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Old 06-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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help with rotors

good day. I have a 2007 dodge ram 1500 mega cab which I love. I have to change my front rotors and pads on it. The pads are the easier part the hard part are to rotors never done them on a rig this size. by that I mean all the drivetrain components are that of a 2500 long bed. so like the idiot at 4wheel parts assumed that its 1500 axals under there and its not. anyhow any help would be appreciated especialy with pic or a video thank you guys.

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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its quiet simple jack and support truck remove wheel 8 lug nuts turn wheel all the way to left or right to expose caliper bolts better 13mm I believe remove them slightly pry caliper back there hole in center remove caliper and set aside remove old pads then using 1/2 gun or breaker bar remove 2 13/16 or 7/8 caliper bolts 140ftlb torque on them and then te rotor may need a little purshwaysion with a BFH but it will come off then reverse the job and torque wheel to 135ftlb

If its 4x4 its exactly the same don't touch axle nut compressing the caliper can be done with channel locks and an old pad carefully watch your fingers there is also a spreader tool available at most part stores makes it much easier
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
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If you have not bought your rotors and pads, look up Brakemotive on ebay, they ahave drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic pads for about half of what anybody has. for example, oreillys wanted 400 for both axles, and brakemotive has both sets for front and back for 209 with shipping included. they are quick on the shipping. there is an customer service line in you have any questions . good luck.
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I was told the ceramic pads might fail on a truck of our size I also have a mega cab with a kift and bigger rims and tires. Cause I looked into getting that same set
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Thanks for the info gomngo.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:21 PM   #6
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I've got slotted rotors with ceramics on mine. The truck pulls my 28ft camper which weighs around 7k loaded. Have never had issues stopping.
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Ceramic pads will stop just fine only down side to a ceramic pad I would say is they may wear out faster than a semi metallic simply because it is a softer material but they do last awhile that's all I use on brake jobs at work with no issues
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as far as the brakemotive rotors and pads i ahve had them on the GTX for over a year with no problems, so i went ahead put a set on the Daytona. i can really tell a difference in the stopping. and for the price of 209 shipped hard to beat.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:06 PM   #9
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thanks everyone for all the info and i found a full front set of the power stop heavy duty sloted and drilled and pads for 244$ on brake guys i think i am going to go with. i would rather be safe than sorry don't want to worry when my wife is driving with my kids in the truck that the brakes will fail know what i mean. again thanks guys for all the info. plans for next month are the brakes rotors and pads the pvc valve a throttal body cleaning and hopefully plug change along with all the rest of the 60,000 mile inspection stuff.
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