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Not to hijack this thread, but, I'll take that info! Everywhere I've looked the Brembo's are quite a bit more.
If you look carefully at the various brembo packages:

The $1800+ kits feature the "monobloque" calipers. they're one-piece calipers as opposed to the OEM version which are two pieces bolted together. The monobloque are lighter, and are actually a better caliper, but it's really up to you whether or not they're worth the extra scratch. If you're not tracking your car (much), the OEM version should be fine.

The ones you buy from Ford and according to the price, the ones in the FRPP kit are guaranteed to use OEM replacement parts (pads, hardware, stock brake lines).

Depending on the wheel, you can get away with 18-inch wheels. If you have 18's that scrape the outward face of the caliper, all you need is some thinnish spacers and bring the wheel out from the caliper a little. I think the American Muscle FR500s need a spacer. Your best bet is to ask around and see what other people are using.


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I would love to have the budget for all that, but it's just not my time for that right now. I already have wider tires. I have 2007 SVT wheels with 255/45/18 front and 285/40/18 rear with Eagle F1s, which definitely help. Basically sounds like it would be more hastle than it's worth. I haven't put much thought into the brembo upgrade. It seems doable, but the extra costs of getting the 19" wheels and since I live in New Jersey, there's the need for snow tires too.

What about doing just sway bars? How much of a difference would make with the stock suspension? Also would it be better to do the front first or the rear?
I kinda figured that, but you can't really talk about one thing without talking about the other.

The OEM brembos do NOT require 19-inch wheels. They require 18-inch, and *maybe* a thin spacer to keep the wheel from scraping the outward face of the caliper. This of course depends on what 18-inch wheel you're running.

If you can swing $1k, Eibach sells a reasonable handling improvement kit for $979:

Eibach Mustang Sport-System-Plus 4.12535.680 (11-14 GT, V6) - Free Shipping

Or, if you just want to replace your springs and shocks/struts, you could get these:

Steeda Sport Mustang Lowering Springs - Coupe 555-8215 (05-14 GT, 05-10 V6) - Free Shipping - $199
KONI Mustang STR.T Front Strut 8750 1108 (11-14 All; Excludes GT500) - Free Shipping - $326/pair
KONI STR.T Rear Mustang Shock 8250-1008 (05-14 All) - Free Shipping - $168/pair

I think I heard somewhere that Eibach makes the stuff FRPP sells. Maybe someone else can verify this?


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I like the GT500 idea. Seems to be the most cost effective. Most of what I find on eBay is just the front set. Will any year fit or does it need to be 2012 like mine? Also they look like coilovers. Would that replace both my shocks and springs?

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I installed the Eibach Sport line system on my old '12 V6, the handling was waaaay better however the daily driver portion suffered because it beat the hell out of me on bumpy roads.


Won't use those again, it'll be Roush, Steeda or Eibach Pro's next time.


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I found some coilovers from a company called Godspeed. $650. Looks like they mostly make JDM stuff. Any first hand experiencexwith the product or company?

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Before you spend lots of money on suspension mods, have you tried trail braking? You can get the front end pretty planted and rotate the car a bit just by trail braking. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of room to improve the stock suspension setup, but a few little driving techniques can really bring the handling into check on these cars.

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