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Brake opinions
#1
Just for curiosity sake, whats everyone's opinion on the best brake pads? I've put hawk hps on the 07 mustang and they seem to work quite well. About to put wagner rotors with hawk lts on the truck as soon as the pads arrive. Seems like many have gone over seas just like everything else. I think the only american pads left are Hawk, Wagner, and some of the EBC.
-2007 4.0 mustang



-1993 F150 302



-1966 mustang 302
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#2
Hard to say. If you stick with a well known brands, I don't think you have too much issues. Off brands are really horrible.

Here at work, we perfer Raybestos, Wagner, or Bendix. I have used Akebono with great success. Otherwise, if the factory pads worked great for you, use them again.
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#3
i'm getting ready for new brakes, i'm curious if for my [url="http://www.mccarthychevrolet.com"]chevy[/url], the super expensive fancy brakes are really worth the extra money
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(12-31-1969, 08:01 PM) link Wrote:i'm getting ready for new brakes, i'm curious if for my [url="http://www.mccarthychevrolet.com"]chevy[/url], the super expensive fancy brakes are really worth the extra money
Unless you are planning to do road course racing or extreme braking of some sort, then fancy brake pads IMO, are a waste. High performance brake pads are usually made to withstand higher temperatures for increased performance, but may cause poor pedal feel compared to stock pads. They also have a tendency to shorten the life of your rotors.

Edit: Always turn your rotors when installing new pads. Wash them with soap and water before installing them. Also, check your caliper slides for smooth operation and apply brake lube to them if they are dry.
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