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Old 10-07-2010, 05:33 AM
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2011 F250 brakes

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Anyone else disappointed with the brake pedal feel on your new truck? My truck has caught me off guard several times in heavy traffic, and the brake pedal just doesn't feel like it's working until I really mash the pedal sometimes.

Don't get me wrong; as near as I can tell it's working as designed, but this is the one beef I have with the new truck. My dad's new 2011 Chevy Duramax has a lot snappier brake pedal, and feels a lot more secure in panic stop situations. This F250 just doesn't have the pedal feel I'm used to.

Anyone else noticed this? Anything that can be done about it?
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:56 AM
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I am happy with mine (different system as it is a 350), test drive another 11 F-250 and see if theres a diference between the two. If there is, talk to your service department. Good luck.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:15 AM
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Yeah, I'll have to do that. There aren't a lot of '11 F250's around on dealer lots locally, but I may try to do that when I get a chance.
I think it's just the difference between brands, and I'll get used to it, but I suppose it's one of those deals where I've had better brake pedal feel, and not every company is going to excel in the same areas.
It's okay. I'm not going to turn into a Ford-hater over it. LOL
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:45 AM
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I have had to adjust quickly when changing vehicles, I had a car when I was a kid where I had to fan the brakes a couple of times before you got pedal!!! Jumped in mom's car and if I wasn't careful I would put you thru the windshield...
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:15 AM
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I agree. I have a 350 and it has taken me a bit to get used to. Seems it takes a lot of foot to get the brakes to work. I don't think its necessarily a bad thing. I am just used to grabbier brakes. Just something to get used to. Still LOVE the truck!
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:17 AM
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I have two words for you JD - BE PATIENT.

My F250 seemed to have very weak brakes when I got it. I came from an H2 Hummer with fantastic brakes. After 200 miles the Ford brakes started feeling much better. I posted this in some thread I was reading at that time. After 2000 miles the brakes had seated very nicely and felt pretty good. Not quite as good as the Hummer (those babies have some brakes) but real close. I have 6k miles on my truck now and I have almost forgotten about the brakes.

I think it is good they took so long to seat. This means to me that they will wear a looooong time - I hope!!

Good Luck with your truck and just keep putting miles on it. The brakes should come around with time and miles.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:36 PM
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Hope so! I'm at 2500 miles and we'll see what happens.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:04 PM
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Do the 11s have hydroboost still?
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:02 PM
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Do the 11s have hydroboost still?
The 350 and 450 does. Not the 250.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:20 AM
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The 350 and 450 does. Not the 250.
man.. i hate hydroboost.. i F'd my PS pump up so many times.. and driving home sometimes at night (60 mile drive, but was 4am.. no traffic on the highway)with no brakes.. and to top off no powersteering. sucks.

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I have had to adjust quickly when changing vehicles, I had a car when I was a kid where I had to fan the brakes a couple of times before you got pedal!!! Jumped in mom's car and if I wasn't careful I would put you thru the windshield...
lol i know the feeling. my truck to my moms 07 camry. push the brakes and got a bruise from the seatbelt..
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