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Old 10-09-2010, 05:24 PM
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I have a 2004 Ram 1500 Quad with the 5.7 Hemi and 20" wheels. My rolling stock is Eagle GTII. I have been having brake problems- or more specifically front rotor problems- since I bought the truck. I am due for another brake job and I need some advice on a good set of front rotors and pads. I see a preference for ceramics and cross-drilled rotors in the forum. Any advice? I might also need a reputable shop to complete the work in Riverside, Ca. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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On my '07 I run the EBC sport rotors with the green stuff pads and have been very happy with them. They run about $100 more for all 4 corners compared to the OEM pads/rotors and the rotors are dimpled and slotted as well as the pads are ceramic with extremely low brake dust compared to stock.
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I agree with Kurtis...EBC stuff is first rate. New rotors must be seasoned and pads bedded to them. Lots info on that at the Baer Brakes site with some good instructions on how to do it.

Also, keep an eye out on your wheel torque routinely. Not sure what the problems are that you are having but if you are getting warped rotors much too often, it is sometimes a wheel torque issue.

Lastly, consider replacing your stock brake lines from the caliper to the frame hardline connection with some stainless braided steel lines. They won't flex or expand under pressure like the rubber ones will and your pedal pressure/feel will be much improved.
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Thank you gentlemen. I think I am going EBC dimpled rotors up front with EBC Greenstuff 7000 or a nice set of ceramics up front.
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I will look into SS lines also.
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Good advice here . Definitely when reinstalling the wheels , use a torque wrench . I have seen way to many warped rotors from overtightened lug nuts .
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Thank you gentlemen. I think I am going EBC dimpled rotors up front with EBC Greenstuff 7000 or a nice set of ceramics up front.
I also run the 7000s GS pads up front and the 6000 in the rear, and the stopping power is greatly improved over stock. Some good info about the torquing too
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