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Old 07-01-2020, 12:45 PM   #1
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Brake Issue

I'm not happy with my brakes, 2018 Cedar Creek 29ik. I've gone through 2 F350 brake rotors, due to overloading the truck brake system.

Looks like I have two options. Go to disc brakes, or going to 7,000 pound Axel's - would have larger brakes. Axles would be cheaper and have other benefits. Your thoughts

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Old 07-01-2020, 01:03 PM   #2
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check the wiring from the tongue to the magnets. Too many connections and undersize wire cause voltage drop. The connection at the tongue on mine was so bad I could only get a few volts to the magnets. I've not done it but I've heard of others re-wiring with larger gauge wire and having better performance. I'd try that first.

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Old 07-01-2020, 01:55 PM   #3
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I'm with Nayther, I'd go completely through the brake system, electrical, mechanical, and all and make sure it's providing as much braking capacity as possible before resorting to more drastic measures. Besides 7k axles are going to have the same size brakes as what you have now.
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Old 07-01-2020, 01:56 PM   #4
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They also use crimp connectors that can allow water intrusion which can/will affect wire degradation.
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Old 07-03-2020, 01:04 AM   #5
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One more vote here for checking the voltage and amperage to the electric brakes first.
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see my post " brake voltage " in this forum,lots of good info
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Old 07-06-2020, 10:48 AM   #7
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Wiring connectors are also sometimes used inside the hub to connect magnet wiring. If you decide to pull hubs, also check to make sure brake pad adjustment is good. You want hubs to just make contact with with brake pads while spinning them. Most systems run wiring to one hub and then cross over to other side. Sometimes wires are just wire tied up and can get snagged.
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Old 07-19-2020, 09:32 AM   #8
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Break in your Brakes

Before you go very far you might want to just try to break in your brakes. If you have poor response try using the recommended break in procedure. May help, may not.


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