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I have a 2015 Manual PP, I was wondering how long before folks are changing their brake pads. I have NOT changed mine yet.

I am just under 65,000 on the odometer and was wondering how many miles others are getting out of their OEM brake pads? If you did replace them did you stay stock or what did you replace them with?
Did you do the rotors too?

Non PP owners could chime in too for curiosity's sake.

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I have to ask about how you drive the car to put on those miles. If it's all commuting and highway, you might still get a few miles out of those stock pads.

Personally having been on road courses and many many autocross circuits I know I'll never get that many miles. My display shows more than 1G braking... I'm only at 27k now, and the brake pads are still going strong, but I'll probably be replacing before 40k.
 

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Two days at COTA and I was toast, the stock pads lasted through 2 autocross seasons and about 10k miles.
I'm on GLOC 20mm pads with race compound (12/10).
Rotors are the Ford replacements (stock part number)

Without the hard driving I have friends who get 80-90K out of a set of stock pads/rotors. I got 110k on my 2003 Mustang (New Edge convertible).
 

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I have to ask about how you drive the car to put on those miles. If it's all commuting and highway, you might still get a few miles out of those stock pads.

Personally having been on road courses and many many autocross circuits I know I'll never get that many miles. My display shows more than 1G braking... I'm only at 27k now, and the brake pads are still going strong, but I'll probably be replacing before 40k.
Yeah most of my miles are freeway but it is Los Angeles so a lot of bumper to bumper slow speed stops mixed with fast speeds very little hard braking.
 

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That said in a pinch the braking on the car is very nice.
 

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When you come to replace your pads, you will find aftermarket pads a lot cheaper and sometimes better than OEM ones.
Rather than take it to a Ford dealer to get them done, a brake specialist is also usually cheaper and do a better job specializing in them.
 

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2015 Non-PP here, bought used, owned for about 14 months now. My car has a little over 23k miles and I've already replaced the stock pads (or the pads the previous owner had, idk). And the other day I took a look at the current ones, and they seem about half way thru, or a little more than half way.

But I also go to about 6 Track Days a year, and I do quite a bit of laps. I'm using Hawk Performance pads. I have a plan to upgrade my brakes to PP brakes. (Standard GT brakes). I'll probably do front first, then see about the rear. Maybe that will make the pads last longer after the change.
 

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I have to ask about how you drive the car to put on those miles. If it's all commuting and highway, you might still get a few miles out of those stock pads.

Personally having been on road courses and many many autocross circuits I know I'll never get that many miles. My display shows more than 1G braking... I'm only at 27k now, and the brake pads are still going strong, but I'll probably be replacing before 40k.
Seems like you and I are fairly equal when it comes to mileage. I'm at 28.5K right now. What about brake fluid flushes? Same time as brake pads, or twice as often?
 

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I'd say do it with the pads and you should be fine.

I did a brake fluid flush last year before a couple of track days, just to be safe, but I probably didn't need to.
 

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On the subject of brakes... Does anyone know if the handbrake is 'self-adjusting' or needs the cable tightened up, especially when doing the rear brakes?
 

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Non-pp owner here, bought a set of front GT/PP calipers off a club member for $100. I got the powerstop drilled/slotted rotors and z23 pad sets for both front and back as mine were completely shot.

Having been in a few mustangs with stock rotors and pads, I can say that the difference in the pads and rotors I got are definitely a bit better than the oem ones, and I think you can find the z23 pads for under $50 a set. Not sure if the rotors make a huge difference. I've had them on the car for about 10k Miles of spirited daily driving, and they still look like new.

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On the subject of brakes... Does anyone know if the handbrake is 'self-adjusting' or needs the cable tightened up, especially when doing the rear brakes?
When I changed my rear pads, I never felt the e-brake was too loose with the worn pads, and I don't remember if the shop adjusted anything in regards to the e-brake.

In fact, I remember telling them about the e-brake, and I think we concluded it was gonna get better with use. So i'm like 90% sure it's self adjusting?

10% unsure because I didn't take a look at each step-by-step they made.
 
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