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datasponge

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'Power Stop' rotors and brakes
« on: June 17, 2013, 08:08:18 AM »
Hello,

I'm curious if anyone has ever installed Power Stop rotors and brakes.  They claim more stopping power and less brake fade. 

Mike
Sunset Trail

Jammer

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Re: 'Power Stop' rotors and brakes
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 01:13:44 PM »
Question is always - compared to what?

In most cases OEM quality pads stop better than cheap service-grade replacements.  OEM quality rotors are less prone to warping than cheap service-grade replacements.

Any substantial improvement in braking beyond OEM performance has to come from geometry not materials.  Larger rotors, larger pads with more pistons to spread out the clamping force.
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datasponge

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Re: 'Power Stop' rotors and brakes
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 02:05:04 PM »
Thanks for the response.

Sorry, I should have clarified - as compared to stock/OEM brakes (rotors and pads) - and probably should have clarified the vehicle as a 2006 F150 XLT SCAB 4x4.

I've been doing my own research, of course, these get mixed reviews (like anything - grain of salt taken) - but the majority are positive.  However, I've been reading a bit about the merits - or lack there of  - of drilled/slotted rotors for daily driving/towing use.

For now I think I'll stick with just replacing pads, and I'm leaning toward EBC Yellowstuff pads.  I haven't seen a review yet that doesn't indicate better stopping power (over OEM) along with fade resistance.
Mike
Sunset Trail

 

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