Mustang SSBC Short Stop Brake Kit (1994-2004) Installation Instructions

Tools Required:
  • Jack & Jack Stands
  • Ratchet & Sockets
  • Torque Wrench
  • Flat Head Screw Driver
  • 13mm Box Wrench
  • 1/2" Breaker Bar
  • C-Clamp or Brake Caliper Tool
  • Small Pry Bar
  • Small Pliers
  • Disc Brake Piston Remover
  • Safety Glasses
  • Rags
  • Brake Cleaner
Install Difficulty:
  • Moderate
  • Moderate Project
1. To start installing your new Mustang SSBC A2360007 Short Stop Brake Kit, place your vehicle on solid and level ground. Loosen all of your lug nuts, but you do not want to completely remove them.
2. Use the jack to raise each side of the vehicle. Support the car with your four jack stands.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
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”.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
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.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
5. Remove the Mustang front brake caliper by prying on the bottom of it.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
6. Place the caliper out of the way in the shock tower. Make sure that it does not hang from the Mustang brake line.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
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.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
9. Slide off the Mustang brake rotor. Clean the hub with a wire brush.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
10. Clean the new rotor with brake cleaner to remove any shipping oils.
11. Install the new Mustang driver's side front rotor.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
13. Remove the Mustang brake pads from the caliper by simply prying them out.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
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.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
15. Install the new brake pads.
16. Install the caliper bracket and torque to 70-95 ft./lbs.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
17. Install the Mustang brake caliper by sliding the top part in first, then pushing in the bottom.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
18. Reinstall the pin by pushing it in, and then squeezing the E-Clip back on using a small pair of pliers.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
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”.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
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.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
23. Remove the caliper bracket, which has a bolt size of 15mm.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
24. Slide off the Mustang brake rotor. Clean the hub with a wire brush.
25. Clean the new rotor with brake cleaner to remove any shipping oils.
26. Install the new Mustang driver's side rear rotor. You can use a lug nut to hold it on.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
27. Remove the Mustang brake pads from the caliper bracket.
28. Remove the stainless steel clips off of the old pads, and install them on the new brake pads.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
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.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
32. Install the Mustang brake caliper and torque the bolts to 25 ft./lbs. The caliper bolts have a 13mm bolt head.
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
Mustang SSBC Short Stop Kit Install Image
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.