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Question on Brakes... Prices.... Rotors and Pads

OK, i want to change my brakes..

Thier grinding really bad, the sqeaking didnt even happen, it went straight to a metal grind.. IM guessing, the pads, need to be changed.. DUH!

But i also want to know, how much will it cost to get new rotors..

I think the people who did my brakes before grinded them down too much, and would rather, get new rotors, than getting them thinner than they already are, anyone got an idea on prices ...

New rotors and break pads.. Thanks.. Doing this tomorrow..

I called Tommy, if he could help while he was down, but i doubt he would want too... Family, and all..lol

Anyone have any experience in buying, prices?
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call me around noon or so ill make some calls and call you back to let you know the prices!
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I highly recommend Powerslot...I use them on mine.

Try www.truckperformance.com for prices....and they have them to fit Edge Rangers.
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yea Leo you should upgrade the brakes if it's in the budget
go fast, stop better
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^^^ ditto....if i had the $$$ to burn and needed brake work anyway, thas what i'd do..
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i would.. thing is.. this needs to get done.. asap
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I just priced rotors for mine at Advance Auto Parts at $57.00 each.I paid about $30.00 for a good set of Bendix brake pads.I didn't need to replace the rotors.I have about 110,000 miles on these (originals replaced under warranty at 30K or so) and they have never been turned.I just replace the pads every 60K or so.The truck stops perfect with no vibration whatsoever.I think next time around I will replace the rotors and pads regardless of the condition of the rotors.I figure with that many miles on them they have to be stressed even if they measure out ok.
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I bought mine from Praise Dyno Brakes...weird name I know but these puppies are cryogenically treated to be tough. Front only, rotors and pads were $358 or something if I recall correctly bought on a group buy deal. Slotted....but since it's ASAP that probably wont do you any good :(
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Get either Bendix or raybestos rotors and pads. no need spending $$ on those silly slotted and drilled rotors. i also recommened the bendix titaniumetallic pads, they're listed at semi metallic and cost like $35 from advanced auto.
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I use Wagner ThermoQuiet brake pads. Totally unique ONE PIECE cast/sintered design. I've never seen anything like them. They work better than stock, never squeak, and make very little dust. They have an integrated backing material as well and don't require shims backing shims!

I was surprised with how much better my brakes are with them. They're readily available and only a bit more expensive then OEM replacements and totally worth it to me.
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i just did my pads and rotors the same day i got my new tires a couple of months ago.. i think i paid about 60 for each rotor, then tried EBC's Truck/SUV brake pads, i think they were about 60 as well. all and all, compared to what i was driving around with.. i love them. my pads were about shot, and my friend said he could resurface the rotors, but i just said screw it and got new ones.. new brakes plus tires equaled all around better drive and stop!
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I would recommend going with a good brand name in brakes. Raybestos, Bendix and Wagner fall into that category. Don't just get the cheapest version either. In Raybestos I recommend the PG Plus rotors but I have not heard great things about the PG Plus pads. I use the Super Stop pads and am very happy with them. They do dust similar to the stock pads but they stop so much better. They work so well that I had to put Super Stop shoes on the rear also to get a good front/rear brake balance.

You should also get the disc brake hardware kit. It only adds about $15 to the cost of your brake job but allows the brakes to work much better. The caliper/pad slider is part of that kit and should be replaced.
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Whats wrong with slotted or drilled? and i know there are rotor kits for our trucks (damn drums...ugly) i have seen a few, but i forget where i seen it, anyone know what kit(s) i seen?
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reduced surface area is the main reason and they devolop stress cracks between the slots/drilled sections.
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the best rotors for performance are dimpled ones, but i doubt youll find any for the ranger.

as far as pads, i had wagner thermoquiets on my ranger, after toasting the rotors with some PF carbon metallics, which was a rare case on its own. the wagners made no noise and i loved them, would buy again
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im redoing mine soon also, i am going to get EBC truck pads and EBC drilled/slotted black coated rotors, for guarenteed no noise and brake dust solution.
62 for pads and 152 for rotors
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The caliper/pad slider is part of that kit and should be replaced.
Do you mean that "brass" shim between the pad and the piston? That's one of the nice things about the ThermoQuiets -- no shim required. They sinter a coating on the back of the pad that is integral to it and takes the place of that.
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I am doing my brakes soon too( probably early next week)
Cant find raybestos "brutestop" around here.
They do have raybestos "superstop" and others
Choices are Wearever Gold (or silver)
Performance Friction , z-rated or carbon metallic.
Hawk (whatever they have at summit racing)
Some Bendix but not the titai*** whatever ones.
Also need some good brake shoes for the back.
Will be using resurfaced oem rotors/drums(as they were never turned/cut yet)

Any tips or suggestions are fine. My gf's dad's friend is doing them he works for a ford dealership so I will ASSUME he knows wtf he is doing.. however I am bringing ALL the parts... so do I need brake hardware kits for front/back or what
Caliper grease? etc

OK more choices
VGX - Qualitee VGX Brake Pads

QLT-MF652K
1998-2002 (Not Specified) 4WD $44.95
Power Stop
PWR-26-652-02
1998-2002 (Not Specified) 4WD (Not Specified) Monday
$39.39


Note I have advance autoparts , autozone, napa, summit racing, and jegs around for parts availability zip code is 44203 (for shopping location)

Also is a certain brand of ball joint recommended... I have 2 lower ones that need replaced :(
Ungreaseable Pos factory ones :(
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I looked into those EBC brake... nice set up your trying out. I may give em a call, i just want NICE brakes that will GREATLY improve my ****y stopping distance. And i can rely on them when i would need them the most.
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ouch 100 for their greenstuff suv (and truck) supreme brakepads. 200 for their sport slotted rotors. but not all that bad, and free shipping :D
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Did the pads, Coy helped me out. With his discount, big thanks to him...

Now i need some rotors..lol
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ouch 100 for their greenstuff suv (and truck) supreme brakepads.

those are the pads i got.. they're nice.. but i didnt pay 100 for them.. i got them for about 60.. i used an employee discount, so i think they might have been a little more at retail price.
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Tirerack sells brembo OE replacement rotors but i dont see a difference between them and a bendix or raybestos or wagner rotor.

oh for ball joints id look into Moog or TRW...
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since leo got his pads fixed, i will hijack the thread....haha

how much will a set of ball joint cost? and how hard is the install?
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since leo got his pads fixed, i will hijack the thread....haha

how much will a set of ball joint cost? and how hard is the install?

you wont really be able to do the balljoints yourself unless you have air tools.. but thier like, 35 - 50... i dont remember...
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