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Hi! I am thinking of replacing the rotor and pads of my ford bronco because I am hearing some squeaking/grinding noises in my brakes. I needed advice on what is a good replacement. I have heard about eline has anyone tried it? Any suggestion or advice will be a great help thanks!
 

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Follow my tech thread in my signature on how to swap the hubs to new rotors. It will save you lots of money!
 

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I have never had any luck with Ceramic pads on my 96 EB, they always squeak like mad. I am currently running the Motorcraft Heavy Duty pads and they are nice. Also recommend that if you don't want to pay for new hubs just find the writeup on how to replace the rotors on your existing hubs, you have to pound out the lugs, and also get the tone ring off, which is actually not that hard. Good time for new bearings and races while you have it all apart for not too much more money.
 

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Yo JessaDee,
Welcome and congrats on acquiring the best year Big Bronco known to man and woman kind!
We purchased our 96 Bronco new and have used Motorcraft parts with great success and longevity.
Here's the 1996 Bronco/F-Series Workshop Manual partial

ASAP, find out if speed control recall work, if equipped was completed. If you still have concerns about Recalls, please contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center:
US: 800-392-3673 | CA: 800-565-3673
Note: 3673 spells "FORD" on phone keys
For the hearing- or speech-impaired: Please contact the Telecommunication Relay Service by dialing 71
... have VIN ready.
"Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN. THIS COULD RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE."

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Ceramic pads are a must. I bought semi metallic one time on clearance and could not keep my wheels clean at all.
Yes I am going with ceramic pads. I'm still doing my research and ask some friends about semi metallic.
 

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I have never had any luck with Ceramic pads on my 96 EB, they always squeak like mad. I am currently running the Motorcraft Heavy Duty pads and they are nice. Also recommend that if you don't want to pay for new hubs just find the writeup on how to replace the rotors on your existing hubs, you have to pound out the lugs, and also get the tone ring off, which is actually not that hard. Good time for new bearings and races while you have it all apart for not too much more money.
I will also consider this.
 

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It seems like many of my friends recommend going with ceramic pads. 🤔😏
 

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I usually run very soft pads so I don't have to unload those hubs and replace rotors as often. Or at least that is the hope. I have a pressure washer near bronco and just blast the dust off every so often. Black wheels also help!
 

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Yo JessaDee,
I overwrote that since we purchased our 96 new we have used Motorcraftbrake, etc parts with excellent results.
 

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Compared to a mustang it is a pain in the ass. I got the process down now but it was frustrating learning how to dis-assemble the hubs at first. On a mustang you just pull the rotor off, on the Bronco you have to pull the hub assembly off to get to it.
 
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