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tonyfo 11-19-2011 05:02 PM

2011 poor brakes
 
Hi there, i have a 2011 Ram Big Horn with 4000 km on it so far and I love the truck, except for the braking power. Its seems that I have to put an excessive amount of force on the brakes to stop. I thought at first that the disks and pads just need to wear in but surely they should be worn in by now. Anyone else have this issue.

916Timmy 11-19-2011 05:26 PM

I have 17000 miles on mine and the brakes are fine! I know they are less "touchy" than a 2010 Ford I drove, but not worse. If they are that bad, I would have the dealer take a look at them!

IanPL 11-19-2011 05:32 PM

My 2010 F150 had brakes like a sports car. My 2011 Ram feels super mushy. Like you, I was hoping things would get better with some miles. Casual braking requires the pedal to be pushed 1/2 way in. I had to hit them hard the other day for a quick stop and there was certainly some pucker factor not knowing if I was going to stop. I'm thinking they may need to be bled a little?

tonyfo 11-19-2011 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by IanPL (Post 658245)
My 2010 F150 had brakes like a sports car. My 2011 Ram feels super mushy. Like you, I was hoping things would get better with some miles. Casual braking requires the pedal to be pushed 1/2 way in. I had to hit them hard the other day for a quick stop and there was certainly some pucker factor not knowing if I was going to stop. I'm thinking they may need to be bled a little?

I wouldn't say the pedal was spongy or anything, it feels like the brakes are wet all the time, it brought it home more when I drove a chev silverado the other day and put the brakes on normally and stopped dead almost.

Stump3r 11-19-2011 05:50 PM

Compared with a Ford they are certainly lacking, but they are almost identical to the braking power I had with my old 99 Dakota. I've never had an issue coming to a stop with the Ram and I've had a few holy sh*t stops with her in city traffic. You'll get used to them after awhile.

HEMILANCER 11-19-2011 09:37 PM

the dodge is pretty heavy compared to the other trucks u mentioned. stainless steel brake lines would be the cheapest most effective upgrade u could do, rubber lines swell with pressure which will make the pedal travel farther.

ManBearPig 11-20-2011 01:02 AM

I have a 2011 Ram Sport and find my brakes are excellent. I work on the oilpatch up here in Alberta and have driven pretty much every brand of truck in a fleet or rental vehicle over the last year or two, I can't say I have noticed much of a difference between brands.

My brother bought a 2011 Tacoma a few months ago, when I drove it it had one of the mushiest brake pedals I have ever felt. That was my only shocking brake comparison

garner 11-20-2011 03:53 AM

No issues with mine. They brakes seem better than the brakes on my old 2006 mustang and my old 2011 genesis

gysnst2 11-20-2011 05:32 AM

Brakes feel good on mine. I actualy think they are prety good compared to the 08 f150 I have. I feel like the f150 will never stop. I hate the brakes on my 08 f150. The brakes on the ram also feel almost better then the brakes I had on my 04 heratage. And the heritage had drilled and slotted rotors. And great pads.

dkerr24 11-20-2011 09:11 AM

I haven't noticed any issues with the braking performance on my 2011 Ram 1500. I have pulled a 2500lb pop up camper for a 250 mile trip without a trailer brake controller and found the performance to be acceptable. That being said, I'll be buying a brake controller if I take that camper out again.

Darin


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