do your Raptor brakes suck?

Discussion in 'Raptor Maintenance' started by Andy Kirker, Oct 18, 2019.

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  1. Andy Kirker

    Andy Kirker New Member

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    Forgive me if this topic has been covered before, but i think mine do. I have a 2018 with 18k miles and for the last 10k the brakes seem mushy or almost undersized. It feels like maybe having the brake lines bled might cure it or maybe I need a brake job already? I will have them checked out this weekend.
     
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    They arent the top notch brakes but try SS lines 1st and see if that helps with the grab of the braking, way better than the rubber lines. If not R1 concepts is the brand most seem to go with. Slotted and drilled rotors, Freedom Motorsports. Chris Kelley
     
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    I heard good things when you remove the rubber lines and put on some pads with more bite.

    Call it the cheap Brembo upgrade lol
     
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    SS lines will a lot
     
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    i strongly recommend Raybestos slotted rotors and Ceramic pads. The stoptech product is junk in my experience
     
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    UPDATE: I took her in to the dealer for some warranty work (battery) and told them about the brakes. When I got it back the brakes worked better. It turns out that the brake boost setting was on low and the mechanic re-set them to max. I don't know if this is something I could have done myself or if a Forscan device would have been required, but I am happier now.
     
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    Do you have a ‘19? I got a TSB regarding a battery terminal.

    Curious about that brake booster setting you had adjusted. We’re your brakes hard? Easier to engage now? Or effectively have you better braking with less effort?
     
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    Mine is an '18 bought in December 2018. The battery went dead after 16k miles on it so they replaced it N/C. My pedal felt quite mushy compared to my '09 F-250 SD. It felt like there was air in the lines, just not a positive or confident feeling pedal. It had too much throw or movement before really engaging. I had a feeling it was a computer thing because whenever I touched the pedal after the early collision warning sensor would sound off, the pedal would then feel good and primed. Now it is quite a bit better as in less effort, less mush. On another note, I think the dealer may have done a software update even though the rep said I was current. I used to have an issue where my truck would turn up the volume on my iPhone X to full every time I paired with it and leave it that way after I would exit the truck. If I forgot to re-set the volume before going to bed, my alarm would wake us up at full blast and startle the crap out of us!!! Anyway that is no longer a problem since that trip to the dealer. Either they updated it or Apple did at about the same time.
     

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