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Performance Off road Brakes

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Skootter14, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Nov 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    Skootter14

    Skootter14 [OP] Upon my signal, unleash Hell

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    Hey,

    Looking at getting a nice set of front brakes (rears later). Came across these (see below). Was wondering if anyone had input on these or a better front brake system. Also, is this something easy to do in the garage myself or should I have a shop do it (ive done my own front and rear susp swap, thats about the most technical thing ive done aside from bolt on stuff). ANY help is appreciated, just looking for a good quality product!

    http://www.buybrakes.com/p-994-ebc-...ubmodel2=4.0L, V6&submodel3=With 6 Lug Wheels
     
  2. Nov 10, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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    Justus

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    I've had the ebc stage 5 kit for a few months now and love em.

    Combined with steel braided lines, and abs kill switch, it stops quite freaking well.
    Abs rlly kills ur stopping power.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    Skootter14

    Skootter14 [OP] Upon my signal, unleash Hell

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    Thanks. I check them out, and talked to the technical chat person on the website and they offered some good feedback and more on the difference between both. Were they hard to install? and should I get improved brakelines or leave 'em stock?
     
  4. Nov 11, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    Justus

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    I won't bullshit ya, I do not mess with brakes myself

    I had them installed, but I had no questions from the guys. I just made sure to walk over to the lift and verify the correct rotors were set on the lift next to the proper side of the truck to ensure correct rotation. Then double checked once I got truck back.

    It may be psychosomatic, but I swear the pedal felt firmer and more consistent after the brake lines were installed. I had the lines installed at another time in an effort to try and appreciate any change they made by themselves.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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    cosmicfires

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    I've replaced brake callipers, cylinders, rotors and drums and master cylinders. It wasn't hard but I'm adventurous. Always replace springs when you replace brake shoes.

    The only problems I've had were leaking rebuilt cylinders. I buy rebuilt parts, didn't rebuild them.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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    Skootter14

    Skootter14 [OP] Upon my signal, unleash Hell

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    Thanks.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    some cheap ass parts I ordered while drunk surfing TW that I decided to bolt on my truck
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