Help Support Ram Forum by donating:


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Brake upgrades?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Nuno, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Nuno

    Nuno Junior Member

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2018
    Location:
    CA
    Ram Year:
    2006
    Engine:
    Hemi 5.7
    Hi,
    so I have my 1500 Megacab Hemi, and from what I know, it uses pretty much all stuff from 2500 trucks.
    The truck brakes decent, but I like the almost effortless and no sag break pedal feel, and I don't have it.
    Now I am running 35" (but before weas similar) and also swapped to Power Wagon Axles...

    I have not touched breaks, but was planning on doing braided lines... that usually helps with sag.
    of course brake pads and rotors might help... still have oem style. (Did that with my previous Hemi car... Magnum)

    My big question is: I have 5080888AB master cylinder 1.31" bore size.
    Is there an upgrade that really makes a difference? Bigger Bore? Change Vac Booster? Add an Electric Vac pump?
    I have ABS on my truck also... not sure that is the source of my pedal smooth and sag...

    No leaks, and I did flush (tradicional method 2 person) method. Not sure how to bleed ABS on this truck.

    I want less effort for usual daily breaking, and less travel. Of course I go 80 and need to stop a truck this size.. I need to put some effort...

    I heard about the dieses hydro system. Not sure they are direct fit (I know... oil lines from steering box...) but what about brake line fitting?

    Thanks
    Nuno
     
  2. MADDOG

    MADDOG Cummins Driver Administrator Supporting Member Military

    Posts:
    12,000
    Likes Received:
    6,258
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Location:
    Apache Junction, AZ
    Ram Year:
    2017
    Engine:
    Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel
    Is it Breaks or Brakes?
     
    Nuno likes this.
  3. Nuno

    Nuno Junior Member

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2018
    Location:
    CA
    Ram Year:
    2006
    Engine:
    Hemi 5.7
    LOL... Brakes... of course :D
     
  4. HemiLonestar

    HemiLonestar Senior Member Military

    Age:
    46
    Posts:
    4,267
    Likes Received:
    1,717
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Location:
    MD
    Ram Year:
    2003
    Engine:
    5.7 hemi
    ABS bleed is electronic
     
  5. Nuno

    Nuno Junior Member

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2018
    Location:
    CA
    Ram Year:
    2006
    Engine:
    Hemi 5.7
    OK, I have been reading and it seems hydroboost from a CTD is the way to go.
    Question, I heard that not easy to find the T fittings for the pressure hoses, but hte CTD pump has connections fro steering and hydroboost. Is that diesel PS pump a direct fit on hemi block?
     
  6. Brando_SLT

    Brando_SLT Senior Member

    Age:
    36
    Posts:
    168
    Likes Received:
    61
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2018
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Ram Year:
    2005
    Engine:
    Hemi 5.7
    I would suggest Power Stop's Z36 Kit. Calipers probably recommended if you have high mileage. Then also replace the brake lines with stainless braided for that additional 'firm pedal' feel. I've done that swap on countless vehicles before and the feeling of a "squishy" pedal is long gone.

    Most times what people think is "brake fade" is really (mostly) those old rubber lines swelling as you press the pedal.
     
    Nuno likes this.
  7. Nuno

    Nuno Junior Member

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2018
    Location:
    CA
    Ram Year:
    2006
    Engine:
    Hemi 5.7
    I agree with rubber lines. Old lines make it squishy...
    I swapped my axles from a power wagon with low miles.. and cleaned/serviced calipers, so those I know are ok. Ah and it did't get worst when I changed calipers...didn't improve either.

    I am looking for the stainless braided lines...but having hard time to find it. I have megacab 1500 so basically 2500 with 3" lift and abs (fron rear disks) and can't find the dam braided lines...
    Do you know where to get those?
     

Share This Page