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post #1 of 17 Old 08-17-2011, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question Best aftermarket brakes??

I'm wanting to put new rotors and pads on the front. What do you recommend and/or suggest? What have you tired in the past?

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I'm wanting to put new rotors and pads on the front. What do you recommend and/or suggest? What have you tired in the past?
24's are going on this spring. Gonna need more stopping power.

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ive always wanted to try ebc brakes but never have!
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Best...we have them, 16" Willwood and 6 piston calipers nothing stops like these..but NOT cheap! 20" rims required.

For a great resonabley priced kit we sell Powerslots and Hawk LTS pads..
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+1 for the Powerslot rotors and Hawk pads. The rotors on my truck were so warped it felt like my truck was going to fly apart when I hit the brakes. The Powerslot/ Hawk setup was a night and day difference and my heavy old 7.3 stops great now with no shakes or vibration at all.

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So what kinda price we talking? over under 1200.

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Don't get the powerslot if you do any kind of heavy pulling! Just took off some powerslot rotors that were warped as hell and put new EBC sport rotors and thier new supreme greenstuff dusltess brake pads. I will never use nothing but EBC on all of our vehicles. JMO.

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Brake upgrades are expensive. I run SSBC 8 piston calipers with Powerslot cryo rotors and it's about the best setup available without going to larger wheels. IIRC it was about $1600 for the calipers and $300 for the rotors. I have seen two other kits for 20"+ and 22"+ wheels but I think it just might be less expensive to fab in a second steer axle with it's own brakes.

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No reason for multipiston calipers on these trucks. One of the best upgrades I have done to my truck were the Cyro'd Powerslots with Hawks LTS Pads. I must also disagree with the comment above saying not to tow heavy with these. I have towed heavy and my truck brakes were the only things slowing me down the grade. They have never warped or hot spotted like the piece of crap Ford put on the truck. I have recommended these to plenty of folks and I have never heard of a single person not being happy with them. But like I said, they work for me and my needs. Another mod I did was replacing the front brake lines after I heard about Ford having issues with the stock lines ballooning on hard braking. Not something I wanted to expierence myself. I used the SS wrapped in Kevlar and was shocked how much these lines alone firmed up my pedal.

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I just took off 4 warped powerslots. Yes they had 80k on them but not being able to machine them makes them useless to me.

I have 4 brembos and EBC greens all around. Stop about the same. Just seems to take a little more pedal pressure to stop it from moving.

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