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I installed these yesterday, July 11 2010. They are MAX ROTORS from Canada, ehh.purchased from ebay for a good price. I really noticed a difference in the braking. I wish I had more install pics but I was the only one working on it and my hands were a mess. I will have other pics updated once I get the E cleaned up. I also had a chance to paint the calipers red. Which give me like 5 more HP :bag:
http://maxrotors.com/
 

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Looks great, nice paint job. :thumb:

If those red calipers add 5hp I'd sure hate to know what you keep in "the cage." :taz:
 

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I got them for $110 on ebay but i had to counter offer alot. And in the cage.... you dont want to know whats in there, :taz: Its more HP... but really it just held my caliper up while i worked on it.
 

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110 ea or for the pair?
 

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It was for pair of rotors and brake pads.
 

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what was the link as i am in canada?
 

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Look up max rotors on eBay or the max rotors website is in the first post. Dunno if you will find It for that price, I had to haggle that price and I almost lost it cause I low balled it too much.
 

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Awesome job. Isn't nice to have non OEM discs on there? Question for you. Where exactly are you placing those jackstands, and what is your lift point for the jack in the center? I seem to struggle with this damn uni-body and don't wanna dent/crush things underneath. Appreciate it. I end up throwing a piece of wood under the body and jack at the flat spot behind the lower front end mount.
 

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I positioned the jacks stands kind of where the wheel well meets the horizontal frame, in that area. The jack went under the engine, the oil pan/ crankcase area. The area that looks like a grid. Its kinda hard to explain. Hope this helps.
 

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I'm curious of aftermarket brakes for the Mustang would fit on an Escape given that 17" wheels were being used...
 

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I am gonna have to say no to that one, the rotors and calipers are different size
 

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Oskerb is right.
Wheel size alone is not a measure of compatability.Hub size and wheel offset come into consideration too.
 

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I think that there is a company near Woodbine and Steeles that sells on Ebay.....mostly drilled rotors.
I cant recall the name but I saw them recently when looking for Civic brake stuff.
(Toronto and also Midland / Penatang)
 

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thom said:
I think that there is a company near Woodbine and Steeles that sells on Ebay.....mostly drilled rotors.
I cant recall the name but I saw them recently when looking for Civic brake stuff.
(Toronto and also Midland / Penatang)
Stay away from drilled rotors.
There are rotors casted with the ventilating wholes and rotors where the wholes are drilled after the cast.Stay away from those.The rotor metal is so much weakened where the wholes were drilled that after repeated severe braking these rotors crack.
 

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Dimpled and slottled are the better, but nothing wrong with cross drilled rotors from a good reputable company, Unless you are racing on track and constantly braking at high speeds, you wont have a problem with drilled rotors, especally with a reputable companys technology of counter sinking and bi angle chamfering.
 

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I agree with you oskerb but not knowing ones driving habbits and his/her shopping attitudes, that is the reason I tried to be so negative with the drilled rotors.
 

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I agree with you oskerb but not knowing ones driving habbits and his/her shopping attitudes, that is the reason I tried to be so negative with the drilled rotors.
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Looking really good there. I recently did a brake job on my Mariner and put Raybestos' best non-slotted/non-drilled rotors on, along with Bendix's best pads. Did you have any trouble taking the old rotors off? I had to use the old home-made two-bolt extractor trick. I definitely feel a difference in braking though.
 

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Personally, I never had any trouble taking the rotors off.I always use the specified torques, wheel lugs included.My trouble lies in how quickly the brakes get very hot and useless when descenting fast down a mountain with my 2004 V6.
Unfortunately, there are no upgrades to the Escapes rotors as far as dimensions are concerned.
Bigger, quality rotors from other manufacturers, like Subaru and Mitsubishi need to have the hubs rebored, something which I'm contemplating of doing pretty soon.But this is an extreme situation and not for everyday use where I find the original brakes adequate.
 
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