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Need new brakes - recommendations? I tow a 17' boat

Discussion in 'Towing' started by sixdoubleseven, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Nov 22, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    sixdoubleseven

    sixdoubleseven [OP] Wrangler Convert

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    Hello,
    My front pads are toast. Dealer informed me they are down to 1mm on each side. They offered to machine the rotors, new pads and clean and adjust rears for $350. Seems high to me.

    I regularly tow my 17' center console boat summer weekend usually around 20 miles. I'd like to upgrade to better pads if possible to aid in stopping power.

    What say you TW?

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  2. Nov 22, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You can change the pads yourself and save a ton of money.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    Taco4x4NC

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  4. Nov 22, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I tow a 17' Bayliner, and havent found the need for more powerfull brakes. Keep in mind, there is a compromise when buying different performing pads. More stopping, means a softer pad, which wears out more quickly, and can make more dust.
     
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