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post #1 of 28 Old 01-29-2010, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Better Freakin' Brakes!

...stock '03 brakes SUCK. Or at least mine do They are vague during the best of times, but when they started to boil fluid on the way down a hill (Mt. Baldy last night), with only my daugthers in the truck (read: NO LOAD), I had about enough. Any recommendations for good replacement rotors/pads that won't break the bank? I don't care about dusting or any of that other stuff--I just want brakes that stop, and don't fade so darn easily... TIA!!!

P.S. And my parking brake... Hmmmm... I guess I should look at fixing it too...

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Has the fluid been changed recently? From what I have read that can make a world of difference. Speaking of changing the brake fluid, I need to do that soon!

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Has the fluid been changed recently? From what I have read that can make a world of difference. Speaking of changing the brake fluid, I need to do that soon!
It looks clean, but it's probably older fluid (I bought the truck with only 41k miles on it). I would definitely do the fluid when I replace the rotors/pads--but I think the pads and/or rotors are badly glazed at this point...

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powerslot rotors with hawk pads

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raul has the rotors and i thought he had the pads too? but i couldnt find any on his site

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powerslot rotors with hawk pads

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raul has the rotors and i thought he had the pads too? but i couldnt find any on his site
Just the kind of info I was looking for! Thanks!!

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+1 for the Powerslots, but if your boiling fluid it probably has too much water in it and needs to be flushed.

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def + 1 more for the powerslots... PM me if you need any more info or suggestions

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+1 for the Powerslots, but if your boiling fluid it probably has too much water in it and needs to be flushed.
Yeah, I'm replacing the fluid at the same time. I was just surprised--my '99 truck's brakes, even when it was lifted sky-high with 39's, felt so much better. I know the PSD is heavier, but there's no way I would have made it down safely without stopping regularly if I had been towing...

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Man I just changed my fluid and pads with EBC green stuff pads and man it's like a night and day difference. I was going to do rotors, but I figured I'd try some good pads first and I was right...

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Man I just changed my fluid and pads with EBC green stuff pads and man it's like a night and day difference. I was going to do rotors, but I figured I'd try some good pads first and I was right...
Do you think they are better because of the pads or fluid change or both?

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