Pads and Rotors Recommendations

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BBR

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Do they perform any better than stock? More noise or brake dust?

Less dust and more noise during light brake application.
The pads are semi-metallic I think.
Better modulation, pedal feel, less fade and shorter stopping distances than stock.
I was surprised by the performance difference honestly, as was a raptor owning friend who also drove my truck.
 

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I've always had good luck with Akebono pads and AC Delco rotors if looking for long life, both are improvements over what comes factory in my experience
 

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Less dust and more noise during light brake application.
The pads are semi-metallic I think.
Better modulation, pedal feel, less fade and shorter stopping distances than stock.
I was surprised by the performance difference honestly, as was a raptor owning friend who also drove my truck.
Shorter stopping distance? Brake pads that increase tire traction. Hmm a bit of exaggeration
 

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Brake pad material makes a huge difference in stopping distances. Usually at the expense of rotor life. I’ve tested so many racing pads in my road course hobby:

- Carbotech
- EBC
- Hawk
- Pagid

….the only pad that does not kill rotors AND also stops great over and over again is G-Loc. Sadly, I’m sure they don’t make pads for our Raptors and most on here couldn’t tolerate the squealing.
 

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Brake pad material makes a huge difference in stopping distances. Usually at the expense of rotor life. I’ve tested so many racing pads in my road course hobby:

- Carbotech
- EBC
- Hawk
- Pagid

….the only pad that does not kill rotors AND also stops great over and over again is G-Loc. Sadly, I’m sure they don’t make pads for our Raptors and most on here couldn’t tolerate the squealing.
You need to give Ferodo a try. My favorite street compound of all time is the DS2500 from them. Was absolutely fvckin nutz with the Evolution OE brembo calipers/rotors. 60-0 in 95 ft was hardly trying. Wish I could get DS2500 in the Raptor Alcon pad fitment... then again we were talking about a 3200 lb car vs almost 6000lb truck.
 

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You need to give Ferodo a try. My favorite street compound of all time is the DS2500 from them. Was absolutely fvckin nutz with the Evolution OE brembo calipers/rotors. 60-0 in 95 ft was hardly trying. Wish I could get DS2500 in the Raptor Alcon pad fitment... then again we were talking about a 3200 lb car vs almost 6000lb truck.
I heard good things about them as well. I tend to go frugal and the Ferodos were always a little higher than the rest. The one area me and all my road racing buddies agree on is brake fluid - Castrol SRF. Never let me down and I could run a full track season and just bleed it in between events.

Embarrassed to share how I found the limit of the brakes…….definitely underestimated both the speed I was going and the inability of the OEM brakes to overcome the laws of physics.
 
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Brake pad material makes a huge difference in stopping distances. Usually at the expense of rotor life. I’ve tested so many racing pads in my road course hobby:

- Carbotech
- EBC
- Hawk
- Pagid

….the only pad that does not kill rotors AND also stops great over and over again is G-Loc. Sadly, I’m sure they don’t make pads for our Raptors and most on here couldn’t tolerate the squealing.
Stopping distance is a function of tire traction. Once they slip, antilock, that’s the best you can do. I agree that improved performance from less brake fade and better feeling as they take less pedal pressure, but stopping distance from a pad change. Don’t buy it. Common sense will tell you your tire traction is key. If you change brake bias maybe be better. I agree better performance can be had, just not stopping distance if all things are equal except pads.
 
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