Reman 4-piston Brembos on 05-14 GT

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by boostedtrauma, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. boostedtrauma

    boostedtrauma Junior Member

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    About a year and a half ago, I threw on some Napa GT500 brakes onto my 07 GT. They were a direct swap, and even easier to deal with than the factory GT calipers. They carry a lifetime warranty, were significantly less than big brake kits, and so far, have held up to 17k miles of street use, two autocross sessions, and an HPDE day without issue.

    I just went in and ordered calipers, rotors, and pads to a 2007 GT500. They came bare and preassembled ready to roll. The fronts go right on the spindles and GT lines connect right up with no modification.

    Overall, this was my cost breakdown.
    Napa Calipers SE5679 & SE5680: $204
    Napa Rotors 880497: $85
    Akebono Pads: $88
    Total for those of you bad at math: $377

    I also spent $10 on a quart of Lucas brake fluid and $8 on some VHT red caliper paint and few bucks on Permatex brake grease. So I guess this is just shy of $400 all said and done.

    Internet is being wonky and I'll have to dig up pictures from when I was installing them, so I'll update with pictures later.
     
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  2. Anti

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    Rearry. Yes, pics pls. :)
     
  3. boostedtrauma

    boostedtrauma Junior Member

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    Mods, why was this moved from the 4.6 section to general chit chat? It's application specific and obviously tech related.
     
  4. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    well if you read the tech posting rules it would be clear.

    parts choices are chat, installing parts/wrenching are tech, thanks for the instructions on your first day here.
     
  5. eighty6gt

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    Nothing is tech you idiot! Welcome to s197.

    Here's some photos of how I cleaned up and reworked my Fembos. They look sweet, painted high heat black, except for where some brake fluid leaked out of the bleeder threads. I put some yellow teflon tape on same, which you should do ahead of time, solved this issue. IMG_20170419_132922.jpg IMG_20170419_143345.jpg IMG_20170419_143756.jpg IMG_20170419_153542.jpg
     
  6. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    I've got a set of the "Fembos" as well and they are holding up fine as well.
    They are made in the same factory as many other OEM 4 piston calipers are made these days so I have no issue with them.
    I went with Bosch rotors and centric sport pads and I am happy with the results.
     
  7. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    o_O
     
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  8. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    I have those as well. Honestly they looked like pretty decent quality pieces. Been on my car for a couple years now with no issues at all. The Brembo brake hardware kit I ordered when I put them on fit them perfect.
     
  9. Anti

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    Wow, Did you all do anything with your rear brakes? Any of you track guys notice issues with brake bias afterwards?

    @ghint81 Why did you by the brembo hardware kit? Is it required? OP said they fit gt spindles no prob. Just clarifying before I spend cash. Thx in advance.
     
  10. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    I didn't do anything with my rear brakes, still stock calipers and rotors. When I say hardware kit I mean the pins and clips that hold the pads in, my calipers didn't come with any.
     
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  11. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

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    No, brake bias is fine. Upgrading to the '13-14 GT500 larger rear rotors is sufficient if you need additional thermal mass and heat transfer. That's only needed for really hard-core track use.
     
  12. dangstang

    dangstang Junior Member

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    Just wondering if these will work on my 2006 vert gt with factory bullet style wheels. Braking has crazy fade after a few turns in the n. Ga mountains.
     
  13. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

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    Those are 17s, right? Probably won't fit. The 4-pot Brembos require 19s or certain 18s.
     
  14. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    They r 18x8.5

    I don’t think the clear
     
  15. Gabe

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    You'll need spacers
     
  16. dangstang

    dangstang Junior Member

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    Ok... I have factory bullet style 17x8‘s. 1 response says need spacers . If so how thick? Other responses contend that I need a larger diameter wheel. Would prefer to keep factory wheels. Is it possible with this brake setup? Appreciate the feedback. You guys are great!
     
  17. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    17s don't work

    we were talking about 18s w/ spacer