IRS Swap E-Brake Cable Help

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  1. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz I tripped & fell down and cut myself & got blood

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    So i have swapped the 03 Cobra IRS into my Mustang.

    Problem is the Ebrake Cable...

    I have used the 03 Cobra Ebrake cable and I cannot get the cable to connect to the caliper..... The cable itself is connected to the caliper but i cant get the E-Clip and cable support into the cable itself into the caliper.

    Which cables are longer? The 98 cable or the 03 cobra cable.

    Can i fix the problem by using the 98 cables?
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    txredgt Well-Known Member

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    Ebrake cables were one of the biggest pains with the swap and there isn't an easy way around the procedure. I don't have an answer as far as the length of each cables but I would assumes they are the same. Full tilt boogie racing has install videos and Bruce shows how he accomplishes this in a video. I'd link it for you but I'm on my phone. I would suggest trying your 98 cables if you can't get the 03's to work.
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    SRT Handz I tripped & fell down and cut myself & got blood

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    Took the cables and measured Side by Side.

    The 98 cable is longer than the 03/04 cobra cable!

    I searched alot and people said the 03/04 cobra cable was longer, but its not.
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    I haven't been able to understand this. It took me about two minutes to install my e-brake cables back on the caliper. Just got a vice grip on the tip to pull it into the quadrant thing, then needle nose pliers to install the e-clip. I did it with the caliper off the rotor, so maybe that was it, but it was insanely easy for me. I just used the stock Mach cables and they seem to be the correct length (pretty sure they're the same length as the GT cables) :shrug:
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    SRT Handz I tripped & fell down and cut myself & got blood

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    I think 99-04 cables are shorter than 94-98 cables because of the center ebrake cable. Thats why the part numbers are different

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