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Some new mods...

Ok so I have been hearing the rubbing sound come from my brakes for about 2 weeks. Thought I had something stuck in them... Finally got home Friday afternoon after stopping at Shane's on my way home, and pulled in the driveway and it was like metal on metal. So I said ok, I'll focus some attention to the front end, see what's going on.

Anyways... here's what was wrong..

Driver side rotor:

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Passenger side didn't look like this, but was pretty worn.

And here's the fix!

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Ceramic pads and new rotors with a new rear pinion seal for Shane for letting me use his when I did my 31 spline swap.... $108 out the door. Pays to know people!

And the other mod isn't mine, but a buddy of mine who picked his ranger up this term in school... 99 4wd DWB 3.0L 5spd

He wanted to make a shifter, didn't want a lvl 2 shifter at $125, and a hurst at $220.... So he had some spare 5/8in Stainless rod laying around, and got himself a stock shifter and just used the bottom of it for the rod to attach to, tig welded his stainless stock to the stock base for the tranny and used one of the big ball bearings like the ones I made, tapped a 5/8NC thread pattern to the top of the rod and TIG'd a stainless nut to the ball bearing and threaded it on the shifter... Then picked himself up some black leather for like $4 at the local fabric store and sewed it up.... Pretty sweet alternative for a whopping $4!

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What do you guys think?!

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looks cool. no tmy favorite but still like it
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Wow, that rotor was toast! How do you like the ceramic pads? I've had mine for about 10k now, and love that there's not so much break dust on the wheels.
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i love the shifter and ****, by far, one of the best i have seen, and its home made! it would be nice with a bend in it but, hell, its looks kickass bro! and the boot, that looks store bought!
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looks good, i would have put a bend in it, and made it look more like the LVL II shifter, but thats just me
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I don't really like your buddys shifter but I also like things to look stock-ish... just seems more like it should have a bend in it somewhere...
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Did you you use stock rotors with ceramic pads?
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I've had ceramic pads for a long time I love them, no dust.
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I'm switching to ceramic eventually thanks to Josh... I have the stock metal right now and there's no dust but they squeak like a mother f'er
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Yowza on the rotors! Dang!! Sweet mod!
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shifter looks badass. wish my truck was a manual!
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Those the original rotors and pads? Not feeling the shifter...i think it'd look better with a bend and maybe polished or something...those groves in it don't look hot.
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i like it
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Looks good Trev, I thought you had leather expo seats tho? And tuck the blue wire in noob
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Looks good Trev, I thought you had leather expo seats tho? And tuck the blue wire in noob

re-read his post. newb.
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re-read his post. newb.
Damn, I should start reading posts instead of just looking at pictures.
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Korey = Fale.
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How can you let your brakes get like that? That's terrible.
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No time..

It's really no big deal, I mean I still had stopping power, but stopping a 35 isn't good on any brake pad on a 1/4 ton truck haha..

Still, only cost me roughly $90 for brand new front rotors and pads....
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