Your Guide to Brakes for Your SN95.

Ever wonder what to look for when it comes to brakes? Please take a look at the info article about brakes here. After you figure out whats important, the next step is knowing what is out there. And after you decide on your brakes, you can decide what to look for in fluid. I have some information on the fluid here. I did a lot of research when picking my brakes, and going to share that info below. The information below relates to the SN95 Mustang and the most popular brake setups.

Specs will be as follows: Caliper name (piston number), weight w/bracket (LBS), piston size (inches, 4-piston calipers will have 2, and 6-pistons will have 3), and piston area (in^2). Rotor specs are as follows: Rotor Material/style, rotor size (inches), rotor/hat Weight (LBS). All information was given to me by the respective manufacturer and/or their dealers. In some cases, the information was measured by myself, and other information was taken from online sources. FYI, floating calipers (which are the GT and Cobra (front and rear) calipers), the area is doubled. So keep that in mind.

  • Wilwood Engineering:
    • Front FSL4: 5 lbs, 1.88″/1.62″. Total area: 4.84
      • Spec-37 Iron/GT Slotted/Plain: 12.88″x1.25″, 13.7 lbs
      • Spec-37 Iron/GT Slotted/Plain: 12.19″x1.25″
    •  Front FNSL6: 5.5 lbs, 1.62″/1.12″/1.12″. Total area: 4.04
      • Spec-37 Iron/SRP-BLK Drilled/Slotted: 14″x1.25″, 19.6 lbs
      • Spec-37 Iron/SRP-BLK Drilled/Slotted: 12.88″x1.25″, 13.5 lbs
    • Rear Combination Parking brake (1): 6.1 lbs 1.62″. Total Area: 2.06
      • Spec-37 Iron/SRP-BLK Drilled/Slotted: 12.88″x1″, 12.3 lbs
  • Baer Brakes:
    • Front Pro+: 5.5 lbs, 1.625″/1.375″/1.1875″. Total area: 4.66
      • Rotor: 14″x1.15″, 22lbs
      • Rotor: 13″
    • Front Track4:
      • Rotor: 13″
    • Front Extreme+
      • Rotor: 14″
    • Rear SS+: 3.5 lbs, 1.375″/1.375″. Total area: 2.97
      • Rotor: 13″x0.810″, 13 lbs
    • Rear Pro+: 5.5 lbs, 1.625″/1.375″/1.1875″. Total area: 4.66
      • Rotor: 14″
      • Rotor: 13″
    • Rear Extreme+
      • Rotor: 14″
    • Rear 1994-2004 Cobra/Bullitt/Mach 1 EradiSpeed+ Rotor Upgrade
      • 11.63″
    • Front 1994-2004 Cobra EradiSpeed+ 2-Piece Rotor Upgrade
      • 13″
    • Rear 1994-2004 GT/V6 EradiSpeed1 Rotor Upgrade
      • 13″x0.5″, 15 lbs
  • Stoptech Brakwa:
    • Front ST40: 8.4 lbs, 1.33″/1.57″. Total area: 3.32
      • Rotor: 14″x1.25″, 18.1 lbs
      • Rotor: 13″x1.25″, 17.2 lbs
  • OEM Brembo Brakes:
    • Cobra R:
      • Front Caliper: Weight N/A, 1.41″/1.57″. Total area: 3.5
        • Rotor: 13″x1.1″, 19.1 lbs
      • Rear Caliper: Weight N/A, 1.49″. Total area: 1.74
        • Rotor: 11.65″
    • 2007-2009 GT500
    • 2011-2014 Brembo/Track Package
    • 2011-2012 GT500
    • 2013-2014 GT500
    • 2015+ Brembo/Track Package
    • 2015+ Shelby GT350
  • Cobra (94-98):
    • Front Caliper: Weight N/A, 1.49″. Total area: 3.49
      • Rotor: 13″x1.1″, 19.1 lbs
    • Rear Caliper: Weight N/A, 1.49″. Total area: 1.74
      • Rotor: 11.65″
  • Cobra (99-04):
    • Front Caliper: Weight N/A, 1.59″. Total area: 3.97
      • Rotor: 13″x1.1″, 19.1 lbs
    • Rear Caliper: Weight N/A, 1.49″. Total area: 1.74
      • Rotor: 11.65″
  • GT (94-98):
    • Front Calipers: 12.0 lbs, 2.59″. Total area: 5.27
      • Rotor: 13.6 lbs, 10.84″x1″
    • Rear Caliper: Weight N/A, 1.49″. Total area: 1.74
      • Rotor: 11 lbs, 10″x0.5″
  • GT (99-04):
    • Front Caliper: Weight N/A, 1.73″. Total area: 4.7
      • Rotor: 13.6 lbs, 10.84″x1″
    • Rear Caliper: Weight N/A, 1.49″. Total area: 1.74
      • Rotors: 11 lbs, 10″x0.5″
  • S197 V6/GT

 

 

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