I was just wondering if there was a big difference between the two cars as one is 4 disc and the other front disc rear drum. Was curious how much of a difference on a $37,000 2012 Must. GT and a $16,000 1988 GT.But you're asking about an 88 not a 2013 Stang. Did you appreciate the answer or not? It's correct to within 10 feet I assure you.
I would have thought there would be a big difference since now these new Mustangs have bigger rotors and come with Brembo brakes over the older 1988 fox Mustang 5.0.The Difference is MORE in the suspension system than in the braking system it's self, although 4 wheel disc is fantastic, 4 wheel drum have an incredible amount of stopping power, but if you use them more than a few times you get brake fade from the heat build up that disc brakes dissipate at a far more rapid rate.
The suspension alone from that 2013 Stang transferred to a disc drum setup would likely yield very close to 106' stopping distance.
Then how big of a difference in braking between a factory 1988 Mustang GT and a factory 2012 Mustang GT in feet?On Cold brakes there is NO SUBSTITUTION FOR SURFACE AREA.
Cold for Cold a Drum Brake setup has more stopping force than Disc Brakes. There is no arguing about 32 INCHES of friction surface versus 9 Inches of friction surface.
But that's just me. Make more than two hard stops on Drums and you get a large percentage of brake fade, and Disc brakes fare MUCH MUCH better in this area.
You would be right, a big difference, (well depends on your definition of big)I would have thought there would be a big difference since now these new Mustangs have bigger rotors and come with Brembo brakes over the older 1988 fox Mustang 5.0.
Thanks for the info.You would be right, a big difference, (well depends on your definition of big)
1988Gt braking distance 60-0 168feet
2012Boss braking distance 106feet
The 2012 boss stops 62 feet sooner, about 37% better than 88??
The Boss has front: 14" rotors, Brembo 4 piston. Rear: 11.8 rotors, and high performance pads.
88 GT, Front 10.8" rotors, rear 9" drums
From Road and Track Test/comparison. They compared the 87 GT with 87 Iroc. Since the 88 GT was unchanged from the 87 GT model,Arabian where did you get the 168 feet numbers at?
I do agree with you on this 100% such a long time has gone by the distance should be greater but I did read somewhere on the 88 5.0 GT it is something like 168ft to stop from 60 to 0. The Boss 302 at the same distance is something like 106 ft. Even the standard Mustang GT of today must stop better than the older fox Mustang 5.0's.From Road and Track Test/comparison. They compared the 87 GT with 87 Iroc. Since the 88 GT was unchanged from the 87 GT model,
(same car except Cali models got a mass air sensor.) numbers should be the same.
Your post where the difference was only 14 feet got me curious. I thought in 24 years ford only knocked 14 feet off the braking distance of their Mustang? IMO that wouldn't say much for Ford so I looked around a little bit.