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#1 Marker1989

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

What sort of options do we have as far as brakes go?  Does anybody have a manual brake setup?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

Not that I've seen. Mainly just upgraded rotors, pads and steel braided brake lines. These cars brakes aren't too shabby from the factory. ;)

Wilwood does make a big brake kit for the front.

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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:32 PM

View PostTexasQuest, on 23 April 2012 - 03:23 PM, said:

Wilwood does make a big brake kit for the front.

FYI the only thing Wilwood about the kit are the calipers, it's pieced together and built by an independent shop
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

I am mostly concerned with a manual brake conversion.  I have found a few interesting caliper and rotor swap to look into but I may need manual brakes with the motor swap I have in mind.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

if it's room you need around the master cylinder, look into a Mustang Cobra (SN95 chassis) hydroboost setup. A guy on here (shoquest I believe) was swapping in a 1st gen Taurus SHO motor and went this route
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

Hmm, I will look into that.  I planned on having a manual rack though but we'll see.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

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Mustang cobras aren't hydroboost. I have a cobra master and (vaccume) booster on my car due to fitment issues and it works great. The booster is smaller but thicker thana stock quests.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

The modular Mustangs were hydroboost to give more clearance for those motors.  I have been kicking around the idea of a new DOHC 5.0 swap with twins hanging off the front.  I would need clearance in the brake booster area and I think the best way to do it is going to be figuring up some kind of manual brake deal.  I had planned on putting a 240sx rack in the car for steering clearance and I wanted to convert it to manual steering, which would make it a challenge to rig up a hydroboost setup.
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