(approx) 2 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
Hey, everybody. I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com, and welcome to my detailed breakdown of the Wilwood Superlite Six-Piston Front Brake Kit, available for your '94 to '04 Mustang.Plain and simple, the Wilwood Kit should appeal to any SN95 owner out there looking to make a serious upgrade to their braking performance by going with one of the most capable kits in the category, at least in my humble opinion. The Wilwood option will currently be your only choice in the category to deliver a six-piston front caliper, and it's also gonna be the only option currently in the category to deliver a two-piece rotor design.Now, these guys will be a little bit lighter than those cast one-piece rotors, and they're also typically a little bit better at heat dissipation.As far as your install difficulty here, well, I'm calling it two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Yes, there's some work involved. Yes, you have to bleed the brakes, but I will have some more detail on that later on.Now, because you are getting these massive six-piston calipers, you are getting the two-piece rotor design, I would think this is gonna be the perfect brake upgrade for the SN owners who track their car regularly and are looking for more initial bite and less fade when the car is pushed hard on the track. Or, on the other hand, you have a street car, show car, and you just simply want a baller set of brakes behind your favorite set of wheels, obviously, this would be a great choice for you as well while also providing you with a nice, little brake upgrade.Now, guys, I must point out Wilwood does state that you have to use this kit with a 17-inch wheel or larger. Otherwise, you will be looking at some clearance issues. But if we can pull back a little bit here and talk about the brand, in my opinion, Wilwood is part of the holy braking trinity. In regards, they're the most popular braking option in the aftermarket and on the site. And, of course, I'm referring to Wilwood, Baer, and also Brembo. Now, all three of the options I just mentioned are gonna deliver quality components, and all three, of course, will help improve your braking performance while giving you a little bit more of an appearance boost as well.And if I can be completely honest here, guys, yes, this this is a functional modification first. No one is arguing that, but, come on, you can't argue the fact that this will be a massive upgrade in appearance as well, looking at these bright red, shiny, six-piston calipers riding on the black two-piece rotors behind your favorite set of wheels. I mean, it's just gonna look so damn good. In fact, check out some of the customer-submitted images on the product page to get a better idea of how this kit might look on your own ride.But let's get down to business and talk about what the Wilwood kit really is all about. And, of course, that's braking performance and a monumental braking upgrade for all SN95 cars out there. More so for the '94 to '98 Mustang owners, because, let's face it, those factory brakes were dismal, single-piston calipers riding on a 10-inch diameter rotor. I mean, come on, Ford. What were you thinking? These things oftentimes faded very quick on the street with some spirited driving or, of course, on the track.Now, the '99 to '04 non-four-valve cars saw a small upgrade in the form of a two-piston caliper but were still pretty sad overall. While those '99 to '04 4-valve cars did receive a proper braking setup in regards to a 13-inch rotor from Brembo and aluminum 2-piston calipers. So, again, much better overall but still room for improvement, and that's where the Wilwood kit enters.Let's break down the Superlite Kit from Wilwood a little bit further. Again, you're looking at that 2-piece rotor design, 12.8 inches in diameter overall, working in conjunction with these absolutely massive and very droolworthy 6-piston [inaudible] calipers in bright red. Now, these two parts alone are enough to cement this as a very worthy brake upgrade for any street or track-driven SN95. Wilwood does ship their Superlite Kit with a BP-10 Brake Pad. Now this is gonna kinda be your all-purpose or all-around pad but more geared towards street use. Not really gonna make a whole lot of noise, and they're not gonna throw a whole bunch of dust.That being said, if you do plan on installing the Superlite Kit here from Wilwood on a dedicated track or road race car, I'd probably suggest upgrading the BP-10s here to a more track-focused pad like an E or PM compound pad from Wilwood. They'll be a little bit better at withstanding the extreme heat cycles and will also produce less fade overall. Just be aware though, guys, when you do step up to a more aggressive pad, you will see a little bit more noise in addition to a little bit more dust.Now, I do really wanna hammer home again the fact that this is currently your only option on the site to deliver a two-piece rotor design. More specifically, the aluminum top pad here from Wilwood working in conjunction with the black, electrocoated