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Old 04-22-2010, 04:08 PM
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Sorry not been on much recently been working hard, But I now call upon you all for help.

Time has come for my truck 1998 1500 dodge ram to require some brakes, so been looking at upgrades for the brakes as I have on a number of times boiled them and got massive brake fade.

I have found a Brembo Big brake kit for a 2004 dodge ram 1500, now this is only the fronts and am wondering will this fit ? it comes with brackets for the 2004 model and a bigger caliper disc etc.

Would it fit to my 1998 ram ?

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I would call and speak with a rep. But if they make if a specified year my guess would be no.

I think you are better off (and cheaper) to get and upgraded rotors and pads all the way around or new shoes and drums for the rear, flush your fluid and if your feeling really froggy get some steel braided brake lines.

Im sure it would be far more cost effective and you would notice huge braking improvements.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:31 PM
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hmmm yeh i agree with you there,

But and its only a small but lol.

I have a pet hate, and that is tiny brakes behind big wheels, would like to go for bigger discs, can make an adaptor plate to push the caliper out i suppose.
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A big brake kit is (pardon the pun) a big investment. new rotors/pistons/calipers not to mention the need for larger brake lines, upgraded master cylinder in some cases. You can get a set of good aftermaret pads/rotors and get great braking ability and less cost, but if you want the big brakes, then absolutely, go for it.
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For the amount of money you'd be spending, I really wouldn't recommend it unless you're towing/hauling some serious weight. You can upgrade to high end rotors, pads and lines without having to spend too much money.
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