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The brakes are "activated" at the same time. The front brakes get the majority of the braking force. Most vehicles(trucks especially) will lock up the rear wheels first in a hard stop due to weight shifting off the rear onto the front(and trucks already are light in the rear). Most newer trucks have abs only in the rear. I'm not sure about what the 2000 would have as far as abs.
Just a thought and I know it's not a truck...but what about a dumptruck? I've never seen any front brakes lock up or front tire skid marks when they did lock up...same twith big rigs. Saw lots of back brakes (not talking trailers) lock up but never front brakes. Until now, I've never ever thought about this so I don't know, lol.
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^It's the same scenario. You hit the brakes and have 10,000 lb of a load transferring off the back tires and on to the front. The front grips and the back skids. Especially whens spreading the light load over so many tires...
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^It's the same scenario. You hit the brakes and have 10,000 lb of a load transferring off the back tires and on to the front. The front grips and the back skids. Especially whens spreading the light load over so many tires...

Many trucks have proportioning valves that sense the load in the rear and apply more brake pressure to the rear to take advantage of the weight being back there.

And you ain't gonna transfer no 10,000 lbs of weight to the front axle unless you stand the truck up on its nose.


I saw no where if the OP has discs or drums in the rear.

I know on my 97 3500, you could use chevy 1 ton wheel cylinders in the dodge drum setups, and it worked tons better, especially when loaded. I think they were a larger diameter wheel cylinder.
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