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SSBC 6 Piston Calipers

I have an 07 F350 DRW with Alcoa 22.5 and i've noticed that my stopping power isn't as good and it used to. Has anyone put the SSBC 6 piston calipers on? if so can you give me some feed back on the stopping power? is there a big difference?
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I know it's a different setup but the 8 piston SSBC calipers on the smaller rotors used on my 00 made a big difference in stopping power.

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Check out these threads on big brakes with bigger rotors TCE brings Big Brake Kits to Powerstroke! TCE/Wilwood Front and Rear Big Brake Kits

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Check out these threads on big brakes with bigger rotors TCE brings Big Brake Kits to Powerstroke! TCE/Wilwood Front and Rear Big Brake Kits
There a nice setup wouldn't mind spending the money on it the only problem is i change my wheels all the time from the 22.5 to the stock wheels depending on what i'm doing. I do have to ask the 11 mirrors you have on did they bolt right up? did you make them power fold and extend?
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I used the oem 2011 mirrors so I had to make up my own wiring connecter, and when using the '08 and new oem mirrors on the older trucks there is an alignment pin that must be removed from the mirror. I put switches in the dash to operate the power fold and telescoping functions.

Now there are aftermarket mirrors available that are completely plug and play to upgrade the '99-'07 trucks

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There a nice setup wouldn't mind spending the money on it the only problem is i change my wheels all the time from the 22.5 to the stock wheels depending on what i'm doing. I do have to ask the 11 mirrors you have on did they bolt right up? did you make them power fold and extend?

Thanks for the plug guys. Remember however that simply adding more pistons doesn't necessarily mean more braking. If you change calipers and put them on the same OD rotor you may or may not have more brake force. But...the real issue is you don't have more rotor mass. And rotor mass, efficiency, duty cycle is the real benchmark you should consider. Of course you rightly point out that larger rotors do require larger wheels...20s minimum.

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Thanks for the plug guys. Remember however that simply adding more pistons doesn't necessarily mean more braking. If you change calipers and put them on the same OD rotor you may or may not have more brake force. But...the real issue is you don't have more rotor mass. And rotor mass, efficiency, duty cycle is the real benchmark you should consider. Of course you rightly point out that larger rotors do require larger wheels...20s minimum.
The other problem is i have a DRW not a single rear wheel, the AP racing uses a 15" rotor with stock 17 wheels, is the a DRW kit?
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The other problem is i have a DRW not a single rear wheel, the AP racing uses a 15" rotor with stock 17 wheels, is the a DRW kit?

I have not yet done one for the DRW truck.

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Figured I'd make mention that today I spec'd out a 2013 now also. Production a few weeks out at the least.

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