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    New brakes and rear sway bar

    Getting ready to bite the bullet on brakes. Ordered bilstein shocks last night. I have done a little research and decided on Wilwood front brake kit. The pricetag is a little steep, but everything I have read is positive. Not sure on the sway bar yet. Still doing research. My old truck(99 f150) handled horribly, and the hd truck is a dream compared to it. Cannot imagine it getting better, but doing the rear sway anyway. Since the pulley upgrade, the brakes are really not performing and it scares me.

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    Im on wilwoods site i dont see options for a 2002 ?

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    http://www.carid.com/
    they are here and also JC Whitney.

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    I think JCW has the kit for my truck several hundred dollars cheaper, plus 10% off at checkout.

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    the biggest problem with the brakes and running more boost is the power brake booster on these trucks are vacuum powered. More boost means less vacuum, especially after a full throttle romp and then you try to jump on the brakes.


    Best upgrade you can do IMO is swapping to hydroboost brake booster, there's a few threads on people that have done it here and other forums.

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    This is on my list for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillCollins View Post
    I think JCW has the kit for my truck several hundred dollars cheaper, plus 10% off at checkout.
    Have you installed these brakes yet im curious as to what blind has said about the vacumm ?

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    I will look into that. I ordered the wilwoods this morning. 6 piston calipers should slow it down a little quicker.The brakes will be here in a couple of weeks I am guessing.

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    Did you order a few extra sets of pads and an extra set of rotors? I have always been concerned with the availability of parts later when they need to be replaced. Our trucks are no spring chickens...

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    I did not. I hope it will not be an issue. I am still recovering from the kit price. Looking at exhaust upgrade options right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillCollins View Post
    I did not. I hope it will not be an issue. I am still recovering from the kit price. Looking at exhaust upgrade options right now.
    That's why a lot of peeps went with the all 4 wheels RotorPro kit for about $300 which is usually the cost for just one wheel in Baer or Wildwood or other major brands.

    Mods=L&S Oil Sep, Blackwood trim & mirror caps, Navi ant' base, E-brake pedal, CAI, C&L Intake & Plenum, 95mm MAF tube, SBTB, 170 T-Stat, Predator+RWTD custom tune, 8# lower, PG Ti900.7 amp, JLA XR570-CXi & Stealthbox, FTVB, Finned Trans Pan, Line of Fire LED, J-Jent Grille, RotorPro Dimpled & Slotted rotors, LED taillights, chrome door strikes, billet locks & coat hangers, ChickenEars Engine Billet package #1&2+door sills, Metco billet aux idler bracket & pulleys, LFP E-Fan, Xenarc HID heads, clear corners, Roush HID fogs, Bedrug, L' 3rd, Kenwood DDX-7017 DVD+TV+Sirrius+RevCam, Lotek dual pillar pod with AutoMeter boost gauge & DynoJet WBC, fog switch mod, UPR billet window switches and door locks, FAST overlays, LFP 58" bars, Hotchkis TVS, Bilsteins, DblG Panhard, Cervinis Cobra R hood, BFG T/A KDW 2 tires, Hawk Ceramic pads, MGP caliper covers.

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    But RotorPro's cant even compare to a Baer or Wilwood kit, so that's not fair. People go with the RotorPro's purely because they are relatively cheap, and the others aren't. I'm sure every one of us would throw in a big brake kit if it were cost effective.

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    The price of the kit is definitely not cost effective, but it is quality. Only live once. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillCollins View Post
    The price of the kit is definitely not cost effective, but it is quality. Only live once. LOL
    Hey your doing it right the first time.

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