iron SRP rotor looks very sick now. Don't get me wrong, but just done expect that black coating to hang out for too long here on the friction surface. It will eventually disappear after a few cycles.Now, these things also feature the drilled and slotted design, and, no, I'm not gonna get into the never-ending discussion about drilled and slotted versus a solid rotor. But what I can tell you in a nutshell the idea behind a drilled and slotted rotor, just to help with heat dissipation a little bit better, also to help vent any extra brake gases or moisture under hard braking situations to eliminate or reduce any fade.Now, I do wanna remind you guys one more time, because it is very important, running a larger brake upgrade like this will require the use of larger wheels. Again, 17-inch or larger, to be exact here, with the Wilwood Superlite Kit. Not exactly a problem for the 4-valve cars out there, but everybody else should be aware of this fact, because if not, if you run a smaller than a 17-inch wheel, you will start seeing some rubbing.While we're on the topic of requirements, Wilwood also states that this kit will not work with your factory brake lines once everything is installed, meaning you either have to buy Wilwood's optional Flexline Stainless Steel Braided Kit from the product page here, or you can just go out to a local parts store and buy some new fittings. In my experience, guys, just spending the extra 60 or so bucks on Wilwood Braided Kit will not only be the easiest upgrade as far as convenience, but it's also gonna be a nice, little upgrade over those rubber factory lines as well.As you've probably imagined by now, upgrading to a brake kit from anybody on the site here, whether it be from Wilwood, Baer, or Brembo, isn't exactly cheap and will no doubt be a pretty solid investment. That being said, the Wilwood Kit, again, your only option with the six-piston calipers and your only option with the two-piece rotors. It's gonna cost you right around the $1,500 price point, which really isn't that much more dough compared to your other options on the site from Brembo or Baer, which, by the way, will only give you a four-piston caliper and a one-piece, single-cast iron rotor. Just some food for thought.But let's switch gears and get into the install briefly with the Wilwood Kit. Again, just a general overview to give you a better idea of what to expect when it does come time to start wrenching. And honestly, guys, the physical labor of switching the stock components out for the Wilwood components really isn't all that bad. It's the switching of the lines, the bleeding of the brakes that can stretch the install slightly in addition to needing to safety wire the top pads to the actual rotors themselves, which, if you've never done it before, can be a little tricky. So have fun with that.But nevertheless, guys, I'm still going two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Maybe a few hours in the shop or garage to get knocked out.I would recommend starting with assembling the Wilwood components here first before removing the factory components just so you're ready to rock and roll once everything is out of the way. Once those factory components are moved, simply install the Wilwood stuff in reverse order. Install those brake lines, fill up your fluid, and now it's time to bleed the brakes.Now, if you have the correct tool, you can do this by yourself if you'd like. Otherwise, grabbing a buddy will definitely be the tried and true way. Once your Wilwood Kit has been installed and the brakes have been bled, you can get to work bedding the new pads to the rotors. Now, this is just to ensure the proper performance of the new brake kit in addition to extending the life of the pads themselves. To do so, Wilwood does include a very detailed process of bedding the new pads here, and it just basically consists of a few repeated stops from specified about an hour with a proper cooldown time in between.And, guys, it is very important that you follow this for the better benefit of your brakes here, and it is very important that you do this before you really crash on the car or the new braking system.Wrapping things up here, guys, brakes are one of those things that should really never go overlooked. So if you have a dedicated track car and you're looking to take advantage of the massive six-piston calipers and the two-piece rotor design, or if you just have a street or show car and you're looking to take advantage of some of the appearance benefits in addition to the improved braking, the Wilwood Superlite Kit will be a great choice, and you can grab one right here at americanmuscle.com.
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May 01, 2018
Wilwood 6piston Front brake kit 94GT
Best brakes on the Market.Can’t go wrong. The install is just like if you were changing your front pads and rotors.Helpful (6)
March 10, 2018
Worth every penny
Well worth the money....stock 02 got wheels will not fit even though they are 17inch wheels but very pleased with my purchaseHelpful (6)
March 04, 2018
95 mustang gt brake job.
