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Anyone used the Power Stop brake kit?

Discussion in '2011-2014 V6 Mustang Tech' started by Cody Smith, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Cody Smith

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    I wouldn't touch that kit for half that price.

    The parts store rotors are just as good. The slotting and cross drilling have zero benefits in actual braking performance. Cross-drilling in particular makes the rotors prone to cracking during heavy, repeated braking. I also strongly prefer ferro-carbon brake pads instead of ceramic pads. They're dusty, but that's a small price for good initial bite and consistent modulation.

    I've had good experiences with Hawk's street pads (HPS) and very good experiences with Carbotech brake pads. The carbotechs I'm using are not street pads, but I'm considering their street-oriented offerings.
     
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    do not get powerstop after 4 months they started squeaking so bad . i looked there is plenty of life on the pads horrible build quality
     
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    I normally associate brake squeal with brake dust being caught between the pads and rotor. This is common on racing pads, which are square cut. Street pads normally have a beveled leading AND trailing edge to help evacuate the brake dust.
     
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    so your telling me after taking off my brake pads and power washing my rotors and getting numerous car washes that dust is still in there ? even after spraying red (period) anti squeak spray that dust is still in there ? last time i checked when you spray wet liquid on dust it usually dissintegrates and isnt dust anymore . thats what it says on the spray " repels and destroys brake dust "
     
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    I would never spray anything on my brake pads. If you're using Ceramic brake pads and complaining about squealing, then you're using the wrong pads.
     
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    The moment you use the brakes dust is made. Dusty brakes are good brakes. The anti-squeak -goo belongs on the backing plate, not the face of the pad.