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Old 03-29-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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Suggestions on OE replacement rotors

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 (not the Brembos). My main concerns are no brake noise and as little dust as possible.


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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The plain Brembos (not the fancy ones)............
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:41 PM   #7
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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!
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Thanks guys! I ordered a pair of Brembo solid rotors W0133-1772783 from partsgeek.com. 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.
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Thanks guys! I ordered a pair of Brembo solid rotors W0133-1772783 from partsgeek.com.
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?
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