Lets talk about brakes....

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  1. Sniper X

    Sniper X Senior Member

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    Since I couldn't find a specific place for a performance brake question, I'll pos it here but mods please feel free to move it to the right place!

    I am ANAL when it comes to a good hard brake pedal and brakes that actually STOP you when you apply them without hovering your ass off the seat having to stand on the pedal. SOOO, I am going to up-grade my breaks. I was looking for both a quality rotor and pad for the front, something like a performance street strip brake pad and rotor, and POSSIBLY a disc conversion for the rear. Has anyone done this? If so what did you use, how did it work and how much was it?

    There is a site that SYAS it has a performance rotor set up for about 200 bucks that is drilled, slotted, and a high grip steel so that looks promising.....

    I have seen a few sets of pads that say they will fit the bill but want input from someone who has actually done this first.
     
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    i personally find standard rotors and pads up front to work just fine. if you want your brake pedal to be harder you may want to check your rear brakes. if they are adjusted properly your brakes will be rock solid and have no problem locking of the tires.

    you can install disk brakes on the rear axle but you probably won't notice much of a difference unless you got a good load behind you and even then if you do have a good load on you should have brakes on the trailer.
     
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    WHat I'm trying to get is the pedal and feel as well as the performance of my old Chevy truck. It was a 77 and the brakes on it flat out rocked. The pedal was very firm, and even towing a 23ft car trailer they stopped the mass like it was nothing. My old Ramcharger stopped way better than this truck too. I forgot to mention my stock rotors are really warped. They pulsate really bad so I am going to replace them anyway. And I will definitely do the tough stop pads or if I can find them, the EBC green stuff or even red stuff pads.
     
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    I'll be looking too do something similar this spring/summer as well, but mine aren't bad enough to need it yet. I just know that getting bigger (and heavier) tires and wheels will likely wear them out enough to need an upgrade soon.
     

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