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Old 07-15-2016, 10:02 PM   #1
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Show me your brakes and what kind of upgrade set up some of y'all have used. Other than regular replacing stock rotors and pads.
Looking into upgrading soon
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Brakemotive dimpled/slotted rotors with ceramic pads. Nice and cheap, and zero brakedust. Giant improvement over stock in looks, noise, much smoother, and they keep my wheels nice and clean.

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nice and clean looking !!!
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Brakemotive dimpled/slotted rotors with ceramic pads. Nice and cheap, and zero brakedust. Giant improvement over stock in looks, noise, much smoother, and they keep my wheels nice and clean.
Sweet, I'll throw those keywords into google in a sec, to find some distributors unless you have a link recommendation..
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I just get them off ebay. Cheap. I threw a set on my wife's car as well.
I know there are better brakes out there, but the price of these, for what they do, is awesome.
Whatever you get, always remember to burnish them properly.
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I went with PowerStop rotors AR8596XPR (front, $54 each on Rockauto website). There is a "kit" available, but I like the Akebono pads.

These pads AKEBONO ACT1011
http://akebonobrakes.com/pro-act

https://www.amazon.com/Akebono-ACT10.../dp/B000C1LL8C
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I went with Brakemotive drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic pads. Only had them for about a month, but I really like them so far. Got front and rear off eBay for around $220... Also painted the brake calipers Click the image to open in full size.

New Rotors and Painted Brake Calipers
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I haven't upgraded my F150 yet, but I use plain face Centric discs and Hawk LTS pads on all my trucks/SUVs. I really like the LTS compound, but be aware they need about 500miles to really bed in. They have a "spongyness" to them until they get broken in.

I don't use discs with face "features" since they accelerate pad wear, increase NVH and provide stress points for cracking. Slots help bite and combat pad glazing on race cars, but they cause more issues than solve on a street car/truck. Sure, they look cool....but I'm a function over form kinda guy when it comes to the brake system.

Ceramic is not a great friction material. Yes the dust is light, but good brake pads dust. Learn to wash your wheels. I'd prefer to be able to stop truck+trailer from 70mph on a down grade over concerns about brake dust on my wheels. But that's just me.

Lastly, don't skimp on brake fluid and make sure you flush it every couple years (at most).
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Dealer put cheap metallic ones on the front before I bought it. So I'll tell you about mine. They are squeaky, and very dusty! They do the trick but not efficient, quiet, or clean. Go with ceramic!
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