Will cobra brakes fit in my wheels?

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  1. Mustang5L5

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    You are right about the purplish color. Sometimes in the right light my car does look almost purple. Then in bright sunlight it almost looks white.
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    brakes are in. they're sitting in my foyer. my friend/mechanic's away on vacation this week.

    anyone know numbers for SMC in '98? lots and lots of metallic flake in it, i'll see if i can get a decent shot of it tomorrow.


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    I have mine too. Might install them Sunday
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    installed! and they make a huge difference! i'm not used to having pedal feel if i just tap the brakes!

    anyways, is there any place that sells a rear kit also?
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    I got mine installed as well over the weekend. You are right. I've already been in a panic stop situation and it was no sweat. Car slows right down!


    BuyFordRacing sells the rears too for $175. Summitt might price match and then you might get cheaper shipping.

    http://www.buyfordracing.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=477


    You can use your GT rear calipers and pads with some slight modifications.
    http://www.2kgt.com/item.php?itemid=104


    Downside is you need to pull the rear axles. I already have the kit, just unsure if i want to do the install
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    just do the brakes when you install a gear and while your at it put in some new axles :)
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    I actually like the 3.27's :eek:



    It's my DD and i do a lot of highway driving :shrug:
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    i like the 3.27's also. really reasonable.

    i doubt i'll do the rears. i don't feel like having to pay for the install. $175 for the brakes would be easy, just wouldn't want to pay the labor.
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    Yeah i hear you. I was going to do the install myself and to be honest really don't want to. I hate dealing with gear fluid and refilling the dif and the horrible smell :(


    I just freshened my rear brakes up with new pads, painted the calipers red to match the fronts and painted the hats of my rotors. I also painted the dust shields in the rear flat black so they won't be so noticable.
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    Figures, the best shot i can get of '03 SMC is a shot i took of the damn gas door!

    Oh well, you can really see the flake here. It really stands out on a sunny day right after a fresh wax

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    what's the proper way to break in the brakes?

    oh and:

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    How big are stock 99-04 GT rotors?
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    10.9 inches.




    Old GT stuff
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    New 13" Mach 1 setup :)
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    So what's the difference between the MachI and the Cobra brakes?
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    color of the calipers
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    So the Bullitt, Cobra and Mach I's all have the same brakes just different color/style calipers? Why were the GT's robbed with the baby brakes? :shrug: lol
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    Everybody has been nagging me to get a brake upgrade so I think I'm going to do it. I think the red calipers would look good along with some white lettering :D
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