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strang3majik 10-02-2010 08:20 AM

front brakes...what are my options?
I have come to the conclusion I need bigger brakes...badly.

I stopped 3 times yesterday within about 2 minutes....once from 75, the next from 60, then the next from 40...and they were rather quick stops, but, still.

When I stopped (I was in front of my house the last time), the brakes were smoking. Literally smoke bellowing from behind the wheels, and the brake fade on that last stop was horrible.

My thing is, while pads may help it stop better, they're not going to solve the heat problem, so, my question is...what are my options for upgrading to larger front brakes? These just aren't cutting it.

The Conquest I had, I did a few stops from 80, and a few stops from everywhere beneath, and they never faded nor smoked, and they were just duralast pads. So...I do have a feeling its an undersized brake issue.

I shoulda grabbed a looked kinda

But, what are my options?

RamTech 10-02-2010 07:43 PM

Have you checked the rear brakes to make sure they're adjusted correctly and not throwing an additional load on the front?

Toms Blue Ram 1500 10-02-2010 11:51 PM

Maybe some frozen wheel cylinders . Consider putting rear disc brakes on .

strang3majik 10-03-2010 02:37 AM

Rear brakes are completley brand new, new pads, new wheel cylinders, turned drums (or whatever they do to them).

But, they've worked great, but, the fade is horrible. And, I bet if it was night time they would've been

And, they work great the first stop...its just high performance braking (good name, right :p ) it doesn't like it multiple times in sucession.

But, is there any bigger front discs that will swap right on? Or at least any aftermarket kits that are made for the ram?

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