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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket brakes.... are they worth it?

I need some new front brakes for my 2000 F350. What does everyone recommend? My front rotors are warped so I'll probably just buy new ones as well as new pads (I have never had good luck with having rotors turned). Which is the best choice for someone who tows and plans on keeping the truck for a long time? Is it worth the price difference to go with a good set of expensive aftermarket brakes or should I cheap out and get the ones with a "life time warranty" from Autozone or any other local parts store chain.
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Re: Aftermarket brakes.... are they worth it?

Yes but I have know idea what kind of brakes I have on my truck but put it this way they have been on there for 2 1/2 years I have checked them just last month they are still good I even tow every day my rotors are still in good speks and the pads look almost brand new

they are stock rotors with great pads I can lock'em up at 60 mph put it that way

You call yourself a mechanic, you can't even fix a mechanical pencil.


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Cryo'd Powerslots and don't look back.....

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http://thebrakeman.com/home

this site looking at the graph with (Following data performed on 2001 Ford F350 Super Duty Paramedic unit, approx. 12,500 lbs.)at 40 mph in 57 ft vs 110 ft

and they say it will last 3 to 4 ttimes as longer than stockers

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Re: Aftermarket brakes.... are they worth it?

I love my Cryo'd ART's front/rear with performance friction pads

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Cryo'd Powerslots and don't look back.....
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and be sure your sliders are in top-notch condition too!

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I run Power Slot Cryo and Hawk LTS pads.......great combo, huge improvement over stock.


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are there stainless braded hoses available for our trucks?

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I'm looking into the 17" rotor 12 piston caliper system from Boss Brakes. Waiting on an email from them now with more info.

Spending money I don't have on crap I don't need to impress people I don't know.
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I'm looking into the 17" rotor 12 piston caliper system from Boss Brakes. Waiting on an email from them now with more info.

I'm guessing ~$20k

You need 22s or larger to clear them if I remember correctly.


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