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upgrading brakes?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by monson770, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. monson770

    monson770 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    has anyone used cross-drilled/slotted rotors on their trucks?
    i am having what seems to be heat issues with my brakes over the long term, and was thinking about trying out some cross-drilled rotors to help with heat dissipation. seems like my rotors warp a little, and that my slide pins become dry before the "normal" service interval..

    any help, shared experience would be appreciated.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    what are you doing with the tk that could be causing the heat?
    what are you lubing the pins with?
  3. cjwoz

    cjwoz Senior Member
    from CHICAGO
    Messages: 134

    I just had my friend install powerstop rotors and extreme duty towing pads on my 03 2500hd duramax( front and rear). These brakes stop a lot better then oe. My trailer is 7000lb empty and I was able to turn down the brake controller slightly. I don't know how they are going to hold up this winter with rust. Although, my str8 charger has those fancy rotors as well, and I've had no issues at all.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013
  4. Murphy4570

    Murphy4570 Member
    Messages: 34

    Don't ever run drilled rotors, they will crack at the holes. Slotted is OK for street performance stuff like a Mustang or something.

    For big trucks, just get the thickest regular rotors you can find. Or upgrade to bigger brakes, but that costs a lot of money.
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    My never cracked at all. And I was towing a trail weighing 7700lbs
  6. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,380

    I agree for street cars there ok my kids jeep had them on there when we bought it the guy said they were about a year old the shook the truck very bad I would not use them on a plow truck I use bendix sever duty
  7. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I run the best plain rotors I can get and EBC green stuff brake pads.
  8. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,380

    How long do they last
  9. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    About the same as stock or a little less. Pretty hard to get more friction and longer life.
  10. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Ran power slot rotors on my F-250 for 50k no problems.....