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Old 06-02-2004, 03:06 PM   #1
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cobra calipers install tq specs? breakin? tips?

I need tq specs for the caliper, bracket everything that needs tqed, all the info in that area.

tips on installing what not to do what to check etc:

also how do i break them in>? they are sloted and drilled rotors so keep that in mind, they are also powder coated.
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I used the Haynes manual specs, and I don't really think they are the right ones, it only called to torque to caliper bolts to like 23 to 26 ft lbs, this if for the brake caliper rear bolts, which doesn't seem tight enough to me. Now it also gives specs for front and rear anchor plate bolts front 85-95 ft lbs, and rear 65-87 ft lbs. brake hose to front caliper banjo bolts 29 ft lbs. Like I said, this is what I used, but they seem kind of light to me. I didn't do anything with the anchor plate bolts, because I didn't remove those.
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yea, i remember reading tq the caliper bolts to 95ftlbs and on Horse Power TV.... lol they tqed the bracket bolts to 75ftlbs just reminded me i needed to get the specs.
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OMG, you would wring them off if you tightened them that tight, I thought haynes specs were a little light, but that is way past overkill!
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HP TV was doing the roush upgrade and they tq'ed them around 60-70 or so.
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Roush brakes and cobra brakes I believe are two different things, correct me if I am wrong here....
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Ford Workshop manual for 99 Mustang only calls for 23ft lbs on caliper bolts...
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OK, my mistake, just dug through the diagrams in the Ford disc manual, those are called anchor plate bolts, and should be torqued to 85 ft lbs, I have to do some serious tightening on my calipers before I drive my car anymore. OUCH, thanks for bringing this to my attention!!
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ok on the TQ specs.... there is a bracket that goes on so that you can mount the brake... adn there is the caliper its self, the caliper must have 85 ftlbs, the other bracket bolts 25~ sounds about right? is there another set of bolts some where? Im a little confused, I know the kit I ordered comes with a new bracket and the caliper, thats all i know of that would need tq specs unless the caliper has two seperate parts, which it may, that have different tq specs.

i think the base roush is the base gt/v6 pbr's I belive also there are a lvl with cobra brakes, and the top lvl with a ROUSH on the caliper brake look slike a 4 piston design probably from wilwood or something.
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Really the only other thing you have to torque is the banjo bolts that hold your brake lines to the the calipers, they should be torqued to bout 29 ft lbs. I went to stainless steel brake lines, be careful your banjo bolts match the threads in your cobra calipers, the first ones I tried to use didn't, but they were close enough they screwed in and messed up the threads in one of my calipers, I had to take it to a machine shop and get it redone with a heli coil.
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yea its all in one kit so it should work... but i will make sure the thread is tight and the same. they should be here monday i might make a how to if i can get my GF's camera lol she will probalby think its stupid and wont let me use it (whipped )
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they should be here monday only 3 weeks and a few days since the order was placed lol
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