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Ford 04-08 F150 4WD - How to Replace Rotors/Pads

Discussion in 'Tech How To' started by 07FX4Chick, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. dietz4ibanez

    dietz4ibanez Slowly going the way of the Buffalo

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    Good work!
     
  2. 700 sportsman

    700 sportsman "That motor runs gooder than hell !"

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    Shanin, how did you create your website? I think it's a neat idea and I'd like to make something similar
     
  3. DarrenWS6

    DarrenWS6 The original Ford guy around here

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    Excellent write up. I had to end up using the individual threads when I did mine, and I found a seized caliper on the front left.
     
  4. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    Sweet. :thumbs:

    :cheers:
     
  5. Dough

    Dough I'm NEW... What now?

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    I appreaciate the write-up. I had to replace the hubs so I went ahead and got the breaks done. Cost a small fortune in parts, but I imagine I saved a bit in labor.

    One question though. My 04 FX4 F150 did not have the little wire springs on the pads when I took it apart. I also noticed a little instruction sheet in with the pads with two drawings. The drawing closest to mine said not to instal them. I went ahead and put them on since I can't find another example where someone chose not to put them on, but I did make it at least 120K on the old set-up. So does anybody have any idea if they really do help?

    Thanks!
     
  6. RedRider

    RedRider LIFETIME SUPPORTER

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    Welcome to the site. :thumbs:

    Try starting a new thread with your question. You'll probably get better results.
     
  7. KillaF150

    KillaF150 I'm Ron Burgundy?

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    Awesome work Shanin! I'll be doing this in the spring, thanks for the write-up :cheers:
     
  8. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Shanin, thanks again for posting this! Almost 6 years since you orginially posted it & I've referenced it twice!

    I just installed new rotors and pads from Brake Performance that I got while they were having a sale last month. Most shops wanted to install them for $250+ & I did it in roughly 2.5hrs (with a few :cheers: breaks in between :D)

    Very informative and very helpful. I sent this to two of my buddies that are looking to do the same.

    :cheers: :thumbs:
     

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