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I have a 67 Mustang that has drum brakes front and back. I am looking to swap over the winter to disc. I'm looking at either Wilwood or Strange was just looking for opinions or with way to go.
Also I have heard I should lose a bunch of weight with the swap, just wondering if anyone knows how much I have heard as much as 100 pounds
 
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about 40 lbs. with Strange
 
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Of your choices i would go Strange. If you can afford better, than open up your search. In that price range, i would be looking at Mosier. You have to watch the lower end brake companies, replacement parts can be almost as expesive as buying completely new. WHEN i still ran aerospace, i had to buy hats and rotors once, and that was only 100 bucks cheaper than what i could have bought a new kit for, that would have came with new calipers.


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I’m in the same position as the op. I have pretty much decided on strange. Just curious why moser instead of strange?
 
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I had a ‘97 Firebird Stocker for a couple years.

Replaced the stock from disc brakes with a Wilwood kit put together by a street rod parts supplier

It used a rear rotor adapted to fit the front.

Weighed everything I removed along with old brakes and new.

Dropped 40lbs.

Those brakes worked well even with drum rears

Footbraked car at 3000rpm and stopped fine at 120+ at 3000-3200lbs

I’m sure their still on that car after 15 years.
 
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Mosier has a thicker rotor that doesnt warp as fast, and if you go with the stainless rotors they go alot further. What i will say is, they are not Lamb or Mark Williams. If Money is not an option i would look at the those 2. Stock/Super Stock use them without issues, and those are 3000+ cars going 120+ so they are durable, and they will be faster setup over the other brands because the parts stay freed up.


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Those brakes worked well even with drum rears

I assume you used a proportioning valve. Wondering if it came with the kit?


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I made no changes to the system when I installed the Wilwood front kit.

Stock front discs, 9” rear aluminum drums.

The drums were replaced with iron since the aluminums are crack prone

Those cars really need double adjustable front shocks.

They nose dive bad with singles set fairly loose.

Braking was no problem otherwise

I sold the car in 2007 ?

Drove it a couple times in 2011

A Great footbrake car likes to wheelie 2-3 feet
 
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