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upgrading my braking potential

guys, i have a 02 ranger 4.0 sohc fully loaded for that year and i travel new england towing a trailer with my quad and i've noticed with all the towing my rotors have warped. will buying a better quality brake rotor from say advanced auto parts help the issue with warping my rotors or do i need to go onto like summit and find some bigger rotors for this application. what do you guys suggest? i dont ride the brakes just i feel that these rotors are inadequit for my added load. thanks
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Well those cheaper rotors do tend to warp more. You'll end up eating pads and rotors quicker if you get some high performance ones. Trailer brakes are a good idea I guess.
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Are you 2wd or 4wd?
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guys, i have a 02 ranger 4.0 sohc fully loaded for that year and i travel new england towing a trailer with my quad and i've noticed with all the towing my rotors have warped. will buying a better quality brake rotor from say advanced auto parts help the issue with warping my rotors or do i need to go onto like summit and find some bigger rotors for this application. what do you guys suggest? i dont ride the brakes just i feel that these rotors are inadequit for my added load. thanks
the problem is less the rotors than it is the pads. a good set of pads, even on cheap rotors will help a ton. its the pads that warp rotors 9 times out of 10 due to too much heat. i had a warping issue with the stock pads and rotors on my truck untill i upgraded to a performance pad.
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i have a 4x4 so you think i should just go to advanced and buy the upgraded pads and rotors and that will be sufficient. trailor brakes i think would be overkill seeing how i'm pulling a really really light all allumimum trailor with my quad in the bed. my brakes seem fine for stopping just the warping issue i dont want to spend too much in the end
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don't buy them at advanced. visit summit racings website or jegs, etc.. I would avoid Advance, or autozone
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StopTech Stage Kit 01-08 Ranger

Buy it and be done with it. My brother and I have this set up on our trucks (his is 4wd with 35inch tires, mine is 2wd). Works great....major upgrade from stock parts.
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