2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: New Rear Brakes

December 22, 2011

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As suspected, our Mustang GT's rear brake pads were completely shot after some editor's vigorous run on Palomar Mountain Road. The right rears were down to the metal. Of note, I never really noticed before just how tiny the rear rotors/calipers look inside the 19-inch wheels.

Santa Monica Ford replaced the rear pads and resurfaced the rotors. They checked out the front pads, but there's still a good 50-60 percent left, they said.

The cost was $87.30 in parts and $115 for labor, totaling $210.38 with tax.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 18,812 miles.

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