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Old 06-08-2006
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Brake Pads

I want to buy some brake pads for my 04' 6cyl. 3.0 ranger. Im just looking to get something locally, nothing over the net. Who has the best brand: Autozone, Pepboys, O'reilys, etc. or even the dealer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx
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i got napa pads and shoes for mine last month... no complaints yet
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hawk brake pads are really nice, i think autozone should have them
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Well at 17k I put front pads on my truck. I wore out the factory pads fast from pizza delivery. I bought the cheapest pads Autozone had at the time which were less than 25 dollars since I didn't have a job and I'm still running those pads now at 52k with wear left on them. I'm going to change them when I put my wheels on in a couple weeks just because I'll be there but I'd definitely buy the Duralast pads again.
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man my duralast ones are horrible on brake dust....
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If you can get Hawk HPS pads from a local retailer, I would go with those.
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OREILLYOREILLYOREILLYOREILLYOREILLYOREILLY!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

lol... sry but i gotta rep the company i work for. but anyways the brakebest oreilly pads are cheap and they perform well. just make sure that you get the kind in the yellow/black box. the brakebest select semi-metallic ones. now that im thinkin about it i think that # on them is SM652 or somethin like that. another good thing about oreilly pads is that when you buy a set of pads/rotors/shoes/drums, as long as you keep your reciept(just throw in a file or glovebox), you get a brand new set for free. lifetime warranty bro. even if they just wear out. if you plan on keeping this truck for a long time... its definitely the smartest buy!



wow, got a little carried away... my bad
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Old 06-26-2006
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Where can you buy oreilly pads? any store in general or special order from the company? I like lifetime guarantees =] <---Frugal smile

They are decent pads right? lol It's not much of a deal if I gotta change my pads once or twice a year.
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well I went by advance auto parts and I ordered some Friction Masters 40.98 they are ceramic pads anyone heard of them???
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So what am I doing wrong? I normally get 100,000 miles out of my original pads?
The fronts on my '94 S-10 were replaced at 60,000 only because the grease was "missing" (I like riding through puddles) but all other times it higher.

There is one thing I HATE, black brake dust on my wheels.
Of course I use the dust covered wheels on other people vehicles to gauge how they drive. I get really concerned when only the fronts are black cause that indicates they don't properly maintain their vehicle cause they are too cheap to have there wheels rotated. Riding motorcycles 20,000 miles a year makes you aware of people's driving habits because all you are is a target. (at least in the Northeast)
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Old 11-15-2006
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hawk brake pads are very good, barley any brake dust!
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Slight, slight squeak occassionally on my new Hawk HPS pads, have about 500 miles on them now. Was super dissappointed I had to pay $80 to have my brand new rotors turned because they weren't TRUE out of the BOX! wtf?

Anyway, major difference with new rotors and pads...panic stops aren't panicky at all now. Oh and I replaced my stock brakes at 44,000 with the new Hawks and new factory rotors.
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