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Look what showed up today




Install tutorial and product review this weekend if weather allows


Just need to buy bearings, seals, and new brake fluid
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Sweet I want to get some of those the next time I change my rotors!
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ditto.......those will be my next brake setup
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new brake fluid?
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new brake fluid?
Yep, brake fluid absorbs moisture and gives the pedal a more spongy feel.
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Yep, brake fluid absorbs moisture and gives the pedal a more spongy feel.
Not saying your wrong, but I've changed the brake fluid 2x on my truck, never ever have I felt a difference...it IS and should be a sealed system.

I had to do it once for the rear end swap, and another time for a wheel cylinder.

I take it that your gravity bleeding the brakes and lines, and refilling from the top? Or just suction out the old and put in the new?
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Yeah Ricks right u shouldn't have to do anything. It is a Sealed system n you shouldn't have to change the fluid at all unless u just do bleeding. And if you do bleeding all u're doing is adding fluid.
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wheres the other 2?
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Yeah Ricks right u shouldn't have to do anything. It is a Sealed system n you shouldn't have to change the fluid at all unless u just do bleeding. And if you do bleeding all u're doing is adding fluid.
Yea, exactly my thoughts. Same as the AC system. If you have to refill with r-134a, it's got to be coming OUT of somewhere. It's a sealed system.

I could go on and on, but I wouldn't shy AGAINST it, just asking why you "need" it. I have changed mine 2x, going to be a 3rd coming up shortly...I just do it whenever I replace pads, I can tell my brake life by how much fluid I have (less fluid, the more cylinder is pushed out, less brake life). So I don't change it unless I replace brakes. But I have never noticed a difference...

Now one thing I would do while your working on the truck...is synthetic ATF in the power steering fluid. I flushed my line (yes a real flush) and replaced with ATF...and WOW, it's a huge difference. Quieted the pump down to almost nothing (and thats huge for a FORD on 35's), and it lasts a long time.

And when your doing the brakes...can't stress ANTI-SIEZE enough, I put it on everything!!! Oh, and a bearing packer, thats my next small investment.
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I used to have EBC drilled slotted rotors on my truck, they were ok, they had there days when they would squeek and **** me off. they def stop better than stock, BUT for 3x the price i wish i would have never bought them and just stuck with the stockers i have on there now...
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IDK, I'll see if it makes a difference since this I'm sure is the first time it will be changed in the 60k the truck has on it. I've got one of those power bleeder things laying around I think, I might try it with that IDK yet.

I'm going to do all the other fluids later on. And thanks for the tip, I was planning on anti-siezeing everything before hand anyway.
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I thought about going drilled and slotted but geez the price really jumps up. So i bought the best stocker rotors I could get and carbon metalic pads. They are a lot nicer then what it had on it when I bought it but I would still love to try the next step up. Just cant justify the price right now

Let us know how you like em
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but if the fluid is black in color.....






i love my slotteds!!
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what are those???











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