Eric English
September 1, 2009
This is the 14-inch Saleen front brake system which goes under PN 10-2602-B13524*. The 14-inch setup uses four-piston calipers and one-piece slotted rotors, while the more exotic 15-inch system employs six-piston calipers and two-piece rotors.

Saleen
One of the best known names in late-model Mustang performance, Saleen has targeted its Mustang brake upgrades on the S197s. Two big front disc kits are offered; both being sourced from Saleen production cars. The 14-inch assembly is most often seen on a variety of Saleen machines, including the S281 and H302, while the 15-inch system is the same you'd get if ponying up for the outrageous Dark Horse or S302 Extreme models. Either way, you get everything you need for some serious slowing power-Saleen emblazoned cal-ipers, slotted rotors, braided steel lines, and mounting hardware.

Saleen
(800) 888-8945
www.saleen.com

Sample pricing direct from Saleen:

  • '05-'09 Mustang Saleen 14-inch front kit (10-2602-B13524*), $1,999.99
  • '05-'09 Mustang Saleen 15-inch front kit (00-2602-C13469*), $3,299.99

The Extreme Plus front kit is plain and simply the king of the hill in Shelby Performance Parts' brake lineup. Featuring six-piston monoblock calipers in a variety of colors, along with two-piece 14-inch rotors, it retails for $2,999.99.

Shelby Performance Parts
You could argue that no name is more synonymous with high performance Mustangs, than Shelby-and no doubt you'd be right. Shelby Mustangs were present at the start of the ponycar era, and are back with a vengeance today.

Shelby's braking focus for now is the S197 platform, and the company has proudly teamed with Baer to offer three brake upgrade packages, though Shelby is unique in its ability to offer color coordinated calipers to perfectly compliment your particular combination. The top of the line Extreme Plus front disc system is the same combination installed on Shelby's over the top Super Snake, putting customers in good company indeed!

Shelby Performance Parts
(702) 405-3500
www.shelbyperformanceparts.com

Sample pricing direct from Shelby Performance Parts:

  • '05-'09 Mustang Shelby Pro Plus front kit with two-piece 14-inch/six-piston two-piece calipers, $1,895
  • '05-'09 Mustang Shelby GT Plus front kit with two-piece 14-inch/two-piston pin drive PBR calipers, $1,394.99

Be sure to pick up the October issue of Modified Mustangs & Fords where we'll wrap up our monster brake system buyer's guide with Part 2 of our product listings. Check it out on sale at your favorite newsstand September 1, where you'll find more from the likes of Stainless Steel Brakes Corp, Steeda, Stillen, Vintage Venom, and more. Don't miss it!