And if you want to split the difference between a standard OE spec replacement rotor and a high performance slotted and cross-drilled rotor, you might check out one of our brake and rotor kits. These kits pair a quality rotor with a specific brake pad, the idea being that the combination is greater than the sum of the parts. Many people find that these pad and rotor kits perform better than OE brakes, yet don't cost as much to replace as a set of separate pads and rotors.
Finally, if you're just not sure which brake rotors are best, try contacting the team at BuyBrakes.com. With our free concierge service, you get access to brake experts who know all about brakes for daily driving, off-roading, hauling, and racing. Just email, text, or call to learn more.
I had a small shipping problem when I ordered but was quickly fixed once I contacted Amazon customer service. I've not had any issues with these since installing (5,000 miles ago). I notice a huge reduction of brake dust from the former factory OEM brakes.
Best brakes i have ever used. Period!! Have installed at least 25 set of brakes over the years and i have never had a brake this good. Smooth to the push, low brake dust and wow will it stop. Way better than the stock brakes that came on the 2013 F150. I was not given anything for this review, it is 100% honest.
OEM brakes are great for daily driving, but they are much more expensive than aftermarket brakes and offer no improvement in braking power. Aftermarket brakes are available in a wide selection, from daily driving replacements to products built to handle the stresses of more aggressive driving, towing, heavy load, or racing.
While all PowerStop Brakes are held to OEM standards, PowerStop also recognizes those that put their vehicles through a bit more than standard daily driving. While all the Z series of brakes are full kits designed to replace your factory parts, there are some differences between them. For example, the Z36 brake rotor and pad are designed for heavy-duty use on off-roaders and larger trucks. The Z23 series is a great option designed for regular daily driving, while the Z34 design is a bit more heavy-duty for extensive heat-cycling on race cars. Likewise, the Euro pads provide a factory feel, and are designed for regular road use. The Track pads are built for extensive heat cycles and a bit more grip from the pad under heavy braking.
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You can avoid overheating your brakes by: Not braking aggressively or extended periods of braking such as going downhill with a heavy load. Downshifting when possible instead of pressing brakes for extended periods. Staying on top of your vehicle maintenance and having regular brake inspections.
No. Not now, not ever. For the thousandth time, no. Never spray WD40, lubricant, or lubricating cleaner on your brakes. Oils and greases of any kind will permanently damage your brake pads and rotors and result in a dangerous reduction in brake performance. Do not use WD40 on brakes.
I took a hard spill the other day on my mountain bike and snapped my left hand brake lever in to pieces. The ones that snapped are stock alloy rubbish that came with a Specialized Hardrock 2010 Disc Brake model. They are standard Bowden Cable brake wires with the little barrel shaped bit at the end that fits to the brakes. (Do they have a name?)
What I need is Bowden Cable compatible brake levers but I have no idea how to search for them. Sometimes descriptions will mention that they are for pneumatic, V-brakes, caliper or canti brakes but I've never seen anything saying that they would be compatible with my bike on any site.
Since it sounds like you have mechanical disc brakes (Avid BB5 or Tektro Novela not hydraulic) then any direct-pull or V-Brake lever should work fine with your cable. Searching for 'V-Brake levers' or 'mechanical disc brake levers' should provide plenty of responses.
For example, if you look at the spec page for the Avid FR-5 lever, you will see that they are compatible with both "Mechanical disc brakes, Linear-pull brakes." V-Brakes are a type of linear-pull brakes.
Note that most levers designed specifically for Cantilever Brakes will NOT be compatible. The key issue is that the levers must be direct or linear pull. Some brake levers (e.g. Shimano's ST-EF60 shifter+brake lever combo) are switchable between canti's and V-brakes. If you don't set them to V-brake, you're not going to pull enough cable for proper braking.
Look at the setup. Determine if they are V-brakes or cantilever or disc. Only cantilever takes different levers. Cantilever brakes are pretty old so unless your bike is at least 20 years old then you probably have a v-brake or disc. Any vbrake will work for a disc set up as long as they are mechanical, not hydraulic discs.
I'd go with a good brand. Most of the brands sold at Advance or Auto Zone are cheap pads from overseas. I would invest in either Motorcraft from the dealer, Raybestos (I've heard Raybestos makes the OEM equipment for Motorcraft and AC Delco but cannot confirm it's true), or even a premium NAPA brand which I've heard is good. I just prefer to have good quality brakes. But then again, some people prefer the cheap brands such as Wearever. They're probably less expensive overall and stop the car fine, they just need to be changed a little more often and generate more dust.
I just recently replaced my OE pads on my Fusion at 96k. The rear pads wore out first but the front pads were close so I replaced the front also. I had some vibration on the front brakes also so I replaced the front rotors and turned the rear rotors. I got such great wear and performance fro the OE brakes so I bought another set of OEM Ford pads and rotors. If I get another 96k out of these I will have surely got my moneys worth. :happy feet:
I found just the opposite with EBC Green pads. I put them on 2010 Sport, did not do anything to the rotors, just swapped out the worn OEM pads and put the EBC on, braking was like night and day. The car STOPPED! The brakes worked great, but did create more dust than the OEM pads for the first few thousand miles, and eventually subsided once worn in to just a mild dusting.
The OEM pads on my Flex EB however SUCKSUCKSUCKSUCK. They are BADDDDD. I have been trying to get EBC pads to replace them with, but they have been out of stock. The pads heat up too quick under hard braking and now the rotors have cementite spots all over them, and make some pretty nasty sounds when slowing quickly. You would think that putting 350 HP under the hood, they would beef up the brakes same as the SHO, I mean, its the same drive train as the SHO, why not the same brakes? A car that does the quarter mile in 14 seconds should have some beefy brakes to slow it down too.
When you find the disc brake of your choice and wish to make a purchase it's essential that you ensure the brake has the correct mounting system for your frame and fork. The measurement of disc brake mounts is based on the distance in millimeters between the the center of the two bolt mounting holes. If your bike has a specific mount and you wish to install disc brakes with a different mounting system you can purchase a disc brake mount adaptor. There are two main types of disc brake mounts: 59ce067264