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Brake upgrade?

I need front brakes so I'm looking into going with drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic pads. I dont mind spending the extra for it but my money is limited, what do you guys recommend for a guy on a low budget?
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4 Wheel Parts and Summit Racing carry the "PowerStop" brand in kits. They're pretty inexpensive, being about $225 or so per axle. That's rotors and pads for both sides. I've seen guys here using them, but I'm still not 100% sold. Those are slotted and drilled rotors, with PowerStop's ceramic pads.
I'm due brakes this month too, and I'm leaning towards Wagner rotors and Thermoquiet pads, or EBC rotors and GreenStuff pads.
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I'm not sure if there are huge benefits to the drilled / slotted rotors either.

Last year I replaced my rotors with Napa Premium rotors and put Hawk brake pads on. Better stopping power than stock and almost no brake dust.

I was thinking or ceramic, but was told they chew through rotors quick.

Just my opinion.
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Thanks guys, maybe I'll do just that CaptFX4 I'm not real hard on brakes so that will probably be the way to go...
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I had good luck with my Explorer and NAPA's Ceramix pads. They were quiet, gave off almost no dust, but they were a little more abrasive than a semi-metallic pad. Under real light braking, especially when cold, you could feel them initially.
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6 months ago i put these rotors and hawk pads on. what a difference in stopping power. i would recommend these to everyone
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Thanks, I take it Hawk is a name brand?
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Just put Autozone $83 each duragold rotors and the ceramic pads on my '04 150 2 wd,...very happy..
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Put cross drilled PowerStop rotors and Akebono ceramic pads on my F150. Could not be happier with stopping power and no dust. I tow a little and have non-stock tire size.

Put NAPA Ultra Premium rotors and pads (ceramic) on my daughter's 4Runner. Happy with them too. No towing and stock wheel/tire setup.

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Put cross drilled PowerStop rotors and Akebono ceramic pads on my F150. Could not be happier with stopping power and no dust. I tow a little and have non-stock tire size.

Put NAPA Ultra Premium rotors and pads (ceramic) on my daughter's 4Runner. Happy with them too. No towing and stock wheel/tire setup.

Either are good.

How are the new spark plugs running?
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Thanks all, looks like a trip to napa is in order...
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No problems after plug change. All running wel. Thanks again for the help!
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No problems after plug change. All running wel. Thanks again for the help!
Mine too purrs,..I was concerned as I used Autolites but runs great
Trans overdrive went out suddenly at 101,000 had a lot of wear, so I had a it rebuilt with heavier converter and clutches,,$2500.00
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