(approx) 2 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
If you're the owner of a '94 to '04 Mustang and are looking for a serious dose of stopping power worthy of one of the most limited Mustangs of all time, then you should definitely check out the Ford Performance 2000 Cobra R Front Brake upgrade for your SN95. Now, this kit will include a set of the black four-piston Brembo calipers, cadmium plated 13-inch slotted rotors, pads, stainless lines, and more needed for the installation all for right around that $1200 price point. Installation here, well, listen, it's a brake job right, so figure all three out of three wrenches albeit a soft one and a few hours to get wrapped up from start to finish. Talk a little bit more about that later in the video. So, the 2000 Cobra R was and still is one of the baddest cars of its time. Right? Big power out of the naturally aspirated 5.4, wild road course worthy suspension, unique arrow, big brakes, and the craziest part is Ford only produced 300 of these Performance red monsters. Now, luckily for us, some of these parts continue to live on through the aftermarket such as the brake kit that we're talking about here today. Now, of course, this kit is brought to us by the combination of Ford Performance and Brembo brakes. And in my opinion, it's gonna pack equal parts function in form. But first up, let's talk hardware, guys, and the centerpiece is gonna be the combination of the gloss black four-piston Brembo calipers which are gonna ride on the massive 13-inch cadmium plated slotted rotors. Now, cadmium is a plating process similar to that of zinc but really isn't used too much anymore in the automotive world. But that being said, I will say it looks awesome here on the rotors and will ultimately help you guys prevent any corrosion long term on the non-friction surfaces of the rotors themselves. Now, all together, this package up front paired with the Cobra R sticky BFG tires pulled the car down from 60 to zero in 127 feet which for the year was very impressive. Now, besides the two sexy parts we just talked about, the Cobra R front brake setup also includes new pads which are serviced number M-2300-XP and the brand new braided stainless steel lines, along with all your hardware needed for the installation itself. Now, before we go any further here, guys, I do wanna mention a couple of small but very important things here in regards to your fitment. Again, this kit will technically fit all '94 to '04 Mustangs. However, '94 to '95 GT owners will need to upgrade to a '94 Cobra master cylinder for proper operation. Next up is wheel fitment. Now, the site is gonna claim the use of 17-inch wheels or larger are required here for this combination. And while that is true, some 17-inch wheels will simply not work, including the bullet wheels along with the 17-inch FR500 replicas. However, 17 by 9 and 18 by 9 Cobra R wheels and reps will work along with the 18-inch version of the FR500.Now, as far as your installation is concerned here, guys. Well, since this kit is so complete, there really shouldn't be any big surprises here. Remove the factory hardware up front including those factory rubber brake lines and replace it with everything included in the Ford Performance kit. Of course, you will need to grab some extra fluid to bleed the system once everything's been installed. But the job itself isn't terribly difficult so figure a very soft three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and I'd say maybe a couple of hours to complete from start to finish. So, if you're looking for a gnarly brake upgrade originally found on one of the baddest production Mustangs of all time, then be sure to check out the Ford Performance Cobra R Front Brake kit right here at americanmuscle.com.
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We have found that this cobra brake kit will not fit any of our Bullitt wheels and the 17" FR500 wheels. It will fit the 17x9 and 18x9 Cobra R wheels and the 18" FR500 wheels. All other wheels should be tested with the above method to ensure proper fitment.
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December 13, 2018
Brembo Cobra R front calipers/rotors
Quality precision brakes. Calipers lined up perfectly with rotors. On my 03 gt, the brake hose bracket needed the flat side of the D shaped hole deepened a little. As the hex shape of the braided hose fitting would not fit the holder. Extra minute for an otherwise simple install.Helpful (6)
October 26, 2018
Cobra R brake kit
Bought the kit for my 2003 Cobra. After install I noticed that one rotor started to rust after being on the car less than a month. Called American Muscle and was told there was nothing they will do. I will gladly take my business elsewhere.Helpful (13)
April 27, 2018
Great product, fit and finish and very easy install.Helpful (7)
April 04, 2018
Great addition to my 96 cobra project
I’m doing a complete restoration on my 96 Cobra. They look great and stop excellent.Helpful (7)
April 03, 2018
Great upgrade stopping power
Better breaking power can't go wrong with brembos give me that piece of mind that I can go fast and stop in any moment especially since my foxbody weights less than the new edgeHelpful (9)
February 24, 2018
Cobra r big brake kit
Awesome brakes! Definitely better than the regular cobra brakes.Helpful (9)
June 24, 2017
Great product for a (relatively) affordable price!
