2005-2014 SVE Front Brake Upgrade Kit Installation

Created by Jay Walling / 6 min read
Date Created: 5/16/2023
Last Updated: 5/18/2023

Increase the stopping power of your 2005-2014 S197 Mustang by upgrading the brakes to 6-piston Performance Pack calipers with this SVE front brake upgrade kit!

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Tools Needed

  • Microfiber Towels, All-purpose Cleaner, & Brake Clean
  • Lift or Jack & Jack Stands
  • Flare Nut Wrench Set
  • 1/2" Socket Set
  • 3/8" Socket Set
  • 1/2" Torque Wrench
  • 3/8" Torque Wrench
  • Hammer & Punch Set
  • High-temp Anti-seize
  • Brake Bleeding Kit

SVE Front Brake Upgrade Kit Removal & Installation

  • To begin, open your console lid and remove the two upper screws; once these are out of the way, you can set the console lid/armrest assembly to the side.

  • To begin, lift the vehicle and remove both of the front wheels.

  • Turn the steering wheel to the right to gain better access to the caliper mounting hardware. Loosen and remove both of the caliper mounting bolts

  • Reinstall a lug nut to the rotor and then remove and hang the caliper out of the way.

  • Loosen and remove the front brake hose bolt that attaches to the strut.

  • Remove the ABS harness from the clips attaching it to the front hose.

  • Remove the two push pins on the inner splash shield to gain access to the hose bracket.

  • Remove the hardline fitting with a 13mm flare wrench. Once this is removed, you can separate the two and then cap off the hardline.

  • Loosen and remove the bolt holding the brake hose bracket to the frame rail.

  • You can now fully remove the factory caliper and line from the vehicle.

  • Now you can remove the rotor.

  • We opted to change out the front hubs at this time. If you would like to know this full procedure, check out our dedicated 2005-2014 Front Hub Article.

  • Next, remove the three retaining bolts holding the stock dust shield in place and discard the old dust shield.

  • Line up the correct replacement dust shield and bolt it into place.

  • Take this time to spray the rotor surfaces with quality brake clean and wipe them down to remove any residual dust or contaminants.

  • Apply a light coat of anti-seize to the rear of the rotor face and the hub surface.

  • Reinstall the rotor and secure it with a lug nut.

  • Verify the correct side for the caliper you are going to install. Ensure the bleeder screws are facing up.

  • Set the caliper on a clean work surface and lay out all of your hardware and pads.

  • The pad with the metal wear indicator will be your inward pad. The one without the indicator will be the outboard pad.

  • Apply a light coat of high temp anti-seize to the rear of the pads and to the four contact points where the pads touch the caliper.

  • Slide both of the pads into the rotor in their correct orientation. You can wedge a small piece of wood or plastic between the pads to make sure they stay in place.

  • Align the pads and then install the upper retaining pin into place. Lightly tapping with a hammer can be needed to seat these into the caliper. Install the spring clip, and then install the lower pin.

  • Slide the assembled caliper over the rotor and thread in both of the retaining bolts to the spindle.

  • Next, take both of the new hoses and install them on the correct side, L will be left-hand, and R will be the right-hand hose.

  • Install one crush washer over the banjo bolt, line up the hose block fitting to the caliper, and install the send crush washer between the caliper and the block. Pass the banjo bolt through the block and lightly tighten the banjo bolt to the caliper.

  • Route the hose in the factory orientation. Loosely install the bolt on the bracket to the strut and do the same for the frame rail bolt.

  • Reinstall the hardline from the car to the new hose. Fully tighten the line and all associated hardware at this time.

  • Torque the banjo fitting to 14 lb/ft.

  • Reinstall the ABS clips to the new hose.

  • Wipe down any residual fluid that may be present at this time.

  • Torue the caliper mounting bolts to 85 lb/ft.

  • Repeat these steps for the other side of the car.

  • Now you can bleed the brakes.

  • Once you have completely bled the brakes, check over for any leaks.

  • Reinstall your wheels and torque to spec.

  • Take a test drive and make sure you burnish the pads as per the manufactures specifications.

  • Double-check all of your work, and you are all done!

  • Conclusion

    Alright, folks! I hope this article helped you understand the installation process for this SVE Front Brake Upgrade Kit.! If you need more details on this process, watch the video at the top of the page. For all things, 2005-2014 Mustang, keep it right here with the real enthusiasts,!

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2005-2014 S197 Mustang SVE Front Brake Upgrade Kit - Review & Install

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Published on 2023-05-02
Increase the stopping power of your 2005-2014 S197 Mustang by upgrading the brakes to 6-piston Performance Pack calipers with this SVE front brake upgrade kit! Big brakes serve both form and function. Not only do they look good behind the wheel, but they also help reduce the stopping distance and have better heat dissipation because of the larger surface area of the brake rotor. This SVE front brake upgrade kit includes all new components and the only thing you need to provide is tools and brake fluid.
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