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You can get the Ford Racing 14" Brembo front brake kit from Late Model Restoration for $1179.99 with shipping.

2005-2012 Mustang GT500 Style 14" Front Brake Kit M-2300-S by Ford Racing - Free Shipping at LatemodelRestoration.com

The Ford Racing kit is slightly better than the factory Brembo kit, as the Ford Racing version comes with Stainless Steel Braided brake lines for the front and rear, while the stock Brembo Mustang's use a reinforced rubber line...
Which leads me to these questions...

1. What is the difference in brake pedal feel between the stock and brembo?

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2. What is the difference in pedal feel between brembo with rubber lines (Boss 302 lines?) and braided lines?

I ask because I too am trying to figure the best forward with my non-brembo setup for a track/instructor course my wife bought me for Christmas last year. I plan on taking the class this summer, and can't decide whether to go brembo or stick with stock and just upgrade the pads, lines and fluid.
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Which leads me to these questions...

1. What is the difference in brake pedal feel between the stock and brembo?

and

2. What is the difference in pedal feel between brembo with rubber lines (Boss 302 lines?) and braided lines?

I ask because I too am trying to figure the best forward with my non-brembo setup for a track/instructor course my wife bought me for Christmas last year. I plan on taking the class this summer, and can't decide whether to go brembo or stick with stock and just upgrade the pads, lines and fluid.
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My answers to questions 1 & 2 would be "very little", but you're bound to get different opinions.
For your first track/HPDE excursion (and then some) there is absolutely nothing wrong with stock stuff, provided you upgrade pads & fluid. SS line upgrade is optional. I did a season's worth of track days with the stockers. I had upgraded lines, but can't really tell you whether it made a difference. Later I added the ducting/cooling. For this year I have added the Brembo stuff, but it's not because of any catastrophic failure of the stock setup. You just have to understand the limitations and monitor wear more closely. Read up.
BTW, you can get the Brembo hardware for much less than the kits @ ~$1200 if you do want to go that route.

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I like getting my car serviced at one place for the convenience and lack of hassle, and while it's under warranty it's going to be the dealership.
I didn't get the brembo package on my 2011 GT because it was already built, but part of me wants the brakes.
Is it possible to purchase the same brakes from a dealership as in the package so that when maintenance comes, they will have the correct pads/rotors in stock for me?
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Hi megadave,

Here are the ones I found on FRPP: FR500 BREMBO BRAKE CALIPER KIT | Part Details for M-2320-D | Ford Racing Performance Parts. Always check the warranty info and speak to your Ford dealer about installs.

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Unless you are boiling your brake fluids and dealing with expansion you will not notice a thing really. I doubt you'll be hitting those levels for quite a bit.

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Which leads me to these questions...

1. What is the difference in brake pedal feel between the stock and brembo?

and

2. What is the difference in pedal feel between brembo with rubber lines (Boss 302 lines?) and braided lines?

I ask because I too am trying to figure the best forward with my non-brembo setup for a track/instructor course my wife bought me for Christmas last year. I plan on taking the class this summer, and can't decide whether to go brembo or stick with stock and just upgrade the pads, lines and fluid.
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That's kind of sad, can't believe they didn't even do some rear Brembo calipers for the GT500... Oh well...
considering the grand am race cars still use the single piston rears, that might mean they are doing their job

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considering the grand am race cars still use the single piston rears, that might mean they are doing their job
They are sold with single piston rears..that doesnt mean every team uses them. And the race cars are significantly lighter than the production cars.

But I agree with what others have said, the stock set up will be fine for your first few HPDEs..but YMMV. The mustang is a heavy car..with a lot of HP..depending on how fast you pick up speed and the track you run at..it might become an issue sooner than later. Brakes are one of the things you can never have too much of..but will pay the price if you dont have enough.
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Ok I've been searching for this but cannot find an answer (or maybe I missed it...); what is the difference between the stock GT Brembo brakes and the stock GT500 Brembo brakes (except the Stainless Steel Braided brake lines for the front and rear on the GT500, while the stock Brembo Mustang's use a reinforced rubber line?)?

Also, does anyone has the part number or link for the stock GT Brembo brakes? Anyone else done the swap with one or the other?


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