Photo 3/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades baer Extreme Plus 6s Front Brake Kit | The Baer Brake Extreme Plus 6S EradiSpeed Lite front brake kit consists of two Baer 6S Extreme forged aluminum mono-block calipers, with six stainless steel pistons, four Decela brake pads, caliper mounting brackets, two 15-inch EradiSpeed Lite two-piece, drilled, ball milled, vented, and zinc-coated rotors with aluminum hats, and hardware.
Photo 4/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades remove Factory Brake Caliper | After removing the front wheel/tire, the factory brake caliper and cast-iron rotor were exposed. The factory brake caliper was unbolted and removed. Notice the factory brake pad shim peeling from excessive heat during factory brake testing.
Photo 5/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades brake Caliper Comparison | This comparison photo shows the smaller factory two-piston aluminum caliper compared to the Baer Brake mono-block 6S forged-aluminum caliper. Notice the graduated stainless steel pistons that were designed to minimize heat transfer from the pads to the brake fluid and deliver a consistent uniform brake pressure when applied.
Photo 6/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades braker Rotor Comparison | After removing the factory two-piston caliper, the factory cast iron 13.23-inch ented rotor was removed. Side-by-side, the Baer 15-inch cast-iron rotor with aluminum hat center was not only larger, but also was nearly three pounds lighter.
Photo 7/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades baer Brake Caliper Radial Mounting Bracket | The factory five-lug spindle assembly with brake backing plate will be reused with the Baer Brake kit. The Baer Brake caliper radial mounting bracket was secured to the spindle assembly using a 9/16-inch socket.
Photo 9/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades baer Decela Brake Pads | A set of Baer Decela semi metallic/ceramic brake pads were installed into the Baer Brake forged-aluminum six-piston calipers.
Photo 10/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades baer Brake Calipers | After the Decela brake pads were seated into the Baer Brake calipers, they were then aligned, mounted, and secured using a 9/16-inch deep socket and torque wrench.
Photo 11/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades torque 12 Point Nuts | The 12-point nuts were torqued to 110 lb-ft.
Photo 12/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades secure Factory Brake Hard Line | An 11mm wrench was used to secure the factory brake hard line to the Baer Brake caliper.
Photo 13/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades baer Brake System | After the caliper was secured to the mounting bracket, the Baer Brake Extreme Plus 6S front brake kit was complete.
Photo 14/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades castrol Synthetic Brake Fluid | Castrol Synthetic DOT 3 & 4 brake fluid was added to the brake system's reservoir. The system was then carefully bled eliminating any air in the system, creating a good firm pedal.
Photo 15/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades mounted Wheels And Tires | After the brake system was bled, the MHT Illusion 26x10-inch and Nitto 305/30R26 tires were mounted to the front spindles. The wheel lug nuts were then torqued to 110 lb-ft in a crisscross pattern. After 100 miles, the lug nuts would be retorqued to 95 lb-ft.
Photo 16/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades brake Test | Our Dodge Ram was then driven for a couple hundred miles in normal stop and go traffic to season the new Baer Brakes' calipers, pads, and rotors during hot and cold temperature cycles. After the Baer brakes were seated and properly broken-in, they were then put through an aggressive brake performance tests of 60-0 mph then 100-0 mph.
Photo 17/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades stalker ATS Radar And Delta Acquisition Recording System | The ability to use the Stalker ATS radar gun in conjunction with the Delta acquisition recording system allowed us to retain important mph and stopping distance.
Photo 18/18 | 2009 Dodge Ram Brake Upgrades MHT Wheels And Nitto Tires | The installation of the Baer Brake Extreme Plus 6S front brake system was a great improvement and brought our 5,700-pound truck to a quick and safe halt.