What kind of brakes and rotors do you use?

Discussion in 'Maintenance Shop' started by Hooligan, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Title says it all! What kind of brakes and rotors do you use or prefer?

    I prefer Centric brand for brakes and rotors. Its my first time using them, they came highly recommended and so far my truck can stop on a dime!
  2. the ones that stop my truck ;) really, I never had to do the brakes yet so I have nio idea whats in there yet
  3. Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    crappy duralast from autozone
  4. kozal01

    kozal01 New Member

    I'm running Hawk LTS pads on power stop slotted rotors.
  5. IndyRangerARA

    IndyRangerARA DadsFordGirl FRF

    I'm a cheap ass... lol
    Whatever Autozone or OReilly has cheapest is what I buy.
  6. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    motorcraft...i now have quiet brakes again lol
  7. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    autozone cheapies.....
  8. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    i have some kinda racing ceramic slotted pads from a place my dad gets them and semi truck brake stuff at his work and i have autozone rotors for now. but i have been looking into the ones kozal has
  9. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    Clinton, you read my mind..
    My breaks seem to be getting progressively worse and I was looking into replacement ones.
  10. Btm757

    Btm757 New Member

    Rotors are ACDelco and the pads are Wagner. The pads are quiet and extreamly low dust and I didn't even know they were low dust when I bought them. But its a plus and it stops great. Also the factory front brakes didn't get replaced till the truck had 95k miles on it. Not bad
  11. dixie_boysles

    dixie_boysles New Member

    i just bought Duralast rotors and Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic brake pads and love the setup. My be just regular rotors, but they are still smooth as a baby's bottom! Ceramic brakes were the best thing I ever put on the truck
  12. racsan

    racsan exceding the limits....

    im only on my 2nd set of front rotors, original set went over 15 years/130,000 miles. both sides developed a crack which caused some horrible pedal pulsating when braking. i just went with the basic autozone replacement parts, pads are the mid-grade stuff from autozone also, rear shoes are the cheap autozone stuff. works fine for me. i usually eat up a set of front pads every other year, pulling the trailer tends to cause it to eat up brakes, id probly go through a set a year if i towed more with it than i do.
    old rotor, (both sides had a similar crack):
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    new rotor, i drilled and tapped it to use 1/4-20 s.s. screws to retain the lockout hub with:
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    and for the rear drums, i got drums specified for a '94 areostar 4.0 van, the inside diameter of the drum is the same as stock (10") but they are a heavier drum, with cooling fins, less likely to warp, weigh about 10 pounds more than stock, they dont stop any better, but they are a more heavy-duty drum.
    stock drum:
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    areostar replacement drum:
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    both drums for sise by side comparison:
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    the areostar drums were about $50 per drum, also came from autozone.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
  13. Whatever rotors came on the truck, and wagner thermoquiet pads. Love em. Worked only off of them for three months while the back brakes fell apart and never failed lol
  14. Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    the kind that stop the truck lmao
  15. michal

    michal Guest

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    Really amazing post here.Keep it up...!
  16. nicksranger01

    nicksranger01 New Member

    well i run Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic and Wagner rotors...looking into some EBC slotted rotors since my rotors heat up and warp way to often 3rd set in 4 years
  17. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    I have Oreilly's rotors even though I work at Advance. But I got them back in 07 when I worked at Oreillys. And their midgrade break best pads. Next pads and rotors I change over I'm getting Our wearever brand rotors and Wagner thermoquiet ceramic pads.
  18. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

  19. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

  20. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

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