yea i hear you on that, i mean, i bought the car recently, and it has slotted and drilled rotors, with some kind of after market pads that are 100% still there, and from the last car i owned, this one stops on a dime. i took apart the brakes from the rotors cuz they had a mild squeak and put on some Wynns anti squeak at work, and i also refaced the pads and slapped it all back together, the squeak is gone. and also, i didn't notice any unusual groove patterns or anything, so ill probably just stick with something like the set up i have, maybe add some steel braided brake lines. there more relyable.
seperate topic here, does anyone know where i can get like a upgraded set of wheel bearings? something above what the ford dealer will sell me, and a better parts store set of bearings? one of mine is taking a poop, and if im going do one, ill just do both to kill 2 birds with one stone.