Mustang SSBC Short Stop Brake Kit (1994-2004) Installation Instructions
2. Use the jack to raise each side of the vehicle. Support the car with your four jack stands.
3. You will start by doing the front brakes. The first step is to remove the Mustang front wheels
. The lug nut size is 13/16”.
4. To get started on the driver's side front brakes, remove the E-Clip and the retaining pin that is located at the bottom of the caliper.
6. Place the caliper out of the way in the shock tower. Make sure that it does not hang from the Mustang brake line
7. Remove the caliper bracket, which has a nut size of 15mm.
8. Remove both of the retaining clips that are located on the lug studs by using a small flat blade screw driver. To do this, you will turn counter clockwise with the screw driver, or you can just cut it completely off if you don't plan to reuse them.
10. Clean the new rotor with brake cleaner to remove any shipping oils.
14. Remove the cap from your Mustang brake master cylinder
. Push each of the caliper pistons back in with a C-clamp or brake caliper tool. When you do this, be careful to watch the master cylinder. It may overflow when you push the caliper piston back in, which could cause brake fluid to come in contact with your paint. Since brake fluid removes paint, you want to avoid this at all costs.
15. Install the new brake pads.
16. Install the caliper bracket and torque to 70-95 ft./lbs.
18. Reinstall the pin by pushing it in, and then squeezing the E-Clip back on using a small pair of pliers.
19. Reinstall the wheel and torque to 85-105 ft./lbs.
20. Repeat these steps for the passenger's side.
21. To install this SSBC
kit on the rear brakes, first, remove the wheels. The lug nut size is 13/16”.
22. You'll first work on the driver's side. Start by removing the Mustang rear brake caliper
, which has a bolt size of 13mm. Use a 13mm box wrench on the bottom bolt.
23. Remove the caliper bracket, which has a bolt size of 15mm.
25. Clean the new rotor with brake cleaner to remove any shipping oils.
28. Remove the stainless steel clips off of the old pads, and install them on the new brake pads.
29. Install the brake pads on to the caliper bracket.
30. Reinstall the caliper bracket and torque to 70-95 ft./lbs.
31. Push the caliper piston back in. This will require a special brake caliper tool to complete. Once you have the tool, turn the caliper piston clockwise while pushing the piston in. When you do this, be careful to watch the master cylinder. It may overflow when you push the caliper piston back in, which could cause brake fluid to come in contact with your paint. Since brake fluid removes paint, you want to avoid this at all costs.
32. Install the Mustang brake caliper
and torque the bolts to 25 ft./lbs. The caliper bolts have a 13mm bolt head.
33. If you are going to replace the brake fluid and/or bleed your brakes, now is the time to do so.
34. Otherwise, put your brake master cylinder cap back on. Install the Mustang rear wheels
and torque to 85-105 ft./lbs.
35. Remove the jack stands and lower the vehicle.
36. Start the vehicle and leave it in park or neutral while pumping the Mustang brake pedal
a few times, which will allow you to get a firm pedal.
37. Follow SSBC break-in steps to insure the brakes work properly for the life of the product. This includes driving slower than 60 MPH and not performing hard/panic stops for the next 200-250 miles. You will also want to perform several (around 10) slow downs from 60mph to 20mph using half brake pedal pressure to help the new brakes get properly broken in. Allow for cool down time between each slow down. This completes the installation of your new Mustang SSBC Short Stop Disc Brake Kit