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Old 08-24-2007, 05:31 AM   #1
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I have a 99 350 dully truck, getting close to needing brakes, what can one expect to be the cost? and if the rotors need turning? would Ford be the best place or and independent? thanks for any feedback!
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I have a 99 350 dully truck, getting close to needing brakes, what can one expect to be the cost? and if the rotors need turning? would Ford be the best place or and independent? thanks for any feedback!
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:12 AM   #3
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I have tryed several places for brakes on my '99 F-350 dually, and good luck on getting the rotors turned. I have not found anyone who can turn them, and my local Ford dealer said if they need turned that bad, just replace them. I now have put over 100K miles on my truck since I bought it and have not turned the front or rears yet with no noticable problems. I am about to replace the rear rotors and it is a job on the duallys.The rotor is bolted on the hub assembly. The hhub assembly has to be removed to get the rotor off. Front on a 2 wheel drive, the hub and rotor are all one unit, so the whole thing has to be replaced. Front 4WD I believe tou have to remove the hub extender and then the rotor just slides off, much easier to get at on a 4WD front. I will probably get the rear rotors from advane auto at I belive about $75 a piece, and I already have a set of rear pads.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:06 AM   #4
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I have no idea if Ford is like my brand D, but if rotors have to be resurfaced, Dodge recommends that they be done on the truck. Obviously, not everyone is set up to do that.

I've never had to replace brakes, so that hasn't been a problem. Like Rick says, removing material from the rotors reduces their capability to function as heat sinks (thermal reservoirs), so if a rotor is warped, one is generally better off to replace it as a turned rotor will warp even sooner than one of OEM thickness.

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see its a 1999 rust is most likely going to be a issue with your rotors , figure on new parts.... is it a 4x4 ? its hard to give you cost info without all the facts.
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Hummm, my local mechanic can/will turn any rotors with enough metal remaining(min. thickness) afterwards. He says unless the driver rides the brake pedal with the left foot rotors usually can pass without turning. My old Dodge CTD had over 132K miles with original rotors, which were turned once around 98K miles.
Search the net for new rotor prices to get an idea what your replacements will cost.
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I have had good luck with work done at Goodyear stores. If you can find one that works on larger trucks they should be able to do the job right.
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Old 08-27-2007, 02:48 PM   #8
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After warping a set of front rotors on the 99' F350 dually I had after only 26K miles, I switched over to cryo-treated rotors with gas slots from Frozen Rotors.com and Performance Friction pads. Pricey, yes, but night and day difference in stopping power over the stock set up.

Also don't forget to torque the lug nuts to spec...it makes a big difference.
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:53 AM   #9
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since you have a Ford Diesel I recommend you look at
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forums for lots of info on care and maint. of your truck. They are to Ford diesels, what this site is to RVing...in other words, a great resource.
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HI TOM!!!!!!!!

Do em your self.... if this were any one else, I would hesitate in making that statement.... you can give me a buzz if ya need a hand... I can talk you through it. DIY Job on our truck will run you around 70 bucks for the front and 60 ish for the rear. (Not counting turning the rotors if required)
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Any time I have let someone else do my brakes, truck, trailer or what ever, I wind up doing them over myself. I don't why it is so hard to get a good brake job done on anything.

With the quality of work I see being done in the shops, I sure do not want to trust something as important as brakes to some minimum age flunkie that was making fries last week at the burger place.
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