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emolina

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1997 Explorer, SOHC, 4WD needs rear rotors & pads. Need recommendation for good quality rotors and pads. I can save some $ at NAPA through a buddy. Any opinions about Motorcraft? Part # would be great.
 


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Personally I wouldn't recommend spending big bucks on rear rotors or brake pads, because your rear brakes really don't provide much stopping power at all (about 25% with 75% of braking done by the front brakes). If you want to really improve braking, spend the money on your front rotors, pads and calipers - but it's your money.
 




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Personally I wouldn't recommend spending big bucks on rear rotors or brake pads, because your rear brakes really don't provide much stopping power at all (about 25% with 75% of braking done by the front brakes). If you want to really improve braking, spend the money on your front rotors, pads and calipers - but it's your money.
My front pads are at 50%. Rears at 10%. I'm on a budget so need to know who makes decent parts and which manufacturer I should avoid.
 




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I just did rear pads, rotors, and parking brake shoes on my '97 EB with a 5.0L and RWD. If your rear setup is a disk setup like mine, and you have the time to wait, I'd head over to RockAuto and order the same Centric 12065052 rear rotors that I got. They're $25.79/ea (plus shipping) vs $31.99 at Napa. Now, if your discount covers the difference between the price of the Centric pads shipped and what you'd pay at Napa over-the-counter, then go with the Napa parts. But for my money I'm fairly satisfied with the performance of the Centric rotors so far.

As for pads, I ordered the Centric 10506670 semi-metallic pads. Again, slightly cheaper than Napa pads and just as good quality, if not better. Again, the shipping might cover the difference but I'm happy with my choice.
 
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Thanks.
 




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On my fronts, I used Carquest rotors and pads. They were rebadged Raybestos at the time. Unsure if they still are though...
 




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