MN12 factory brakes

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Factory-equipped brakes on the MN12 came in 3 flavors. The best brakes available were equipped on 96/97 Sport T-birds and 30th anniversary Cougars. This was a 4-wheel disc brake system that consisted of 11.6" front rotors and 10.1" rear rotors behind 16" wheels. This brake package is also shared with the MarkVIII, and requires 16” wheels to clear the front brakes.

The midrange option was also a 4-wheel disc system. Instead of 11.6" front rotors, smaller 10.8" rotors and correspondingly smaller calipers and brake pads were used. The rear brakes remain unchanged with 10.1" rotors. This package was standard on the SC and the 89-92 XR7, and optional on the LX birds and LS Cougar.

The base option included the standard 10.8" front disc brakes but 9.9" rear drum brakes instead of disc brakes.

Anti-lock brakes (ABS) was an optional add-on with all three configurations. In 1997, rear disc brakes became standard equipment.
 
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