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Old 11-19-2006, 10:18 AM
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Rotor/pad recommendation

Hello All. I recently purchased an 02 Excursion PS. Can anyone provide a rotor pad combination that somewhat eliminates all the warped rotor issues that seems to happen. Thanks in advance,

Matt
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:25 AM
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welcome to the forum!
warped rotors seem to be a problem with these heavy vechs. other than replacing them, i dont know of any sure fire way to keep it from happening, other than using the brakes sparingly.
there are cyrogenicly treated rotors available, at a premium cost. they might last longer, have not heard from anyone on that matter.
using ceramic pads may help alittle too. i think they generate a little less heat, which means less warping.
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:52 PM
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Hello All. I recently purchased an 02 Excursion PS. Can anyone provide a rotor pad combination that somewhat eliminates all the warped rotor issues that seems to happen. Thanks in advance,

Matt
Doing a quick search in the Excursion forum at FTE using the criteria "cryo", should net you quite a few threads regarding the warped rotor issue. There are quite a few people who swear by the Powerslot cryo treated rotors and Hawk LTS pads for the Excursion and Super Duty trucks.

I just ordered a set myself from Mark at DPPI. $125 per rotor, plus shipping.

Stewart
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i have the powerslot rotors on my truck but with stock pads and i can say i hate them.... the stock rotors worked alot better.... i had put the stock pads because i was told they would last longer then the hawk but now i just might either buy the hawk pads to see if it fixes it or just go back to stockers....
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Powerslot rotors and Hawk Pads, you want LTB pads. Brakes better, no more warpage.

Stock pads are bricks and the rotors just get eaten up.
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Powerslot rotors and Hawk Pads, you want LTB pads. Brakes better, no more warpage.

Stock pads are bricks and the rotors just get eaten up.
cant seem to find the LTB pads on there site.....
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You may have to talk directly to Mark about them... I've never explored his site, just posted what I saw as the only vendor that sells them on this site. There are probably others.
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i have the powerslot rotors on my truck but with stock pads and i can say i hate them....
Do you have the cryo treated rotors, or the standard Powerslots?

It's the cryo treatment that makes the rotors hold up better and perform and last longer.

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You may have to talk directly to Mark about them... I've never explored his site, just posted what I saw as the only vendor that sells them on this site. There are probably others.
I'm pretty sure you mean the LTS pads. That's what I ordered from Mark at DPPI. I considered the Hawk SuperDuty pad, but the LTS was better for my application.

http://www.hawkperformance.com/truck/

Stewart
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:05 AM
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bmwguymatt,

The guys are right you want the cyro'ed rotors and Hawk LTS pads, waaay better stopping and fade goes away and so far I haven't been able to warp a rotor either. You NEVER want to re use stock used pads or use stock type pads on a performance rotor, you will get poor performance and not think the rotor is doing it's job. Stock pads are junk, hard as a rock and are designed to last past the 36K warranty and not much else. Plus you need to do the bedding in procedure too, to mate the pads to the rotors, if you don't you'll lose performance and likely warp a rotor too!! It's been the best non HP mod I have ever done to my SD, and the wife's Navigator too!! You guys think us SD owners have brake problems, check the Expedition and Navigator owners complaints!!! Call us if you have any questions etc.

Check this out too:

http://www.powerstroke.org/articles/...iew/Page1.html

Mark @ DPPI
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Cryo Rotors are the way to go. I've had them on my offroad truck for over 3yrs now, only about 25K on them, but when used in conjunction with Hawk or the even better EBC pads, they will last forever. The Cryo process, makes the rotors about 3X-4X as dense as the normal Powerslots, so they are strong as he!! and when those pads bite into the rotor, they hold their ground and stop the vehicle.

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