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Old 05-16-2014, 11:12 AM
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Big brakes on 2013 F350

Hi together

I live in germany and i have a 2013 F350 SC SB Powerstroke.
I'm in the transportation business. I transport high valuable gods.
I use the F350 with a 35ft surgebraked 9500lbs gooseneck boxtrailer.

I have the F350 because the engine is just awesome and i can use it for my business and my recreation with my family. The normal commercial transporters in europe don't have this dualuse.

My business requires fast and hard driving. But i have one problem. The brakes. The OEM brakes shows strong brakefading when hard driven on the autobahn. And after only ~70000miles the 2nd set of brakes are finished. 4th set of pads finished and the discs also.
So i thought, i could upgrade the brakes to bigger ones, but noone in germany has the knowledge for US vehicles or just call prices that aren't funny anymore. 8000$ and more.

So my question is.
Which are the biggest brakes that will fit into the OEM 20" Chrome Clad Rims?
If you know a european manufacturer like MovIt or Brembo, that would be even more nice.

And maybe there is a thread for this topic, but i can't find it and my english is not the best at least.

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Tac
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:59 AM
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Tac, welcome to the org! Secondly what speeds are you running? Are the brakes on the trailer working?

Lastly, I have to ask....what did that truck cost in Germany? Any pictures? How much is diesel?


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Old 05-16-2014, 02:39 PM
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Costs, with all needed modifications to meet street rules and navigation, take the us price, add 50-60% and divide it through the dollar-euro exchange curse.
~300$ anual taxes because its weight taxed and not cubic taxed.
Dieselfuel is around 6,0-6,5$ per gallon. Gasoline 7,0-7,5$ per gallon.
Its a 100% OEM vermilon red F350 Lariat SuperCab Shortbox.

The driving speed is around 65-67mph. In cause of the trailertowing.
As single vehicle in the recreation time or if i don't need the trailer and the box is big enough up to 110mph. Limited by the tires, only 110mph speedindex. The engine is good enough 125mph, but not the gearbox.

The trailerbrakes are working, but they are surgebrakes. They are not so strong than a E-brake system. The main brakework must the TV do. So downhill with 7% is hard and the autobahn is not that empty, what you would wish. Especially forgein drivers that don't have enough training on the german street conditions and rules are problematic. They can't estimate distances and speeds as good as needed.

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Old 05-16-2014, 02:52 PM
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Wild! Sounds like business is good!

Is it a euro version ford? Or import? Right hand drive?

Can you post some pictures of interior and exterior?
Does it have a DPF?


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Secondly, it may be cheaper to do away with surge brakes, and retrofit with electric


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Old 05-16-2014, 03:16 PM
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You can't buy the most US Fords regularly at a european dealer.
Its a gray import. We have several importer in germany who imports vehicles on their own business.
No offical warranties.
It is really nearly the same F350 which you can buy at every Ford dealer in your neighborhood. It has a canadian speedometer and the needed orange turnsignals. The whole rest is 100% US.
And yes, it has a DPF and a DEF Injection. No Problem, you can buy DEF, here called AdBlue, at every fuelstation, right out of a pump.
And please, don't ask me for fotos. I want to avoid any possibility to get my car identified, because of the gods i transport. The are all highly valuable and very expensive. I don't drive crudeoil or mechanic parts around.

Brake conversion isn't that simple. Pure E brakes are not allowed in europe. I would need EoH brakes on the trailer with ABS. And technical surveys etc. Surgebrakes are 100% normal on car trailers. The trailer is just that heavy, because the hitch weight is not part of the trailer weight, its load on the TV. Normally car trailers are limited to 7716lbs. The rest 1800lbs are the hitch weight and the load on the TV.
But explaining the finest parts of german vehicle laws, rights and permissions would bust the whole Powerstrokeboard.
And of course there are many US rules for cars I don't understand.

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Old 05-17-2014, 10:01 AM
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The OEM Rotors have only 300mm or what. The inner diameter of the wheels have nearly 500mm. There must be matching bigger brakes that fit into the wheels.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:05 AM
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Really noone know a big brake kit, that fits into 20" rims?
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We have a 16" disk brake kit that is the largest you can fit....insanely good stopping!

PM me if I can help.
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