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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, May 14, 2004.
Thinking for the 60 and maybe the 14 bolt. Lose a little weight, maybe gain some braking.
Drilled will cause cracking. Any machine shop can slot them with a ball end mill.
I absolutely second willys wanter... hes on da money
if you want better braking try super stop pads... not as good when cold better with heat... ceramic material...
there are companies that make them for the half ton but none (commercial) I have seen for the one tons... I think for good reason... cracking issues over time
race trucks that have them are changing them out regularly etc... dd's arent so lucky
those are both purely cosmetic modifications
no braking performance gained
At the speed you plan to be traveling on the trail, there will be no stopping benifits to drilled & slotted rotors. If you want to be able to come to a complete stop and almost throw yourself through the windshield; go with a hydroboost setup. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
With as much time as my truck gets on the trail, compared to the time on the road, i just went with the carbon metallic pads, there is a noticable difference in the braking performance with just these, i would definately NOT go with full ceramic pads as you will probably hardly ever get them up to temperature for adequate braking performance.
Rear wheel disks would also add better performance as well. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
you guys misunderstand, the main goal is to lose a little weight. Braking power on the streets is a minimal side thing. And I'm already going 4 wheel disc.
you will not lose that much weight just drilling or slotting the rotors for it to be benificial for a truck weighing what ,,,5000lbs on up?
Your bigger weight gain will be the rear disk swap, if ya wanna really lose some weight, gut out the truck, and remove sheetmetal you don't need.
Read the thread in the CoG. They're trying to figure out all the possible ways to save weight in an effort to get in the 4500-4800lb range... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
rather then mess with heavy factory castings go with aftermarket hat and rotor styles
$ : # ratio is pretty high
you can replace all the bodypanel bolts with aluminum fasteners to shed weight
too weak on a full body rig, read the whole thing then weigh in(pun intended)
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