We're not sure you can ever have brakes that are too good. Therefore, we're fans of anything you can do to improve your stopping distance, whether it's with new brake lines, new pads and rotors, or by adding better calipers. Of course, the caliper is the high-ticket item, but it's also the one that will make the most difference.
That's why we hooked up a 2004 Dodge 1500 4x4 with Stainless Steel Brake's Quick Change caliper kit. SSBC's kit comes with a Tri Power caliper that has three 45mm pistons that give some great clamping force on a stock-sized rotor. Of course, SSBC has the "big brake" kits with oversized rotors and even more serious calipers, but we wanted to keep our stock-sized 17-inch wheels on this truck.