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Yesterday my left rear caliper was leaking brake fluid badly. I caught it before the master cylinder sucked air.
It is about time for brakes and the rear caliper was dragging on the rotor just before the caliper failed. Previously I have used Motorcraft loaded calipers. I was looking at the following for an upgrade.


Does anyone have a comment on this? I am wondering if the cost is worth it.
Rotors, pads, calipers $720 - 30. I need to buy & replace the rear hoses to the calipers. I have front hoses. Need to replace them.
 

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I installed that kit on a friend’s Chevy. He likes it. I couldn’t bring myself to pay that. I just rebuild calipers when needed. I haven’t actually needed to do any brake work on my personal truck, but I do a couple of sets of brakes a week for friends and neighbors.


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Usually I buy loaded motorcraft calipers. Which brand would be an upgrade?
 

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I’m not sure you could do better than Motorcraft unless you went with the PowerStop or Brembo.


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I installed Powerstop (Z36 Truck and Tow K1781) all around on my 2008 F350 dually. I don't see a performance improvement over the stock Motorcraft. Front rotors and pads from Amazon ($242); red powder coat front calipers and brackets from Carid ($180); rear system from Rock Auto. Bedded the ceramic pads per Powerstop instructions. Changed out the brake fluid at the same time.
I returned the first set to Amazon because of obvious damage to the edges of the rotors. They promptly shipped a new set. Free both ways. Carid and Rock Auto both charge core fees for the calipers (including brackets) with Rock Auto charging the least. Returns to Carid are free; you can get a discounted shipping label from Rock Auto. Core charges were returned within 3 days.
 

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I guess I will stay with motor craft .
 

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Over the years, I have tried various rotor and pad combinations. But I have never found anything that beat Motorcraft rotors and HD Motorcraft pads. Wife and I do a lot of summer towing in hot Texas heat and sometimes in the mountains at 8K plus feet.
 
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