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GT Take off brakes with no ABS?

I have an 08 and I am one of the rare owners of a Mustang with no ABS or Trac. Control. I want the front brake package (new rotors,etc) from newtakeoff.com But I am aware that they are all meant for a Mustang equipped with ABS. Since I dont have it, will they still be able to work for my V6? Sorry, its probably a really noob question :P
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I'm one of those non ABS/ Traction Control guys too. I like it better.

Anyways, the calipers are the same for the GT and V6. Only difference is the rotors and the brackets that "position" the calipers. You shouldn't have an issue with the swap at all. I've pulled the brakes off this thing and put them back on a kajillion times (for various reasons) . Simple. Fronts you can compress the piston back in with a C Clamp, the rears need a special tool, but you're not worrying about the rears so you're fine.

Keep in mind you cannot run anything smaller than a 17" wheel if you do it though.
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Thank you very much I was hoping someone with no ABS would chime in. I have 20inch Razors so I should be fine :P What is the special tool for the rears? My dad installed new pads and had the hardest time doing it due to trying to use the c clamp. Maybe Ill invest in this tool and it will save us a headache
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What is the special tool for the rears?
Since the rear caliper also have the parking brake mechanism, you can't just compress them wiith a C-clamp, you have to turn the piston as you compress it. The tool has two nubs that fit in the slots in the rear piston to allow you to spin it as it compresses.

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Yeah it's just called a brake caliper tool. You can just rent one for free at autozone, but if you plan on being into the rear end more than a couple times I would just invest in one. Harbor freight has one for like 35 or 45 I think?

As stated all it does is compress the piston while turning it.
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Yeah it's just called a brake caliper tool. You can just rent one for free at autozone, but if you plan on being into the rear end more than a couple times I would just invest in one. Harbor freight has one for like 35 or 45 I think?

As stated all it does is compress the piston while turning it.
Autozone also sells the tool for $11. I know this from personal experience. At autozone they also charge a couple bucks to rent some tools and it's cheaper to out right buy the tools. Just some handy info that's saved me a few bucks and since I own the tools, more in the future.

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Autozone also sells the tool for $11. I know this from personal experience. At autozone they also charge a couple bucks to rent some tools and it's cheaper to out right buy the tools. Just some handy info that's saved me a few bucks and since I own the tools, more in the future.
That's incredibly cheap to buy. I do know that around here you get ALL of your money back though, so it's completely free to rent the brake caliper tool.
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That's incredibly cheap to buy. I do know that around here you get ALL of your money back though, so it's completely free to rent the brake caliper tool.
Yeah I thought it was a bargain to. It's basically a cube that fits on a ratchet and has different dowel patterns on each side of the cube. Worth the $11 since it can be used on many types of disk brakes.

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Yeah I thought it was a bargain to. It's basically a cube that fits on a ratchet and has different dowel patterns on each side of the cube. Worth the $11 since it can be used on many types of disk brakes.
I'm having a hard time picturing what you're talking about. All the caliper tools I've ever used are like a bracket that you mount on to the caliper and they have different sized locking circular plates that you put on and turn the bolt to compress and spin the piston.
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http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/05/ysejebum.jpgThis is what I'm talking about. It's very simple. I know the kind of tool you're talking about is easier to use but from a budget stand point, this tool worked for me. I assume you mean this tool? http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/05/jumy6uqe.jpg

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http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/05/ysejebum.jpgThis is what I'm talking about. It's very simple. I know the kind of tool you're talking about is easier to use but from a budget stand point, this tool worked for me. I assume you mean this tool? http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/05/jumy6uqe.jpg
Yeah that's what I've always used. I have NEVER seen the cube thing before though haha.
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Yeah that's what I've always used. I have NEVER seen the cube thing before though haha.
It's a pretty interesting thing really. It's hard to compress and spin the ratchet at the same time, but it's easier to store and cheaper on the wallet. Haha

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It's a pretty interesting thing really. It's hard to compress and spin the ratchet at the same time, but it's easier to store and cheaper on the wallet. Haha
I'll have to check it out.
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