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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hate To Be A Nag...

...but check you brakes for dragging. It bit me on the butt.

Sintered metallic brakes swell as they rust. Not a problem, except on the edges.

I have the truck up on a lift installing the GV, and I noticed the front brakes were dragging. Maybe 20-25 lb pull each. Since 6.25 lb @ 60 MPH = 1 HP, I have been spending good money just keeping my brakes hot.

It is a cheap thing to do to improve MPG and even the drag racing types can benefit from this.

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Re: Hate To Be A Nag...

What's the solution? New calipers or what?

I always spin my wheels an check when they are lifted and besides the tremendous weight of 20" rims w/ 35" tires they seem to spin just fine. I can only imagine how much faster my rig would be with some little stock tires and rims.

I'm officially...Stroke-less.
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Re: Hate To Be A Nag...

Sounds like your brakes are A-OK.

Mine get a little chamfer ground on the edges. You only need maybe sixty or seventy thousandths.

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Re: Hate To Be A Nag...

I ran into that problem with my rears last fall. Needed both new calipers

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Re: Hate To Be A Nag...

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Sounds like your brakes are A-OK.

Mine get a little chamfer ground on the edges. You only need maybe sixty or seventy thousandths.
edge of the brake pad or rotor.

In your opinion what is the best brake bad to reduce brake drag?

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Re: Hate To Be A Nag...

Pad.

I don't know if one is any better than another.

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