Brakes The Ultimate 4-lug/5-lug Brake Conversion/upgrade Thread

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by Mustang5L5, Nov 28, 2009.


  1. stang89bidges

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    Ok, after doing much research on this topic I am highly considering to purchase the kit from latemodelrestoration. Unless someone can persuade me to do otherwise.

    After looking at piecing together everything from junk yards and websites and local part stores I have come to the conclusion this kit has everything I'm trying to get and for about the same price as piecing it together from all over the place.

    What I am trying to do:
    http://www.corral.net/tech/handling/tech_brakes.html
    With this information:
    http://home.comcast.net/~mjbobbitt/mustang/page1.html
    And here is the kit:
    http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/item/SVE-2320BB/Front-Big-Brake-Upgrade-Kit-Mustang-87-93

    I'm doing the front brakes only and trying to do them on a budget of course... I called latemodelrestoration and asked them if the calipers were steel pistons and the answer was yes. The kit even includes Maximum Motorsports stainless steel brake caliper sleeves!

    So my only worry is that there isn't a master cylinder upgrade. But i'm not doing the rear brakes. I'm just going to replace the rear pads and cylinder.
    What do you guys think? Is the pedal going to feel right? Is it going to travel the right distance? Is it going to improve my braking or keep it the same? Will this kit last?

    Or is it worth it at all? Should I just keep stock brakes until I go 5 lug? I don't plan on going 5 lug for about 3 years.
     
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    Buy the Mm kit and wait until you're ready to go 5 lug. IMO
     
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