I like having the fronts and backs matched - you don't want brake bias that wanders around on you under braking...
I have used and liked the Hawks in other vehicles so I have nothing bad to say about them.
But I really like the Porterfield R4S I have front & back on the Titan. I agree the backs don't do much especially without a load in the bed, but if you've got one, you'll be glad they're working ;-)
The 'modern trend' in factory brakes is hard pads and soft rotors. I don't like that trend. I don't mind changing pads and if they're still beefy at 60k mi, in my mind, that means they weren't braking as well as they couldda...
Good pads and cryo rotors is definitely the hot setup...
Given the fact that your truck is lifted and has larger tires (and more UN-sprung weight)it's equally important to have a premium quality brake pad, both front and rear. Maybe more so, since you're adding the additional rotating mass of larger wheels and heavier tires. You're brake bias is somewhat fixed and actually controlled by the 'proportioning valve' and ABS unit, which is tied into the ECM in your truck. Brake Bias, as it was referred to, actually applies to the brake systems on race cars and race trucks. It is adjustable in the **** pit by turning a small knob somewhere on the dash or close by. It adjusts the amount of travel through in the 'balance bar' connected to the push rods,which are attached to the brake pedal and the front and rear master cylinders. (race vehicles have a front and rear master cylinder).Turn the knob to the 'F' Front, and you get more brake bite to the Front, and vice versa, for the rears. A proportioning valve, automatically adjusts line and fluid pressure to the front and rear calipers and or wheel cylinders (Drum Brakes) on street vehicles.
You can sometimes 'fool' the proportioning valves by changing pad compounds from front to rear, there by changing the braking characteristics.
In your situation however, depending on what brand and compound the Stillen BBK came with. You could match the rear pads 'brand and compound' to the Stillen Fronts. Or if you'd like SUPERIOR Performance with less dust and more durability, go with the Hawk LTS pads, front and Rear. 1000's of satisfied customers can't be wrong.
Yes the discount is still valid. We are experiencing a software compatibility issue on the website while we update the content.
The discounts are for 10% off of 2 rotors and 1 axle set of brake pads. 15% off 4 rotors and 2 axle sets of brake pads.
In order to take advantage of these discounts, you will have to call me direct, so I can manually enter the order and apply the discount to your invoice. Apparently the discount isn't recognized at 'check out' when completing your online order.
We hope to and should have this resolved very soon.
I would recommend the 'Frozen Rotor' Slotted rotors for your truck (Front & Rear), with the Hawk LTS pads, front and rear. That is by far the most popular and effective way of solving the Titans brake issues.
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Hey guys, I looked through all the threads and can't find any specific answers for winter tires on an XD SL. I have the 20"rim 265/60/20. The only two winter tires I can find are the Toyo WLT1 or the Bridgestone Blizzak LT. Has anyone used these specific tires? I don't want an all weather tire...
I need to change the two Brake Pressure Sensors (located on the Brake Master Cylinder) - but my manuals don't cover any special instructions. So, I need to ask:
Do I just Unplug these, Un-screw them, and just Screw-in and re-plug the new ones?
What is the torque specs on tightening them?
The brake pads I'm looking to buy have two different part numbers, one for Akebono caliper and one for Bosch Caliper. How do I know which one I have? I looked at the front calipers on my Titan and didn't see any brand name on them.
I have a 2007 with the original brakes.
Hi, I have an '09 Titan and when I press on the brake pedal, the pedal goes all the way to the floor, the slip light comes on and it takes FOREVER to stop. The light stays on until I shut the ignition off. If I come to a stop sign and press, release, press the pedal again, it will stop as...
I’ve got a 2012 Nissan Titan SV 2WD. I bought the truck only a couple months ago. I just recently took the 22” Off and put the stock 18” rims back on it and now I hear a noise. It doesn’t happen immediately when I begin to apply the brakes but as I get about halfway before I stop completely I...