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Old 04-07-2010, 10:37 AM
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questions about doing front brakes

is it straight forward? I have done brakes on passenger cars but never on a 4x4/hubs up front, is there anything different on these trucks? are the ceramic pads a good upgrade?

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is it straight forward? I have done brakes on passenger cars but never on a 4x4/hubs up front, is there anything different on these trucks? are the ceramic pads a good upgrade?

thanks
It's as easy or easier IMHO. I haven't done them yet on my 08 but it appears similar to my 95 F-150 which was cake. Hardest thing is probably moving around the big heavy wheel.

I'm looking at the service manual and it looks like it's just that easy.

Generally ceramic brakes make for a good upgrade.
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It's as easy or easier IMHO. I haven't done them yet on my 08 but it appears similar to my 95 F-150 which was cake. Hardest thing is probably moving around the big heavy wheel.

I'm looking at the service manual and it looks like it's just that easy.

Generally ceramic brakes make for a good upgrade.
thanks for the info

do you know if the rotors come off easily after removing the caliper?
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if you are removing the rotor then you are going to be required to remove the hub
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I just checked my FSM and the "hub" is really just a hub extender. The front axle hub containing the 4wd stuff stays put. Remove the hub extender and the rotor comes off after it.

Dave
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thanks guys I will be doing the brakes tomorrow morning
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thats good to know, not that i will own my truck long enough to do brakes, but good to know
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what you upgrading to?
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is it straight forward? I have done brakes on passenger cars but never on a 4x4/hubs up front, is there anything different on these trucks? are the ceramic pads a good upgrade?

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Same as a passenger car, just bigger parts.
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