> 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
> > The 2002+ Dodge 1500 has the same brake system as the 2003+
> > 2500/3500 models and are quite capable of safely stopping
> > 23,000 pound combination (and have done so) much less his
> > 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
> > have larger brakes and drums but the diesel engine requires
> > 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
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