New Bullitt Brembos Arrived.

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    Thank's. I've thought about getting that setup to bleed the brakes, it seems to make it a lot easier.
     
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    I ordered the same Brakemotive bleeder after watching that video for my upgrade. Definitely made the job easier and able to do everything myself.
     
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    I finally had a chance to track the car with the Brembo brakes. All I can say is WOW, the new brakes are incredible. Granted, I was in a beginner group and it was a cool day, but by the end of the day we were pushing the cars pretty hard. I could tell they felt good on the street but actually using them on the track really impressed me, I couldn't believe how good they felt and quickly they stopped. During the 20 minutes sessions they were stopping just as well as at the end, if not better. Maybe in the warmer weather and with more aggressive driving I will feel some fade, but I could always just add some brake cooling ducts. They made me feel so much more confident on the track. I was on stock pads and rotors. I might get a lighter wheel set (I had to use the stock 20" wheels and tires which were 65lbs each) and maybe some lighter 2 piece rotors. I bet these upgrades should improve the stopping performance even more because of the lighter weight?
     
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    I wish that the rear brakes weren't the same single floating piston :(. Even like a Kia Stinger style Brembo rear caliper would be nice.
     
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    I agree. It would look much better, but the rear ones seem to get the job done. That being said I think Ford wanted to save some money and cheaped out on the rear calipers. It seems like most companies that offer front Brembos also offer them on the rear.
     
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    Yeah, most other companies do. Though there are a lot that only do front, an example being the BMW 8-series.
    For the next generation or refresh of the Mustang I would like to see a better rear caliper. Probably decreases stopping distance by a foot, and looks better.
     
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    I suspect that being able to integrate the parking brake function has been driving use of the current design.

    I wouldn't mind seeing the end of having to screw the caliper pistons back in when replacing pads or rotors, if that could be accomplished without having to go to a drum-brake design for the p-brake.


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    But the money it would cost to upgrade the rear caliper isn’t money they’re going to spend. Plenty of manufactures use rear calipers like the ones on our cars and I only ever hear people complain about them on this forum. I personally think the non pp front calipers are bland and ugly, but they work well. A member on here modified rear gt350 calipers to fit bit the parking brake issue still stands
     
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    I agree about the base 4 piston calipers. Mine worked great on the street but they are bland and ugly. The finish, or non-finish on them is terrible. I know people have had issues with them on the track but performance wise, they work well on the street. The Bullitt upgrades was one of my favorite so far because it significantly improved both the look of the car and performance.
     
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    I 120% agree. I don’t track my car (but plan to in the future) so this upgrade was sort of a no-brainer. I opted for the two piece rotors when Steeda had a group buy on them. Aside from the obvious upgrade in performance, it’s definitely one of my favorite visual modifications as well
     
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    I wish I had bought the Steeda rotors then. I believe they save about 7lbs per corner? Do they make a solid version or are they all slotted or drilled?
     
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    I'm finally pulling the trigger on this one. Can anyone confirm if these parts will be needed also ?

    • Right Front Brake Hose - FR3Z-2078-J
    • Left Front Brake Hose - FR3Z-2078-K
    • Gaskets W711784-S300 (x4)

    Thanks.
     
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