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Project Ron Burgundy Brake Upgrade

1987 Ford Mustang - The Slow Down

By , Photography by Grant Peterson

Work on Project Ron Burgundy, our turbocharged '87 Mustang, is moving along nicely. With Maximum Motorsports' new K-member and suspension installed, we've laid the groundwork to efficiently put the power to the ground from our soon-to-be-installed Ford Racing crate engine with upgraded turbocharger. Once the new engine is in the car, which we're still working on as this is written, we will have the potential for 9-second passes at the dragstrip.

High trap speeds require a braking system up to the task of quickly slowing the car at the top end. Plus, our turbocharged combination, while churning out about 800 hp, will still be docile enough to commute to work in. So we need brakes that are sturdy enough for street driving, yet still lightweight enough for efficient weight transfer at the dragstrip. We ultimately decided on Wilwood's Dynalite Pro kit for both the front and rear axles.

Parts List

Description PN Source Price ($)
K-member '79–'95 SBF MMKM-1 Maximum Motorsports 649.00
Front control arms MMFCA-20 Maximum Motorsports 449.00
Bumpsteer tie-rod kit MMTR-1 Maximum Motorsports 139.00
Steering-rack spacers MMST-8 Maximum Motorsports 18.95
Steering-rack bushings MMST-6 Maximum Motorsports 49.95
Manual brake conversion MMBAK-10 Maximum Motorsports 199.95
Steering shaft MMST-12.1 Maximum Motorsports 239.97
Dynalite Pro front brake kit 140-11018-D Wilwood 881.99
Dynalite Pro rear brake kit 8.8 140-7146-D Wilwood 842.52
Front flex line kit 220-6471 Wilwood 77.72
12-inch rear flex line kit 220-9481 Wilwood 88.83
Manual master cylinder 7⁄8-inch bore 260-9439-BK Wilwood 259.14
Proportioning valve 260-8419 Wilwood 45.30
EXP600 brake fluid 290-8478 Wilwood 118.88
31-spline five-lug axles, 8.8 Ford A883151 Moser 260.00
1⁄2-20x3-inch wheel studs, set of 10 8010 Moser 22.50


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