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Best brakes for lifted trucks??

i have a 1996 with disc in front, drums in the rear. i feel my braking power is somewhat weak. I now have 33s and am getting 35s soon. what are the best brake pads to buy. I need an UPGRADE!!!
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I would start with swaping in a diskbraked explorer 8.8 rear.
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I would start with swaping in a diskbraked explorer 8.8 rear.
I've heard that helps tons.

As for the fronts Slotted or Dimpled rotors are a good choice, but with the added performance comes a higher price. As for Pads check out Hawk or EBC. EBC offers both rotors and several choices in pad material. Powerslot makes good rotors and a few members on R-F have a set.
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When mines said and done, I'll have Slotted rotors w/ high quality pads up front, Explorer discs with decent pads out back, and a '96ish f250 master cyl(they have a piston that's about double the size of my stock ranger master. provides more fluid pushing power).
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When mines said and done, I'll have Slotted rotors w/ high quality pads up front, Explorer discs with decent pads out back, and a '96ish f250 master cyl(they have a piston that's about double the size of my stock ranger master. provides more fluid pushing power).
Where are these install pics?!?!?
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install pics are already posted. the others...well...in due time my friend. You can see my brakes in this pic:

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Damn work filters and red x's!

I'm curious about the F250 master cylinder. I've heard about using them before just haven't done any research. Hopefully I can start my swap soon because my brakes are horrible!!

I might be tapping your knowledge before long!!
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I got my info from Beard....he's the first person I see messing around with that mod. Believe it's a 1996 F250 w/ cruise and 4wd. One thing that needs done during swap, is lengthening the brake lines from the driver side to the passenger side of the paster. The F250 master has the lines on the passenger. Direct bolt-in beyond that. I wanna say the resevour is larger too...but idk. My truck sure could use a new master, so why not upgrade?


Here's the StopTech slotted rotors and Posi Quiet pads installed...

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look at all that rust...god as bad as a tacoma, lol jk..

Looking good, let me know about the superduty installed lemmie know how that works for you..!!
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You guys need to seriously upgrade your lines. Rubber lines FTL.

Stainless Steel Braided DOT approved lines. That will help hold your pressure under control and let it be applied to the actual caliper.

With the 250 master cylinder and dual piston calipers up from and big singles in the rear I can lock up 37s on dry pavement with ease.

I am not sure how its gonna react with the stock smaller calipers though. technically your stock master cylinder should be more than enough.
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This reminds me I need to paint my Calipers something other than the crapy look they have now.
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Hey Zach,
Where did you get you stainless lines because I am having trouble find some for a ranger?
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Hey Zach,
Where did you get you stainless lines because I am having trouble find some for a ranger?
I know they are out there I've seen a few kits.
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I think all the info we'd need are the size of the end threads, tubing ID, and length and we'd be able to find 'em.
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Hey Zach,
Where did you get you stainless lines because I am having trouble find some for a ranger?
...custom make some!
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