Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Central East coast, Fl
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(FMTRVT) recommended Hawk pads for braking, because I agree about poor stopping . Quote from Jack," The vans have a totally different brake manufacturer then the pickups. The sizing is relatively the same. The Hawk LTS pads are still what I would recommend."
The Hawks on the front did make a noticeable difference, and when rears are needed, I will see if they are available. I do wish Hawk would make the shoes for the in-hat parking brakes, so to have some kind of backup in case of main system failure while driving. Back in the day, around the Ft Lauderdale area, there used to be about three shops that could make up anything you want for shoes. Last I checked, they were all gone. I even was able to have my 1952 Plymouth brake-band over drive shaft e-brake re-lined, back when.
1999 E350 7.3psd , XLT , 15 pass/ext , purchased 6/6/05 w/255k on odo, 8/05 added BTM/straight pipe,5/06 BTS,1"shimmed front coil springs,Michelin XPS 235/85 16 R.,FredGroeske2"rear wheel spacers,1-1/2" rear sway bar,AIC,3 A-pillar guages, Tekonsha envoy,coolant filter,4 pos dp-tuner,In-tank mod & harpooned,dahl-100 prepumpfilter,Scan-guage,Bilstein shocks.