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Have recently had some problems with front pads on 2016 unit.
Dealer has ordered replacement pads ( on back order ). Will install without cost.
Have EBC pads on other cars. Happy with performance, no problems.
Checking online, can't find performance pads for gt350, except for Volschlag ( spelling ? ) out of Texas.
Has anyone found a source for performance pads ?
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Tim
 

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What issues are you having with pads? I took mine in for the oil cooler retro and asked them to check the squeal from the brakes they are replacing the rotors as that is all they could come up with.
Regarding pad, I have gone to Hawk Brakes direct to find a pad for my GT500--they were able to match it with a Ferrari and Lexus pad. Maybe they can be of help
 

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What issues are you having with pads? I took mine in for the oil cooler retro and asked them to check the squeal from the brakes they are replacing the rotors as that is all they could come up with.
Regarding pad, I have gone to Hawk Brakes direct to find a pad for my GT500--they were able to match it with a Ferrari and Lexus pad. Maybe they can be of help
hello Michael,
after 1,000 miles of driving with no issues, the left front brake pads started throwing off excessive brake dust and the rotor exhibited a 4" ring of what appeared to be rust on the outer diameter.
service tech checked the pads, cleaned up the rotor, somewhat, couldn't explain it. suggested it was not a safety issue. waiting for replacement pads to arrive. in view of what you mentioned perhaps a replacement rotor is in order.
will check with Hawk. thanks for referral.
will let you know what develops with my brake issue.
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I will do some research as well These pads do throw off a lot of brake dust--you would think I was driving a BMW Unlike yours, both of my fronts throw off a lot of dust but the wear pattern is as expected. Some pads can be defective, the last pair I put on the rear of my track car (2009 ShelbyGT500), the one pad wasn't flat at all Only had about of 1/2 inch of contact it was so bad
 

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Have recently had some problems with front pads on 2016 unit.
Dealer has ordered replacement pads ( on back order ). Will install without cost.
Have EBC pads on other cars. Happy with performance, no problems.
Checking online, can't find performance pads for gt350, except for Volschlag ( spelling ? ) out of Texas.
Has anyone found a source for performance pads ?
Thanks
Tim
I bought a set of G-loc R12 brake pads at front. They work very well. Only makes very little noise at low speed. Just as good as OEM brake. But they last much longer than OEM pads do.
 

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I abuse the heck out of my stock pads and have had no issues. They track well at a high speed track and then still perform on the street. They are really dusty though. I drive it around the block and need to clean the wheels.
 

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Ditto, I have both - lots of dust (to be expected with high performance brake rotors and pads) but the squeal is a pain in the ears. Only squeals when I'm using them lightly around town. Back in the days of Eld, we would apply a brake pad silencer compound to the rear side of the pads and most times it worked very well. I may look into this as the brakes feel fine and no unusual rotor wear nor warping, etc.
 

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Ditto, I have both - lots of dust (to be expected with high performance brake rotors and pads) but the squeal is a pain in the ears. Only squeals when I'm using them lightly around town. Back in the days of Eld, we would apply a brake pad silencer compound to the rear side of the pads and most times it worked very well. I may look into this as the brakes feel fine and no unusual rotor wear nor warping, etc.
I was told by a friend (Director at Ford Store) that any Mustang with a Track Pack (Brembo Option) or GT350’s (all have Brembo) that they are outfitted with Black rims do to brake dust complaint. Just don’t see it as quick... lol.

But I have a right front brake squeak (700 miles) that is getting annoying. Rotor has no marks, plan on bringing to Dealer attention at Oil Change interval.

Is there any recommended break in for the brakes on this car? I know with other performance kits there is. Anyone?
 

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I was told by a friend (Director at Ford Store) that any Mustang with a Track Pack (Brembo Option) or GT350’s (all have Brembo) that they are outfitted with Black rims do to brake dust complaint. Just don’t see it as quick... lol.

But I have a right front brake squeak (700 miles) that is getting annoying. Rotor has no marks, plan on bringing to Dealer attention at Oil Change interval.

Is there any recommended break in for the brakes on this car? I know with other performance kits there is. Anyone?
Jim, I don't doubt the reasoning for the satin black wheels, I like the look of them too! My Porsche had bright silver and they were coated with dust right after washing. Your question re: breaking in the brakes is a good one, would like to hear if this is necessary and if so what folks are doing. IIRC, ShelbyQuest18 had mentioned hard stopping from the triple digit range to bed in the brakes...
 

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Jim, I don't doubt the reasoning for the satin black wheels, I like the look of them too! My Porsche had bright silver and they were coated with dust right after washing. Your question re: breaking in the brakes is a good one, would like to hear if this is necessary and if so what folks are doing. IIRC, ShelbyQuest18 had mentioned hard stopping from the triple digit range to bed in the brakes...
So we fix our brake squeak by floging the car? Not a bad idea if I had glaze build up on the rotors (none) and I have already tried a variation of this which changed nothing. :mad:
 

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So we fix our brake squeak by floging the car? Not a bad idea if I had glaze build up on the rotors (none) and I have already tried a variation of this which changed nothing. :mad:
Gotcha, be interested to hear what your dealer says and what the fix is, thx!
 

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Here another vote for what to do about a brake squeal at low speeds/light pressure. Started around 1,000 Miles. I think mine started also after my first realy good heavy brake session, but I wouldn’t even call that one excessive.

If you want EBC pads, I got a guy for that. We can find matches. I have a set of big Wilwood brakes on my Focus ST front and rear and they matched pads for both, in any color too.
 

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EBC is coming out with Red pads for front and rear, but he had no ETA. Only debate after that would be over running ceramic pads on these rotors. I've had Reds on a Focus ST with full WilWood system and they were pretty darn near zero dust. Didn't have it long enough to make a determination on effects on the rotors.
 
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