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Hi Folks,

I have brought my 2008 Bullitt into the shop for a brake job and have found out that Ford no longer makes Bullitt specific brake callipers. All I can find are regular Mustang GT brakes that they offer as a substitute.

Has anybody else run into this problem? The gun metal gray calipers are no longer available and the stock unfinished GT calipers look horrible on the car.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

thanks,
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Prime and paint the GT calipers.
Or, buy at set of 11+ GT calipers, rotors and brackets, and upgrade your rotors, then paint the calipers. Gives you a bigger rotor and should fit inside the stock wheels. See Steve Cougar for info.
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As Bullit4404 implied, I did the '11-'14 brake upgrade. It's the system that came from the factory on the non-Brembo cars. The calipers themselves are identical other than the paint. The mounting bracket is slightly different, which lets you go from the factory 12.6" rotor to the newer 13.2" rotor. When I did my swap, I just used all of the new parts and painted them. I used G2 (brand) caliper paint with the Ford paint code G5, otherwise known as Alloy Metallic. According to some conversations a long time ago, it's essentially what color Ford used (with some minor differences due to type of paint, etc.). I've been very happy with the G2 paint.


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Prime and paint the GT calipers.
Or, buy at set of 11+ GT calipers, rotors and brackets, and upgrade your rotors, then paint the calipers. Gives you a bigger rotor and should fit inside the stock wheels. See Steve Cougar for info.
Hey thanks for the quick reply and good suggestions. Currently my plan is to install the standard FoMoCo GT calipers and have them painted to match the original color.

Also plan on keeping the original calipers and have them rebuilt for next time!

thanks again,
m3
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Hey thanks for the quick reply and good suggestions. Currently my plan is to install the standard FoMoCo GT calipers and have them painted to match the original color.

Also plan on keeping the original calipers and have them rebuilt for next time!

thanks again,
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Paint the calipers before install. Much easier to do before install. Less cleaning without any brake dust on them. And the longer the paint dries and hardens before use is better. I did my last set in the living room and let them set for a week before install. (I have a very tolerant wife )
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Any pictures with the G2 paint ?
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Here's a painted one sitting next to an original (painted on the right):


The painted one has a little more shine to it because it's paint rather than powder coating, but otherwise the color came out pretty good. It's pretty much impossible on the car to tell the difference from the front to the back.

I've had them on the car since 2014 and have had it on the track numerous times putting them through some pretty good heat cycles and they still look as good as they did then.
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Hi Folks,

I have brought my 2008 Bullitt into the shop for a brake job and have found out that Ford no longer makes Bullitt specific brake callipers. All I can find are regular Mustang GT brakes that they offer as a substitute.

Has anybody else run into this problem? The gun metal gray calipers are no longer available and the stock unfinished GT calipers look horrible on the car.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

thanks,
m3

Not stock, but will look just as good, made by Power Stop.

https://www.jegs.com/c/Brakes-Drivet...29649&sbv=true
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Not stock, but will look just as good, made by Power Stop.

https://www.jegs.com/c/Brakes-Drivet...29649&sbv=true
And actually for around $500 with shipping for both front & rear that's not a bad a deal but they only come in red.
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Steve68Cougar, I want to upgrade my brakes. Do you have p/n's for the required parts?
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Are the rear brakes the same or are they larger as well? I know that the 05-10 V6 rear brakes are the same as the GT's if you upgrade the front v6's with the Ford Performance M-2300-D Kit.

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I should be getting '14 GT calipers next week mainly just for the brackets.

Nice Cougar Steve!! Is it DHG as well?
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