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The 5100s rock. I love mine
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looks good man. how much was donated or is gonna become an article? :)

newb question. i've always wondered. when i see the back axle open, there is a copper tube like the one you posted. what happens to that tube? does it tuck into the differential? what is it's purpose?
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I haven't had braking issues with mine, I don't know. The truck actually stops very well even with 35s.

Mostly the dust pisses me off, it is unreal how much of a mess they make. The rotors are also rusty and have quite a lip on them, causing a little squeal occasionally when I'm moving slowly and not on the brakes. My mechanic re-surfaces the rear discs and put on some cheapo pads (without permission) and there is a little less noise but I want to replace everything with new before long.

I would bet that the newer brakes wouldn't be a huge deal to swap. But judging from the clearance I have, there is no way I could fit 17s (which I would like) with brakes that are even a hair bigger than mine.
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newb question. i've always wondered. when i see the back axle open, there is a copper tube like the one you posted. what happens to that tube? does it tuck into the differential? what is it's purpose?
That copper tube is the air supply line for the ARB air locker. And you'll only see it on vehicles with ARB's. Here's how it ends up getting routed..



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I would bet that the newer brakes wouldn't be a huge deal to swap. But judging from the clearance I have, there is no way I could fit 17s (which I would like) with brakes that are even a hair bigger than mine.
09+ trucks have 13.8" front brakes that clear 17's... food for thought.

I looked into doing a 6-piston 15" AP Racing big brake kit on mine and learned that pretty much anything 15" or larger would need a 20" wheel, or an 18" wheel with enough backspacing to clear the calipers with the spokes. I could fit the big brake kit if I would have ran a small spacer. Ultimately though I went with the EBC stuff, for now, as you can see. Keeps my options open to move to 17's too, if I ever choose.

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i just installed greenstuff pads and EBC rotors today. i've noticed that when they get a little warm, they tend to sqeak a little. is this normal for new pads adn will it go away? also what was that pink putty on the pads?
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You didn't read the papers that came with the pads did you...
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the only paper that came with them was 2 copies of some small print telling me about the removal of paper backing and to put it on the plate on the backside or something. non of my pads had any paper on them. nor was there any in the box.

am i ****ed?
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