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Front Disc Brake Pad recommendation
#1
Hi,
Does anybody have any recommendations for Front disc Brake Pads?

There seems to be a choice of 3 kinds of Pad material

1. Organic
2. Semi-Metallic
3. Ceramic

I'm not interested in High temp Race type pads just looking for something decent for regular street use

A few types I have come across are...

Raybestos PGD14 CQ Organic
Bendix D34 Ceramic
Hawk Performance HB646F.526 HPS Ceramic
SSBC Original Equipment Replacement Brake Pads 1046 Semi-Metallic

Thanks
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#2
Semi Metallic - I've had real good luck with Autozone's best pads. Lifetime guarantee to boot!

Jeff T.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers.
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#3
Jeff, thanks for the response.
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#4
Not really sure but I always went with the semi-metallic but I was told not to buy the lifetime guarantee pads. Reason being is that they last a lifetime because they are hard as rock and eat rotors??? This is what my buddy,17 years as a Ford master tech, told me. So instead of buying the gold pads I buy the silver. Anyone else ever hear this??

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#5
I went with the "gold" series, and they squeeked really bad. Swapped in Organic, and not a sound to be heard.
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#6
Today's replacement rotors are so thin you can't turn them anymore. I've had no issues with the AZ lifetime pads even when out on the autocross course. They do create a bunch of brake dust though.

Jeff T.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers.
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#7
I go with the Autozone Lifetime pads on all our vehicles. We usually keep our cars a long time. I've probably warrantied the pads on our 97 Windstar at least 4 times! Smile



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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#8
X2 on that Mike! Big Grin

Jeff T.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers.
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#9
I've always run the Hawk Reds on the Mustangs... semi-metallic for excellent braking performance under spirited driving conditions. I've run some old Performance Suspension Technologies (PST) semi-metallics in the past and found them to be very good as well.

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