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Old October 23rd, 2009, 07:29 PM
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Well as most of you know I have bought 37" tires. With bigger tires comes a bigger demand for better brakes. Does anyone have a suggestion on the lowest costing upgrade that would justify 37" tires?




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Wilwood or Brembo cuz they aint cheap but come with 13.x" rotors and 4 piston calipers.

About 250+ plus each - so near to a $1000 not counting new brake lines and fluid. Just got to decide whats really important, stoping those monster tires or redesigning that huge boulder.

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Ive heard that just changing your OEM pads can make a heckuva difference. Try them EBC brake pads out...

http://www.ebcbrakes.com/Index.html check these guys out as well...
http://www.rotorpros.net/index.htm


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Brembo brakes for Ford Truck applications

http://www.nolimitmotorsport.com/bre...d%20Truck.html


SummitRacing Wilwood brakes search site
http://www.summitracing.com/brands/Wilwood-Disc-Brakes/



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i agree with scott....for the most part just upgrading to better pads can make a world of difference. since cost is a concern right now....you could try just upgrading the pads and see how that will work for you. and then when you can afford to....upgrade the entire brake setup...brembo is obviously a well known and trustworthy set up. you could also look into stainless steel brake corporation...i've seen their products used a number of times on different tv shows:

http://www.ssbrakes.com/

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LOL... I know all these companies guys and I know their prices already! I was trying to avoid the big players in the stopping game. I was hoping someone would say like "take the calipers from an f350 etc..." a poor mans upgrade! The rear will be the most costly of the brake upgrade due to the fact that I have drums. I will have to buy a conversion kit first then buy the calipers and such. Maybe I will just cut a big hole in the floor to stick my foot out to help my braking.




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What about the rear brakes. Are they disc or drum? because of the changes your doing - do you have to consider any work on the booster or master cylinder or proportioning valves or brake lines?

I say use some 5/8 stainless steel aircraft wire cable. Attach one end to your garage and the other to your truck frame. Just when you get to the end of the driveway the cable snaps your truck back in the yard - it saves you from having to buy any brakes. =-b

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Go with the Flintstone brakes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX53PVe8Rck

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Go with the Flintstone brakes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX53PVe8Rck

I agree! Yaba daba dooo!


But as a serious response, if there are no replacements that you can steal off bigger trucks, I would say just go with new pads. I would think that that is a pretty cheap way to get the extra stopping power you need until you got the cash for a full upgrade. That, and stopping earlier/leaving more space between you and the car infront of you!




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A- upgrade your master to a larger vacum booster (not sure which model)
B- disc brake conversion on rear (google or ebay they're pretty cheap)
C- bronco graveyard sells a hydro boost kit (uses powersteering to boost)
D-Smaller tires :)


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