Originally Posted by finalcutjoe
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.