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Clean F-150 pics with random Ranger bonus pics!

Finally got to give big white a good scrub down after the long winter season as well as give her some new brakes all around. Hawk LTS pads and NAPA premium rotors. The big girl stops on a dime now.

out with the old crappy burned up brakes..

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in with the new!
4 wheel disc brakes FTMFW!!
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clean!

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and the "Tuff Truck Bag" im testing and reviewing for the Tuff Truck Bag company. pretty cool product.

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and a couple randoms of my ranger from yesterday. my nephew wanted to go wheelin in the "monster truck" so we messed around on his dads friends dirt hills for a bit.

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Both look good! I hate the stock brakes on my fiddy.
 
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Originally Posted by 98liftedranger View Post
Both look good! I hate the stock brakes on my fiddy.
yeah i hated mine too. they stopped ok but i had a warped rotor and the dust was terrible. ive got the same Hawk LTS pads on my ranger and they are awesome. low dust too. i got them from a vendor on the F-150 site for a good deal.
 
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I'll be getting ahold of you in a few weeks to see how they hold up and how the brake dust is compared to the stockers. I'll probably need brakes by the end of the year. What vendor did you get them from? I'll have to get ahold of him.
 
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Looks good man, and whats the idea behind the tuff bag there?
 
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Originally Posted by 98liftedranger View Post
I'll be getting ahold of you in a few weeks to see how they hold up and how the brake dust is compared to the stockers. I'll probably need brakes by the end of the year. What vendor did you get them from? I'll have to get ahold of him.
ive got just over 10,000 miles on the Hawk pads on my ranger and they are holding up great, especially with the added strain of the 33's and the off roading done in that truck. the brake dust has been much lower than the OEM's that the ranger had on it. id expect them to perform the same on the F-150, i hope. lol
 
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So when does the f150 get some mods? lol
 
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Looks good man, and whats the idea behind the tuff bag there?
thanks man. the bag is for people that dont have bed covers that need waterproof storage in the bed. its pretty slick and i can see it coming in handy come hunting season.
 
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Originally Posted by Sonic04Edge View Post
So when does the f150 get some mods? lol
its got a programmer and an LED third brake light, oh and weathertech floor mats. is that anything? lol no big mods in store for this truck except for maybe an exhaust system and i might do the "GOTTs" mod. i love the way the truck performs and handles as is so i dont want to mess that up.
 
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looks good Patrick! I like it.

you spent some cash on the brakes!!!
 
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Looks great!
 
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Lookin good! I just did a set of brakes on my Grandpas '08 fiddy. his were pretty toast, thought i might have inhaled some nice dust, I have no idea what i put on there, i think EBC? we'll see how those work out.
 
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Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
looks good Patrick! I like it.

you spent some cash on the brakes!!!
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Looks great!
thanks fella's. brakes actually didnt cost too much, ive got just over $300 in all. i get a discount at NAPA so i got a deal on the rotors.

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Lookin good! I just did a set of brakes on my Grandpas '08 fiddy. his were pretty toast, thought i might have inhaled some nice dust, I have no idea what i put on there, i think EBC? we'll see how those work out.
thanks man! my brakes were toast too, the fronts had a little meat left on them but the rears had maybe another 1000 miles on them. the pad material was heat damaged and cracking and flaking off. gotta have good brakes for when i start hauling our new baby around when she comes! lol

ps. just noticed your sig quote. lol
 
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yeah you got a smoking deal at napa. it cost me almost 300 just for rear rotors when i had my f150
 
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yeah you got a smoking deal at napa. it cost me almost 300 just for rear rotors when i had my f150
damn! where did you get yours?
 
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napa... i think i spent around 110 a rotor plus pads....

it was one of those last minute brakes are shot deals.
 
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How many miles on your truck when you decided to do the brakes? Those look good. I'll be doing brakes on my dad' 08 F150 soon enough.
 
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Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
napa... i think i spent around 110 a rotor plus pads....

it was one of those last minute brakes are shot deals.
ouch! i guess i did get a deal. lol i do have to say though, this was one of the easiest brake jobs ive ever done, gotta love 4 wheel disc brakes! ha ha

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How many miles on your truck when you decided to do the brakes? Those look good. I'll be doing brakes on my dad' 08 F150 soon enough.
mileage is just under 70,000 right now and after seeing the condition of them i wouldnt be surprised if they were the stock pads.
 
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ouch! i guess i did get a deal. lol i do have to say though, this was one of the easiest brake jobs ive ever done, gotta love 4 wheel disc brakes! ha ha



mileage is just under 70,000 right now and after seeing the condition of them i wouldnt be surprised if they were the stock pads.
really? it sucked for me. the rotors were rust welded to the axle shafts.
 
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Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
thanks man! my brakes were toast too, the fronts had a little meat left on them but the rears had maybe another 1000 miles on them. the pad material was heat damaged and cracking and flaking off. gotta have good brakes for when i start hauling our new baby around when she comes! lol

ps. just noticed your sig quote. lol
Congrats on the offspring!
His was around 64K miles. The fronts we're worse than the backs on his for some reason, but cause of all the up north traveling and driving in sand and what not, i had to use like 2 cans of Parts and Brake cleaner.

as far as the sig goes, Taylor was upset, but i like to keep the quote fresh and killing things with Fire is right up my alley.
 
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really? it sucked for me. the rotors were rust welded to the axle shafts.
mine came right off, i was a little worried because ive read some nightmare storys on the F-150 sites about stuck rotors but mine came off easy. i did however break two of the spreader clip/ springs on the front pads so i had to rig those back together. i used a bit of anti-seize on the flanges for the next brake job.

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Congrats on the offspring!
His was around 64K miles. The fronts we're worse than the backs on his for some reason, but cause of all the up north traveling and driving in sand and what not, i had to use like 2 cans of Parts and Brake cleaner.

as far as the sig goes, Taylor was upset, but i like to keep the quote fresh and killing things with Fire is right up my alley.
thanks man, baby is due in 2 weeks. getting nervous! lol
 
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Nice man. I'm ready to change mine, it feels like it stops terribly to me. Dealership replaced them at 46k when I bought it and I'm at 78k now. I get like no dust but the brakes aren't impressive at all. Could be the style wheel I have doesn't attract as much dust as the FX4 one too, not sure.
 
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thanks man. the bag is for people that dont have bed covers that need waterproof storage in the bed. its pretty slick and i can see it coming in handy come hunting season.
Oh well thats pretty cool. Id honestly love to have a topper, but I cant justify that much money for a new one, or unless you get super lucky and find a good one on craigslist thats fits ours and is in good shape and even then usually you still got to paint it still. Wish I made good money, in due time I guess.
 
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Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
Nice man. I'm ready to change mine, it feels like it stops terribly to me. Dealership replaced them at 46k when I bought it and I'm at 78k now. I get like no dust but the brakes aren't impressive at all. Could be the style wheel I have doesn't attract as much dust as the FX4 one too, not sure.
the brake dust from mine were terrible. after a week the front wheels would be black with dust, i couldnt keep up with it.

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Oh well thats pretty cool. Id honestly love to have a topper, but I cant justify that much money for a new one, or unless you get super lucky and find a good one on craigslist thats fits ours and is in good shape and even then usually you still got to paint it still. Wish I made good money, in due time I guess.
yeah i really want a topper too but im in the same boat, they are expensive!
 
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Yeah if mine were like that I would have already changed them. Drives me crazy to see trucks with dark black front wheels lol.
 

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