Concerning the brakes

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So I'm not totally familiar with truck brakes but the F250 Tremor brakes seem to be fair good. I know I didn't get quite the same feel from a GMC Denali 2500 with the 6.0...anyone have any idea how the brakes compare?
 

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Just looking at them, you know they're capable. Measuring 16.5 inches up front with Brembo six-piston calipers and 14.6 inches in the rear with four-pistons.

The base truck needed just 100 feet to stop and the Tremor equipped Superduty only 94 feet.







No, that’s the GT500 brakes.
 

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I just did a complete brake job on all four corners of my older F250 diesel a few months ago - I am sure the 2020 brakes are similar or improved but I can tell you they are very meaty - rotors are heavy - calipers big etc. - the only weak point in the system is the backing plate used to hold the parking brake shoes - they will rust (if you live in area where that is a thing) and fail allowing the parking brake shoes to move all over the place within the drum that is part of the rear rotor(s).
 
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I just did a complete brake job on all four corners of my older F250 diesel a few months ago - I am sure the 2020 brakes are similar or improved but I can tell you they are very meaty - rotors are heavy - calipers big etc. - the only weak point in the system is the backing plate used to hold the parking brake shoes - they will rust (if you live in area where that is a thing) and fail allowing the parking brake shoes to move all over the place withing the drum that is part of the rear rotor(s).
I do happen to live in a salt water area...right on the bay in fact. You mentioned drum...maybe I'm misunderstanding due to ignorance but all four corners are disc brakes. I did look up pictures of the pieces and I have no idea how it all connects.
 

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the parking brake setup is actually a "mini" drum built into each rear disc rotor - pic of plate attached. Not a huge concern but something to be aware of if you keep the vehicle for several years....
 

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I actually would not mind a bit more stopped power for this beast. Maybe some Brembos :)
 
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the parking brake setup is actually a "mini" drum built into each rear disc rotor - pic of plate attached. Not a huge concern but something to be aware of if you keep the vehicle for several years....
Interesting, thank you for the information.

I actually would not mind a bit more stopped power for this beast. Maybe some Brembos :)
Agreed...there are other brands that do a similar job but involve a bit more work on your part. Ever heard of Ceika brakes? They do big brake kits. A bunch of guys on another forum, a car forum, did a big group buy and got a good discount of big brake kits for their hatchbacks. Unsure if there are any other comparable big brake kits for our trucks, similar to Brembo.
 

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