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Old 07-24-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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well im going to be puttin new brakes on the truck sometime soon and im wondering what is the best brand to go with? i dont want to spend a **** ton of money unless its really worth it. so let me know what you guys recommend. thanks
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I'm going with wilwood($$$expensive), But wagners will be good in your case.($65) a pair

I put brakebest select on the Harley and they did fine($35) a pair

Just remember the cheaper you go the more brakedust you'll have with less rotor wear(longer rotor life) and less stopping power.

The more you spend the better the stopping power with more rotor wear(due to more metals in the pad)
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i got the ebc dimpled and slotted discs and the ebc green stuff brake pads and i love them i paid 700 for parts for all four wheels but it was well worth it
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We offer new brake pad and rotor kits for your truck. The pads are semi metallic to cut down on brake dust and the rotors are brand new not remanufactured.

Here's a link to them on our site, if you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them for you.

Ford F150 Truck Brake Pad & Rotor Kits

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tony, the link just redirects me back to my thread
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tony, the link just redirects me back to my thread
Got it fixed,thanks
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Whatever you do don't go cheap! I thought I'd get some low grade pads cause I was low on cash at the time and I wish I had waited.. Every time I hit the brakes they squeal and they never did with the old ones.. I'm thinking about ceramic pads... anybody use them before?
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Just made sure the pads are made in America.
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I'm with BRONCOMANJOE I went cheap on the rear pads and every time i hit the brake it just sequels.
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I run our pads on my 04 Jeep Grand Cherokee,and didn't use any anti squeek lube and they're fine.
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i like wagner and wearever. although i work at advance auto so it may be a kind of biased opinion. but pads are like everything else automotive "you get what you pay for"
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[quote=harley9703;546999]I'm going with wilwood($$$expensive), But wagners will be good in your case.($65) a pair



Where did you get that price?
I live in Ontario,Canada,and was quoted $235.oo each for Wagner front rotors for my 2000 xlt 2wd.

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Whatever you do don't go cheap! I thought I'd get some low grade pads cause I was low on cash at the time and I wish I had waited.. Every time I hit the brakes they squeal and they never did with the old ones.. I'm thinking about ceramic pads... anybody use them before?
Ceramics is all I use. Auto-zone's best usually. No noise-No dust
I just bought some
http://www.hawkperformance.com/truck/ceramic.php

They are sitting on the kitchen counter, when I put them on I will give you an update.
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Ceramics is all I use. Auto-zone's best usually. No noise-No dust
I just bought some
http://www.hawkperformance.com/truck/ceramic.php

They are sitting on the kitchen counter, when I put them on I will give you an update.

ok let me know. its gonna be a bit till i buy some so i have some time to hear what u gtta say
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I'll be in touch, probably do it next weekend
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Finally got the Hawks put on....
Slight increase in braking performance, they don't "bite" when I tap the brakes but the pedal feels like it should now, less pressure to get stopped, more linear, and easier to modulate. I only have 40 miles on them and just cleaned my wheels tonight so I can't say about brake dust yet, I'll update when I get a few more miles on them.
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thanks for keepin me updated, I appreciate it. I still have put my brakes on but I will be in a few weeks hopefully
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