Got the Wagner Thermo quiet pads. Is installation as simple as if I were just changing the OEM pads for OEM pads? Do ceramic pads need anything special for the install?
and if I don't cut or change the rotors will bedding occur on top of the old?Shouldn't need anything special. Make sure to follow the manufactures break-in process for the pads. I would recommend changing rotors since the oem pad material is embedded in your oem rotors.
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Thanks for your input. I've never had any issues with having rotors turned and I have been doing this whenever possible for 45 years. Some don't have enough thickness to allow it.I've found Wagner Thermo Quiet Ceramics to be hard on rotors. I now only use Akebono, when choosing aftermarket ceramic. They are an OEM supplier, and they make formulations that work very well. I'm sure there are other good ones as well, but I don't have the time or energy to experiment any longer.
With that said, the newer OEM FoST Ford pads are very good. I'll be using them again when it comes time for replacement.
If the rotors aren't grooved, and have no rust on them, I'll just install new pads. If they are grooved or rusted, I replace them. Gave up on turning rotors a while ago...too many issues with shops not turning them properly.
If you have a good machine shop, you're lucky. The places by me don't ever change their cutter heads, and they don't leave a good finish. I've also had issues with the two rotor surfaces not being parallel, after they cut them.Thanks for your input. I've never had any issues with having rotors turned and I have been doing this whenever possible for 45 years. Some don't have enough thickness to allow it.