Re: Ford; Give us a "brake"
> On Sat, 01 Oct 2005 07:48:11 -0700, Rick Olive
> <rickolive@N0SPAMcomcast.net> wrote:
>>>$480 Can. for Mach-1 brake pads?
>>Everyone's mantra should be "Ommmmm.... Never go to the dealer
>>Ommmm...". TireRack is the way to go. Got 4 new rotors and all brake
>>pads for $500 for the '03 Cobra. Only problem with TR pads is the spring
>>clips don't come with, and OF COURSE one of them broke when I pulled 'em
>>off. Ford couldn't (wouldn't?) sell spring clips separate from an axle
>>set of pads at $100! Solved that one at the local NAPA for $13.
> I'm trying sets of the new Monroe (God help me!) Premium pads.
> $140 Can or about $120 U.S. All the clip hardware seems to be
> included along with the anti-squeel stuff. The little square
> tool to rotate the rear pistons was about $20 Can. One thing
> that is odd is how small the pads are on one set. Tiny, actually.
The rears ARE pretty damn small. Even as bad as they are, stock Cobra
brakes are still better than S281 (SCARY!). Next time I do brakes, which
is probably every 30-35K judging by past and recent experience, I'm
doing the calipers and lines as well.
Let us know how those Monroe's work. The Hawk GPS are good but noisy.