03-29-2009, 11:34 AM
I just purchased a new set of OE brake pads from the local ford dealership to put on my 05 ZX3 but I'm thinking about replacing the rotors as well. For the last 2-3 years I have been running stock rotors with EBC green stuff pads and they produce a ridiculous amount of dust the rotors look horrible. Every time I clean the car, unless I let the car sit for a few hours to dry as soon as I move it I get black gunk from the rotors all over my wheels. Which is why I'm going back to the OE pads. Does anyone have and recommendations on a good OE replacement rotor to go with the OE pads? I've been looking at the Focus Sport Performance Slotted Rotors (http://www.focussport.com/rotors.htm) (not the Brembos). My main concerns are no brake noise and as little dust as possible.
03-29-2009, 11:45 AM
i recommend the Brembo rotor's. they will not wrap, rust and the price is good. try tirerack.com they sell rotor's and pads too
03-29-2009, 12:29 PM
Brembos, Centric, or Napa Premium rotors. Mintex pads are a nice performance enhancement over stock pads and have little to no dusting. Do not waste your money on slotted or drilled rotors. A good solid rotor (any of the above) provides better braking performance. Read the stickies at the top of this page for good brake information.
03-29-2009, 03:49 PM
When I went to replace I went with EBCs slotted and dimpled. They have improved wet weather braking a lot, and seem to stay cool enough, but they make a little noise and vibrate--as if the edge where the slots were made was not smoothed off or something. Very annoying.
03-29-2009, 10:15 PM
Brembos, Centric, or Napa Premium rotors.
I second the NAPA Premiums. Good stuff and don't cost an arm and a leg. Have put them on several of our vehicles over the past few years and they're the only rotors that my wife can't kill in under a year on her Taurus.
03-29-2009, 11:20 PM
The plain Brembos (not the fancy ones)............
03-29-2009, 11:41 PM
I would go with solid rotors. You can get them turned if you have to after the wear. That and you wont spend a [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]*load on them!
03-30-2009, 09:43 AM
Thanks guys! I ordered a pair of Brembo solid rotors W0133-1772783 (http://www.partsgeek.com/search/?product=W0133-1772783&x=0&y=0) from partsgeek.com (http://www.partsgeek.com/search/?product=W0133-1772783&x=0&y=0). They were only $56.95 each. Ordered them second day air, hopefully they will be here Wed so I can get everything done on Thursday. I can't wait to not have black crap all over my wheels every time I wash car. I shouldn't have put up with it for this long.
04-02-2009, 01:03 AM
Thanks guys! I ordered a pair of Brembo solid rotors W0133-1772783 (http://www.partsgeek.com/search/?product=W0133-1772783&x=0&y=0) from partsgeek.com (http://www.partsgeek.com/search/?product=W0133-1772783&x=0&y=0).
i have an 07 ST
when i search those dont come up under the 2007 focus... are they different or is their database just not updated?