Brembo brake upgrade

1mean93gt

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Been a LOOONNNG time since I've been on here. I had been out of the Mustang game for a while, having turning my attention to F150s with blown 5.4s and diesel Super Dutys.

Recently picked up a 2003 Saleen S281 as my COvid present to myself. It's a 2v non SC car and it's got a few option boxes checked but still suffered from crappy stock V6/GT brakes. This thing desperately needed an upgrade. I looked at the Cobra/ Mach 1/ Bullitt brakes- bigger rotors, same 2 piston floating caliper. Meh.

I found a better option- Cadillac ATS Brembo 4 pot calipers. Used S&S Engineering kit to adapt them. Walk in the park. Saleen actually had a Brembo brake option that was very similar to this. Difference from stock is exponential.
 

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redlazer

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Been a LOOONNNG time since I've been on here. I had been out of the Mustang game for a while, having turning my attention to F150s with blown 5.4s and diesel Super Dutys.

Recently picked up a 2003 Saleen S281 as my COvid present to myself. It's a 2v non SC car and it's got a few option boxes checked but still suffered from crappy stock V6/GT brakes. This thing desperately needed an upgrade. I looked at the Cobra/ Mach 1/ Bullitt brakes- bigger rotors, same 2 piston floating caliper. Meh.

I found a better option- Cadillac ATS Brembo 4 pot calipers. Used S&S Engineering kit to adapt them. Walk in the park. Saleen actually had a Brembo brake option that was very similar to this. Difference from stock is exponential.
I have the same problem as you. Mine is a 01 Saleen Non SC from factory. I have been looking for a Saleen calipers to use but can only find
a 06 Saleen.
 

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I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss the Cobra/Bullitt brakes. I have an '01 Bullitt and My wife has an '02 Roush with the standard GT brakes and I can tell you the difference is night and day. In fact I just bought some Bullitt calipers (they aren't the same) for the wife's Roush to swap on the 13" rotors. The rear brakes are 11.7" compared to 10.5" on the GT and V6.
 
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