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Old 07-02-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Replacement brakes

I'm thinking about upgrading the brakes on my '99 Cobra. I've read that the 2000 Cobra R brakes are excellant and much better than my stock '99's brakes. Does anyone know about these brakes? If you were to upgrade brakes, what would you buy?
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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You can never have too much money, a car too fast, a girl too pretty, or too much brakes on a Cobra. I have the 2000R type on my track car and love them. Make sure your wheels will clear them before you purchase.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
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The 2000 R Brembos are good - but they won't clear the stock 99/01 wheels. They will clear the 03/04 wheels and the 10th anniversary cobra wheels among others. I put them on my 2001 and it greatly improved the on-track stopping power.

If you are not in a hurry - keep an eye on the boards. There are sales from time to time as people clear out stock. For a while Ford was also selling them as Focus brakes for less money than they were selling them for as Mustang brakes.
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:01 PM   #4
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The 2000 R Brembos are good - but they won't clear the stock 99/01 wheels. They will clear the 03/04 wheels and the 10th anniversary cobra wheels among others. I put them on my 2001 and it greatly improved the on-track stopping power.

If you are not in a hurry - keep an eye on the boards. There are sales from time to time as people clear out stock. For a while Ford was also selling them as Focus brakes for less money than they were selling them for as Mustang brakes.
Right now I don't have the stock '99 Cobra wheels.

I have 17"x9" Cobra R wheels, (offset +36), with 1 3/16" Eibach spacers on the front and 18"x9" Cobra R wheels, (offset +24), with 1" Eibach spacers on the rear. So I'm thinking I should have plenty of room maybe? What do you think?
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If they are true Cobra R wheels (or exact replicas down to the correct backspacing) then they should be fine.
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:48 AM   #6
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2kR Brembo brakes are a great bang fo the buck. Pad changes are a breeze compaired to the stock PBR's and the pad wears more evenly-therefore they last longer.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:04 PM   #7
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If they are true Cobra R wheels (or exact replicas down to the correct backspacing) then they should be fine.
You wouldn't know by chance what the correct backspacing for Cobra R wheels are do you?

I know the default backspace for the '99 Cobra is +24 but I also have 1 3/16" Eibach spacers on the front wheels which are +36 and on the rear wheels I have 1" Eibach spacers and those wheels are 18" with +24 backspacing.
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The 2000 Cobra R Brembos are a much better brake than the stock brakes. As said earlier ... pad replacement is a breeze and the pads will wear better and more even. Do you track this car a lot? I have an 03 and I switched to the StopTech's because the caliper is stiffer and much more heavy duty. Also the rotors are thicker and 2 piece, which also means more costly. If you don't track the car much you will really love the Brembo Cobra R's and with the lighter car and only street duty it is all you will ever need. If you intend to do a lot of track duty, you may want to look into the next step up in Brembos or the StopTechs as they will hold up to much more abuse. Pads and rotors are more expensive, but they last longer and it seems to work out a little better in the end. I have heard of guys still frying their Brembos on the track.

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I'm thinking about upgrading the brakes on my '99 Cobra. I've read that the 2000 Cobra R brakes are excellant and much better than my stock '99's brakes. Does anyone know about these brakes? If you were to upgrade brakes, what would you buy?
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