom paragraph:
"2002 was a tough year for customers looking for high quality brake hoses. Our apologies to our many disappointed customers whose brake hose orders we were unable to deliver. Beginning in early 2002, our brake hose manufacturers began delivering poor quality products that did not meet our specifications. They were unwilling to meet our demands for high quality brake hoses. Rather than passing inferior hoses on to our customers, we refused to sell them, and began a year-long search for someone to build hoses to our standards. In early 2003 we found what were looking for with StopTech Brake Systems. Now, Maximum Motorsports brake hoses surpass the quality, fit, and finish of anything else in the Mustang aftermarket industry."

I don't know who the old company that made them was, since its been so long. All I know is when I went to buy mine MM SS Lines from a reseller, they tried to sell me the "old" ones, instead of the new part numbers MM was carrying on their site. I had to return them and specifically ask for the MM part numbers to get the new lines.

I don't know if you can buy them directly from Stop Tech.

11-01-2006, 07:09 AM
Great info! Now, do '97's have coarse threads or fine threads? Will I have to look to make sure? And like blk04cobra1 pointed out earlier, I wonder if these have DOT approval...

Are Hawks a bit pricey and do they have some kind of warranty? I have heard good things about them!

11-01-2006, 07:17 AM
Fine thread.

11-01-2006, 07:21 AM
Fine thread.
You're saying '97's have fine threads, or this topic is a fine thread?


11-01-2006, 06:54 PM
No warranty that I'm aware of. I got 3 track days and a summer of driving on the street and autocrossing out of mine, but for the performance it was worth it.

11-02-2006, 08:40 AM
Thanks to Benny for his help on the brake lines and brake fluid...got a spare supercharger laying around?