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What brake pads do you recommend?

Hello, I plan to change the entire braking system, brake fluid, hoses etc and I have doubts about the pads. What I plan to ride is the following.

Brake fluid: Motul Dot 5.1
Hose: Metallic Hel brand.
Brake pads: I am between the Yellowstuff EBC and the FERODO 2500 or others that you recommend.

The mustang is 2014 gt brembo pack, with 4 piston brembo caliper in front.

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With regards to the pads, I would avoid EBC like the plague...horrendous cyclic QA issues and the owner only stands behind the product if it is "convenient" or can be used for PR purposes....


https://www.f150online.com/forums/wheels-tires-brakes/427029-dont-waste-your-time-money-ebc-brakes-4.html


As far as Ferodo 2500, I don't think you will be too happy with those on a street car unless you like washing your wheels daily


CFor good quality linings, may I highly recommend CarboTech Engineering, which I have used (1521 linings) for about 30+ years and been very happy on multiplefull size (V8) cars and trucks.


https://ctbrakes.com/choosingcompounds/


This particular lining has a high friction co-efficient (about the same as the Ferodo 2500),excellent pedal feel, wears (typically 50,000 to 75,000 miles beforereplacement is required) and produces less dust than OEM linings.

I highly recommend speaking to them by phone for linings that would be best foryour application. Fyi- braking co-efficient is what identifies the bite ratingof the linings- you want the CE to be no less than that of the OEM..... IMHO, I would look for a CE that is .49 orgreater.

You haven't mentioned rotors so I will bring this up...... I have previously run OEM replacement rotorsthat are cryogenically treated at Diversified Cryogenics (aka Frozen Rotors), making them almost ashard as stainless steel.Unfortunately, Brembo, Powerslot, Raybestos, Bendix, Hawk etc. are allpurchasing their rotors from one of the foundaries in China (with the exception ofthe $300 each composite high end units for Ferrari, Porsche, etc).



High Performance Brake Pads and Brake Rotors - Frozen Rotors


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what are you using the car for; and why are you using the DOT 5.1 fluid?

this suggests you might be road tracking the car, which makes a HUGE difference to brake pad selection

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what are you using the car for; and why are you using the DOT 5.1 fluid?

this suggests you might be road tracking the car, which makes a HUGE difference to brake pad selection
I have suggested DOT 5.1 because it is the one recommended by the motul web advisor.
The use I make to the car is a normal use, no circuit.

The problem is that I live in Spain and I don't have access to certain brands that are sold in the USA. Basically everything I buy for the car is bought by Rockauto.
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1. Unless you plan on doing some serious racing, standard Dot 3 bake fluid will do just fine.
2. Don't overlook Hawk Brake Pads. They make pads for everyday driving as well as for serious racing. I've tried many brands (experimenting) over the past 14 years, and find Hawk pads to be best for me.

As a rule, vehicles equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS) should not use DOT 5 brake fluid. DOT 5 brake fluid is silicone based. DOT 3 (standard) and DOT 4 (heavy-duty) are glycol-based. It can be distinguished from conventional brake fluids by its purple color (which comes from a dye).

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