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Old 03-21-2013, 02:06 PM
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2013 brakes on 2005-12 trucks

I saw a thread that mentioned the new trucks getting bigger brakes and did some checking around. It looks like the new trucks have brake rotors that spec out at 14.29" front and rear. I visited a Ford lot and took a look at a new truck with 20" wheels and compared them to my truck with factory 20" wheels and my brakes leave a much larger gap between the disc and the wheel by comparison. With aftermarket big brake setups at like $3000 per axle I'm wondering if this might be a more affordable way of putting bigger brakes on the 2005-12 model trucks. What all did Ford likely change to fit the larger discs? Could it be as simple as a new caliper bracket and maybe a caliper or did they make changes to the axle that would prevent it from being a bolt-on at all?

My truck is just over 170,000 miles and I'm about through my second set of pads. I also have a vibration coming from the front when I get the brakes hot so I'm pretty sure a rotor is warped. I'm looking at putting a new set of rotors on it anyway, it would be kind of cool if for just a little more I could upgrade.

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:35 PM
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I'm with you on this! Growing up restoring old cars with my dad, he was always retrofitting older models brakes onto earlier style set ups. I know it can be done, the axle splines may be different, but maybe not. We need sensory with the money and the time to experiment for us!


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Any one figure this out? I am needing brakes soon on my 2005 and wouldn't mind installing larger rotors for a good price.
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I'm actually finishing up the install now after waiting for some front end parts to get delivered. Basically you are going to need the new larger rotors, calipers, pads, caliper mounting brackets, brake hoses, and knuckles. The last one might make it a not very practical upgrade for someone looking to just do a brake job. Here is the kicker though, for anyone needing to tear into their truck to do a balljoint job it's almost a no brainer. The knuckles are priced new from Tousley/ Autonation at around $110 apiece and come with new balljoints already pressed in. The caliper bracket is about $40 apiece with new pins already installed. Your new brake hoses have a different connection at the chassis. The 2005-07 models mount the hose the upper coil spring bucket. The late model trucks mount it to the side of the frame so you will need to drill a couple of holes on each side and re-route the chassis brake lines to the new hoses.
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Same bearings?
These brakes should still fit under the 17 inch OEM wheels because 17 inch are still stand equipment, right?
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