Dodge Dakota ForumDodge Dakota PhotosDodgeDakota.net Membership
  Forums   Forum Tools
22:19:32 - 07/06/2022

Dakota Performance
FromMessage
Todd
Dodge Dakota


12/22/2001
22:23:52

Subject: Different Brake Questions
IP: Logged

Message:
After looking at LOTS of postings about brake problems/upgrades for the Dak I have learned a bunch, but have new and different questions. I have a 2000 QC with rear ABS, I ordered the rear antilock because my 98 CC had 4 wheel ABS and after test driving a number of trucks it was clear the rear only system wasn't AS spongy as the 2 wheel. Most people seem to like the Powerslot rotors and Hawk pads. Is this upgrade really enough? Neither of my Daks have had enough braking power to ever lock the fronts on dry roads, ABS or not, and on all I've driven the pedal feel is very spongy if you really nail it hard. Has anyone looked at other upgrades such as different brake lines etc, if so did it help, or is the rotor/pad upgrade enough to eleminate the problem? Also, I remember reading a review of the Durango that said it has larger diameter front rotors, is this true, are they a bolt on upgrade? Last, I have seen on the build option sheet both 2" and 2.5" rear drum options, my truck has 2", anyone know if this makes a big difference?



ryan
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

10/14/2005
01:18:06

RE: Different Brake Questions
IP: Logged

Message:
the durango brakes would not work if they are bigger cause u would need a bracket fro the caliper to relocate it to compensate for the bigger roter



matt
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


10/18/2005
22:59:13

RE: Different Brake Questions
IP: Logged

Message:
to the above response, true... in theory, You'd have to swap the entire front spindle, caliper and rotor... I swapped to front slotted and drilled and ceramic pads, and that alone improved the braking.. rears only deal with 20% of the braking anyway, their there to maintain control so the assed end doesnt start to fishtail during braking. I'm looking into swapping to rear discs for the looks, and for the ease of maintenence, rear disc have less parts, and are easier to refurbish.



TexasTodd
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

10/21/2005
18:36:58

RE: Different Brake Questions
IP: Logged

Message:
Wow Ryan, digging back 4 years on a post?



   P 1


Post a reply to this message:

Username Registration: Optional
All visitors are allowed to post messages


Name:
Email:
Notify me when I get a reply to my message:Yes  No

Icons:            

Subject:
Message:
 



Home | Forums | Members | Pictures | Contact Us

This site is in no way affiliated with Chrysler or any of its subsidiaries.