BRAKE PADS

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  1. BLUMUSTANG98

    BLUMUSTANG98 New Member

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    i am needing to buy new brake pads, any recommendations? :dunno: I was gonna go with Motorcraft, someone recommended Wagner and Hawk , This is my daily driver so i am dont need anything for performance, just a good set of brake pads, let me know your thoughts....
     
  2. Downshift

    Downshift Well-Known Member

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    Autozone has lifetime pads for a decent price. Usually not more then 35 bucks. Use em up and take em back and you get a brand new set for free.
     
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    Yup, Autozone... Pep Boys used to do this but stopped. I haven't bought pads for my Truck since 1997!

    Get the good semi-metallics (Duralast brand) and just replace (Swap) them every year.
     
  4. drifts14x

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    Bendix from Advance or Wagner Thermoquiet, I've used both and liked them. The Bendix are what I use on my car everyday.
     
  5. 95-stang

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    EBC Redstuff suits me fine, not cheap though. :)
     
  6. Jrgunn5150

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    I use Lifetime pads, but only on car's I'm gonna keep forever, or at least a really long time.
     
  7. Mr Jones 4.6

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    Ive heard Hawk has some pretty good pads, I have always used stock ones but if I ever go aftermarket I would go Hawk.
     
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    ive used hawk pads on both the stock calipers and the wilwood calipers, and they work great. they dont give off as much dust as the other brands ive seen (the stuff they sell at autozone) so thats a plus since it doesnt get as dirty between washes.
     
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    A lot of guys here in the local sports car club who autocross swear by Hawk HP+. They are real aggressive without being unstreet-worthy. If you want something that is more for just daily driving and not for occasional track days, go with Hawk HPS.
     
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    i got hawk hps plus pads and they dust a lot, don't know is just pads affects how they dust, next time im going to try ebc green stuff..

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    thats how mine get after about 3-4 weeks of not washing the car, usually they stay pretty clean.
     
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    Bendix brakes FTW!
     
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    I went from Hawk HP+ to EBC Yellow stuff. The Yellow stuff is the shit! Made with Kevlar.... who would have known!
     
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    in case u were thinkin raybestos.... theyre kinda noisy....
     
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    i work at atuozone and i have used the duralast<---ehh ok the duralast gold <---decent and the Carbon metallic pads<--- they are the shit! low dust, good braking feel, and they dont get all mushy feeling after they get hot!
     
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    +1, either those or EBC Green Stuff (Low Dust), EBC Yellow Stuff (If you drive it hard), EBC Red Stuff (Track only)
     
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    i dont run brakes on my car... :dancing6:
    gotta love the caliper delete kits :hammer:
     
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    This must be the 2nd rule of Italian race driving!!!
     
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    +1. Great feel, low dust, saved my ass a few times.

    And when their gone take em back and get a new set.

    i drive like 5 miles out of my way to go to a good Autozone, the one around the corner from me is run my hispanic(I am Puerto Rican so I am not being racist) people and they don't know shit, and hate to help you out.
     
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    hawk pads