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Old 12-16-2013, 08:25 PM
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brake part brands

'09 Ranger...factory front pads are about done at 71k. I'm hoping I can get through the winter as-is, but that might be pushing it. I anticipate replacing the rotors as well.

What brand are people liking for pads/rotors these days? Cheaper is better, but I can and will pay for quality.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:31 PM
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I would go OEM...I find them to be the best fir and quality.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:44 PM
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Ive experienced pad failure from the discount stores so to speak...I will only buy premium brand brakes such as Bendix or Raybestos brands only.you get what you pay for in brakes...
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:46 PM
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Raybestos or motorcraft... Can get cheapest from rockauto..
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:38 AM
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I have been buying Bendix and Raybestos from Rock Auto for less after shipping than I can get from the local box stores before taxes. Last brake job was a $50 difference and I went with ceramic instead of the cheap semi metallics. That was new rotors as well.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:11 AM
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Yep^^ exactly what I've been having happen
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Happily, I got it through state inspection today with the current brakes.

The rotors aren't worth saving, so I'm going to try to push through 'til spring.

Appreciate the brand suggestions above.
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Bumping for Bill's opinion on rear brakes- I know he has one, but I can't remember what it is.

Left adjuster disintegrated last week...with 110k, I'll replace everything and figure it'll last the life of the truck.

(Meanwhile, I popped the drum, let the loose pieces fall out, and stuck the drum back on. Good thing it's bike season...)
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I normally use Wagner or Raybestos pads and shoes. The drums and rotors are normally the best grade they have at the parts store normally carquest.
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Don't forget Amazon- all the name brands mentioned are available there.
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