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Bang for your buck brake improvements?

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by CHMP, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. CHMP

    CHMP Full Access Member

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    Like everyone here I'm noticing the stock brakes are underpowered. Outside of a full on big brake kit had anyone had success with aftermarket pads, rotors and/or braided lines?
     
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    I concur on the Z36 kit - I went w/ that on my previous GMC truck - I think the Raptor's stock brakes are actually pretty good, def better than the setup on my '15 GMC - but since I had good experience w/ this kit previously I'll probably go w/ it on the Rap too

    I personally wouldn't bother w/ the SS lines - First you won't lose any brake feel or have the factory rubber lines degrade ANY time soon - we're talking a decade on those....plus this is a 5500 lb truck, not a sportbike or lightweight sports car you probably won't even feel any diff. Also - many times the connection w/ the SS lines is not as secure as factory (are they banjo strap type?) - lastly, multiple instances in corvette world of the SS lines causing static interference w/ the EBCM/Wheel speed sensors/Traction/Stability control etc. Not sure if that could be an issue w/ the Ford trucks, but since they legit don't do sh*t for ya performance-wise I'd leave the factory lines in place

    I also wouldn't recommend running 95% of the drilled discs out there - even from reputable companies - slotted OK, blanks are fine.
     
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    I have R1 Concepts pads and rotors. They definitely bite hard. I’ve put them on a Jeep SRT8, the Raptor, and a Yukon XL; each stopped noticeably better with them. They have 30% right now I think which means you can gets their top of the line pads and rotors for a couple hundred bucks shipped.
     
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    Perfect. How long have you been running that kit? I've heard mixed things about drilled rotors from my buddies in the automotive world.
     
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    I've have it for two years now.
     
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    A few questions related to your post:
    1. The PowerStop link doesn't load a specific item for me (seems to default to another page of their's). Is this the same item? https://v2.powerstop.com/product/power-stop-z36-brake-kit/
    2. When I bring up the Amazon link, it says it isn't compatible with my Raptor. Is that because mine is a 2019, and maybe yours isn't?
    3. When I look at Z36 part numbers on the PowerStop website that are compatible with my 2019, I see part number K8026-36. The Amazon link is part number K6268-36. Any idea why there's a difference?
    4. Any chance you have a link for where I can purchase the SS lines?
    Thanks!

    [EDIT]Now that I search for 2018 part numbers, I see that K6268 is what comes up, so it must be a difference in model years. Still curious about #4, though! Thanks![/EDIT]
     
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    you can buy SS lines from pretty much anywhere - goodridge, stoptech, Russel, RPI, etc. are all viable options. Autoanything or summit will carry.


    But like I said- personally I wouldn’t put em on nor do I expect you’ll notice a damn thing, may have leak/fitment issue- & also like I said- well known to cause Static interference w/ corvette systems.

    I could BARELY tell the difference on a 360lb sport bike in a track setting FWIW.....
     
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    What are you willing to sacrifice in the name of better braking from just a pad upgrade? Can you handle dust, squeeling, rotor/pad life? How aggressive do you want the initial bite to be?
     
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    I most definitely noticed a difference with Ss lines no question, have them on every thing I own that has brake discs, a lot of literature on them as well.
    Rubber line WILL balloon under pressure, question is when
     

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