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Factory cobra brakes "VS" Wilwood Dynalite brakes
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i've been going back and forward on doing the factory cobra brakes which are 13 fronts with dual piston and 11.65 rears with a single piston. the wilwood kit is 12.19 all the way around and (only .8 thick i believe) and has 4 pistons smashing the brake pads into the rotors on all corners.

heres a few things with the factory cobra brakes:

- parts at any part stores
-already has the adapters to use 94-04 wheels
-requires more maintenance on the rears to install the bracket
-requires drum spindles and hubs (already obtained)
-kit doesn't include hard lines to finish the install

here is a few things about the wilwood kits:

-doesn't require spindle changes (factory disc brakes require to drill the holes bigger but i got the drum spindles so i don't have to do this)
-has the hoses to finish off the installation
-parts are special order thru a speed shop
-less maintenance to install on rear disc
-can use factory 15 inch rims (don't plan on using my 15x7's on now)
-i believe theres nothing required to hook up the OEM e-brake

which kit would you guys get to stop our big bodied mustangs? upgrading brakes on my stang is a priority right now because i don't want to depend on the factory 11 disc and 10x2 drums to stop my 460 powered mustang around here or anywhere else. i believe stopping power is a MUST at this point before anything else gets replaced/upgraded.
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xoliex;9368 Wrote:i've been going back and forward on doing the factory cobra brakes which are 13 fronts with dual piston and 11.65 rears with a single piston. the wilwood kit is 12.19 all the way around and (only .8 thick i believe) and has 4 pistons smashing the brake pads into the rotors on all corners.

heres a few things with the factory cobra brakes:

- parts at any part stores
-already has the adapters to use 94-04 wheels
-requires more maintenance on the rears to install the bracket
-requires drum spindles and hubs (already obtained)
-kit doesn't include hard lines to finish the install

here is a few things about the wilwood kits:

-doesn't require spindle changes (factory disc brakes require to drill the holes bigger but i got the drum spindles so i don't have to do this)
-has the hoses to finish off the installation
-parts are special order thru a speed shop
-less maintenance to install on rear disc
-can use factory 15 inch rims (don't plan on using my 15x7's on now)
-i believe theres nothing required to hook up the OEM e-brake

which kit would you guys get to stop our big bodied mustangs? upgrading brakes on my stang is a priority right now because i don't want to depend on the factory 11 disc and 10x2 drums to stop my 460 powered mustang around here or anywhere else. i believe stopping power is a MUST at this point before anything else gets replaced/upgraded.
I like the venom frt & rear setup (cobra) I was going to go with the sot frt disc conver (also cobra) but after looking at the venom stuff you posted I think it's a good deal for the frt & rear..My car was drum all around so I have the spindles..The only thing about the venom setup is it changes the front track..I wonder if it changes it in the rear too. where the sot does not. Decisions ,decisions...


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#3
they do this to utilize the 94-04 mustang wheel selection as it is a much easier and more variety selection to our regular wheel selection.

i'm so confused which way i should go. and it does got me thinking that people even with the 04 cobra brakes upgrade to wilwood 14 inch rotor 6 piston system. but at the same time people upgrade the brakes for the look of the brakes and people now have brake covers to look good like wilwood, baer, brembo and etc.

with our big bodied mustangs and how much they weight and especially with a pig 460, increased braking is a must and a priority.
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xoliex;9537 Wrote:they do this to utilize the 94-04 mustang wheel selection as it is a much easier and more variety selection to our regular wheel selection.

i'm so confused which way i should go. and it does got me thinking that people even with the 04 cobra brakes upgrade to wilwood 14 inch rotor 6 piston system. but at the same time people upgrade the brakes for the look of the brakes and people now have brake covers to look good like wilwood, baer, brembo and etc.

with our big bodied mustangs and how much they weight and especially with a pig 460, increased braking is a must and a priority.
I say go with the cobra setup..Did you see the twin turboed 73 mustang in the venom gallery ? I don't think your gonna go any faster than him...Their stuff looks like the right thing for a fair price..Give them a call & see what they think..Can't hurt, I'm sold on the cobra conversion.

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wow, months later i discovered my old post!

i'm glad i went with cobra brakes instead and with street or track. i was able to use wheels with the OEM brakes (had to be 0 offset wheels) then switch over and still use the same wheels.

brakes alot better!
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