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Brake upgrades

i was wondering if anyone has upgraded their brakes, i run larger tires than stock and my braking has changed, i really dont like how they stop now so i was thinking about doing an upgrade. Are the powerslot rotors good? will they make an improvement or do i need to do i big brake upgrade? all i need to do for now is the front set and i just wanted a little bit of input from you guys. thanks.

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Do a whole front brake kit. Bigger Power slot rotors, quad piston calipers, that will improve the braking of your truck. I think just swapping out the old regular rotors for the powerslot ones will not show you a big improvement.

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i was wondering if anyone has upgraded their brakes, i run larger tires than stock and my braking has changed, i really dont like how they stop now so i was thinking about doing an upgrade. Are the powerslot rotors good? will they make an improvement or do i need to do i big brake upgrade? all i need to do for now is the front set and i just wanted a little bit of input from you guys. thanks.

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Just a little info, but I put the kevlar pads on the wifes Jeep, and they were a 100% better for stoping than the regular ones, you might find that solves the problem for you.

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walker, a buddy of mine put the powerslot rotors on the front of a 99'250 it only has the 285's but it made a big difference.

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How about a 10 piston caliper from SSBC that fits inside stock wheels on stock rotors? Force 10 V8 8-Piston Aluminum Caliper from Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation (SSBC)
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Smile Ssbc

I had the SSBC Force 10 v8 calipers they cost roughly $1795.00
I had these calipers on the front of my 02' 7.3L and Powerslot all the way around. It Stopped on a Dime !!!
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is a reg site vendor, and he opened an account for me with SSBC just so I could by the calipers through him.
I think 04' is the last year the calipers will fit. 8 , 40mm Pistons per caliper,
polished or powder coated your choice of available colors. these calipers with the power slot and Hawk pads is all u need, check the Hawk pads cause they have diff pads for diff operating temps. Good Luck and any more ?? pvt messg me. Stay Safe and GO FORD
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Ouch $1700 plus for a set for my truck in red!

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SSBC is a nice upgrade ...they are local to me only a few blocks away from my house so let me know if your interested and i can hook you up with a good deal on them.....
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geeeezus! how good a deal can you get on an $1800 set of calipers (only 2)???? With 4wheel disc brakes that is a wad of $$$!
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Talking Front only

That's $1795.00 for FRONT ONLY.
THEY ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY
They do not make replacements 4 the rear.
05' & UP models available late 06'

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