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I ordered EBC greenstuff around January from www.buybrakes.com. They told me it is a special order part and will take 2-3 weeks. No problem. I called them today to ask why I still haven't recieved the pads. They tell me that EBC hasn't even finished designing them :shock: :shock: :shock:. No idea when they are available. :( :(


Does anyone know have aftermarket brake pads for the fusion?? Any other options other than EBC??

Any other way to improve meduim speed braking?

Thanks.

EDIT: mods please move to proper secion. Sorry.
 

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Update:

I called Hawk Brakes and they should make be making them in the HPS series by June 1st. I was told that the brake shape for our front brakes is d1164.

EBC--- no return e-mail from them about product availability. Anyone has any info on them??

I found aftermarket pads from Satisfied Brakes:
http://www.satisfiedbrakes.com/brakes/index.html#

Any one experience their products before??
They are also expensive $80 (Metalic) & $125 (ceramic) for pads but with $15 shipping charge. Are they worth that money?? Which kind should I get??

Right now, I am seriously considering waiting for Hawk HPS.
 

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I had Hawk HPS pads on my Escort ZX2. They were great! Much more braking power, much better intial bite & much better modulation and very little brake dust. They did make a slight grinding noise when going from 5 MPH to a stop but it wasn't bad. I did follow the bed-in procedure to the letter and sanded the discs by hand before install (150 grit garnett sand paper).
 

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Another update:

I got an e-mail from EBC stating that the pads should be available in the summer.

Anyone tried satistfied brakes??
 

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With the excellent performance (and reputation) that HAWK has I'd say just wait for them. BUT, as I mention above, you must sand your discs and bed the pads as the directions indicate. You'll be glad ya did! 8)
 

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Forget EBC, I think they suck. They sent me the wrong brake rotors about 2 times. The rears came in first, they were correct. Then the fronts came in, they were black anodized zinc instead of gold and they were four lug. So back the fronts went to them. Then, they sent me front rotors for an '05 Mazda 6, me knowing that the '06 mazda 6 and fusion rotors were the same. The weird thing about it was that the part numbers for the rear that were correct, were only 1 number away from the '05 6 rotors that they sent me. Generally this would give it away that 1 set or for the front, and it's a damn good chance being only 1 # away that the others are for the rear. Not the case, Mazda changed the design of the rotor in '06 making it the same as the fusion, which in turn are bigger. So........I sent everything back to them and got my money back because they don't have the shat straight and as far as I know nobody makes stock sized cross drilled and slotted rotors for the '06 and ^ Mazda 6 or Ford Fusion. If anyone knows of a company that does this would be an excellent time for you to chime in because I would really like some.
 

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never had an EBC green pad that I liked, tried them several times on different vehicles and I didn't like them at all. Hawk pads recommended all the way, my personal favourite pad. Satisfied is making some nice pads lately, if you can get a nice ceramic pad from them I think it would be a nice upgrade if you can't wait for Hawks to arrive.
 

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so, reviving an old thread...

is there any good brake pads out there we can rely on guys ?
 

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I'm personally a big fan of Wagner ThermoQuiet brake pads. That's all my shop uses. They're super quiet and no brake dust at all. There's no need for "performance" brake pads on these cars.
 

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There's no need for "performance" brake pads on these cars.
Really? Then there's also no need for power steering, a/c, radial tires, fuel injection, etc.......
 

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Performance brake pads are much different than power accessories. Performance brake pads take extreme heat to reach their maximum braking power. Normal driving and weekend autocross riders only need oem standard pads. Otherwise, lower pad temps with a performance pad won't stop you for s**t.
 

