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Old 10-31-2012, 04:12 AM
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good rotors?

Hi,

My f350 CC 7.3 need rotors AGAIN. Last time (less than 2 years ago) I used NAPA Premiums for the rotes and pads. Obviously, I don't want to do that again.

On good advice from a long time ford fleet wrencher, I'd like to go with slotted (not drilled) and non-cyro.

I see some DBA stuff out there, Power slot, Hawk, Brembo, etc. Who knows what about each? Who's had experience here and, what can you share?

I drive the truck easy, never towing heavy without trailer brakes. Actually, I only put about <7k miles per/year - easy peasy just rolling around. I don't want another crap set that can't handle all this stress

Also, please mention or suggest a good pad to go with them. I'm not yet sold on ceramics for this application but, you can try.


thx!
-dave
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:38 PM
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From what I have heard those that you already mentioned work well. Why not cryo- treated? Heat stress is what destroys the rotors. Only real issue that has been mentioned to me by a couple of different shops is that if you have slotted rotors you will not be able to find anyone that will turn them when the wear down, not where I live anyway. ( N.E. Cal)
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DRW or SRW?
I have a Raybestos on one and FoMoCo on another front and they do fine.
Also, all my rotors are slotted anyway. As in that's the basic option

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I just put some EBC rotors (slotted w/dimples) and EBC yellowstuff pads on the front during my rebuild.

So far they are doing great.
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i am in the same boat. went with napas top line rotors. they only lasted since may before getting warped. my elk trip to colorado started it and bring home a ryan navion on a trailer from florida finished the job. running on i-95 during the day didnt help matters....
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I've had really good luck with Power Slot rotors and factory ford pads.
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OEM ford rotors are the best to use, they are made to OEM specs. So many of my customers use the crappy aftermarket ones them come back to me 5,000 mileslater wanting OEM rotors because they last. We have them in stock, if interested let me know
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OEM ford rotors are the best to use, they are made to OEM specs. So many of my customers use the crappy aftermarket ones them come back to me 5,000 mileslater wanting OEM rotors because they last. We have them in stock, if interested let me know
I would def agree with this.
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Aftermarket rotor and pads are junk and a wait of money, same rules apply to pads, 5,000 miles and my customers want OEM pads, No brainer
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DRW or SRW?
SRW.

I have no issue using Ford factory rotors if those are the best. jesilvas: they come in slotted too?

When my brakes were working well (the set before the NAPAs) I'd notice a lot of fade if I had to jack on the brakes due to some dipwit in front of me - I'd like to lose that fade; which is why I'm thinking slotted.
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