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Old 09-26-2001, 01:52 PM
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does anyone know if disc brakes came on a 75 f-100 4x4? my brakes suck and i was wanting to swith to disc up front. i now have drums x4. are drum brakes weaker then disc? ok i know the answer. i have always dad disc front and drum rear so i dont know how they are soposed to feel.

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I dont know but i think they came with discs in the front, 4 wheel drum brakes are like stepping on a rock trying to stop.
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I'm no expert on 73-79 models, but my understanding was that they all came from the factory with front discs. My 69, like all 72 and earlier F100 models, has drums all around, but I have yet to see a 73+ model with front drum brakes.

Btw, my brakes aren't too bad. Front discs would be nice, but the power-assisted drums stop just fine if they are set up properly. They don't handle water as well as discs, are probably more fade-prone, and don't have that nice linear feel, but I can easily bring my truck to a quick stop if I need to.

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well that sounds weird cause it has drum up front and its a 75. i know the engine is not stock but why would someone put drum up front if it had disc to begin with????
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i know that the 1975 4x4 did not have disc brakes...i have a 75 4x4 with disc front, but when i tried to go get pads, they didn't exist ANYWHERE....found out later my truck was a 77, not a 75....i think 77 started discs on 4x4 models....
(it has the driver side door from a 75, which is where the VIN is, so i have a 77 registered as a 75, if that ain't screwed up)
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My 73 F250 4x4 also has drum brakes. I've been told if I want to upgrade to discs I need to get a 76 front dif with them already on. I did upgrade to power by adding a 74 f150 booster. That made a big differance.

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