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post #1 of 21 Old 02-13-2011, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't been happy with my brakes since I bought the truck 6 months ago. It has stock rotors and pads, but stopping power is horrible. I'm looking to get slotted rotors, new pads, and possibly new calipers. Would appreciate any advice/opinions. I want to make sure what I get is bolt on/direct replacement if possible.

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Don't remember what their called but I got slotted rotors and pads from carquest. Major differnce in stopping power. Love em. No more bouncing pedel either.
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Watch out with the type of pads you get I tried NAPA's premium pads and my 99 stroke wouldnt hardly slow down i believe the pads are just to damn hard. went with their mid grade pads and havn't had any problems, pads last roughly 12 months and my 99 F-350 weighs in at 14,700 with all the tools and compressor,welder,etc.
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powerslot cyro rotors and hawk pads seem to be the best combo according to many on this forum. thats what Ill be purchasing when I get to the brakes. 127k on the original pads woo hoo

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in my opinion slotted rotors are a marketing scheme and don't do ****. worse yet you can never machine them. the fact is brake pads aren't made up of what they used to be. gases that supposedly build up between the pad and rotor arent there. all you're doing is cutting down on the effective contact area of the brake pad

you can get a lot of cuts out of a superduty rotor before it's below minimum thickness. a simple brake inspection will show if theres any underlying problems related to your poor stopping power

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i am running driled and slotted rotors with hawk pads, it was a big diff. from what was on there.. 2 years runng them while pulling my trailer they still look brand new.

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i am running driled and slotted rotors with hawk pads, it was a big diff. from what was on there.. 2 years runng them while pulling my trailer they still look brand new.
brake dust a lot worse?

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You can get these hawk pads from Carquest?
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i am running driled and slotted rotors with hawk pads, it was a big diff. from what was on there.. 2 years runng them while pulling my trailer they still look brand new.
Which hawk pads? I think they make 2 or 3 different ones for our trucks...

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brake dust a lot worse?
I havent noticed it being any worse.. if anything it is less... i am not sure which ones i put on there i will look through my emails to find which ones.

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