Carquest Pads (Blues) if you pull heavy or light. You'll NEVER have to pay for pads on the vehicle again. I never have and purchased Blues back in 2000. NO Brake dust. I believe they're $70- $80 a set. Expensive, but the best IMO, -also Life-Time returnable's, - no questions asked.
Not a fan of Ford Rotors. Ive been using nothing but Brembo's since I warped the Ford set a few years after purchasing the truck , new (well about 30,000 miles or so). I was hard on them tho, pulled a car hauler (across two states (MICH - PA, 4 years) and also placed 5-7000 lb vender's trailers for misc events, in MI only, but not just a single vender,had six at one time. The truck pulled,- placed their trailers and took off for the next lol. Yea, the brakes HAD to be there lol.
NOTE: Get braided lines for smooth and fast flow. You'll want them to get that "better than new" stopping power consistently.. Ford factory lines expand/flex to much and to often. That eventually will cause the line to internally break down, -flow decreases, pistons will not pressure equally, in-turn, overheats the rotors and prematurely wears the pads out. I've seen them wear at a diagonal from bad lines lol.
Paranoid and @ 257,000 miles I decided to gut every hard line on the truck and made up new ones. That's the only part (s) of the system I haden't replaced yet anyway. Easy to do and allot cheaper than I thought it might be. A small potion of the factory line nuts had rusted down to the line on one side in a few locations so I was little lucky I caught when I did. Didn't make any difference, just peace of mind...
Yea, not sure what's out on the market now a days, -slotted rotors sound nice. I've also read you can purchase over sized rotors and run larger pads. ~ $$$ I expect.
Last edited by jbrew; 04-20-2011 at 07:58 AM.