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Old 03-06-2011, 04:08 PM
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Default Better front Brakes.

is there anything out there besides the Cobra front brakes that you can do to get more stopping power up front because i must say the brakes on this arent the best in the world and they like to lock up ( only have abs on the back wheels) so i was wondering if there are any cheaper methods of getting better stopping power that i might be able to do.

thanks for any info in advance
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:51 PM
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so i guess im SOL on this one?
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:57 PM
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Default Re: Better front Brakes.

I put Wagner Thermoquiet premium pads and shoes on mine last year. They work very well.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: Better front Brakes.

i always thought there was a way to make ur brakes tighter (smaller)
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Better front Brakes.

Didn't read the first post so we'll edit this... I've personally never seen anything except cobras but here's a bump
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:06 AM
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Default Re: Better front Brakes.

correct me if im wrong, but if you can lock up the wheels, then you already have more brake power than your tires can handle. right?

for the record my truck has dual piston calipers up front stock and it stops almost on a dime
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:13 AM
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correct me if im wrong, but if you can lock up the wheels, then you already have more brake power than your tires can handle. right?

for the record my truck has dual piston calipers up front stock and it stops almost on a dime
Yup.

To the OP, I think you're misunderstanding how braking action works. First, you have to really mash the brakes to lock up the fronts. Second, if you do that all the time, they're working quite nicely. Third, it sounds like you need better tires, not better brakes.
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To the OP, I think you're misunderstanding how braking action works. First, you have to really mash the brakes to lock up the fronts. Second, if you do that all the time, they're working quite nicely. Third, it sounds like you need better tires, not better brakes.
Or more following distance.....
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:48 PM
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Or more following distance.....
Or a driver's ed class
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:27 PM
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Yup.

To the OP, I think you're misunderstanding how braking action works. First, you have to really mash the brakes to lock up the fronts. Second, if you do that all the time, they're working quite nicely. Third, it sounds like you need better tires, not better brakes.
im not really mashing on the brakes and a majority of the time this happens are when the roads are wet. and it happens right when the pedal starts to get to about 1/4 of the way down or so its not a ton of pressure put on there they just seem to lock up fairly easily. its no where near the amount of pressure that i would consider having to use to stop in an emergency its just a tad bit over what you would put if your just easing on the brakes for a stop light so im really confused as to why its locking up.

and im running these tires on a 16 inch rim stock size for a 04 ranger so they are a ton bigger then what came stock on my truck and a hell of alot better tire then what was on there
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Duravis+M773II
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:28 PM
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OR....... well nevermind already covered lol
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: Better front Brakes.

OK. So like others have said too, you need tires that don't suck. Your brakes are working fine. Tires with no traction will lock up once any amount of braking is applied.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:08 AM
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Default Re: Better front Brakes.

what brake pads do you have on the front of your truck? maybe they're too sticky?
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