Install Instructions for Cobra Calipers (long)

Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Suspension, Brakes & Body' started by NJSHO, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Storm-Chaser

    Storm-Chaser New Member

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    Dealer complaints, because it was cutting into their (excessive) profit margins.


    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :finger:


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  2. jonheese

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    Anyone have a fix for the missing pics in the first post? I'm lost as to exactly what needs to be done to the brackets for the 11.6 rotors...

    Not to mention all of the links to Mustang vendors, none of which are still in business... :oogle:

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  3. SHOZ123

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    I drilled my holes .70 inches higher. This was just a bit too much.

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    You also have to smooth down the face of the caliper or the raised part will interfere. I ground the bottom flat too eliminating the original hole.
     
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    Aha, thanks. I just found those exact pics (in your post) in this thread:
    http://www.shoforum.com/showthread.php?t=56971

    And page 2 of that thread does explain in clear terms exactly what needs to be done.

    So basically, I need to grind/mill down the "step" on the bracket so its flush, marked in red here:

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    Then drill the new holes and grind down either the bracket or knuckle, in the spots marked in red in this pic:
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    Sound right?

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    Yes. I ground mine down after the drilling but it doesn't really make any difference as long as it sits flat. I just used a file and the material came off real easy.
     
  7. expy916

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    very helpful thread
     
  8. oldschool5.0

    oldschool5.0 New Member

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    I know this an old post but I have a '95 ATX and would like to upgrade to 11.6 rotors and keep the slicers, are the mustang calipers way better than the '96 taurus?
     
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    All you need are the FN74 caliper brackets, this will push the calipers out a bit for the 11.6 rotors to fit, then get a set of pads designed for the larger rotors.
    Calipers are the same, nothing else is needed.

    The genIII upgrade with a decent pad is sufficient for most people.



    Or I can suggest a Honda brake setup for you. The Brambos on the TL are quite good. :rofl:
     
  10. _JR_

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    Anyone know what size drill bit is needed to enlarge the current holes in a cobra rotor so it fits on the taurus?


    Also what bolts/hardware would i need? Lets assume anything currently on the taurus that could be re-used, wont be.


    I was looking at banjo bolts and apparently there are two types. Course thread and fine thread. I'm planning on getting the calipers (2004 cobra calipers) off ebay as they are only $330 bucks and come with pads. What type of banjo bolt would i need? any other parts?


    Since i would be getting the work done at a shop owned by some techs at my work, i want to make sure i've got everything they need to do the job. It would probably get done on a sunday and i wouldnt want to get work started and then realize we cant finish it because something is missing. Also they wouldnt want to have my SHO in the way as they also have other customers.
     
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  11. K-Dawg

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    Don't know about the drill bit because I've never done it like that. I always buy the Cobra rotors pre-drilled to fit the Taurus.

    The only hardware I can think of that you would need are the caliper mounting bolts (2 per side, although you should be able to reuse the stock ones), banjo bolts (see below), and crush washers.

    I believe that you will be able to use the coarse thread banjo bolts currently on your 95.

    Don't forget that you need 17" wheels for the 13" brakes.
     
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    Alright awesome. Ya i have a line on some svt t-bird rims that i will put on to fit the 13 inch brakes.

    Also have some ss brake lines ordered from a local shop.

    Thanks for the quick reply Kelvin! :)
     
  13. javve

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    Old sticky so links are understandably outdated. Would it be possible to get new links for suggestions on parts?

    It also says unmodified bracket but doesn't specify that you need the mustang brackets ;)

    How does this feel compared to stock 95 brakes? Would I want to mod my back brakes any to keep the ratio the same as stock?

    Thanks
     
  14. christiansho

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    for the calipers ? or rotors?
     
  15. Irish Pride

    Irish Pride Irish Inside Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Rotors don't matter. The Right caliper goes on the Left when installed on the Taurus. The Left caliper goes on the Right when installed on the Taurus. You want the bleed screw on the top when installed so that they can be bled.
     
  16. christiansho

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    ohhhh .... ya that I knew! its common sence really.. air bleeds up! lol

    ok cool!
     

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