Power Stop K5577-36 Z36

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  1. Geargambler

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    The deal is almost too good to be true on Amazon right now for this kit. I bought it back in November during a black friday sale and its even cheaper right now at 344$ for front and rear on Amazon.

    I really like how the brakes feel now. I needed to replace the rears and figured while I was at it I was going to upgrade. So far, I really like them! I have not yet towed anything after the brake upgrade, but I will soon enough!
     
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    Is it worth trying?
     
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    I priced the parts separately locally and that is a good deal but I can't bring myself to spend that much at one time on brakes! Really the truth.
    I will do front pads one time or maybe a rotor....rarely both rotors at once but if needed jsut the fronts. Then do backs at a later time when/if they need it.

    I like a deal but 344 at once is too rich for my blood.
     
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    I'm very pleased with them.

    Doing front and back at the same time means when the rotors are brandished / bedded, they all get bedded at the same time. If you don't do all four, there's really no way to bed the front but not the back... Maybe I'm just over thinking it, but when it comes to brakes I prefer having significantly better than stock breaks.

    On my 94 GT, it has 04 Mach 1 brakes front and back. My 03 Cobra has eradispeed rotors and hawk pads. I just like the better brakes over stock. I'll also be towing these cars in an enclosed trailer with the expedition so wanted the extra stopping power.
     
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    You're overthinking it. You could take 20 vehicles and do all kinds of different methods of doing all four on some, doing just the fronts on others, just the rears on others, doing the some places recommended burnishing procedure, and other places that don't even recommend that anymore.
    When you're all said and done there would be variations and no significant proof an increased or decreased stopping ability and then whatever results you had in the first days two maybe three, would very well be totally different 3 weeks down the road and for the majority of the life of the brake job you just did which would you be more consistent.

    I'm just going to sum it up with an overall general statement and I have noticed that people do over the years. Many people choose to spend more or do more on braking systems since it is a braking system and it makes them feel better and gives them more confidence in their brakes performing correctly or performing better. This doesn't mean these people or even a majority of these people or any certain percentage at all actually achieve or realize or ever put to the test or need this increase performance.
    In most situations stopping an extra few feet is not a matter of the braking components but more a matter of pushing the pedal harder or getting the pedal pushed firmly more quickly.
    I fully understand where is thought process comes from but there is really is no conclusive proof on passenger cars and it is considered perfectly ok and safe to do just one axle at a time as it needs it.
    I have also done all four brakes and rotors before on a very heavy vehicle that I wanted it to have the best copy ability. Whether or not I gained any percentage of stopping ability it's really hard to say.
     
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    All good points above. I can say this for sure - the mustangs definitely stop better after the upgrades. But they aren't your typical daily driver cars, they certainly aren't 'stock' and they do see track time. The expedition absolutely stops better, likely due to the better pad quality. There's no way that will be staying stock either, so I took advantage of the sale when it presented itself. I understand for the average daily driver it won't make a difference.

    Edit: The piece of mind having good brakes on the expedition is certainly worth it, for me. We typically take that when we can't fit everyone in the Forester. So that means 5+ people. If the extra stopping I get from the better pads and rotors is even just a few feet, I'll take it.
     
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    For $20 more, I can go with OEM Ford. Why would I consider aftermarket? Do I need the $20 that bad?
     
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    Because I don't assume or think OEM is the best part I can put on the car.
     

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