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Old 07-09-2015, 08:31 PM   #1
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What Rotors/Brake Pads should I get?

Brakes are just about worn out on my stang and figured if I was gonna take the tire off might as well get some new/bigger Rotors for it as well....Any feedback on any Rotors that some of yall use or have had good experience with would be great...not looking to spend a fortune but not buying anything cheap either....

What are the benefits of having slotted or drilled rotors compared to standard ones?...

Do ceramic pads really squeak that much?

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I bought the Hawk Ceramics and they squeak a ton. It is embarrassing. I even tried getting my rotors resurfaced to help but it's the pads themselves. I bought them because AM says they are the quietest out of the 3. I have had them for 500 miles and tried to bed them a few times but 0 improvement.
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dang....looks like no ceramics for me lol

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Old 07-09-2015, 10:47 PM   #4
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My Mustang has the Brembo package and I added the rear GT500 rear 13.8" rotors along with the Brembo package OE ceramic brakes.............my front Brembos only have 8000 miles on them.
I have never gotten any squeaking or noise from the rears ever, and the brake dust is minimal.
My Mustang doesn't need rotors but when it does I'll be going to Brake Rotors Brake Discs Drilled Slotted Rotors as I've bought rotors for my 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi which was the tow car for my drag car, my wifes 2009 Venza and a couple of friends Mustangs. They worked great and my Dodge truck took a lot of abuse towing the 4500lb car/trailer up and down the West Coast with no issues.
When I bought the larger rotors for the rear of my Mustang I just bought the OE GT500 rotors....................they were $90ea. from my local dealer.
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Are there any rotors for a base 14 GT with non brembos that hold up to salt and corrosion better than others? Are there any that stay "nice" looking or is it just one of those things that's gonna get rusted and replaced no matter what?
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There is zero benefit to performance from a slotted or drilled rotor. If you race the car, you are just more likely to crack or shatter a rotor. Centric blanks are good rotors, last a while, excellent cooling vanes, and not hugely expensive. In comparison to a real performance pad, the hawk ceramics are pretty quiet (my carbotechs absolutely shriek under light braking). I have been trying out the new HPS50, and it seems to be pretty good, will review in a week or so after flogging the car at NCCAR and VIR next weekend.
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Get oem rotors and a good pad. Hawk hps are good for street and mild spirited driving. I road race my mustang and run stock rotors with upgraded pads and dot 4 fluid. Never had an issue. Agressive pads will squeel but have lors of bite and dust a lot. Hps are good all around pads. You dont need larger rotors

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Vorshlag makes 14" centri rotors for the Brembo brakes. They are $99 a piece. Still trying to decide which pads to get.

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I went with the Ford Racing Brembo upgrade brake kit on my daily driver, non-Brembo ‘14 GT:

2005-2014 MUSTANG GT 14" SVT BRAKE UPGRADE KIT | Part Details for M-2300-S* | Ford Performance Racing Parts

All around decent upgrade with OEM quality that runs quiet, the front pads will dust more than the rear GT500 pads do. Check to ensure that your wheels will clear the front calipers. This is what comes in the kit:
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If you want better brakes / braking

Get the Brembo upgrade package for the front.
Ford Racing Mustang SVT Front Brake Upgrade Kit M-2300-S (05-14 GT, V6) - Free Shipping $1,200

Get the larger 13.8 rotors (for 13-14 GT500's) $150-200

and the caliper relocation brackets for the rear. $130
05 14 Mustang 14" Rear Brake Rotor Adapter Brackets GT Boss 302 GT500 V6 13 8" | eBay

The Brembo upgrage package comes with new pads for the front & rear.

More fluid for when you change the front line. $20.

$1,200 + $200 + $130 + 20 = $1,550

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