How True is This About Brakes

The 2002+ Dodge 1500 has the same brake system as the 2003+ 2500/3500 models and are quite capable of safely stopping *my* 23,000 pound combination (and have done so) much less his far
lighter one.
I reposted this statement from another news group. I do not think it is true. I am of the understanding that not only is the 2500/3500 have larger brakes and drums but the diesel engine requires more beefed up suspension as well.
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BILL P.

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I haven't seen a 1500 with dual piston calipers yet. 2000 and up 2500/3500's have dual piston calipers. 2001.5 and up 2500/3500's have rear disk (single piston) brakes. Whoever said that probably doesn't have a clue.
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"Stamey" wrote: > I haven't seen a 1500 with dual piston calipers yet. 2000 and > up 2500/3500's > have dual piston calipers. 2001.5 and up 2500/3500's have rear > disk (single > piston) brakes. Whoever said that probably doesn't have a > clue. > > Chris >
> > > > > The 2002+ Dodge 1500 has the same brake system as the 2003+ > > 2500/3500 models and are quite capable of safely stopping > *my* > > 23,000 pound combination (and have done so) much less his > far > > lighter one. > > > > I reposted this statement from another news group. I do not > think it > > is true. I am of the understanding that not only is the > 2500/3500 > > have larger brakes and drums but the diesel engine requires > more > > beefed up suspension as well. > > -- > > > > BILL P. > > > > 2004, 2500 SLT Quad Cab, Dodge Ram, > > SLT, SWB, 2WD, > > 5.9 HO Turbo Diesel, 48RE Auto Trans, > > Anti-Spin 3.73 Dif.Rhino Liner, > > Husky 16K. Voyager Controller > > 2005, 27RL Wildcat, DT/PC Wi-Fi. > > Dual EU2000i Hondas > > Just Me and Dog
Do not forget the total surface area of the brakes either as the 2500/3500 has more brake surface area too and they are not the same brakes.
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SnoMan wrote:

Thanks for the information but still one question unanswered. Do they have beefed up suspension for the diesel engine's extra weight and torque?
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