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Old 04-14-2008, 01:46 PM   #1
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not crazy about the stopping distances on my 'burb

anyone shell out $$$ for HP pads/rotors? like hawk, brembo...

I'm thinking it is what it is, same surface area, same sizes... how much change in stopping distance is a different material gonna make... thoughts?

also- while inspecting the rear brakes... i noticed the torx head caliper bolt is tight to the leaf spring assembly... i'd need a real low-profile ratchet... any tips?
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:49 PM   #2
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this is all i found.. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ads-13267.html
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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not crazy about the stopping distances on my 'burb

anyone shell out $$$ for HP pads/rotors? like hawk, brembo...

I'm thinking it is what it is, same surface area, same sizes... how much change in stopping distance is a different material gonna make... thoughts?
I switched to ART rotors and High Performance Friction pads:

Applied Rotor Technology

I found improvement in stops on the my heavy 3/4 ton Excursion diesel....

The rotors are cryogenically treated to withstand heat, and slotted to dissipate heat.

Came in handy when I forgot to plug in the trailer umbilical cord when I left a campsite. Looked down at the P3 brake controller and noticed no brakes as I was going downhill....

I have also noticed the stopping power better in emergency braking. Was cut off and hit the brakes hard. (no trailer at the time - truck alone). Much more confident stops than the OEM rotors and pads.
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also- while inspecting the rear brakes... i noticed the torx head caliper bolt is tight to the leaf spring assembly... i'd need a real low-profile ratchet... any tips?
You can get a Gearwrenchto fit the hex part of the torx socket, then you can use the Gearwrench to turn the torx socket.
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yeah, a ratcheting wrench.. then use a male2male 1/2" drive connector... thanks.. a shorter torx would help.. but its a T55, which is pretty darn big, and all the ones i've seen are tall

i'm a little concerned... i've heard the older 3/4 ton subs, you had to drop the axle to pull the hubs... yikes
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You can get a Gearwrenchto fit the hex part of the torx socket, then you can use the Gearwrench to turn the torx socket.
found it online... yes- passthrough system... that looks what i'm looking 4, thanks

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