Review & Install Video
Hey guys, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my detailed look at the Ford Racing Brembo 6-Piston Brake Upgrade available for your 2005 to 2014 Mustang GT, Bullitt Boss 302 or GT500. So this kid from Ford Racing and Brembo should appeal to a few different types of owners. Now first and foremost, it's definitely gonna be for the S-197 owners out there who track their car frequently and want a big upgrade in stopping power over your factory setup. This statement is definitely geared toward the base GT owners, older Bullitt owners, things like that, as opposed to the Boss 302 or newer GT500 owners. But nevertheless, if you're looking for a solid all inclusive upgrade, this is definitely gonna be the ticket.
That being said, S-197 owners who might not track their car at all, but still want that range of stopping power upgrade, this is also going to be a great option for you, especially if you're looking for something that is going to be completely baller behind your favorite set of wheels. Function over form is always a good thing, but in this case the form just happens to match the function. Again guys, this kit does include both brake setups for your front and rear here, and by the way, this is the same exact kit used on the '13 and '14 Shelby GT500s.
Now let's first start with the front setup because this is obviously the centerpiece of this kit. Starting with these gigantic 6-piston Brembos here, powder coated black and finished off with that Brembo logo. Now these guys are gonna ride on top of these massive 15 inch, one piece vented rotors here, a ton more surface area which is gonna equate to better stopping power and better heat dissipation. Now if you guys didn't know, 75% of your car's braking duties are handled by your front brakes alone. So when you make this big of an upgrade, the difference should be immediately noticeable as a lot of our customers have pointed out on the site. Now if you do track your car regularly, this is gonna basically equal a big improvement in brake fade and a more consistent pedal lap after lap.
In addition to that front setup, you are also receiving a solid upgrade for the rear of the car in the form of the 13.8 inch vented rotors here along with these single piston calipers. Now again guys, the front setup is handling most of the heavy lifting here so while the rear setup might look a little wimpy compared to these burly fronts, you have to keep in mind that this setup was enough to haul the '13 and '14 Shelbys from 60 to zero in roughly 101 feet. Now that's super car territory, guys, and while yes, you can probably argue some of that is due to the tires on that car, the kit I have on this table here with me definitely played a major role.
So that covers pretty much the main components of the kit here, but as you can see, it does feature a lot of other stuff as this is an all inclusive kit. Your brand new front pads here are already pre-loaded in the 6-piston Brembos, rear pads are gonna be right here. You're looking at brand new axle flanges, dust shields, all new hardware, all grade A stuff, and then finally brand new front brake lines. Now if I did have one small nitpick with this entire kit, is that I would have liked to have seen stainless steel lines here for the front as this is a performance kit after all. But nevertheless, that's an easy and cheap upgrade if you wish to make it on your own.
On the topic of price, guys, I think you're gonna find this kit offers a lot of bang for your buck, and the comments in the customer review section tend to back that up. Now when you are shopping other options on the site, whether it be from Roush, Wilwood Bear, whatever, those options are going to be far more expensive than this kit. And a lot of those options only take care of the front brakes. Now the options that are on the same page as this kit price-wise are only gonna offer a 4-piston brake as opposed to the 6-pistons with the Brembos here. So again to reiterate, to get a full kit here, all inclusive, for a name like Brembo and have a 6-piston caliper out front for south of 2Gs, mind you, really is quite a bargain.
Installation here, guys, I'll be honest, not for the first time wrenchers out there because you will need to bleed the brakes properly in addition to mounting the kit to your S-197. So for that reason, I'll call it a two out of three wrench job on my difficulty meter. Not willing to go a full three out of three wrench job because, honestly, doing brakes isn't rocket science, but they are kind of important so you will need to know how to do them properly. Grab a buddy if you've never done them. Either way, figure a few hours in the garage from start to finish, a decent socket set, a decent wrench set, in addition to your bleeding tools, and don't forget your fresh brake fluid to complete the job.
So a lot of times us Mustang owners are guilty of worrying about going faster without giving any consideration to the second part of that equation, stopping. If you're looking for a very solid brake upgrade kit for your S-197 for a price, it's gonna be very hard to beat given your options. You'll want to check out the Ford Racing by Brembo Brake Upgrade here at AmericanMuscle.com.
Maximum Stopping Power.
Stop on a dime and leave nine cent change by upgrading your Pony's brakes to the same exact ones that were used as original equipment on the 2013 Shelby GT500. This Ford Racing GT500 brake kit includes massive 6-piston front calipers from the worldwide leader in braking systems Brembo, so you can have the confidence you need to dive into the most challenging corners and still bring it to a controlled stop every time.Legendary Brembo Performance.
Brembo makes braking systems used by top race teams and auto manufacturers world over, including Ford Racing. So don't settle for anything less when you're upgrading your Mustang's brakes for improved stopping power.Complete Kit.
This bolt-on GT500 brake upgrade kit includes a pair of 6-piston black Brembo front calipers, a pair of single-piston black GT500 rear calipers, two 15" Brembo vented front rotors, two 13.8" Brembo vented rear rotors, front and rear brake pads, production DOT-approved brake lines, front tie-rod heat shields, rear axle caliper brackets and the required installation hardware.Application.
This Ford Racing brake upgrade kit is designed for use with ABS-equipped 2005 to 2014 V8 Mustangs only, including the GT, Bullitt, BOSS, and Shelby GT500. Requires the use of 19" or larger rims for proper clearance.
Technical Notes. This brake kit will require the use of Ford Racing wheels M-1007-SA199, M-1007-DC199LGB, M-1007-SA1995MB or wheel kits M-1007KIT-DC19910LGB, M-1007KIT-DC199B, M-1007KIT-DC199CH, M-1007KIT-DC199LGB, M-1007KIT-SA199, M-1007KIT-SA19910 or equivalent for correct caliper clearance, all other styles should be test fit to ensure proper fitment.
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- What's in the Box
- (1) Passenger Side Front Brembo Six-Piston Caliper
- (1) Driver Side Front Brembo Six-Piston Caliper
- (2) 15" Brembo Front Rotors
- (2) Front Brake Hoses
- (2) Front Brake Dust Shields
- (1) Passenger Side Rear GT500 Single-Piston Caliper
- (1) Driver Side Rear GT500 Single-Piston Caliper
- (2) 13.8" Brembo Rear Rotors
- (2) Rear Axle Flanges
- Front and Rear brake pads
- Installation Hardware
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 3 Hours
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Boss 302 - 12, 13
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14