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Mustang Brake Installation: SVE Cobra Style
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Published on 2013-08-21
Installing the SVE 13" Cobra Style brake kits will take you just a couple hours depending on which kit you pick up. Watch this video and follow along as Jmac shows you how to install new brakes on your Mustang. Removal and installation will take you a couple hours and will greatly improve your braking performance
MUSTANG SVE 13" COBRA STYLE STOCK FRONT BRAKE KITS
Caliper Color Options: Black or Red
Fit: Ford Mustang V6, GT, Mach 1, Bullitt & SVT Cobra
Years: 1994 (94) - 1995 (95) - 1996 (96) - 1997 (97) - 1998 (98) - 1999 (99) - 2000 (00) - 2001 (01) - 2002 (02) - 2003 (03) - 2004 (04)
Upgrading your brakes should be on any Mustang enthusiast list of performance mods. A popular brake upgrade for SN95 and New Edge Mustangs is swapping out the factory V6/GT brakes in exchange for the 13" Cobra brakes. Thanks to SVE you can now have the 13" Cobra style brake kits. They are available in multiple different kit formats and color options. Whether you are looking for factory style rotors and hoses or you want to upgrade to slotted rotors and steel braided lines, SVE and LatemodelRestoration.com has you covered!! Check out the link at the top for more information on the SVE Brake Kits!
Braking performance isn't exactly the top of most people's list, but it sure should be. Having your Mustang stop when you want it to increases your safety and everybody else's around you.
The stock '94 to '04 Mustang GTs and V6s are equipped with either a single piston caliper with an 11 inch rotor or-- '99 to '04, they did get a dual piston aluminum caliper with 11 inch rotor-- still pretty small, though. A very common upgrade is a Cobra Style Front Brake Conversion Kit that gets you up to 13 inch front rotors and a massive two-piston Cobra style caliper. This is a direct bolt-on kit, and it'll take you just a few hours in your driveway.
You want to start by supporting the front of the car on jack stands, and remove both front wheels. You can remove your caliper bolts, slide the old caliper off, and pull the old rotor off the hub. Remove the brake hose retaining clip and using a line wrench, also known as a tubing wrench, loosen the connection at the hard line.
Now you can fully remove the hose and caliper assembly from the car. Slide your new braided hose into place, thread it on the hard line and tighten it down. Reinstall the retaining clip.
Side your new 13 inch front rotor onto the hub. Slide your new SVE caliper assembly over the new rotor. Tighten down your two caliper retaining bolts-- be sure to use some blue Loctite.
Attach your new brake hose to the caliber, using the supplied banjo bolt, and make sure that you put the two new copper washers that are also supplied with the caliper-- torque to spec. Repeat all these steps for the other side and then bleed your brakes.
You'll want to start with the passenger front and then move to the driver front. Make sure you've got plenty of quality DOT 3 brake fluid to top off your master cylinder while bleeding.
With the installation of our SVE Style Front Brake Kit, you will need to make sure that you're running a minimum of a 17 inch wheel. These kits are available with either a red powder coat or a black powder coat caliper. They come loaded with StopTech Performance Street brake pads. And either way you choose, they come with Power Slot rotors and top-of-the-line stainless, braided hoses. Check out the rest of our braking options at latemodelrestoration.com.