Recently a Ford mechanic was at a party at a relatives and of course Ford was a topic. HE recommended Hawk brakes whenever he works on his own vehicles. Any of you out there had any good or bad issues with Hawk brakes.
I put Akebono ceramics on my 2000 Expedition several years ago. They were simply awesome! Great braking and very little dust. Recently I had NTB put on the Best pads from their Good, Better, Best options (ceramic, NAPA I think). They work fine, but my wheels are BLACK with dust. I will definitely use Akebono ceramic pads on my next brake job. Akebonos are pricey, but very well worth every penny. This is my first hand experience. Good luck.