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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2003, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Brake question

my dad was wondering about how big the brakes are on a f150 vs a f250 vs a f350? main reason is we plan to bob one intoa tractor for a trailer where putting a yard crane onto, just wondering if thers much of a braking diference.
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Re: Brake question

big time difference. The f150's brakes are very small compared to a F250 or F350. The f250's and F350's front brakes are the same, and the rear ones are sometimes different. Some F250's had 2.5 inch wide shoes, and some had 3 inch wide ones, where most f350s had the 3 inch wide rear shoes.
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Re: Brake question

i know the f350's have a bigger (better) brake booster as well.
Dont the f350s have dual piston calipers, too?

Basically, swapping the 350 stuff onto a smaller vehicle would greatly improve braking power.
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Re: Brake question

thanks guys that answers the question good, were jsut figuring how to make a one ton tractor trailer set up, its cheaper to register a trailer and hall it with a truck then to mount the crane on a truck.
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Re: Brake question

I visited a webpage, at Big Broncos I think, where someone had upgraded to some of the bigger truck parts in his brake system.

Course I read this AFTER I'd just done the brakes all round. Still he'd done a pretty good job explaining how to do it and had photos too.

He used the bigger rear slaves, booster, master and different calipers with higher quality caliper pistons, to name a few of the changes he made.

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Re: Brake question

I replaced the rear shoes yesterday, and the right rear slave cylinder is leaking a little. Is that something to worry about or should I just change it the next time I do the brakes? It's not that bad just collecting brake dust on the cylinder, not dripping.
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Re: Brake question

Rebuild kits for wheel cylinders are cheap.
Like, $4.99.
You know the saying....
"You can pay me a little now, or a lot later." [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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