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Old 01-24-2014, 09:48 PM
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Ok so check these small but silly differences out. Ram 2012 1500
Ram front rotor diameter: 336mm
Ram rear rotor diameter: 352mm
Now all be it minimal 16mm difference to be exact the front rotors are smaller in size than the rear. W.T.F. The front brakes account for 60+ % of the braking done on the vehicle. Kinda silly they run a smaller rotor on the end w/ all the stopping going on rather than the rear that does less. Now for comparison freaks like my self check out the dimensions on my new 2014 Cherokee.
Cherokee front rotor diameter: 350mm
Cherokee rear rotor diameter: 330mm
My cherokee is 4,044lbs/ Ram weighs 5,654lbs
The Ram outweighs the jeep by 1,610lbs thats crazy & considering the jeep is lighter that thing has some of the best brakes I've ever stopped w/...
In my humble opinion you have a vehicle weighing as much as the Ram does & it should definitely have bigger brakes all around but especially in the front.
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Rear rotor is larger than the front due to the parking brake assembly.

Even though it's a larger diameter rotor in the rear, it has significantly less brake pad contact area compared to the front.
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Rear rotor is larger than the front due to the parking brake assembly.

Even though it's a larger diameter rotor in the rear, it has significantly less brake pad contact area compared to the front.
Adding to the above, the overall rear diameter is larger, but the machined surface is much larger on the fronts. The front caliper is a 2 piston vs. the rear 1 piston, so the force is better distributed across the entire pad surface compared to the rear for better braking capacity.

I picked up a lightly used SSBC tri-force kit from another forum member with 10,000mi on it before he switched to a 16" rotor (Rotora kit for something like $7K) but I've decided to go to a hydroboost system from the diesels as I'm boosted and want to be able to build boost at the track without losing braking power with the vacuum booster. I'm looking to sell the full SSBC front kit, color matched OEM rear calipers, and SSBC rear rotors for $1K if you're interested; total cost new is $1700. Even comes with braided brake lines.
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Rotor diameter is only part of the equation. Rotor thickness is huge when it comes to fade resistance. Look at NASCAR brakes, they are smaller diameter to fit behind 15 inch wheels but are about twicev as thick as normal street performance rotors.
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Got ya. I didn't quite look at the big picture there. U know numbers, "things look good on paper but lose their luster when you see how it affects real folks"!
Sounds logical but I think they should've definitely used more metal up front to halt this beast! J.M.O....
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I agree with that. 14" minimum with a 4 piston fixed caliper. I like what Toyota has on the tundra.
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