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need new front brake rotors, what would you do

what kind of rotors should i get? it seems like alot of guys recomend the power slot cycro brake rotors but are they really needed for a daily driver?

which route should i go

2 - new cryo powerslot front rotors
hawk lts pads all the way around
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$335.72

or

2 - powerslot front rotos
hawk lts pads all the way around
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$284.23

are the cryo treated rotors really worth the extra $51.49 ?

i have a 04 f-250 4X4 crewcab short bed. its basically a daily driver and doesnt tow much. do i really need to spend the extra $50 ? trying to do this on the cheaper side because i might need to rebuild the front calipers.

also does anyone know of any online retailers that sell the hawk lts pads cheaper then $154.90 for the complete set?
oh the current rotors have 80,000 miles on them im going to get the rears turned down but im pretty sure the front drivers side is warped thats why im replacing them

thanks
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Don't waste your money. Get Orielys life time warranty rotors for less than 100 bucks each and every time you change your pads from then on, just take them the trashed rotors and get free ones.
Slotted rotors are great for those guys pulling loads everyday and need there brakes to NOT heat up as bad when stopping that load but for a daily driver, not necessary.
The hawk pads are well worth it though...get the ceramic pad!

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that sounds like a good idea but Orielys doesn't have a store close to me.
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what kind of rotors should i get? it seems like alot of guys recomend the power slot cycro brake rotors but are they really needed for a daily driver?

which route should i go

2 - new cryo powerslot front rotors
hawk lts pads all the way around
-------------------------------
$335.72

or

2 - powerslot front rotos
hawk lts pads all the way around
---------------------------------
$284.23

are the cryo treated rotors really worth the extra $51.49 ?

i have a 04 f-250 4X4 crewcab short bed. its basically a daily driver and doesnt tow much. do i really need to spend the extra $50 ? trying to do this on the cheaper side because i might need to rebuild the front calipers.

also does anyone know of any online retailers that sell the hawk lts pads cheaper then $154.90 for the complete set?
oh the current rotors have 80,000 miles on them im going to get the rears turned down but im pretty sure the front drivers side is warped thats why im replacing them

thanks
1st question...how many miles? 2nd question...what's wrong with Motorcraft? Probably best for the buck.

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not sure about you but i the rotors alone from ford would cost about $300 for the pair. so im not sure about the best bang for the buck.

and i already stated the miles. it has 80,000 miles

no one else???

im not going to buy something online for warrenty purpose i want something that will have a bit more life and less likely to warp. plus i cant even find the rotors that your talking about they are limited warranty that dont cover normal ware and tear
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not sure about you but i the rotors alone from ford would cost about $300 for the pair. so im not sure about the best bang for the buck.

and i already stated the miles. it has 80,000 miles

no one else???

im not going to buy something online for warrenty purpose i want something that will have a bit more life and less likely to warp. plus i cant even find the rotors that your talking about they are limited warranty that dont cover normal ware and tear
No need for slotted. They will just wear your pads faster. Cryo is snake oil. I dont even run Cryo on the racecar.

I can get ATE rotors for under $100 each or generic Chinese ones for $140/pr.

PBR also makes a 4WD Severe Duty pad that is cheap too.

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I would look into the EBC rotors and pads, I am only a few days out from putting a set of the dimpled and slotted rotors on my wife's Ford Edge, also going to use the Red Stuff pads, I should see a major improvement over stock with the 22" wheels that are on it.

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