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Old 05-17-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Wow... I was incredibly active with the whole mustang community, modding, racing etc etc a few years ago... I joined the Marines... pretty much had my mustang parked in a garage for like 3 years

anyways, like 3-4 years ago or so I was looking at a FRPP cobra brake upgrade for my GT. American muscle had all four disc + calipers and lines for I wanna say 900?

Everyone that had it, said it was a major step up from the standard GT system.

long story short, I'm back home, pulled out my girl, swapped the plugs, fuel filter, trans fluid, oil/filter change, coolent system... whole 9 yards...

so im driving her and she's a little shakey, and basically figured out I have a warped rotor... plus the pads/rotors i have need a little update anyway...

but i cant find the dang cobra/mach1/bullitt upgrade kit anywhere and all i see are wilwoods and brembo FRONT brake kits for like $1500+

what gives? did FRPP stop making these things in the few years I was outta the loop?

any cheap( or cheaper than $1500 for only the front) recommendations? I wanted to swap out all four rotors/pads/calipers and lines which is why i had that kit in mind...

HELP!!! haha
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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Supply & Demand my friend...
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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GT03... First and foremost....

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Secondly... save yourself a bunch of money and have JUST as good a brake, for even a pretty hardcore driver.

See Brakes upgrade in sig

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Old 05-19-2012, 10:10 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure they don't make the front calipers anymore.I don't know about the rear.
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I'm pretty sure they don't make the front calipers anymore.I don't know about the rear.
http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...ront-Brake-Kit
These are the same calipers. They just don't say cobra
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Ok I thought he wanted the actual FRPP calipers with cobra on them.Just like the stock cobra calipers.
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Well, I think that's what he wanted, but he also asked for other options, and I'd say that's his best bet.
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His best bet is to run OEM calipers, rotors and just upgrade the fluid, the pads and possibly the lines to SS. I am currently researching possible kevlar-reinforced OEM lines that may already exist on the SN95. If this proves to be the case, probably $225 is all that is needed and will stop you 100% as well as any cobra upgrade and save that money for possibly better tires. Reason being, brakes are only as good as the tires one runs and have found most pepes on the forums don't run proper tires for his/her needs.

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Ahh, yeah, upgrading the stock brakes is probably the best option. I just meant if he had his heart set on cobra brakes.
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