Re: 96 taurus rotors
I've had great luck running Monroe premium pads and discs. It's $130 just for parts, and I can install both fronts in under an hour, total. OE pads and rotors lasted a moderate 55K. I have over 65K on the Monroe units and they still have over 1/4" pad remaining in a lot of city driving. Hawk also makes good pads and Powerslot makes decent rotors. However, I went with Monroe as they're locally sold and after I order online and pay for taxes, shipping and custom fees from bringing product up to Canada from the US, I'll easily pay over $200 for GOOD pads and rotors...so no thanks.
I use a rubber mallet/hammer to budge the rotors off.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!