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ndamico

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Has anyone ever done a brake upgrade on a classic? I still need to be able to run a 16 inch wheel but I didn't know if there was something to improve its stopping ability.

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Has anyone ever done a brake upgrade on a classic? I still need to be able to run a 16 inch wheel but I didn't know if there was something to improve its stopping ability.

I see you have not driven many DIIs. :) I got into Nathan's RRC once and almost head butted the windshield!


If you lack stopping power, it may be a failing brake booster. The factory four piston brakes should be more than capable of stopping the truck in a reasonable amount of time.

Edited by lilcrawler, 01 April 2016 - 05:10 PM.

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I did Akebono ceramics on one of my '95s, but they squealed (forgot that ceramics are terrible for that).  Stopping power was good though.

 

My other '95 has a set of custom cross-drilled and vented rotors, and stops very well (and no squealing!).  

 

The factory OEM stuff is actually pretty good.



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I wouldn't use slotted and drilled rotors if the truck is going to see significant time off road. They tend to pack up with dirt and mud, which decreases effectiveness.
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Also, drilled rotors tend to develop cracks. Slots are much more effective for stopping power on most applications.

But I agree with everyone above - for all their faults, Range Rovers of all generations are well over-braked and I can't imagine you needing an upgrade kit. More likely you need to check your accumulator and do some system maintenance. Even with a trailer on my Classic it always stopped very quickly (until the pump died), and don't even get me started on the P38s. On our earlier P38s we towed 4000+lbs of boat/gear on an unbraked trailer all over NorCal and were constantly impressed with the braking performance.
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What is your truck not doing?   My RRC will very nicely stop.  No problems locking up all 4 35's


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Yes! go EBC green stuff pads & their slotted rotors all around.... love em!   I have had brake fade in a RRC LWB before coming down the back road from Lake Isabella ... it was scary!


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What is your truck not doing? My RRC will very nicely stop. No problems locking up all 4 35's

I hit the brakes and it wont lock them up for sure. They do fade pretty severely when they get warm. Perhaps ill replace the fluid first and fo from there. I just assumed they were factory-inadequate

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When was the last time the fluid was flushed?

If your running dot4, then you should do it every 2-3 years.

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Yeah I locked up my wheels on the freeway once and I had to look behind me to make sure I wasn't going to be rear ended by the truck behind me.




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