This setup isn't the biggest and best but it's a great compromise. you can't go wrong with the price. if you tried to piece together this set on your own it would end up being way more. Stopping power is definitely improved.Helpful (13)
May 10, 2017
Brakes work great easy fit , only a couple hours install. : )Helpful (11)
April 01, 2017
Brembo 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit
Great performance Brembo 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit on my 2001 Ford Cobra SVT. As a Ford Mechanic it took me 30 minutes to install and another 20 minutes to perform brake fluid flush and road test vehicle. It is very smooth and quick stop when applying brake pedal. So I highly recommend to any SVT owners.Helpful (11)
July 20, 2016
2000 Cobra R front big brake kit
I track my car 6-9 days a year (road circuits). I tried different brake pads and rotor combos with the stock PBR Calipers, only to find the brakes to be barely adequate under hard track braking. After a lot of research, I decided to go with this brake kit. I was excited with the fit and finish of this product. It was a straight forward install. The increased braking surface on the rotor impressed me. The ease of changing the brake pads, wow! On track they performed flawlessly. Good pedal feel and consistent. The pads wore evenly and straight. This brake kit is the biggest bang for the buck out there. I would recommend this product to anyone! Nigel GHelpful (16)
has anyone put theses on a fox body with sn95 spindles?
The Ford Performance 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit should install onto the SN95 spindles with no issues. As long as you have a wheel that fits over these and also fits the fox chassis, there should be no issues.
2003 Cobra 17x9 Wheel Compatibility Is this brake kit compatible with the 2003 Cobra 17x9 wheels? The note says it is compatible with the 17x9 Cobra R wheels. Is this only the 1995 style, or does it include the 2003 Cobra style?
Per Brembo North America the caliper measures 48.4mm out from the rotor hat. You need a clearance of at least 48.5mm for the center wheel hub to the inside spoke face. As far as caliper height, the caliper measures 192.5mm from the center of the wheel hub. If you go online and perform a search, Brembo has a cross section chart available for printing that you can glue onto foam board, you can cut it out for wheel clearance checking . Just don't use a fax copy, it's scale size will be off. Just check your "copy" printed out version for scale size first, scale points for cross checking are on the Brembo's cross-section chart.
Fitment on Saleen 17x9 wheel? Would this fit the saleen 17x9 replicas that you offer?
yes they are on the car now
Will the calipers clear the 18x9 rovo Durban's?
These will clear those wheels yes.
I recently bought stainless DOT brake lines from Russell for my 1998 Mustang GT and they have the stock fittings on them. Would these be compatible with these calipers or would I need to use the ones that come with the kit? - Thanks
These will not be compatible with OE lines.
These brakes have not been tested with factory Cobra wheels. You will most likely need a spacer with these brakes.
At this time, Ford Performance only offers the 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit with the black calipers.
Unfortunately these wheels have not been test fit with these brakes at this time.
We would not carry this kit in a red powder coat no.
Unfortunately, we do not just sell the rotors to this kit. We apologize for the inconvenience. We do have the Stoptech that are 13" rotors https://www.americanmuscle.com/94-04-mustang-cobra-bullitt-mach1-powerslot-rotors-front.html.
The Ford Performance 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit will not fit with Bullit Wheels. A spacer may correct for the clearance issue, however this has not been tested and is not recommended.
The Ford Performance 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit with slotted rotors suggest to use the follow pads for the kit- Hawk HPS Performance Street Pads #HB194F.665 or Brembo Ceramic Race Compound Pads #ST42R592-17. At this time we do not carry these kits. We do offer the Hawk Ferro-Carbon Compound kit which will also additional fit this kithttps://www.americanmuscle.com/hawk-performance-dtc80-brake-pads-front-pair-2000-cobra-r.html
The Ford Performance 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit requires the use of 17" (or larger) wheels with 50mm clearance to the back of the spokes. You will need to do test fitting with the 10th Anniversary wheels to ensure a proper fit.
The Ford Performance 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit will not clear Bullitt style wheels due to the curve of the spokes on the wheel, which will hit the caliper.
This Ford Racing 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit is designed to fit all 1994 to 2004 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra model's. 1994-1995 GT Mustangs will require the 1994 Cobra master cylinder for proper fitment.
(approx) 2 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
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