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Old 01-12-2021, 07:04 AM   #21
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Yes that brings me back to the question of bigger rotors and/or calipers for the Dana 44 front axle.

I'm hoping to get some time this weekend to get to know the van mechanically. Checking the brake fluid and adjusting the rear brakes if needed is on the to do list.
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:45 PM   #22
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Yes that brings me back to the question of bigger rotors and/or calipers for the Dana 44 front axle.
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That ssbc looks nice but its a little out of my price range. Gonna check the brakes today and make sure everything is adjusted properly and do a fluid check and go from there. Van stops fine but feels like I have to stand on the pedal to make it happen quickly. My 2014 E150 could be stopped with my big toe.
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That ssbc looks nice but its a little out of my price range. Gonna check the brakes today and make sure everything is adjusted properly and do a fluid check and go from there. Van stops fine but feels like I have to stand on the pedal to make it happen quickly. My 2014 E150 could be stopped with my big toe.
"stand on the pedal to make it happen"
This is why you Need the SSBC kit.
The #1 most important part of your Van is your Brakes.. You cant really over pay for a Great Fool proof Brake system..You can mess around with all the rest .. But if you upgrade to the SSBC kit you will never look back and you really cannot over pay. How much is your Safety and those of your occupants and others around you worth ?
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I looked at the SSBC options but the reality is it's just a caliper. Is the clamping force that much better than an OEM caliper? Maybe but bigger gains are to be had by simply going to a bigger rotor. IMO.
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Im sure the clamping force is consiberaly stronger with multiple pistons as well as clamping surface. If I'm gonna spend that much money though would be nice to find a kit that included larger rotors as well.

As far as safety I've never felt like it wouldn't stop just would like to do so without quite the effort. I ended up not checking my brakes today due to an unforeseen event that took most of the day to deal with. Could just need some brake maintenance to get it feeling better.
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Although it would be nice to not have to go to bigger wheels. $1200 seems like a lot of money for a pair of calipers though IMO.
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Since your concern is needing too much pedal effort, I think the first thing I'd check is the brake booster.
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