Brake upgrade ?

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TerryT

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My 2010 doesn’t have the big brakes, I’m thinking about finding a police Taurus with the big brakes in a wrecking yard, removing all hardware related to the brakes then put new rotors etc on it. Is this route feasible.
Buying new from Ford is way too expensive.
 

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This is a feasible route and is what I did. Well, kind of, as I paid out the nose and went with new parts all the way around.
 

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I'm a simple driver with simple mods and 192K miles on my '10 SHO and 90K+ in a '17 PI.

The difference in consistent (and increased) stopping power was noticeable, as was my lack of brake fade with shorter stopping distances. Given the hot climate, the weight of the car, and the safety cushion, I'm pretty pleased with the upgrade.
 

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you can check https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/board,107.0.html for a couple of the ways people have upgraded their brakes.

to keep it simple, i would get ebc yellowstuff pads + rotors. orangestuff/suv may not be available i have not checked. i am running orangestuff + maxbrakes high carbon rotors on our 2007 edge and they are awesome.

for explorer

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EBC ED91886 EBC Orange Stuff Front Brake Pads, Ford Explorer,Lincoln MKT, ED91886 $146.30

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EBC ED91887 EBC Orange Stuff Rear Brake Pads, Ford Explorer,Lincoln MKT, ED91887 $127.30

if you want to spring for it, there may be wilwood kits still available. check with Todd at https://www.tceperformanceproducts.com not cheap but @bpd1151 has put them to good use on his 2010.

i see 802sho has gone the Rotora route https://shoforum.com/threads/802sho-engine-build.142393/post-1592601 same gen as yours. they work great on the Edge so i expect the same on the SHO.

based on prev owner experience, if you brake hard routinely or auto-x or strip-race, you want to avoid the regular powerstop pads as well as any ebc brake pad below yellowstuff grade.
 
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you can check https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/board,107.0.html for a couple of the ways people have upgraded their brakes.

to keep it simple, i would get ebc yellowstuff pads + rotors. orangestuff/suv may not be available i have not checked. i am running orangestuff + maxbrakes high carbon rotors on our 2007 edge and they are awesome.

for explorer

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EBC ED91886 EBC Orange Stuff Front Brake Pads, Ford Explorer,Lincoln MKT, ED91886 $146.30

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EBC ED91887 EBC Orange Stuff Rear Brake Pads, Ford Explorer,Lincoln MKT, ED91887 $127.30

if you want to spring for it, there may be wilwood kits still available. check with Todd at https://www.tceperformanceproducts.com not cheap but @bpd1151 has put them to good use on his 2010.

i see 802sho has gone the Rotora route https://shoforum.com/threads/802sho-engine-build.142393/post-1592601 same gen as yours. they work great on the Edge so i expect the same on the SHO.
Nice share for everyone.
 
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