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Old 05-21-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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GT500 rear rotor upgrade? Yes or no?

Hey I have an 11 5.0 w brembo pkg. Have the chance to get a set of GT500 rear caliper brackets and rotors.. They are 13.8". My questions are: first, I was told it should bolt up and work w my factory rear caliper. Correct? Second, I don't track the car other than the occasional trip to the strip. I'm worried about it being too much? 13.8" vs the front 14"? I'll just go ahead and put it out there.. This is mostly for aesthetic reasons and don't care too much if it improves the performance.. BUT I want to be certain it won't hurt it either!! HELP
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:17 AM   #2
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Yes, stock caliper will just be bolt on to the GT500 bracket but you have to pull your axle to do this. One thing to note though, there is a u-bolt bracket with a plate that is also attached to brace the stock caliper bracket, this will become useless.
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Btw, here is the bracket and rotor comparison. I took this photo last year when I did the upgrade.

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Significant diffence when seen in that side by side photo! Pulling the axle to install the GT500 bracket could be scheduled around the rear end fluid change. Might as well toss in a rear end cover that has the built in drain/fill plugs too.
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Here's the install http://youtu.be/dDT3-nwSQD8
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:26 PM   #6
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easier way, just buy an adapter bracket: 05 14 Mustang 14" Rear Brake Rotor Adapter Brackets GT Boss 302 GT500 V6 13 8" | eBay

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These adapter brackets allow you to use 2013-2014 GT500 13.8" rear disc brake rotors on your 2005-2014 mustang V6,GT and 2007-2012 Shelby GT500's that came with 11.8 rear rotors WITHOUT having to remove your axles. They are made from aircraft grade 6061-T651 and the hardware is grade 10.9. It is a simple 1 hr job.
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^ I went this route as well. Should be in the mailbox as we speak


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I also went this route. The adapter bracket is very nice quality 6061 forged aluminum and the machining is very nice. You even get new grade 10.5 bolts that go with the bracket. It took me about 1 hour to swap over. I also have a TrakPak car and it really makes a difference when trying to stop quickly when you are past the double nickel. Around town it doesn't feel any different. One thing it does do is fill up a lot of the wheel with rotor unlike the small 11.8" rotor did not do.
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You will notice a difference in brake bias for sure, but since you dont drive the car in situations where something like that would matter, i wouldnt worry. To compensate, you could always put a lesser pad on the rear than you do the front, but again, i really doubt in normal driving you will notice. Just be careful the first few hard stops you do that you dont end up locking the rear up.
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Although the surface area increased from the stock 11.8 to 13.8, it's still using the stock single piston calipers. Swap pads in the front and maybe slotted rotors and the brake setup should be fine. If you are taking it for road course runs I would get brembo take offs either from a brembo 5.0 or a gt500, they are the same until 2013's 6 piston setup.


If anyone is interested I have rear 2013 gt500 take off brakes (13.8" rotors, calipers, brake lines), I Believe previous owner had them on for about 3k miles. They've been sitting in my garage, no plans of installing then. PM me if interested.
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