2004 Damon intruder brakes
I have a 2004 Damon intruder model 350f ford f53. 24000 miles and recently replaced wheel bearings and brakes. Preventative maintence particularly on bearings. No issues on them. On brakes front had a lot of pad left but 11 years old replaced with napa super duty pads. On rear, had just started hearing some grinding and upon inspection the passenger side caliper had a missing pad. Metal part still there but pad material was gone. Looked like rust may have been a factor (live in colorado where rust is less common).
Replaced pads. Had rotors(all 4) Turned and they are still in minimum thickness spec.
On calipers replaced cylinder boots (dry, some heat damage maybe)
Replaced brake fluid using dot 4 heavy duty.
Pads used napa premium super duty on all four corners.
Brake Hoses looked good and did not replace.
Question/issue; I seem to have some brake fade that I did not have originally. I'm original owner of this rv. On first trip with work completed I attempted a quick stop to try and make a turn...initially brakes hooked up but just did not bring the speed down like I was used to with original brakes.
Napa had a lower grade pad recommendation ( actually was spec for rear but I did the "give me the best" option). I'm now wondering if what I got was a pad that while super duty may be a pad for long life (ups truck style?). I'm going to talk to napa and see if I step down maybe those pads have more grip. Easy enough to replace pads and high mileage I don't need, rather have grip and less fade.
Any recommendations or thoughts?