Posted: January 15, 2016 in Kenworth

Over the last few years the stopping distance for new trucks coming off the assembly line has been reduced to 225′.  Many changes have been made to the new trucks to achieve this shortened distance.  One of the major contributors has been the use of RSD ( reduced stopping distance ) brake linings. These linings have been shown to resist fading in emergency stops.  When it is time to replace brake linings, be aware that some replacement linings will not stop your truck in the same distance as the OEM linings. Tests have shown that some aftermarket linings will extend the stopping distance to over 300′.  One way to keep the shortest stopping distance is to use the OEM linings at replacement time.


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