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New Rotor and brakes

I just had to get a new stock spindle cause mine completely came off the truck. Well I got the new spindle coming thanks to 04 EDGE. I am replacing the ball joints while I am in there also. Im getting the MOOG LBJ and the MOOG UBJ with the arm. I got to replace the rotor and brake pads also. I was wondering what is a good rotor and brake pad that I can get? Do I have to replace both when I do it? I know brake pad but hopefully not rotors. I just got 31's put back on my edge so I dont need anything expensive and performance wise. Any suggestions would be helpful. Is there any rotors that come with wheel bearings already installed? This is all on a 2004 Edge 4x2. Passenger side.
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Honestly, OEM is the best rotors. Just get theregular ones from autozone or something. I suggest wagner brake pads, they are a one piece design and they work very well for me.

Kevooo (friend of mine, ont his site) used the upgraded ones...drilled, slotted, the works. He had nothing but problems, from squeaks to vibration, etc. They squeaked right after he put them on...

Needless to say, we just went and got OEM rotors, and wagner pads for his, and it's quiet as a library, and no vibration. Although *IT DOES NOT STOP AS WELL* as with the upgrades...no noise and vibration is priceless.

Rotors will come with the race installed, but not the bearings. You need an inner/outer/seal for each side. You should do both sides at the same time, brakes/rotors/bearings. Pretty much anything you do to one side, do to the other.

If you need help, PM me or aim, I can help you, I've done it countless times on my ranger and many others on this site.

Same thing happened to kevooo, he broke a wheel bearing luckily not driving fast...had to replace the rotors/pads/ball joints and of course wheel bearings (did both sides)
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