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[quote author=KaBooM link=topic=71260.msg1292481#msg1292481 date=1174942137]
Forget EBC, I think they suck. They sent me the wrong brake rotors about 2 times. The rears came in first, they were correct. Then the fronts came in, they were black anodized zinc instead of gold and they were four lug. So back the fronts went to them. Then, they sent me front rotors for an '05 Mazda 6, me knowing that the '06 mazda 6 and fusion rotors were the same. The weird thing about it was that the part numbers for the rear that were correct, were only 1 number away from the '05 6 rotors that they sent me. Generally this would give it away that 1 set or for the front, and it's a damn good chance being only 1 # away that the others are for the rear. Not the case, Mazda changed the design of the rotor in '06 making it the same as the fusion, which in turn are bigger. So........I sent everything back to them and got my money back because they don't have the shat straight and as far as I know nobody makes stock sized cross drilled and slotted rotors for the '06 and ^ Mazda 6 or Ford Fusion. If anyone knows of a company that does this would be an excellent time for you to chime in because I would really like some.
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Hi,

Sorry but you are wrong. I have the EBC Brake Disc FRONT/REAR and they work great.
Here is a picture of the Brake Discs that I have http://www.fordfusionclub.com/index.php?topic=78742.msg1480233#msg1480233
 

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JCalka,

I don't think you understand where I was going with my previous post. I was pointing out that many features of today's cars make driving more enjoyable as do "street performance" pads.

No one is saying racing pads are for daily drivers. We're talking about premium "street performance" pads that so many drivers now a days upgrade to. E.g. Hawk HPS -
http://www.hawkperformance.com/performance/hps.php

The power, feel, control and modulation of these pads compared to most stock pads is night and day.

If premium "street performance" pads didn't work they wouldn't sell and there wouldn't be a market for them.

Here are just some of 'em:

Akebono Euro Ultra-Premium Brake Pads
Akebono ProACT™ Ceramic Disc Pads
ATE Original Brake Pads
ATE PremiumOne™ Pads
Brembo Sport Pads
Hawk HP Plus Brake Pads
Hawk HPS Brake Pads
Hawk LTS Brake Pads
Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads
Hawk SuperDuty Brake Pads
Satisfied GranSport GS5 Carbon Ceramic Disc Pads
Satisfied GranSport GS6 Carbon Ceramic Disc Pads
Satisfied Pro Ceramic Enhanced Disc Brake Pads
Satisfied Pro Performance O.E.M. Replacement Disc Brake Pads
Satisfied Pro SUV Severe Duty Disc Brake Pads for Light Trucks
Satisified Pro Tech Brake Shoes
 

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pkoko,

I just got off the phone with Hawk and they said they'll have pads (all 3 compounds) for the Fusion in about 10 weeks. 8) :D 8) :D

1)HPS - High Performance Street
2)Performance Ceramic
3)HP Plus / Autocross

 

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NAPA sell OEM ceramic pads for Ford Fusion. Front CMX8277 or AEC8277 Rear CMX8272 or AEC8272. These pads exceed manufacturer specifications. Ceramic pads offer superior performance without brake dust.

Hope this helps!

FF
 

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I get wholesale prices through NAPA and it's cheaper to go elsewhere for my autoparts. They have decent products...but their prices just kill everything. Plus, NAPA's pads are a two piece design. I'd much rather use a one piece to eliminate potential noise.
 

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BlackBet, I was trying to get the right rotors from EBC before you were even a member of this forum. I spent lots of time with Bob Jusnes running down the supposed correct ones (Those of which by mid-March were given up on).

First ones that were sent were 4 lug and black anodized for the fronts just like yours minus the 4 lug part). The Backs were correct from the beginning. Then we tried for the '05 Mazda 6 front rotors, those of which are about 1" total diameter too small compared to the correct '06 Mazda 6 front rotors, but at least they were gold zinc anodized. They looked right, until I had the car in the air with all 4 wheels and brake assemblies off. They looked eyeball close until I went to put the front anchors/calipers back on. That's when I saw the gap. About .5" pad overhang. Obviously not going to brake sufficiently.

So, in conclusion I say 3 things:

1. What do you think of the backs being gold anodized zinc and the fronts being black anodized zinc? Does it look retarded?

2. I hope your not rolling around not using that extra pad on the top, (but from the wheel shots of your discs in the front it doesn't look like it)

3. I'm assuming you bought yours rotors after March 26th, after me making the post I did about how EBC can't get there sh!t straight. Therefore, they probably do have rotors that will work....NOW. Along with other companies......NOW...

Soooo......Basically what I'm saying is I wasn't wrong when I made the post. read the post date :eek:.

On another note, You know how to clean the car up good.
 
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