Plenty of Rubicons and Raptors (heck full size old crappy vans with rack bodies) running down the NJ highways @ 90 (with less than several carYou don't have to have larger brakes. Especially if you're not racing it. The larger brakes are for heat management. I can't imagine heat being an issue in a vehicle like the Bronco versus something like a Mustang at the race track.
lengths ahead of them), just like everyone else. One fairly aggressive stop from 90 is not going to kill your brakes, but using brakes aggressively
from high speeds gets me less durability.
You can't even leave extra distance to stop less aggressively, because as soon as you do, 3 cars jump into that hole.
Many times you have several miles of clear highway, and then dead stopped traffic for a bit, over and over.
These newer vehicles ride so well and are quiet at those speeds, people must feel safe doing it I guess.
For me it's really brake rotors that still seem to give me some issues, getting either warped or pad deposit (depending upon your religion on that one).
So yeah, typically won't stop faster (theoretically) for one stop, but for me the bigger brakes last a lot longer (without maintenance).