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Brake Upgrade

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by MooseTX82, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Feb 15, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    MooseTX82

    MooseTX82 [OP] Moose

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    Forgive me if this isnt in the correct Topic.

    I feel my brakes dont give me enought stopping power. Specially if I was put in an emergency braking situation. And with an ARB bumper I can really fuck someones day up if I dont stop in time ;). I am running BFG 285s on 17" Rims so my truck is heavier than stock of course. I have had these tires and rims for roughly over 15K miles now on the original stock brakes. My questions are when do the original breaks start going out? Are they wearing faster than normal because of the added weight and tire size? Do I need to invest in aftermarket Rotors AND pads?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    MooseTX82

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    And if so which brakes is recommended?
     
  3. Feb 15, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    the more weight you add to the truck....the faster the brakes will wear because of it.

    go here for good upgraded pads and rotors.....

    http://raceshopper.com/

    i have their s/p slotted rotors and some hawk lts pads, and my braking improved greatly over stock.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    I dont think you can predict when brakes will need replacing b/c everyone has different driving styles. On top of that, like tacomaman said, the added weight and change in overall weight is going to have an effect on it.

    I'd start w/ stainless steel brake lines and some different pads. See if that's enough of a change for you.
     
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