Wilwood Brake Wear?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chassis Upgrades' started by Chuckable, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    Checking out brake upgrades for the FiST, and considering purchasing the Wilwood kit from 2J Racing.

    Anyone have any experience with pad and rotor wear compared to OEM parts, or even OEM calipers with aftermarket pads? Wondering if the extra longevity of the Wilwood parts is worth the increased cost over more frequent OEM replacements. Thanks :thumbsup:
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  3. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    If you're looking at it from a strictly economic position, .. .. lets see... I have the original pads at 15,000 miles.. and they don't need replacing. But at $80 a set that would be 165,000 miles to get up to the cost of the brake kit... assuming that you are doing the work yourself. ... If the new pads last 33% longer that's 20,000 miles so your first set of savings would come at 185,000 miles... ( or 180,000 when you didn't have to replace the originals)... but then you are looking at---What is the cost of the Wilwood replacement pads----. .. Considering that Ford is offering a lifetime warranty on their pads, that if you have them replaced at their shops, you only have to buy them once, and pay for labor- https://media.ford.com/content/ford...torcraft-brake-pad-replacement-guarantee.html - the return on investment would be way less than putting the money in the bank and drawing interest.

    If you want Wilwood brakes, that's a different issue.. Do what makes you happy.....

  4. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    Appreciate the thorough response. Are you saying that you have 15k miles on the original pads, and that you've tracked the car on those pads??? From what I've seen, depending upon track and conditions and mods, the stock pads will last 1-2 track days and then they're worn out.
  5. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    I do NOT take the car to the track... simply street driving.... If you are using the car on the track, that changes the equation...
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  6. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    Yes, looking to hear from those who take their cars to the track. I know there are some out there?
  7. KKaWing

    KKaWing Member

    Don't use the BP-10/20 street pads for tracking is what I remember reading. Those pads gave out and the Fiesta ST went for a little grazing in the grass.
  8. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    Thanks for the advice. That's why I've read as well.

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