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Old 04-09-2011
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What Can I do to Improve front braking power??

So My front discs and pads are due for replacement.. but my thought process is... if you have to spend the money to replace soemthing... why not spend that extra little bit and upgrade instead... why.. If I ever had say.. my entire exhaust fall off.. I wouldn't spend say 1000 for a stock replacement.. I'd spend the extra 500 for something custom.

So before I go out and buy stock replacement parts... can anyone suggest something with a little more stopping power... slotted discs, better pads... calipers etc?? I have a feeling getting into performance calipers and discs will be more than I want to spend right now as the big 100 000km maintenance is coming up, and it isn't cheap :S...

so even if someone could maybe suggest brands or products and offer longer lasting performance or better braking power... suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks all.
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Swap in a expo disc rear end. My god does it help. I swear I can stop faster than a stock ranger.
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ebc or hawk pads should help
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hawk pads are the bomb so ive heard
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ebc makes rotors for the front and yes swap in an explorer axle best thing i have ever done. the disc brakes all the way around help a ton
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thanks everyone. For now I'll look into the pads and possibly discs... a rear axle swap maybe later down the road when I'm looking to do my gears as well and want to start seriously looking and upgrading my drivetrain
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hawk pads and EBC all the way.
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Stainless steel brake lines, better fluid, pads, rotors...
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dont get ceramic pads. While they last longer, (mine lasted 30K miles) and they dont put out much dust, stopping power sucks.
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