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Old 03-01-2012, 09:50 PM
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Brake Issues

Just figured out my rear calipers froze up which in turn destroyed my rotors and pads. My question is if I should go with oem calipers or is there a better bang for my buck out there? Also what kind of pads and rotors are y'all running? Thank you for your help!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:57 PM
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First off if you tow a lot you need to change you brake fluid at least every other brake job bleed the lines and all. Use the better grade brake fluid too. Not the cheap stuff. Find which brake pads (can't remember off top of my head) that have the best far as heat. I would say the eom calipers would be fine though. That's my $0.02...
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:01 PM
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Thank you for your help. Didn't even think about changing the fluid!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:12 PM
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Well I was just talking to my father tonight as we were doing my lift and I remembered I had that problem with my other truck but it was from playing in the mud and towing. (dad is a desiel tech for 33 years) he said that the expensive fluid can't remember brand but has a heat temp to be good to like 403 or something and the cheap stuff is 2xx. But he said that it will gel up if you use the cheap stuff. And you should change it every brake job if you tow a lot of weight. Food for thought lol.
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If you go to the dealership for calipers they come loaded. Pads, brackets, slide pins ect and they aint much more expensive than the auto part store which is a bare caliper. As for fluid ate superblue is the best you can get for the money. I have applied rotor technology rotors front and rear, performance plus pads, ss brake lines and ate superblue and my truck will stop on a dime. Powerslot, ebc and hawk are other good brands though.
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If you go to the dealership for calipers they come loaded. Pads, brackets, slide pins ect and they aint much more expensive than the auto part store which is a bare caliper. As for fluid ate superblue is the best you can get for the money. I have applied rotor technology rotors front and rear, performance plus pads, ss brake lines and ate superblue and my truck will stop on a dime. Powerslot, ebc and hawk are other good brands though.


Thank you for your help!
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:19 AM
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The caliper pins get all kinds of fouled up and can lock up the calipers. I take mine out clean and lube at least once a year.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:37 AM
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The caliper pins get all kinds of fouled up and can lock up the calipers. I take mine out clean and lube at least once a year.
Man you got off easy then. I used to play with my other truck in the mud and stuff all the time so I went through brakes like every 5-7k miles and I had to some times even by new pins but at least always had to clean those pins off and lube them up plus clean the hole out that they go in. It was a son of a b**** but hey if you play you pay
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