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mbing25 02-21-2013 10:48 PM

SSBC upgrade kit
 
Upgrading my brakes and saw the SSBC 'upgrade' kit. Just what is the upgrade and how is it different from a big brake kit? The upgrade kit has new slotted rotors and calipers, but is it really any better than stock? Would I be better off with Brembos big brake kit?

Xman 04-29-2013 09:54 PM

I'm searching for answers to the same question but its been hard to find information on how to improved the braking performance of the 4th Gen 1500. My vehicle can't even generate enough force to get the anti-lock braking system to engage on dry pavement. I was expecting more.

The SSBC rotors are only .8 inches larger than stock. Can that provide enough improvement? Will better brake pads and ss braided brakelines add enough improvement?

Xman 04-30-2013 05:12 PM

Just got off the phone with SSBC. They recommended going with the 3-piston caliber kit. They are going to discontinue the 4-piston as they protrude outward too much and interfere with most stock wheels, even the 20-inchers. They said the 3-piston provides about 20% more clamping force than the stock caliper and use Corvette brake pads. Having the 14" rotor gives the brake system more leverage to handle the 20-inch wheel/tire combination that can overpower the stock brakes. You have to reuse you existing brakelines so I will likely get ss braided ones to help stiffen the pedal some more. One kicker in the deal is when new rotors are required, they cost about $250 a piece or $175 if you don't need new hats. He suggested Summit Racing and JEGS as the best place to get them. Just plan on 4-week delivery because it takes some time to build them.

HemiLonestar 04-30-2013 07:29 PM

I like my 15" rotors and 4 piston calipers up front and 2 pistons out back.

Xman 04-30-2013 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by HemiLonestar (Post 1085395)
I like my 15" rotors and 4 piston calipers up front and 2 pistons out back.

HemiLonestar, what brake package do you have?

HemiLonestar 05-01-2013 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xman (Post 1085423)
HemiLonestar, what brake package do you have?

Ram SRT-10. I installed the factory goodies on mine.


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