DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Dodge Ram Aftermarket Brakes


Notices

Dodge Ram Aftermarket Brakes Aftermarket Big Brake Kits. Not for discussion of General Brake Maintenance.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

View Poll Results: Who sells the highest quality brake parts?
AutoZone 2 25.00%
O'Reilly's 1 12.50%
Advanced Auto Parts 1 12.50%
Napa 4 50.00%
Voters: 8. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-16-2014, 10:07 AM
cmm47172's Avatar
cmm47172 cmm47172 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 33
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram ST
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
cmm47172 is on a distinguished road
Question Complete Brake Replacement

Iíve decided to replace my brakes i.e. pads, rotors, drums and shoes.
I have a 2008 RAM 1500 ST Regular Cab with 90,000 miles.
The rotors seem to be getting warped as I feel a shake in the front end whenever I break heavy.
I never haul anything really heavy or pull a trailer.
I use my truck to go back and forth to work, thatís about it.
Iím looking for the best brake products available.
Iíll probably go with ceramic pads to cut down on dust and noise.
Ultimately, I want a quality product over price.

Itís been awhile since Iíve done a break job so Iím looking to see if anything new exists on the market that I should consider.
From what Iíve read, most everything comes from China/Asia these days so it really doesnít matter where you buy as the product is likely to be as good from one store to the other.
Is this true?
Does anyone have an opinion on this?
Should go to Autozone, OíReillyís, Pep Boys, NAPA or somewhere else?
Where do the OEM brakes come from?
Would OEM be any better than anything else?
Aside from using ceramic brakes and lubricants, what is the best way to reduce brake squeaks?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 03-16-2014, 10:20 AM
hydrex's Avatar
hydrex hydrex is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Penobscot, Maine
Age: 63
Posts: 1,827
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 QC 4X4 HEMI RAM
Trim Level: Thunder Road
Color: Mineral Grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:412
hydrex is just really nicehydrex is just really nicehydrex is just really nicehydrex is just really nicehydrex is just really nice
Default

Here's a trick that you can do to fix your rotors: Find a road with no traffic, drive at 60 mph, apply the brakes firmly without having ABS cut in, slow down to 5-10 mph, speed up to 60 and repeat as many times until brakes start to fade=5 times maybe as many as 10. Once they fade, speed up and drive as fast as you can legally, faster the better for a few minutes. This will straighten the rotors and impress a layer of pad material onto the surface of the rotors and create better friction. When you buy pads, Mopar Premium pads are about as good as they get, check for warrantee. I believe they have a lifetime warrantee. Don't buy crappy Chinese aftermarket rotors. I did not vote, the best are Mopar.
__________________
Inertia Spartan Plus cam, Circle D 3,000 rpm stall converter,Sonnax line pressure booster, Vararam, JBA's with cut outs, Borla duals, Rancho 9000's,3:92's, extra rear leaf. 200,000 miles To Hell and back. 14.2/96 mph NEDW
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-16-2014, 10:26 AM
cmm47172's Avatar
cmm47172 cmm47172 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 33
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram ST
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
cmm47172 is on a distinguished road
Default

As soon as I posted this I realized that I have rotors on the back, not drums.
Are the rotors on the back bigger than the front?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-18-2014, 04:34 PM
cmm47172's Avatar
cmm47172 cmm47172 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 33
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram ST
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
cmm47172 is on a distinguished road
Default

I just noticed the post from Hydrex. I may get booted from this forum after I make my comment. So what he is saying is to heat the brakes to a point to where they start to fail and then drive as fast as you can to work out the warp and or fuse pad material to the rotor. That has to be the most stupid FU%$ing thing I have ever heard, not to mention very dangerous. Anyone reading his post should not follow his moronic advice.
Sir, you are complete idiot.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-08-2014, 10:44 AM
huntergreen huntergreen is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 5,614
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 dodge sport 1500 hemi
Trim Level: sport
Color: green
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 7
Rep:621
huntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to all
Default

he did say find a road without traffic.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-23-2014, 03:45 PM
Livewire1968 Livewire1968 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: brooklin
Posts: 17
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 dodge ram 1500 sport
Trim Level: SLT
Color: black
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Livewire1968 is on a distinguished road
Default

I am changing mine this weekend also, warp issue. I upgrading to EBC slotted dimpled with 7000 series in the front green and 6000 series green in the back.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-26-2014, 01:38 PM
huntergreen huntergreen is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 5,614
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 dodge sport 1500 hemi
Trim Level: sport
Color: green
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 7
Rep:621
huntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to all
Default

are the slotted rotors worth the extra money?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
brakes, pads, rotors, shoes, squeak

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:49 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum