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2006 Mustang GT, 5-sp brake rotors and pads suggestion

2006 GT, 5-sp brake rotors and pads suggestion. Next mod is brakes and I am looking for suggestions. I do not need anything too over the top. As much as I would love to drop 2k on the whole Baer system, I don't do track days or anything like it. I just want to get rid of the OEM rotors and pads, as I have felt them get a little soft in heavy braking situations. The heat here in Dallas doesn't help either. I looked on eBay, and of course my eye was initially drawn to the suspiciously low price of Brake Labs. Any word on their reputation?

So, for around 450$ TOTAL, where should I look for new rotors, what brands should I look at, and is it worth it to go to ceramic pads? Thanks!

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I am facing some problem with my car Mustang GT 2005

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The revolution are increasing and dectaesin by them self, also the car is geeting temperature increase and aftter that turn down, engine died
Please advise what I can do
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2006 GT, 5-sp brake rotors and pads suggestion. Next mod is brakes and I am looking for suggestions. I do not need anything too over the top. As much as I would love to drop 2k on the whole Baer system, I don't do track days or anything like it. I just want to get rid of the OEM rotors and pads, as I have felt them get a little soft in heavy braking situations. The heat here in Dallas doesn't help either. I looked on eBay, and of course my eye was initially drawn to the suspiciously low price of Brake Labs. Any word on their reputation?

So, for around 450$ TOTAL, where should I look for new rotors, what brands should I look at, and is it worth it to go to ceramic pads? Thanks!
I'd stick with OEM stuff. The aftermarket pads and rotors are no better than OEM. If your brakes feel soft then sounds like you need to get some SS lines and bleed them a little better. Otherwise, you won't really know if they are actually soft unless you are braking hard enough to get into the ABS.


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Hey, I need some help!!
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The revolution are increasing and dectaesin by them self, also the car is geeting temperature increase and aftter that turn down, engine died
Please advise what I can do
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Stock rotors and pads aren't a bad choice.

If you want a slight upgrade over the stock ones I would go with Bullit pads.
I have done more than 60K miles on them and will replace them now. See my tread:
https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...rake-pads.html

Price wise you can get the front set for $ 143.87 thru Titus Will Ford Parts. PN is: 8R3Z-2001-A

Ceramic pads weren't suitable for me. Since they have more adherent friction they overheated constantly when slowing down from high speeds.

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If you really feel like you have to change rotors (it's highly unnecessary until you're running alot faster) Check Ebay. Brakelabs hooked me up with drilled/slotted rotors and pads for cheap. One did crack on me.....but that was kinda more my fault and would've definitely damaged the stock rotors anyway. Brakelabs has a warranty, I sent them a picture of my cracked rotor, they sent me a new rotor the next day.
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I just installed EBC slotted rotors and EBC Red Stuff brake pads. They were pretty cheap and they grab alot harder then the stock ones did. I got them from autoanything.com.

2006 Mustang GT 5-speed w/ following mods:C&L CAI
,Steeda U/D pulleys,MSD Ignition,Brenspeed Detroit Rocker Cams, GT500 Throttle Body
Pacesetter L/T, H-pipe w/ High flow Cats, Pype Bombs Axle Back
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depends how you drive, i rarely autocross and my brakes were heatsoaked. so i upgraded with powerslots with hawk brake pads. try american muscle with the 6 percent discount from member amstanger or cj ponyparts. im also looking the baer brakes. i read good things about them
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