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On a side note, someone mentioned that Baer is having issues. Anyone know what’s going on with them?

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Rick, A question to your here that I've always wondered and many others as well.... Say A customer buys a SSBC kit either now or in the past... Do these kits tell you what the "Replacement Brakes Pads" are that the kits takes?!?? I know that noone (including myself) ever wants to buy a Brake Kit or a Brake Conversion Kit if they cannot get "Replacement Brake Pads" for it in the future.... I know in the past this has been an issue with some brake kit suppliers....that they don't tell the buyer what the "Replacement Brake Pads" are other than their own Proprietary Stock Number which is completely useless. This has always been a BIG Concern with many prospective buyers of Brake Kits or Brake Conversion Kits.

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My 65-66 style are D-11 series just like the original Kelsey-Hayes, which means I can get softer organic, semi-metallic, ceramic, hybrid or whatever from different local parts stores or a bunch of vendors. The Granada, Versailles, Mustang II, Fox, SN-95, Cobra, etc based or genuine kits I have seen always had something in the instructions describing which pads, too. Not sure about Baer, Wilwood, etc. I couldn't afford those when I was buying full kits haha ! !

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On a side note, someone mentioned that Baer is having issues. Anyone know what’s going on with them?
That was me. PM sent. We're not discussing that on the thread here.....

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I first heard of SSBC's demise in a round about way about 3 weeks ago. We were discussing Wilwood out in the

field at a shop and I was told by the owner (direct account with Wilwood) that they're having trouble keeping up

with demand and that their order shipments are 2-3 weeks behind. Wilwood's business increase cannot be attributed

completely to Baer Racing's current wobbly business situation (Baer is an account I sell product to), so there

must be another cause...... ergo, they've picked up the business SSBC had AND are making hay against Baer's

sales as well. That makes sense since all the pieces fit together.


Hey GT289, any chance you can elaborate on the Baer situation?
I am looking at getting so Baer brakes for my 65 fastback.

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Rick, A question to your here that I've always wondered and many others as well.... Say A customer buys a SSBC kit either now or in the past... Do these kits tell you what the "Replacement Brakes Pads" are that the kits takes?!?? I know that noone (including myself) ever wants to buy a Brake Kit or a Brake Conversion Kit if they cannot get "Replacement Brake Pads" for it in the future.... I know in the past this has been an issue with some brake kit suppliers....that they don't tell the buyer what the "Replacement Brake Pads" are other than their own Proprietary Stock Number which is completely useless. This has always been a BIG Concern with many prospective buyers of Brake Kits or Brake Conversion Kits.

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Yes they do. Both my front kit (A120-10 are FMSI# D531 - 99 Mitsubishi GT3000 Vr4) and rear (A111-2 are FMSI# D347 Ford 97-88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe) SSBC disc brake instructions tell me what pads will fit, and what car they came from. Now, if I could also find out what rotors are good for replacement that would be even better.

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Yes they do. Both my front kit (A120-10 are FMSI# D531 - 99 Mitsubishi GT3000 Vr4) and rear (A111-2 are FMSI# D347 Ford 97-88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe) SSBC disc brake instructions tell me what pads will fit, and what car they came from. Now, if I could also find out what rotors are good for replacement that would be even better.
Rotors are the biggest problem. I don't believe there are off the shelf rotors for some of these conversions. They were probably custom manufactured in Taiwan with a minimum bulk order. There were no Thunderbird Turbo Coupes after 1988. Maybe rear rotors from the Fox-body Thunderbirds of the 80s will work. But if the rear brakes really are based on the 90s Thunderbirds the rotors might be custom because those cars have a funny 4.25" bolt circle. And there were 2 different width rotors during that model run. Possibly someone has confused turbo Thunderbirds with supercharged ones. They are completely different. Confusion reigns supreme!


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Sorry, I meant to put in 87-88.

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UPDATE.....
I had used my credit card with USAA bank.
Was able to file a dispute, USAA put the money back on the card within a few days.
Confirmed that it was perm. a few weeks later.

I ordered from Sean at Street or Track, whom I have ordered suspension parts from before.
He interacted with me several times, shipped immediately.
His rear brake setup looks to be the most simple I could find, uses a separate drum/shoe from the disk like newer cars.
Overall the parts look better than his picts and U-tube, so very happy it did not work out with SSBC.
About to install.

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I think others would like to know about non commie alternatives!
We are in Michigan! - Street or Track LLC

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I have lots of race tires I need to buy, and a new motor so no plans of shutting up shop anytime soon!

If anyone is looking for a brake system please let me know.

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I'm not the least bit surprised of other companies like "STreet or Track" above willing to pick up the slack of SSBC's demise...

Gotta love a FREE MARKET SYSTEM!

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I have lots of race tires I need to buy, and a new motor so no plans of shutting up shop anytime soon!
It's always something. I'm feeling the need for a 3 link rear to match my front suspension to take my car to the next level.
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Hey GT289, any chance you can elaborate on the Baer situation?
I am looking at getting so Baer brakes for my 65 fastback.

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