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Old 09-26-2005
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Front Brake Recommendations???

I have a slight pulsation and it will soon be time to perform a brake job on the truck. Anyone have recommendations on a quality replacement rotors and pads for my truck and what kinda mileage are you getting out the pads? Thanks in advance.
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i always reccommend ceramic pads. increased stopping power, less heat, less noise, virtually no dust. thats the way to go. as far as rotors, just get some at a local parts house, but not the cheapos. check the price at the dealer too, cant hurt to see how much they want. front rotors should be relatively cheap on a 4x4 since they slide over the hubs.
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I have bendix pads.

They were $40 and inside there was a forum to get a lift time replacement.

When they go bad, they will send you a new pair free.

Not much bake dust either.
I have seen some trucks who have HORRIBLE brake dust on there wheels.
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Thanks for the info, I will start looking around some more.
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EBC... that is what i will run. when the time comes.. well the time has come lol but i dont wanna buy new ones... my rotors are warped soo bad..
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EBC... that is what i will run. when the time comes.. well the time has come lol but i dont wanna buy new ones... my rotors are warped soo bad..
Yea mine are definitely aggrivated by the big tires. I have bigger fish to fry at the moment but when the time comes I can get the stuff and do it.
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i have EBC pads.. good stuff, i really like them but i still have the stock rotors.

this is what i want now

EBC 6000 Series Truck Pads
62$

EBC Sport Grooved Rotors
152$
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Now is that $152 a peice for the rotors, I assume it is?
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forget what i said about ebc. i guess they dont make them anymore.
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I just run the life time pads and replace them everyspring. thats me though i havent payed for pads in like 3-4 years now.


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EBC... that is what i will run. when the time comes.. well the time has come lol but i dont wanna buy new ones... my rotors are warped soo bad..
you dork why didnt you tell me we could have had those rotors off in like 15 min and the shop that we drove buy to go to little ceasers can mechine them they do it all the time for me it takes like 15 min for them to do it. arg..
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I just run the life time pads and replace them everyspring. thats me though i havent payed for pads in like 3-4 years now.



you dork why didnt you tell me we could have had those rotors off in like 15 min and the shop that we drove buy to go to little ceasers can mechine them they do it all the time for me it takes like 15 min for them to do it. arg..
they have been machined over 6 times already... there is nothing left of them
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if you want good parts go with Brembo rotors and carbon friction performance metalic pads, dont forget a hardware kit, all these parts can be had at S&H brake in ann arbor.

with your oversized tires you wanna stay with metalic pads.
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I've got cryo-treated powerslots and hawk pads sitting on the floor behind me, they go on saturday with new front wheel bearings.
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if you want good parts go with Brembo rotors and carbon friction performance metalic pads, dont forget a hardware kit, all these parts can be had at S&H brake in ann arbor.

with your oversized tires you wanna stay with metalic pads.
we are still on subject. the subject of brakes!

why stay with metalic pads?
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metalic pads will always stop better then ceramic pads. there are drawbacks, brake dust, rotor wear. where as ceramic pads will last longer, have little to no brake dust and wear the rotors less, but take longer to stop.

bill if you get the parts and bring a camera i'll do your brakes and we can do a wright-up on the "proper" way to do a brake job, free of charge of course.
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mark i used to agree with you about the metallic pads. i had carbon metallics on my truck for about 5 months, when i did a test slam, and the truck did not perform safely. i went and talked to the guys at autozone who promised ceramics would work better, and agreed to give my money back on the carbon metallics. i figure i have nothing to lose and try it, and WOW. the morse ceramics i have now bite twice (no kidding, TWICE) as hard as the carbon metallics did. i was extremely suprised becasue i had always heard that the ceramics performed worse, but at least in MY case, the ceramics outperformed the carbon metallics by leaps and bounds.
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4 wheel disk cars and trucks "could" have different results from one pad compound to another.

trucks with rear drum brakes need metalic front pads.
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Bill if you get the parts and bring a camera i'll do your brakes and we can do a wright-up on the "proper" way to do a brake job, free of charge of course.
Mark I appreciate the offer but I can handle this myself. No disrespect, I have experience as I am a Technician myself, well used to be now I just sit behind a computer and help technicians fix cars that they cant. Dont get my hands that dirty anymore. I work for GM Technical Assistance.

And what to you mean by "Proper" brake job????? Was that a shot???
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nah, most here complain of brake problems after doing a "pad slap", there more to a brake job then just slaping pads.

the number one cause of premature brake wear is due to faulty installation. most people do not use new hardware and have no clue as to how to clean the rust build up under the clips, this can lock the pads to the rotors.
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I have Brembo blank rotors ~50$ each, and Hawk HPS pads ~55$ per set. My setup works insanely well according to me. The pads are a ferro-carbon, they're not really ceramic or metallic, and don't leave a lot of dust, but there is some.
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Thanks Joe, Ill keep them in mind.
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