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Well, it's time for a brake job.

What pads would you recommend? OEM or ?

I have 57K miles, all the pads (front and rear) have worn equally. The caliper is getting very close to the rotor, so before it makes contact, I need to replace the pads.

Do you recommend turning the rotors, replacing the rotors or just replacing the pads and call it good.

I've done it all three way in the past with other vehicles...

Thanks!
 

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The OE pads are an excellent product on the '08 and if I had an '08 I would stay with them. If you decide to, when you go to the parts counter make sure you are getting the "production line pads", not the Motorcraft replacement line. While the Motorcraft pads are good, they are NOT what was put on the vehicle when it was built.

As far as the rotors go it depends on their condition. If the rubbing surfaces are relatively flat and you have no pulsation I would leave them alone. If you have pulsation then you probably already have hard spots formed and no amount of turning will remove them. Since the lathe cutting bit can't cut as deep into the hard areas it's typical in about 10k miles to have pulsation issues and the myth of thin rotors warping gets told again.

The only issue you run into with leaving relatively flat rotors alone is it takes about double amount od stops for the pads to wear into the rotors, so you a slight amount of diminished stopping ability. If your wearing out pads on that truck within 60k, the extra time will be a day.
Thanks for the quick response.

How do I know I'm getting production line pads? Is there a different part number?

I can find a BR1333 and a BRSD 1333, difference being standard and severe duty. Are these replacement or production line?

I have no pulsation or fading. Do you think 60K miles on my factory brakes is a concern?
 

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Picked up a set of pads from my local dealer.

I asked him for OEM pads, this what he gave me.

 
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