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Brake recommendations.

I have done some performance mods to my 2002 F250 and now I have to slow this beast down. I am getting some significant steering wheel shake, depending on how hard I am braking. I assume I have the infamous warped rotor syndrome. I am also assuming the front brakes are the culprit, since the steering wheel is shaking and not the back end. Anyone have any recommendations for new rotors/pads that are not going to require a second mortgage? I'm not in a huge panic yet but I would imagine the problem is just going to get worse.
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Powerslot Cryo Treated Rotors and hawk LTS pads is what most everyone upgrades too... they are just replacement rotors so they are not too expensive.... Stealth Automotive. F-250/F-350 Superduty 4x4 - Front Rotors (Pair) SRW/DRW Cryo Frozen

now if you want a real big brake advantage you could go with the SSBC kit but that is over $1500.00
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The Cyro'd Powerslots and Hawks pads are one of the best mods I have done to my truck. Call Raul at Stealth he is a great guy to deal with and he will take care of you.
Also make sure you flush your brake fluid if it has been longer than 2 years.
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I had 2 sets of stock rotors warp in less than 10k miles. I now got all 4 drilled and slotted rotors from irotors on eBay for $300 shipped. I've had them for a couple years now and they work great.

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My 99 7.3 4x4 is in need of the brake update.However.I was going to service the 4x4 locks & needle bearings,but someone swapped em out .Their warn lockers.
My truck is still a ford,I think. I'd like to Up grade this early 99.Im told the rotors,pads,claiper are all smaller.
What all Do I need.,99.5-03 hubs,rotors,calipers,pads,etc.
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My 99 7.3 4x4 is in need of the brake update.However.I was going to service the 4x4 locks & needle bearings,but someone swapped em out .Their warn lockers.
My truck is still a ford,I think. I'd like to Up grade this early 99.Im told the rotors,pads,claiper are all smaller.
What all Do I need.,99.5-03 hubs,rotors,calipers,pads,etc.
The rotors on the early birds are the same diameter as the late99-03. The calipers are the same on all other years. The pad are the same as all other years. The difference is the depth of the hub on the rotor because of the diffenece in the lenght of the hub-bearing.

The late99-03 rotors you want to use are Napa#86914 or Kragen #66914. The hub-bearing you need to make the swap is Napa #BR930424. Everything else stays the same.

I have not messed with the rear to see if there is a difference.

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The rotors on the early birds are the same diameter as the late99-03. The calipers are the same on all other years. The pad are the same as all other years. The difference is the depth of the hub on the rotor because of the diffenece in the lenght of the hub-bearing.

The late99-03 rotors you want to use are Napa#86914 or Kragen #66914. The hub-bearing you need to make the swap is Napa #BR930424. Everything else stays the same.

I have not messed with the rear to see if there is a difference.
Ok , how does this help!
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I think it only helps if you have bearing problems and can find the new style bearing cheaper than the original early style bearings.

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I was trying to shed some light on the misinformation you had about some of the brake parts being smaller. Plus I also added the info to do the swap as you requested in the last part of your post. I was trying to give info that could accomplish the task of converting the brakes over from early99 to late99.

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