Mustang Brake Installation: SVE Cobra Style

Watch this in depth installation video for the SVE 13" Cobra Style Brake Kit for SN95 Mustangs. This performance brake kit will drastically improve your braking without "breaking" the bank!

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Ford Racing stopped producing their Cobra, 10th Anniversary and Bullitt brake kits (M-2320-C, M-2300-A & M-2320-F) for 94-04 Mustangs. That doesn't mean you have to buy one of those expensive Big Brake Kits for your SN-95 or New Edge Stang to improve your braking performance. Here at, we are proud to offer the SVE 13” Cobra Style brake kits.

The SVE Brake kits feature Cobra Style 2 piston brake calipers. For looks as good as they perform, they are available in both red and black powder coated finishes. We have multiple kits available that include just calipers, everything needed to upgrade your GT/V6 to the 13” style brakes and even performance based kits that include stainless steel brake hoses and slotted rotors. So whether you are just replacing your worn out components or looking to add some serious stopping power to your Mustang, pick up a SVE 13” Brake kit today!

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1994-2004 Mustang: How To Install 13" Cobra-style Front Brakes

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Published on 2013-08-21
PLEASE NOTE: The SVE front brake calipers in this video have been discontinued. The installation procedure shown in the video is applicable to most Cobra-style front brakes calipers.
Braking performance isn't exactly the top of most people's list, but it sure should be. Having your Mustang stop when you want it to increases your safety and everybody else's around you.

The stock '94 to '04 Mustang GTs and V6s are equipped with either a single piston caliper with an 11 inch rotor or-- '99 to '04, they did get a dual piston aluminum caliper with 11 inch rotor-- still pretty small, though. A very common upgrade is a Cobra Style Front Brake Conversion Kit that gets you up to 13 inch front rotors and a massive two-piston Cobra style caliper. This is a direct bolt-on kit, and it'll take you just a few hours in your driveway.

You want to start by supporting the front of the car on jack stands, and remove both front wheels. You can remove your caliper bolts, slide the old caliper off, and pull the old rotor off the hub. Remove the brake hose retaining clip and using a line wrench, also known as a tubing wrench, loosen the connection at the hard line.

Now you can fully remove the hose and caliper assembly from the car. Slide your new braided hose into place, thread it on the hard line and tighten it down. Reinstall the retaining clip.

Side your new 13 inch front rotor onto the hub. Slide your new SVE caliper assembly over the new rotor. Tighten down your two caliper retaining bolts-- be sure to use some blue Loctite.

Attach your new brake hose to the caliber, using the supplied banjo bolt, and make sure that you put the two new copper washers that are also supplied with the caliper-- torque to spec. Repeat all these steps for the other side and then bleed your brakes.

You'll want to start with the passenger front and then move to the driver front. Make sure you've got plenty of quality DOT 3 brake fluid to top off your master cylinder while bleeding.

With the installation of our SVE Style Front Brake Kit, you will need to make sure that you're running a minimum of a 17 inch wheel. These kits are available with either a red powder coat or a black powder coat caliper. They come loaded with StopTech Performance Street brake pads. And either way you choose, they come with Power Slot rotors and top-of-the-line stainless, braided hoses. Check out the rest of our braking options at

How To Install 13” Cobra Style SVE Brakes

  1. Lift the front of your car and secure with jack stands
  2. Remove both wheels
  3. Remove the caliper bolts
  4. Slide the old caliper off
  5. Pull the old rotor off the hub
  6. Remove the brake hose retaining clip
  7. Loosen the brake line connection where the soft line meets the hard line
  8. Remove the hose and caliper assembly
  9. Slide the new steel braided hose into place
  10. Tighten by hand at first and then tighten it down with a wrench
  11. Reinstall the brake hose retaining clip
  12. Slide the new 13” brake rotor onto the hub
  13. Slide the new SVE brake caliper over the rotor
  14. Tighten down the two caliper retaining bolts (add some blue Loctite)
  15. Attach the brake hose to the caliper with the new banjo bolt and copper washers
  16. Be sure to torque banjo bolt to spec
  17. Repeat on the other side
  18. Bleed your brakes: Start with passenger front then move to driver front
  19. Put your wheels back on
  20. Test and Enjoy your new braking upgrade!!
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