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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2000, 03:46 PM
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Upgrade Brakes???

I might have asked this question before but does any one know of performance front brakes for our 4x4's. Specificaly for my 94. Want to upgrade to larger rotars that are cross drilled and a larger dual calaper vs. the single. Running 33's just around town is showing me these brakes are not good enough. Dont want to imagin coming down from the mountains durring the summer. Hot...Hot ...Hot....
BTW I have already talked with these guys:

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2000, 10:58 PM
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Re: Upgrade Brakes???

Try Baer Brakes at http://www.baer.com. You can either call them or download the price/application list. From the prices on the chart, it'll cost at least 800 bucks to do your fronts if you install them yourself. Maybe if you call them they have a better deal.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-23-2000, 01:34 AM
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Re: Upgrade Brakes???

A little warning about cross-drilled rotors. I know Weazle doesn't play too much in the wet stuff, but if you play in mud, be prepared to spend time getting the mud out of the holes...

I keep hearing "these work great" and "they don't do anything", but I believe they'll help with a lot of brake fade, at the very least. If you don't want to spend the cash right away, you might want to consider getting some Rancho Brake Pads or something like that (if they are still making them, that is). Just a thought. I bought them for one of my old Toyotas and they were really effective on a drum brake rear car...


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2000, 12:40 AM
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Re: Upgrade Brakes???

Hey, I just saw cross-drilled CNC machined rotors for 4x4 S-10's in Summit
Racing's truck style catalog. I don't remember how much they were or who made them though. I will be getting some for my S-10. I also saw a rear disc conversion kit for S-10 4x4's in the latest JCWhitney catalog, for around $500, rotors, calipers, brackets, lines, cables. I will eventually get these also. The grooved rotors are a little better from a strength and cleaning standpoint over the weaker drilled rotors, but anything's better than stock!

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2000, 11:57 AM
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Re: Upgrade Brakes???

Verify those are for the 4x4.. I have seen a lot of upgrade setups but they are for the 2wd.. The rear would be a good upgrade but I just got my fingers on a D-44 to swap.. Need to find a conversion for that to disk.. Will check Summit...

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