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...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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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.
 

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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.
 

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