Motorcraft vs Ford Original brake pads

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chassis Upgrades' started by hyatt, May 29, 2015.

  1. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm curious what the difference is, if any, between the Motorcraft brake pad compound and the blue/white box Ford original parts brake pads. I have almost 19k on my 14 FiST now and its time for brakes. I got a 15% off coupon for brake parts/labor from my dealer and I'm trying to weigh whether its worth it or if I should do things myself.

    I thought the factory installed brakes on the FiST are great apart from the dusting of course. I'd also read about Ford reformulating the brakes and there being a shortage? What's the deal with that?

    Any info would, as always, be greatly appreciated!

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  3. boombots

    boombots New Member

    On other ford forums i have read motorcraft stuff is generally different than ford OEM. Now I have no experience with these brakes though.
  4. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    According to the dealer there are no Motorcraft pads for the FiST? I guess that answers that.
  5. haste

    haste Member

    Last I checked OEM pads won't be available till June 12th or after.
  6. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

  7. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    Yeah apparently they ordered the wrong front pads. I'm going to buy Porterfields and be done with it. So much for convenience.
  8. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    The only pads from Ford for the Fiesta ST are P/N AY1Z-2001-D, current ETA from Ford is June 29th.

    There are no Motorcraft pads listed yet, in my experience Motorcraft pads tend to be very good products and I've used both on my SVT with great results so if/when Ford releases a Motorcraft pad they should be a good alternative.

  9. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    Thanks for the info Steve. I'm kind of in a bummer of a situation. I can buy aftermarket pads like Porterfields which are awesome, but they don't dust at the same rate as my newly replaced rear pads, or I can wait for the Ford Genuine fronts to maybe be available and just try and be extra gentle on the 2mm or so of brake pad I apparently have left on my stock fronts. Neither is ideal. Also found out that my dealer overcharged me for the rear pads by $20. So that's awesome.
  10. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    Any updates as to the availability of the stock pads? It's getting to the point where I can't wait anymore and my dealer is trying to put some garbage economy aftermarket pads on my car. I may just have to bite the bullet and do porterfields.
  11. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    Mountune pads?
  12. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Ford has pushed them back to September 14th although 200 sets are supposed to be in transit by July 15th so if you already have some on order they may show up.

  13. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    Nope, none on order. I'm going to call Ford and complain to high heaven though (after I call Porterfield). Thanks for the update Steve!
  14. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Wish I had better news.
  15. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Anybody tried these? Less dust?
  16. Steve@Tasca, what are the correct Ford part numbers for FiestaST rotors, front and rear?
  17. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Front AY1Z*1125*A
    Rear C1BZ*2C026*A
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  18. haste

    haste Member

    Holy crap, for real? :nailbiting:
  19. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    Well, the saga continues. I've been in contact with Ford's LA region customer service manager a couple of times. I've also been told she would call me several times and heard nothing. My pads are "on order" with the dealer so she can attempt to escalate things. The fun thing is that as of Wednesday night my front brakes are metal to metal. I am beginning to regret my purchase of a domestic automobile pretty seriously.
  20. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    While the lack of OE pads sucks, why not use some aftermarket pads? With the constant cleaning of my wheels and stained driveway from cleaning brake dust, I am not planning on using OE pads for replacement. I don't know what I will use yet, but I have another year before I am ready. For anyone in desperate need of pads, I would highly suggest using an aftermarket pad and not destroy the rotors or put yourself or others at risk. I think my 2011 Fiesta was the first car that I ever used OE pads as replacement, otherwise, they have all been aftermarket.
  21. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Um, yes?

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