do they make them looking for some for my 86
it is the spindles, i just couldnt remember what had to be changed to allow them to work. all you need is to upgrade to 87-93 spindles and the bigbrake front kit would work. the back wont need anything, just bolt up and go.it cant be to much maby the spindals it is only one yr dif ill look into it more bc i was wondering that myself if i could just rig it up somehow bc my breaks blow
for spindles? i would just email prestigemustang.com and buy some from them. better off just getting a set of used ones to save some money for the actually brake kit. i have no clue on how much they cost but they are usually very fair with their prices. id estimate less than $150 for a used set in good shape. here is a set off ebay that were removed, blasted, and repainted for $110.how much would they be if ya know
I got the SSBC 4 bolt rear disc brake kit installed 4 months ago - here's my report:
The kit came with a master cylinder. It turned out this master cylinder was too small for my application presumably since I upgraded the front calipers to Lincoln calipers (Raybestos parts) at the same time. The master cylinder that came with the SSBC rear kit had a 1" cylinder bore - the brake pedal was soft almost to the floor and I couldn't lock up the brakes with full pedal effort. I replaced this master cylinder with one with a 1 1/8" bore and now the pedal and brakes start working as normal and the pedal stops half-way to the floor and I can lock 'em up, but it takes considerable pedal effort, I would say greater than expected pedal effort to stop the car.
The parking brake doesn't work all that well - the first time I used it I was in San Francisco on some major hills and clutching and hand-braking wasn't as easy as before. It will hold the car on a normal incline but wasn't so good on the streets of SF.
I expected the car to stop on a feather after these brake upgrades, but due to the considerable pedal effort required, I'm a bit less than impressed - maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe I need to go with a cobra booster and change back to the stock master cylinder - I'm told this is another way to go.
I have pictures of the kit installed on my car if you want to see them - goto the link in my signature and look at images 11 and 16 - sorry in advance for the popups - it's a free hosting service. Also, note I didn't install the dust shields that came with the SSBC kit - I was told they just get loose and start rattling and don't have much effect anyway.
the wilwood, brembo, baer kits cost about $1,250 to $2,000. i wouldnt suggest those kits unless your going to be doing a lot of roadracing or autocross racing or you have a lot of money to blow.im sure that willwood kit would be really pricey i was just looking for better stopping power bc my brakes suck lol but thanks for the info ill look around for the spindals i gues and look for a kit for the 87+
No, the master cylinder that comes with the SSBC 4 lug rear disc brake kit is a traditional metal master cylinder with two reservoirs and a metal lid that clamps on with a swivel bar. It looks like the MC that's on my '69 Merc. It's not the factory style plastic see-through type. You can look at the pictures of the kit on late model restoration and see it.Was the MC that came with the kit the 1" cobra MC? I have also heard that it is good practice to change to a cobra booster also with the MC swap and to adjust the plunger. I haven't done the upgrade yet as money has all been spent on the stroker and susupension so.
What master cylinder was that? If it is a two-reservoir unit like the one that came with my SSBC rear disc 4 lug kit, then it doesn't need a proportioning valve.So i went with the ssbc (4 lug) fronts with slotted /coated rotors, rear disk conversion, came with a new master cylinder, and i got a proportioning valve installed.