Motorcraft vs Ford Original brake pads

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

  1. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    This, if you have to drive it you obviously have to stop. Just install what's available and switch back to OEM later if you want OEM.

    Part of the issue is due to a part number/engineering change on the pads, hopefully the new ones last longer. Along those lines, how many miles are people getting out of these pads?

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  3. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    I actually really like the stock pads, plus I still have stock pads on the rear. I could go aftermarket but my dealer would likely refuse to install them. I can't do the work myself because I live in an apartment in the middle of Los Angeles and have no access to tools, etc. Plus, the fact that basic consumables for a current production car are unavailable is absurd. If I can get Ford/the dealer to go with it, I'll probably have them install Porterfield R4-S pads. We'll see.
  4. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    I got a little over 20k out of my pads and rotors. The car isn't being driven while the brakes are questionable, I'm no fool. Especially here in LA where everyone drives like they're on the Mulsanne Straight at all times. That said, engineering change or not, they should have a plan in place for this and not just leave customers out to dry. As I said in my earlier post, if the dealer will warranty aftermarket pads then fine. I'm fine with going with those. It's not the pad itself that I'm concerned about, it's having the car worked on by qualified people with an enforceable warranty.
  5. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    brakes are a wear item, there really isn't a warranty for them. Nobody will warranty a wear item, unless for a manufacturing defect. I also don't see a dealer refusing to install aftermarket pads. I have had my local dealer install aftermarket clutches and performance stuff on my other cars. If you want to pay them money, they will put parts on the car.

    There are so many brake places around, I would be shocked you would have trouble finding a place to install pads. Honestly, pad replacement is really easy. Jack, jack stands (for safety), 13mm socket for the fronts, not sure about the rears since I haven't had them off yet, and that is about all the tools needed. There is a jack in the trunk, jack stands can be found pretty cheaply and you can get by with one of them, and a socket is pretty easily attainable. If it was me, I would have a new set of pads on their way and put them on the car. Swapping pads is far from a tough job. Heck, rally teams rebuild entire smashed cars in the forest, so swapping brake pads in a parking lot is ungodly simple in comparison.
  6. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Parts shortages happen to every manufacturer from time to time, It's unfortunate but it's a simple fact. Doesn't matter if it's Ford or Mercedes, it's going to happen.
  7. Steve, thanks, placing an order today from you guys.
  8. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Thank you sir!
  9. FordService

    FordService Official Ford Representative

    Hi hyatt,

    I'll be happy to look into your case. Just PM me your case number, if you don't have it handy, your VIN and full name will do, I'll check it out. :)


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