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Old 09-06-2012, 09:06 AM
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What good is an Aerostar

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:49 PM
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just you wait till you see what I can load in mine.
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Is that a shorty? Did you also bring the picnic table?

Impressive all the same.

The most I ever hauled was myself with 3 of my friends, our mountain bikes (they were huge), all our gear (they had body armor), food and drinks for a day in the Santa Ana's. I took out the middle bench and moved the rear bench into its place, so we rode in comfort. But mine is an extended body.
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As a courier, I haul that amount of cargo on a daily basis.

Could this be why the brake rotors warp on a monthly basis?

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That's great only one trip to the dump to get rid of the trash and the stuff in it.
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man, that looks like fun! b
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What good is an Aerostar?

nice thick steel body to keep the bears out while van camping.

they can have the bread, peanut butter and marshmallows in the storage tubs shoved under the back of the van. 400lb bear can lift the rear of an Aero, don't ask how I know.

don't do like I did and get a travel trailer to pull with the Aero.
gives the wife more room to take more s?*&
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What good is an Aerostar?

nice thick steel body to keep the bears out while van camping.

they can have the bread, peanut butter and marshmallows in the storage tubs shoved under the back of the van. 400lb bear can lift the rear of an Aero, don't ask how I know.
ok, I don't like bears, especially if they scratch my pristine '97 Aerostar paint.
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I can fit my 400lb streetbike in the back easily, just take the mirrors off and drive it up the ramp!
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As a courier, I haul that amount of cargo on a daily basis. Could this be why the brake rotors warp on a monthly basis?
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get the thicker Duralast rotors from Autozone with Lifetime Warranty and get them replaced free everytime they warp, eventually Autozone will get the message.
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wait till I pack mine... will be moving shortly...lol
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Replace the sticking calipers if you want rotors to last..Also the rear drums will warp because of the emerbrake dragging. Seems like rotors.Ask how I know..
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get the thicker Duralast rotors from Autozone with Lifetime Warranty and get them replaced free everytime they warp, eventually Autozone will get the message.
They are all just a chuck of cast iron made to resemble a brake rotor.

I checked the cheapo AutoZone Duralast rotors, which are made in China, and the warranty says 2 years. Other users have reported they warp after about one month of usage.

I bought another new set of rotors. They are Raybestos Professional Grade rotors. I also got the matching Raybestos Professional Grade semi-metallic brake pads (god help me!).
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Replace the sticking calipers if you want rotors to last..Also the rear drums will warp because of the emerbrake dragging. Seems like rotors.Ask how I know..
How does a person know if he may have sticking brake calipers?

As for the rear drum brakes, I kinda suspect they are only used for when the parking brake lever is actuated. I did a test today while coasting down a very long mountain road using only the parking brake. The rear brakes did not have enough power to stop the vehicle, but they did have a little power to slow the vehicle down only a little bit.

I am kinda of thinking the problem with the Aerostar brakes is not the front brakes, but rather the rear brakes, or the lack of the rear brakes power, or the lack of the rear brakes coordinating themselves with the front disc brakes.
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The high center of gravity causes forward weight shift, unloading the rear tires, under braking. That's why there is a RABS on most trucks; the old types were levers attached from the rear suspension to a pressure valve to the rear brakes, and the new types use electronic sensors and actuators. This is why a more powerful rear brake will not really help.
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