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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:53 PM   #21
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i would check why only one tire locked up and why u could push the pedal to the floor...but i might be a dumbass for suggesting
Well almost all the way to the floor... The fronts were new when i got the truck about 1.5 years ago and i replaced the rear last winter... Why would it only lock up 1 tire?
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Old September 13th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #22
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were you by any chance swerving to the right?? that would take load off the pass side and make easier to lock than the other side. also a little more likely to have dirt form the shoulder on the right side.
I know this may sound dumb but I would change my brake fluid and see if it helps at all. Brake fluid will over time pick up moister out of the air and give you a softer pedal and reduced braking force. AND ITS REALLY CHEAP TO TRY OUT FIRST before buying fancy brake parts.
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were you by any chance swerving to the right?? that would take load off the pass side and make easier to lock than the other side. also a little more likely to have dirt form the shoulder on the right side.
I know this may sound dumb but I would change my brake fluid and see if it helps at all. Brake fluid will over time pick up moister out of the air and give you a softer pedal and reduced braking force. AND ITS REALLY CHEAP TO TRY OUT FIRST before buying fancy brake parts.
So how the hell do you flush all the old fluid out? Just by adding more fluid and bleeding them?
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pretty get as much fluid out of the master as you can then bleed the new fluid into the lines. turkey baster works to get the fluid out most of the time if there is enough room to get the hose around the level sensor. It helps to get as much old out as you can without running it dry.
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Cross drilled or slotted rotors will only help if brake fade or constant warping of the rotors is a problem.

Other than that, they decrease performance since there is less area for friction to occur.
I'm going to disagree with that, Mr. ASE. I understand your point regarding surface area, but I have them on both my XJ and my Ram and had neither of the issues you mentioned. The performance improvement was noticeable - especially on the Ram with Hawk pads.
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I'm going to disagree with that, Mr. ASE. I understand your point regarding surface area, but I have them on both my XJ and my Ram and had neither of the issues you mentioned. The performance improvement was noticeable - especially on the Ram with Hawk pads.
On vehicles that have proper ducting and airflow over the brakes they can decrease performance. If brake fade is the issue, then yes they will increase performance.

It really depends on the application.
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The vehicles I have that probably have the proper ducting/airflow came with crossdrilled or slotted rotors from the factory.
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The vehicles I have that probably have the proper ducting/airflow came with crossdrilled or slotted rotors from the factory.
I'm relaying this all from my brakes class four years ago.
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my pedal is all squishy but my truck hardly ever gets driven and its supposed to be my DD, the pedal on my work truck (07 ram 3500) is a little squishy too but then I always have a 35ft flatbed on that.

you want bigger brakes you need bigger rims, but you locked up one tire so your breaks are still powerful enough.
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