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Questions about Brembo brake package vs GT500 Brembos

I currently have some brand new front calipers from an 07 GT500 ready to install. I have the opportunity to buy some slightly used front/rear calipers off a GT Brembo brake package car. I like that the brake package calipers match, so this is a pure aesthetic issue. I'm not really worried about any real difference in performance. Either is better than my current stock setup.

Is there a difference between the 07-12 GT500 brembo calipers vs the Brembo brake package offered on the GTs? I think they are the same 4 piston caliper but I'm not sure.

Also, are the rear calipers of the GT Brembo package the same as stock, just with a different look?

Finally, would the Brembo brake package calipers bolt onto my '11 V6 without any major issues? Do I have to mess with any mounting flanges and stuff on the rear?


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Looks like I found the answer to my question. They are the same caliper.

https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...fferences.html


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Sounds like you might have already found the answer; but I am pretty sure:

- The calipers are exactly the same (assuming you are NOT talking about the later model Brembos from the 2014+ GT500 or the 2015+ GT)

- the calipers should bolt right on with no problem (obviously you will need the bolts)

- you will also need larger rotors, 14" diameter versus 12.8? for the original V6 rotors

- rear brakes on the GT500 prior to 2013? were exactly the same as the standard GT brakes and I'm pretty sure those are also the same as used on the V6

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The rear brakes are the same, your not getting anything by buying them. They don't even look different. There is not a "brembo" logo or anything on the rear calipers.

I'm also pretty sure your wheels are not going to fit over the brembo rotors and calipers.

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I thought the rears, while the same caliper, were painted or powder coated to match the fronts. My stock ones are a cast iron silver color.

You don't think the AM 19x8.5 are deep enough to cover the extra depth of the Brembos? I'll have to ask AM. I know they won't work with the 6 piston version.

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If they're listed as fitting the 07-12 Shelby, they'll fit over those brembos
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I thought the rears, while the same caliper, were painted or powder coated to match the fronts. My stock ones are a cast iron silver color.

You don't think the AM 19x8.5 are deep enough to cover the extra depth of the Brembos? I'll have to ask AM. I know they won't work with the 6 piston version.
Ahh, I did not realize yours were silver, that is definitely a different color then. The brembo rears are a black/charcoal color.

The wheels might fit, I would definitely try and find out from AM, that would be a very rude awakening if you go through the work to swap it all out and suddenly you can't put your wheels back on.

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Looks like the wheels fit, though I might have lost out on the chance to get the brakes. Someone beat me to the punch.

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