Ok, so that start this story off i was in need for a brake upgrade. My wheel and tire package weighs so much! So i didn't have the stopping power that i once had, running the stock wheels and tires. So i searched and searched. I came upon some Stoptech rotor and pads being sold by Dangerranger01. He gave me a pretty good deal on them. So they arrived:
. . . . . and i gathered my materials:
. . . . . and began the job:
. . . . . got it all put back together:
. . . . . But i started noticing problems after a few day driving around. The first problem was when i would lets off the brake with the truck in drive, the truck wouldn't roll. Next, every time i pushed on the gas the truck would pull to the left, and when i would let off the gas it would pull to the right.
So i took it into the shop for another issue, and had them look at my brakes. They were telling me that my rotors were too wide. I was pissed. I was thinking that i wasted two hundred plus dollars for nothing! I was about to convert it back to stock when i decided to pull the brakes apart again and realized what i did.
When replacing your brake pads, ALWAYS push the pistons all the way in, not three quarters of the way in. It was a stupid mistake that i made. Originally, when i was putting the calipers back on, i had to use some muscle to push the calipers down into place. So i was driving around with my brake pads just dragging on the rotors. Dumb mistake. Don't make the same mistake!!! Here are a few more pics of my nice washed truck. Oh yeah, the brake rotors and pads are a huge upgrade, a noticable difference.
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 2x4
BAMA Proggrammer, K&N Cold Air Intake, Flowmaster 40 series muffler
3inch lift(front spindles, rear blocks), Cranked Torsion Bars, Throttle Cable Mod, Black Diamond Plate Tool Box, Black "Unique" 16x10 Wheels with a beadlock with 265's (31in) BFG All Terrains, Yukon POSI Grip differential, Badass Black Pre-runner Bumper, Stoptech slotted rotors with EBC Yellowstuff Kevlar Brake Pads.