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2010 sprinter w/4 winds conversion, 30k miles. brakes seem…

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2010 sprinter w/4 winds...

2010 sprinter w/4 winds conversion, 30k miles. brakes seem inadequate. probably never stop without gearing down.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Are these the orignial brakes?

30k miles original brakesd

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sprinter yourself? What have you tried so far?

Had my mechanic look and said they were fine

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Vehicle weight 8500 lbs and add the conversion likely tops out 10k

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Hello, my name is***** answer your question, yes, the factory brakes are not necessarily made to handle this conversion if they are the factory brakes. You really cannot do much to modify them, but you can upgrade the parts. If you upgrade the pads to a severe duty pad like a Wagner Severe Duty and use a premium rotor on it then that will help substantially. If you need more help please let me know.

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