Rear brake question

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by cameron57, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. cameron57

    cameron57 Active Member

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    So im about to order rear calipers for my car(it did not have any when I bought it). But I wanted to know if you can use front brakes on the rear if not how come? This is on a 95 mustang gt.

    Thanks,
    Cameron
     
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    9838stang Well-Known Member

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    What are your plans for the car? Drag racing? road racing? or just a nicer brake setup?

    Some people out vented/ drill rotors in the rear and a better pad compound to help stopping.

    I have seen what looked like 94-04 cobra front brakes on the rear of our cars and they added a smaller parking brake to utilize the parking brake feature the car came with.

    You could swap cobra rear brakes onto the rear, pretty much a larger vented rotor, mounting plate, and larger caliper bracket is pretty much the swap

    There is a $1000 plus rear kit from baer or wilwood for a 12" rotor and a larger rear caliper. brake lines are extra

    Or you could do the Baer rear 13" rotor upgrade. I went this route but i have been able to try it out yet. So i do not have a full opinion yet on the kit. Installed really easy compared to the cobra rear brake swap. The cobra swap you have to pull the axles. it is more messy than harder, than just adding the baer rear kit.
     
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    RichV Well-Known Member

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    Front brakes on the rear? Like your front calipers on the rear axle?

    No, the front brakes are much larger since the front does 70%+ of the braking on a car. Note the caliper size differences. Stock GT rear brakes is what you want, the link you have will work perfect.
     
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    No those will not work...