Bumping power or hauling more weight taxes the braking system, and insufficient braking can lead you down a dangerous road. Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation has addressed this important issue with the introduction of its Quick Change Force 10 V-8 brake calipers, designed to improve braking by simply bolting in place of existing calipers on any '99-'04 F-250 or F-350 (2WD or 4WD) Super Duty trucks.
Our problem stemmed from a previous upgrade done many years ago. We installed a 12-inch, four-wheel disc kit that, at the time, was in its prototype stage. The calipers were oversized for our stock master cylinder (which used racing brake-based brake pads), and we did not incorporate an adjustable proportioning valve. This led to a spongy brake pedal and easily locking rear brakes. It was our only recourse at the time due to our C-clip-eliminator-equipped 8.8 rear, which severely limited our rear-disc options. Now that we've updated to a more widely used option--the 9-inch bearing ends (see "Past Reargrets," July '02, p. 151)--we could choose from many different brake companies and their options. Up front, our options were wide open. Though our stock spindles had been cut and clearanced the first time around, most, if not all, front-disc brake systems come with new or modified spindles. After seeing the many options that Stainless Steel Brakes Corp. (SSBC) offers for performance street use, we decided to give the company a call to discuss our brake needs.
We couldn't help but notice Chris' brake situation when we photographed his car. Through the American Torq-Thrust II spokes were four humble-looking drum brakes. We asked Chris if he'd like to try a set of Stainless Steel Brake Corporation's Force 10 disc brakes from Mustangs Plus. Considering Chris' car-building talent, we knew he could do the job himself.
If you are fortunate to have an SSBC Stainless Steel Brake Corp brake caliper on your vehicle you might want to check this link to see the range of EBC brake components available for SSBC brakes.
Turbo Slotted Rotors And High Performance Pads|
* turbo slotted rotors with xtra life plating and high performance pads. Does rear wheels only. For 6-lug vehicles.
* includes high performance pads.
* includes turbo slotted rotors with xtra life plating.
* will fit 6-lug vehicles only.
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