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Old 04-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Time to replace the brake pads and rotors. Any recommendation?

Hey guys for the first time I'm going to have to replace the brake pads and rotors on my 09 focus. Any recommendations on pads and rotors? Definitely would like to pick up a pair of brake pads that produce less brake dusts than the stock pads. I feel like I have to clean my wheels every day. I can't keep them clean.

I think I might need to replace the drums on the back too cause they're making occasional grinding noises. Any recommendations for those too?


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Drums I would stick with OE quality

Fronts I would go with OE blank rotors and Hawk or EBC low-dust ceramic pads.
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Centrics w/ a posi quiet pads or a desent ceramic pad
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I went with centric blanks for the fronts with ebc greenstuff pads. No idea if those links will be the same for your 2nd gen as they were for my '07, i think your rotors will be slightly different. I've been happy with them. The top hats on the rotors are a nice black and looked way better than the set i took off the car lol.

I still need to do the rear drums and fluids
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How's the dust on the ebcs? Yea I really like the black hats. Should look really nice once I get them.


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How's the dust on the ebcs? Yea I really like the black hats. Should look really nice once I get them.


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I found the green stuff, pads to be dusty w/ svt brakes yrs ago. IDK 'bout the red stuff pads.
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i havent noticed the dust much, only had them on for about a month and i have black wheels. plus its been raining several times a week here, hard to tell from the little driving i do.
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EBC Greens are dusty. I would recommend the EBC Yellows.

I had the Reds on my Mustang and they had 0 dust, but they did not work well until they were warmed up and in daily driving, that can be a problem.
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