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Brake pad recommendations
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runninpony 
I finally saved up enough to follow all the great advice on here and ordered 4 new tires, rims and kit for the 72' mach1 stang. I am going to not assume but go ahead and replace the brake pads in the front and shoes in the back. Any suggestions where some of you have picked up brake parts in the past?
Is it as simple Autozone and get the best brake pads/shoes they offer?
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#2
Ceramic pads are pretty much the standard any more. Semi metallic pads are more noise prone and can cause irregular rotor wear.

I love Rock Auto. Get premium brand parts for the same money as parts chain stores on their generic brands. You will usually need to wait for items to get shipped in from a warehouse anyways, so you may as well just have them delivered to your door.

Mike
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Black 1985 GT
Yellow 1973 Mustang Mach 1
Black 2012 5.0 GT, 6-speed, Brembo brakes, 3.73's
Wimbledon White 1966 F-100 Shortbed Styleside, 390ci, Tremec 3550, FiTech EFI
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#3
I've used the best Autozone stuff for years without issue.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#4
Drop, MeZapU thanks! I will look at both and figure out which way is the best route (cost). Doesn't really matter anyway. I bought the rims and tires from CJPonyParts. They finally arrived and they shipped the wrong size, and put the rims on the wrong tires... sigh..
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#5
I usually order either EBC or Hawk brake pads, although Hawk makes better high performance street pads, IMHO.

This is a fitment for a '71 Mach 1: http://www.hawkperformance.com/performan.../hb646f526

1971 Mustang fastback: 10.3:1 C90E 408W hydroller - CDAN4 EEC-V w/EDIS8, girdled, lowered and caged
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#6
I installed EBC green front pads a few years ago. Worth the money IMO.
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#7
I just ordered Hawk pads for mine through CJ Pony Parts. Haven't received them yet, so can't report on how well they work.
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#8
kindersmach;173422 Wrote:I just ordered Hawk pads for mine through CJ Pony Parts. Haven't received them yet, so can't report on how well they work.

Hawk pads are excellent. You'll be cleaning your wheels more often than you think, though.

1971 Mustang fastback: 10.3:1 C90E 408W hydroller - CDAN4 EEC-V w/EDIS8, girdled, lowered and caged
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