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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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brake upgrade

It's time to start replacing my brake pads on my 04 F150 S/C FX4, but I would like to upgrade since I tow a trailer in the summer. I don't want to go with a big brake upgrade because I will still run the 17" rims in the winter. I'm looking for an upgrade in rotors as well as pads. Any sugestions on systems that seem to work?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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I run rotors from Diversified cryogenics and Hawk HPS pads, check them out here http://www.frozenrotors.com/

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EBC brakes, when mine wear out Im going to give them a try, heard nothing but good things about them.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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I replaced front and rear pads with Hawk LTS pads.They do have better stopping abilities
and I'm satisfied with them.Still using the original rotors and caliphers.
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I have an old Schwinn High Sierra MTB that Im making into a commuter and I want to upgrade the Suntour roller cam brakes with U-brakes.

What is a decent U-brake out there that I should be looking at?

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??? is this a bicycle?


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wow that is a lil weird.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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I have an old Schwinn High Sierra MTB that Im making into a commuter and I want to upgrade the Suntour roller cam brakes with U-brakes.

What is a decent U-brake out there that I should be looking at?

Thanks,
Tim
We don't use brakes on our mountain bikes here in Canada.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 02:01 AM
 
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I have an old Schwinn High Sierra MTB that Im making into a commuter and I want to upgrade the Suntour roller cam brakes with U-brakes.

What is a decent U-brake out there that I should be looking at?

Thanks,
Tim

WTF!?!?!

He's got good writing skills for a dude from Finland eh!?! Somethings weird?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 06:15 AM
 
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For HP "Street Pads" for your /04 F150 check out http://www.ctbrakes.com/
The real deal... no hype here.

I'm using their 1521 HP pads (F+R) on my /06 F150, along with Motorcraft HD Dot3 brake fuild (good to 500F)

Currently test running Xtreme Stop drilled and slotted rotors (F+R) as well.
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