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Time For New Brake Pads - Suggestions?

Well my front brakes are shot so I need some new pads. What does everyone recommend?

My biggest concerns in order are:
1) Stopping time
2) Longevity
3) Price

I don't plan to cheap out on the breaks. Price isn't much of a concern if it isn't crazy and prevents me from rear ending someone.

Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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i have used pro stop ceramics on a few different cars and love them. they run about 50-70 a pair, but they last super long + no brake dust. just have to make sure you break them in right.
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Already? It's an 06, how many miles you have?
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i need to get a set too, i've been planing on searching to see what everyone thinks

mine is an 02 4.0 auto w/ 53k, they might be original on mine

wondering if i should do rotors too...

and i dont know anything about breaking them in
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bump...any other opinions...that will be the first thing i need to do (besides pics)
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performance friction carbon metalic!



ceramic pads are a down grade for these trucks, you will loose stoping power and over heat the rotors just for "low dust"
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Hey Tommy, do you plan on installing them yourself? Ive been needing new pads for a good 2 months now
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come on, someone here knows whatsup or will link a correct thread
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I hear the hawk pad name being thrown around on the board... I found three different kinds for my truck... any recommendations?


http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brake...ar=&perfCode=P
http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brake...ar=&perfCode=S
http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brake...ar=&perfCode=S


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Already? It's an 06, how many miles you have?
23K

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Hey Tommy, do you plan on installing them yourself? Ive been needing new pads for a good 2 months now
Well, the dealership wants $180 for the cheap pads or $220 for the others installed. I sure as heck don't want to pay that price. I have no idea how to change the brakes, do you? It can't be THAT hard.. If so let me know when your going to get some pads and I'll drive to your house and lets change some pads. The dealership says I have about 1mm and have about 1,000 miles left so I'm hoping to do this real soon.
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I have Hawk HPS pads with powerslot rotors on my truck and Im very impressed, they are quiet, strong, and no dust! they basicaly got my stoping distance back to where it was stock. bob has both the 2003+ pads and 2002 back.

here they are http://www.jusnesmodified.com/store/...roducts_id=132
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its not hard...jack it up, take off wheels, caliper, slide out pads, slide in new, reassemble...ill be doing mine when i get a good answer on ones to buy...
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get hawk.
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you might need a clamp of some sort to collapse the piston this job is actually really easy and i meant to make a tutorial of me changing breaks
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This summer I put the hawk ceramic pads (all 4 corners) on my caddy. I must say I'm very impressed with them! They are better than the OEM ceramics that came with the car. They do dust.. but it's only 25% of what the OEMs did. Very little IMO.

One thing to make sure to do though!!! Make sure to follow the bed in proceedure just as it states on the box. Do that and you'll love them. I promise.

When my ranger needs a set.. this is the route I'll be going for sure.

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get hawk.
I linked to three different kind of hawk pads. Which of the 3 are the recommended ones?
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I got the HPS Hawk pads and powerslot rotors from jusnes and I don't have any complaints. Great stopping power.
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I have wagner upgraded metalic and replacement ceramic rotors...I can't complain. It was about 1/4 of the price as the hawk upgrade kit...and it does the same job. I really like the wagners...I put them on all the vehicles I do brakes to...they just are a quality pad at a great price.

Kevoo has the hawks, they are great, they stop good...but way overpriced IMO for brakes
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I just put the Hawk HPS with new Napa better grade rotors and have been very impressed with the stopping power. As stated before, make sure to bed them in as per instructions.
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hey Tommy check out jusnesmodified.com as said above, i tossed on the new rotors and pads on my xmas list...haha
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hey Tommy check out jusnesmodified.com as said above, i tossed on the new rotors and pads on my xmas list...haha
haha I was going to put pads on my list too because i knew they were low.... but I didnt know they were so low i only have 1,000 miles or so and if thats true i wont make it till xmas lol
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its not hard...jack it up, take off wheels, caliper, slide out pads, slide in new, reassemble...ill be doing mine when i get a good answer on ones to buy...
this is a "hack" way of doing a brake job.


there is more to it then this!


please click on this like for the "best" brakes on the market!

http://www.performancefriction.com/pages/about_pfc.htm
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I just go to the Ford dealership and get Motorcraft. Haven't failed me yet.
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this is a "hack" way of doing a brake job.


there is more to it then this!
how about letting us in on it then...this has worked for me...
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I got The EBC Greenstuff 7000 4x4 break pads. They work great and hardly dust compared to oem. They are pricey at around $95. Not bad if you do them your self though. I also bought some drilled rotors from stillen. They helped alot and have increased my bake pad life. Worth every penny to stop on a dime. Look great too by the way.
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this is a "hack" way of doing a brake job.


there is more to it then this!


please click on this like for the "best" brakes on the market!

http://www.performancefriction.com/pages/about_pfc.htm
notice they dont list a price.
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