Brake Upgrade using S197 GT calipers & GT500 14" rotors (Available Now)

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Is the braking power substantially better than the typical cobra swap? I have 18'' s197 fanblades on my car so this should fit, but if the braking difference over the cobras that I have is insignificant then I may not worry about it.
 
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Is the braking power substantially better than the typical cobra swap? I have 18'' s197 fanblades on my car so this should fit, but if the braking difference over the cobras that I have is insignificant then I may not worry about it.

Yes, a few reasons
- Lager piston diameter (more clamping force)
- Larger pad size (heat dissipation, distributes force)
- Larger rotor (more leverage, heat dissipation)

Brett would be happy to elaborate i'm sure
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. I'll definitely keep you guys in mind next time I have to do brakes. Do you have to change the master cylinder?
 

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You don't have to, it'll work fine. The result will be a shorter stroke and firmer pedal feel using the stock master cylinder. (MC) The Cobra MC allows for a longer, softer stroke while accomplishing the same task.. Purely speculating here but perhaps the quick/firm pedal would be less predictable entering into a fast corner while braking (such as your favorite back road chicane or even an interstate exit ramp) than the longer/softer pedal

Correct me if I'm wrong

YMMV
 

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Not changing the MC will be a soft pedal all the way to lockup. You 'can' modulate, but it's difficult. Street driving probably just fine. Track, I wouldn't recommend it.
 

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Did we ever get any info if oem brembos fit with this kit? I must have missed it, but what offset is required for this... does it require s197 wheels??
 

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If yall produce a kit that uses sn95 spec wheels and oem s197 brembos (gt500 or brembo package) I have cash in hand! I can even do some testing for yall..
 

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Does this set up work with 18x9
saleen replicas?


SIZE: 18x9
OFFSET: +24 millimeters
BACKSPACE: 5.95 inch
CENTERBORE: 70.8 millimeters


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UPDATE: Available here: https://www.fullytorquedracing.com/mustang/sn95-14in-brake-kit.html

Hey all, here's an update on the 14" brake kit. white95 and I have been working on this, big shout out to him for gathering all the parts and making it happen!

There was another thread, but I'm making this new one to show the progress we're making. For anyone who forgot, here's a brief summary of the parts:
14" Rotor from a S197 G500 / Boss 302
S197 dual piston GT Calipers (can be sourced from any s197 GT)
Possibly work with s197 brembos? I'm not sure but in theory its the same mounting point
Caliper bracket to adapt sn95 spindle to new mounting points. It will be machined by me, and then white95 will be handling distribution. If you want one, contact him.

Goal is to have a prototype bracket in the next few days and we will go from there

Installation video:
[video=vimeo;114625032]http://vimeo.com/114625032[/video]

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Stock rotors vs. GT500

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Measly stock brakes. Don't judge me the drilled/slotted rotors, they were my only option at the time

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Do you still manufacture the bracket? I’m looking to upgrade on my sn95
 

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They worked alright, the front bias was pretty heavy. Better rear pads would probably have helped.
 

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Can we get a bracket or blueprint? They dont look all that hard to make. Is the upgrade worth it?
pretty sure I still have the vector design for the set I was trying to make. I might have to dig a bit but I bet I can find it, my cnc just wasn't stiff enough to make things from aluminum that thick. Your stuff would be good to make it, i would be happy to give you the file and it seemed like there was just enough demand to keep a guy busy and make good buck off of them. I had someone find a set, send them to me and I copied them out of wood to be sure they were exactly the same. The only real question was the thickness, I can't remember now....
 

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