Fit nice and look nice. Haven't driven the car much since the install. Planned for a completed front and rear Wilwood install. But had to re-install the old brakes on the rear because the new Wilwood brake kit didn't have the clearance, once install. needed about a 1/4" . With the offset of the FR500 wheels , its hard to measure to within a 1/4". The Wilwood rear brake that I received does not fit a FR500 10.5" wheel.Helpful (6)
July 09, 2017
Easiest install done on the car so far. Derctions were spot on. If you are looking to stop the best with all the horsepower then this is what you need I would highly recommend these brakes to anyone.these brakes were installed on an 89 Mustang LXHelpful (8)
June 10, 2017
I LOVE THEM. They look great. Not too bad of an install. I wish wilwood would offer them in more colors other than black and red. But other than that no complaintsHelpful (6)
July 16, 2016
Easy and quick instal
Installed this front brake kit on my '03 mustang. Instructions were spot on and the instal was the fastest easiest part of the whole brake up-grade on the vehicle.Helpful (9)
March 24, 2016
Excellent stopping power. Very expensive but definitely worth it. Downshifting is much easier in these. Also it enhances the look of my mustang and rims.Helpful (8)
November 22, 2015
Well worth the money!
Twenty years ago the stock Cobra brakes were great. These Wilwood brakes are amazing! My mechanic installed them and didn't run into any problems.Helpful (7)
September 21, 2014
I ordered the brakes on sunday night and had them by Friday morning. Amazing difference in stoping power over stock in my 2001 gt mustang and they look awesome. Thanks american muscle!!! I can't wait to upgrade to the wilwood rear brake kit.Helpful (7)
July 24, 2013
Now we're talkin'
I've been working on my '03 GT for 2 years now, adding anti-sway bars, cold air intake (now gone), then a Vortech V-3supercharger - I go to the track 4-5 times per year, and even before the blower my biggest hurdle in improving times has been my brakes. I would get 4-5 laps in and have to tone down my driving style or risk the brake fade that kills a run - you can't run at 90% without being able to slow down in a hurry coming into the hard corners. These Wilwood front brakes have changed all of that - with a simple change (remove a bolt, pull out the "street pads", put in the "track pads", replace the bolt) I can be running high performance pads and not have to baby the car at all... the BP-10 pads that come in the package are great and would probably be fine at the track by themselves, and as a street braking system this thing will probably never fade or get sloppy, but the system gives me the confidence to explore the limits of the car in that setting, and also to feel safe as I'm hauling the kids through this world filled with texting and sleeping drivers. One of the biggest performance moves I've made, highly recommend to any serious driver.Helpful (14)
Replacing pads and rotors. How do I get the replacement pads and rotors for this kit?
You have to get them through Wilwood. All the replacement part numbers will be listed in the kit.
Does these Big Brake kit clear the 17"x8 and 18"x9 bullit wheels on my 01 mustang Gt?
This kit will require 17" wheels or larger.
Will stock 17inch 2003 cobra wheels fit on this application?
This requires wheels that are 17" or larger for proper clearance.
Will 17 inch bullitt wheels fit over them ?
This brake kit does require the use of a 17" or larger wheel for proper clearance, that being said, it is recommended before a full installation to perform a test fit with the wheel before mounting to ensure a good fit with that specific bullit wheel.
what would i need to do in order to make this BBK fit my stock braked foxbody mustang (1992 LX 5.0)?
The Wilwood Superlite 6R Front Brake Kit is specifically designed to be installed on 94-04 Mustangs and we have not tried to retrofit this kit to older generation Mustangs.
This kit is only designed for the front of the wheels. We do not recommend installing these brakes on the rear.
Hi, This Front brake kit can be used with a wilwood master cylinder I would use the wilwood since it is a upgrade over stock.
Hello, the Wilwood Superlite Front Brake Kit (94-04 All) does indeed come with break pad, these pads being their BP-10 Smart Pads. According to Wilwood's website, the heat range, cold torque, hot torque, and wear rate are all rated at "medium". On top of this they produce less dust than your average replacement brake pad. When comparing the Wilwood kit with the Ford Performance 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit - Slotted Rotors (94-04) this can definitely be up for interpretation, however Brembo is just a more reputable brand and has a more reliable reputation with the mustang and brakes in general.
(approx) 2 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
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