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Old 10-13-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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Hey, I wasn't really sure where to put this question. I am looking at the power slotted rotors and hawk pads for my 95 GT on American Muscle's website. Do we get a discount through them from the forum? My brakes are startin to squeek and I want to replace them and support our sponsors if possible. Thanks
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Re: Brakes question

I'm pretty sure you do. I think it's 6%
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Re: Brakes question

If you are trying to avoid squeaks, you may want to rethink the hawk pads. We just removed a set with 500 miles off our shop car due to the amount of brake dust generated and the squealing everytime you stop.
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Re: Brakes question

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If you are trying to avoid squeaks, you may want to rethink the hawk pads. We just removed a set with 500 miles off our shop car due to the amount of brake dust generated and the squealing everytime you stop.
ouch, they're expensive too.
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Re: Brakes question

What would be recommended for a good set of brake pads?
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Re: Brakes question

I always used to get a semi-metallic pad. Since I got Mach brakes, I haven't had to worry about replacing them. But, I've never had a problem with semi-metallic.
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THe only things that worries me about semi-metallic is the brake dust ive already gotta clean my wheels ever other day. I was looking into ceramic. But not sure.
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Re: Brakes question

Im not too worried about the squeaking to be honest ( i know i said that in my first post.) I've put 25,000 miles on my car since i bought it and haven't touched the brakes yet. There is a lip on the rotors too so i want to just replace everything to be safe. I drive in so-cal now which is crazy traffic and hard on your brakes so im a little nervous about them. I don't mind the dust either, I just want good stopping power and know I have good brakes right now. I also need to do a brake flush, the fluid is black but thats a seperate issue, haha. How do you go about getting that discount? American Muscle has the rotors I want, I'm still up in the air about the pads, especially since you guys started chiming in..
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Re: Brakes question

rob (pure venom) could locate u a deal for those brakes.
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Re: Brakes question

the oem ford ones have been great for years on mine~ low dust, no noise, all in all good
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Re: Brakes question

How expensive are they? I'm a little tight on money but I would rather spend a little more and know I got a better product. I definately don't want to go to Auto Zone and get their stuff. Even their best brakes are cheap Chinese crap.
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The dealers around here want $94.97 for the front and $94.97 for the rear being the brakes you car came off the assembly line with. You might consider Motorcraft.
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Re: Brakes question

I some how have never worked on any Mustang brake systems. My Haynes manual is in PA so maybe you guys can help me out. Are the rear pistons the ones that you need the special tool to turn in or are they the normal push back in (just in case, my car is a 95 gt)?
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Re: Brakes question

Yes, they require the gay rubix cube PITA tool. Don't buy from autozone as it is missing the one style that we need for the brakes. You will need the one from oreilly's...not sure if advanced has a good one or not. Vatozone had a 5 sided tool and oreilly's was 6 sided.
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Re: Brakes question

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If you are trying to avoid squeaks, you may want to rethink the hawk pads. We just removed a set with 500 miles off our shop car due to the amount of brake dust generated and the squealing everytime you stop.
Which hawk pads though?

I've used two sets of hawk HPS pads on the buick over the past 52k miles (the second set is about 50% done..) minimal brake dust (less than stock) and they make no noise at all (until they get really low..)
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Re: Brakes question

i know advance has a rental tool for disc brakes. seems like the better buy because you don't have to keep a tool that you may never use again and you get your money back. advance and oreilly's stock wagner brakes that are made in america and most likely the best pads you can get at a local parts store.
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The tool is like $6.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:28 PM   #18
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I'm definately going to look into buying the tool. I always do the brakes on my cars so it might be a wise investment. Thanks for all the feedback everyone.
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Re: Brakes question

I do mine and several other's brakes, both brake tools have come in very handy for me...the PITA one and the standard compression tool. They've more than paid for themselves already.
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