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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Time for Brakes - seeking opinions

84k on the factory brakes ain't bad, but they are squeeking so I am assuming it's time to replace. I will inspect them this weekend to make sure.

I can't say as I am unhappy with the factory brakes, but if I can get better aftermarket brakes for nearly the same money, I'm cool with that. I don't know if my rotors can be turned or not (anyone know the spec?). So Assuming the worst, I need rotors and pads.

My truck has been relegated to towing and hardware store runs, or my DD when my mazda breaks a timing belt . When towing, it is my 4500lbs bronco on a 2200lb trailer, so we're right at 7k for now, but probably slighly heavier if I ever get the gooseneck I want.

Based on that, what are your recommendations on brakes? Front only for now, but the rear may not be too far behind. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Time for Brakes - seeking opinions

I upgraded to Powerstop cross-drilled & slotted front rotors and slotted rotors for the rear. Peterson racing carbon-kevlar pads all the way around. Why Powerstop, that is all that was available back in 2004. I have 50,000 miles of towing on them and no problems, I have abused the $hit out of them on the occasional "old lady pull out in front of me while hauling 25,000 lbs senario" and have yet to have any warped rotor vibration.

After the upgrade you will smile everytime you use the brakes, what a difference, firm pedal, no brake fade, unbelieveable stopping power.

Be ready to open your wallet but, factory brakes suck and are a waste of your time and money.

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I am runnin stock rotors with hawk pads and they perform great.

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Thanks! Keep it coming. As much as I'd like to get cream of the crop brakes, I am having to put unexpected money into my Mazda right now and I know my clutch will need replacing soon too, so I need the best-bang-for-the-buck typ stuff.

I'll likely research all the prices and then make a decision.

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i run motorcraft in everything i own all fords btw always have. any time i install napa or autozone pads or places like that on my customers cars it never fails they come back with noisey brakes. the only time i get a noise is if dirt mud etc. gets in there. also imo what you are towing i wouldn't turn the rotors it will cause them to heat up faster and possibley warp quicker. if money allows, throw another set of rotors on there when you put the brakes on, its really not that much more work. btw make sure to lube the slide pins if you didn't already know that.

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super ih how many miles did you get out of your factory brakes?

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I have stock rotors with some new pads Ford just just came out with for our trucks called super duty pads. I just go with the stock stuff cuz they last a long time and I get them for cheap.

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super ih how many miles did you get out of your factory brakes?
I bought the truck in 2001 with 55,000, the brakes were not worn bad but the pads had started to fall apart. I put new FORD pads and rotors on, first old lady senario and they were warped so I just lived with it because I was not spending more money on the same product just to have it warp again. The rotor shake progressively got worse and finally in 2004 with 130,000 miles I got some cash around for the good stuff and have been happy ever since. The rotors do not warp and the pads have alot more "grip" to them.

I also agree to regularly check the caliper slides and keep them greased.

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I just placed an order for EBC brakes and pads.... they have a SuperDuty pad that is supposed to work great on trucks that tow over 7k lbs

They gave it a great name too...lol


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I got powerslot slotted rotors with Hawk Superduty pads. They brake really nicely but the pads are a little noisy at low speed stopping the LTS are supposed to be pretty quiet.

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