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Old 07-14-2019, 08:14 AM
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Glad to see more people learning their vehicle traits with the gun.

For those not owning an infrared gun (cheap these days) inconsistent wheel dust is another good tell.

And yeah, sitting gets the pad end tabs to grow rust, known in the brake industry as lot rot.



 
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Originally Posted by Brotherbillstruck View Post
Seems like dragging calipers come up so often here. I do the back of the hand test on the wheels at regular intervals. I have an IR gun also to dig deeper when I notice something. I would bet the everyday drivers have the issue less than someone like me where she sits for days without moving.
I would not say that people using as daily drivers have less issues.
Both the truck that is now my project and the one I drive every day almost
have had gummed up calipers. Tends to be pins most times.
 
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I'd say pins are way common, along with the 'lot rot' that Jack referenced. Air pressure is massive as well, along with keeping your foot out of it. FICM tunes are commonly (but not always) reported yielding gains of 1-3 miles/gallon. There are those that claim upwards of 8 miles/gain, but those are the ones that had a trashed FICM to begin with.
 
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