GTR’s Ricardo Topete secures a duct plate on the spindle of Pedro Paszoldan’s autocross Ne
We acknowledge that when it comes to racing Mustangs, most of our coverage happens at the dragstrip. Putting the coals to a stout Pony and then measuring how quickly it runs at the strip is a mainstay of our hobby.
While going straight in a hurry puts several Mustang systems to the test, brakes are only critical the end of the fun. When it comes to running hard on a road course or autocross, or bombing downhill through a canyon full of switchbacks, the brakes are always on duty.
Carving corners has been the realm of the Mustang fanatics at Kenny Brown Performance since 1986. As experts in this segment, Kenny Brown engineers have developed innovative parts for improving a ’Stang’s handling and stopping.
Running hard heats the brakes and leads to increased stopping distances. As such, Kenny Brown developed this Front Brake Duct Kit ’94-’04 Mustangs (PN KB-71200NK; $278). Highlighted by 3-inch (diameter) silicone hose and a pair of spindle-mounted, front-brake ducts, this kit is designed to reduce front-brake operating temperatures. Lower temps lessen the potential for brake fade, which keeps stopping power consistent, and actually improves the life of the rotors and brake pads.
Ricardo Topete and his team and customers at GTR High Performance are avid participants in autocross and open-track events held throughout Southern California. Pedro Paszoldan also participates in these events with his New Edge Pony, making it a perfect candidate for installing the Kenny Brown brake-cooling hardware.
In this Tech Inspection, we highlight the key points of the cooling-duct install. As per usual, the procedure was performed by Ricardo at GTR’s ’Stang center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. This setup definitely can be installed as a DIY deal, but it’s much easier to document with Ricardo spinning the wrenches.
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