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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tecton, May 3, 2004.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    after watching a trucks marathon and seeing how easy it is to change out the rotors, ive become curious on the topic

    bigger rotor = more stopping power, but at what point does it become excessive? if there a formula? or just get the biggest rotor i can afford?
     
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    Good luck fitting a bigger rotor inside your 15" wheels.
     
  3. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    so wheel size comes into play

    is it possible to move the brakes further inside the axle?
     
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    Not any measureable amount.

    If you want bigger brakes, get a bigger axle.

    If you're still half ton, convert your front axle to 3/4 ton for a slightly larger rotor.

    Dana 60 front has huge brakes.
     
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    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    lol
    15's wont fit on a d60 without grinding will they?

    i think ill just get a smaller tire
     
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    You could upgrade to a larger caliper for more clamping force or you could change to a softer pad and a slotted rotor for better heat dissipation for less brake fade. Or you could upgrade to rear diskbrakes for better stopping power. That way you can run the same size tires front and rear.
     
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    I wonder why they dont put the rotors on the pinion shaft,like the monster trucks--its supposedly 25 times more effective due to the gearing in the differential.Maybe it would lock the wheels to easy??.I have a golf cart rear axle with the rotor on the pinion right behind the driveshaft and it works great.Why not on passenger cars and trucks?? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     

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