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Re: $$$$$

Postby mikey » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:54 am

129,000 miles... sheeeeeeesh... that's fantastic.
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Re: $$$$$

Postby mikey » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:52 am

I need to rip into the brakes on my F-100. It seems to stop ok but I feel the need to know what things look like in there before towing my car around with it.
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Re: $$$$$

Postby Phat B » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:34 am

Randal wrote:Those rotors in the front are huge and they work.

As opposed to my Suburban, which was a great vehicle, comfort wise, but had terrible brakes. Never did understand what GM was thinking about when they put that heavy vehicle on the road with terrible brakes.

And they had it rated for about the same towing pounds as my Ford.

No one who has ever owned a Surburban doesn't understand the word fade.


Interesting. My Silverado has awesome brakes for panic stopping. Probably the quickest stopping truck I have ever driven but on 3 mile downhill run from my house I wouldnt say brakes fade but rotors get way too hot and start to distort. So I get Hot rotor wobble. Once they cool off then everything is good. Actually have changed my braking style. Big stabs as I come down the hill rather than mild braking for longer periods. I have nearly 30K miles on my Truck and brakes and rotors still look new up front. Cant tell you what drums in the rear look like.
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Re: $$$$$

Postby dant » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:50 am

the early Suburbans had lousy brakes.

My '93 would go thru a set of pads and rotors about every 20K miles. That vintage burb was notorious for having really bad brakes.

My '00 Burb was sold with over 80K miles on it with the original pads and rotors and they still had at least another 30K miles of life left.
The Y2K burbs had a much better brake setup than the older ones.
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Re: $$$$$

Postby trekkor » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:48 am

I use Akebono ceramic brake pads on my 6600#( empty ) F-350. They rip!

Fantastic braking power. They never fade.


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Re: $$$$$

Postby mikey » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:59 am

That truck is a beast. I love it!!!
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