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Brake Pads for GT350

I have read this thread and others all the way through, so if I missed this, I apologize. Do the RSL29 pads need bedding if I am coming off stock pads? I have a few days coming up at NCM on 10/2-3 and I will be inspecting my stock pads for thickness after they received 3 days at Mid-Ohio, to make sure I am prepared in case I have to do a swap. I do see that KNS Brakes will "bed" pads for $20

I have read much in these threads about replacing the factory DOT 4 fluid with RBF600 DOT 4 and will, even though the factory setup performed well for me and my skill level at Mid-Ohio.

To be honest, with all the front wheel options (Raybestos ST43s, Pagid RSL29 or RST3, G-Loc 16/18s, Hawk DTC60/70, Carbotech, Ferodo DSUNO or D1.11, etc...) it is a bit much. o_O;). I am still considering simply bringing a set of OEM front pads for the next few sessions and dealing with the "upgrade" later, but I understand the OEM pads wear much faster than many of these options.
@CRisolvato I saw you respond to an older post of mine from 2018. (here: https://trackmustangsonline.com/threads/pagid-rs-29-brake-pads-for-the-gt350.10992/post-207736)

Thought I would add a few comments of what I've seen since then... While I did like the feel of the RST-3's in the front, I found that they wore unevenly with a significant angle. I assumed my calipers were "sticking" and spent the winter rebuilding them with new seals, etc. [Good luck finding Brembo seals, I used StopTech. Ford will sell you a replacement 6-piston caliper at not a bad price...] After doing all this, I switched to Raybestos ST-47 Front (ST-43 rear). They worked OK, but didn't have the hard "bite" I like. So, I've just started using Cobalt XR-1's in the front, and they have MUCH better initial bite, and the wear seems low (based more on a buddy's car, as I've only done 1 event so far). The Raybestos last "forever", and I'm still running them in the front, but plan to change to Cobalt for the rear as well.

Back to the Pagid's, I heard a few other folks mention that they have seen them wear with an angle, so maybe it wasn't my (still-then pretty new) calipers. I can't say it is a real problem with them, just a data point or two.
 
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Simplified, What's the verdict?

Raybestos ST43s
-pro
great braking
great on rotors
-con
cementite residue on wheels which is difficult to remove

Pagid RSL29's
-pro
all of them

Carbotech/G-Loc (same family of pads)
-pro
great braking
great on rotors
-cons
1 case, particularly, G-loc where the backing separated from the brake pad

Hawk Pads DTC 70/60
-pro
great braking
cons
-eats rotors

Cobalt Racing Pads
-pro
all
-cons
super expensive

All above true?
 
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