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I've had slotted/crossdrilled rotors on cars before, and honestly, for a daily driver.. all they do is chew up pads faster. Stick with high quality blanks. I've used Hawk HPS pads in the past and never been disappointed by them.

Oh, and regardless of what you choose, make sure you bed-in your new pads properly for best performance. Hawk recommends 6-10 moderate stops from 35mph, then 2-3 hard stops from 45mph, then park and let them cool off completely.
I was on the fence between the Hawk HPS and Ceramics. I went with the ceramics in the interest of less dust. Probably wouldn't have been a big deal with my dark gray wheels.

+1 on the proper bedding procedure. You can feel the brakes grabbing better towards the last stops. Good advice which I forgot to mention.


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I was on the fence between the Hawk HPS and Ceramics. I went with the ceramics in the interest of less dust. Probably wouldn't have been a big deal with my dark gray wheels.

+1 on the proper bedding procedure. You can feel the brakes grabbing better towards the last stops. Good advice which I forgot to mention.
i'm right on that fence right now, i can't decide which way to go...help
also what would be a good option of brake fluid
i currently have 39k miles on the car would it be a good idea to upgrade brake fluid, since i'm changing the front set up


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i'm right on that fence right now, i can't decide which way to go...help
also what would be a good option of brake fluid
i currently have 39k miles on the car would it be a good idea to upgrade brake fluid, since i'm changing the front set up
Your car is at the mileage and probably age to do a brake flush. You are supposed to do it every 2 years due to brake fluid's moisture retention properties. You want to keep moisture out of the brake system. Spend a few bucks extra on fluid and it's good insurance to help prevent brake fade due to boiling the fluid. This is only an issue if you are using the brakes a bunch. I am probably going to use ATE Typ 200, but I haven't yet flushed mine and can't comment as to the effectiveness of a high performance fluid.

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My infinite wisdom:

Take your time and look for a set of cheap GT500 brembo take offs. They are very reasonable and bolt right on to any '05-'14 mustang. I got mine for $400 shipped. The only reason to get drilled or slotted rotors is if you like how they look.

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i love my brakes. gt bracket and new rotors.
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Thanks for all the feedback
I alright make a decision and went with the GT calipers and rotors pair w/ hawk ceramic pads

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What pads would be good for a DD? Mostly thinking ahead when my pads go. hawk? Ebc? Low noise would be best.

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What pads would be good for a DD? Mostly thinking ahead when my pads go. hawk? Ebc? Low noise would be best.
From what I've heard the hawk ceramics are very good for DD and they are low dust and low noise.. I don't have much experience with brake pads so I'm not really sure

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