Gool Ol 35's... need more stopping power, suggestions?
Sooo like many of you on here im running 35's and they are heavy. What is a good way to get some of my stopping power back? Is it worth upgraded to slotted or drilled rotors, and as far as brake pads what is a good brand that will last a while and not wear too fast?
No thier not. The slotted or drilled holes help with brake fade. I run EBC discs up front w/ greenstuff pads and they have come in handy numerous times when people stop suddenly in front of me.
Your brakes don't fade much during a single panic stop. Holes or slots help cool faster between stops after the disc is rotating again, the problem is they reduce disc surface area. Race cars make up for this by having huge discs, but yours are the still the stock size. The best thing for street vehicles is quality solid discs and pads (like ebc). Quality discs are thicker and absorb more heat.
Anyway, what's this about swapping to larger explorer front discs? I've never heard of that before.
Last edited by Ranger Smith; 04-12-2012 at 02:15 PM.
I had slotted and drilled rotors on my lifted Sport Trac and they lasted one summer and winter before they were shot. Everything and anything will find it's way into the drilled holes and get stuck in them causing the pads and rotors to get chewed up, break and rust.
Unless you rally road race, drift or drag race your vehicle they are a waste of money and will cause more headaches and problems then help.
the rear disks help a ton! then if you run a good pad it helps a lot too. i run the EBC yellow stuff HD pads, very good bite when you need them, but great for daily stuff. if you do these all around that helps abit. the last thing to do is upgrade the master cylinder. alot have over look this, but its night and day. the master to run is off a 96-98 f250 4x4 with abs. it bolts on with no alterations. aside form going to cobra breaks thats the best thing i can think of.
^Aside from the Fullsize MC, you can also use the '96+ Explorer MC, cant you? You can also adjust the piston in the stock MC to compensate for the extra fluid used to stiffen up you pedal if you cant drop the coin on the MC right away.