Results 1 to 8 of 8
Thread: Aftermarket brake options
09-04-2013, 08:35 PM #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
Aftermarket brake options
Ok I just warped my 3rd set of rotors in 60k miles. I have been using the stuff from oreillys and advance auto and I am finding them to be crap. Autozone lists a severe duty rotor but for some reason they can't get them. So this lead me to do a google search. I found pricing ranging from 75-150 per wheel for pads and rotors. Can anyone recommend a setup that they have used. The truck is a 2004 GMC sierra 1500 half ton. I have been getting 15 to 20k on the rotors but this last set only lasted about 10k but it was my fault. I got them way to hot hauling waaayyy too much stuff. Also hoping to retain stock calipers.
09-04-2013, 08:40 PM #2
powerslot cryo slotted rotors, me and some others have them, do a search on the forum, so far no warping for me, great stuff but on the dollar side2000 Chevrolet Silverado
4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
Poweraid TB Spacer
Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
Edge CS insight monitor
LS-1 Dual Electric fans
Corvette tranny servo swap
Head Unit: Alpine
Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)
305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
16" PROCOMP 7089's
2" leveling kit
3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks
35W HID Low Beams
RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
Hawk HPS Brake pads
Russell braided steel brake lines
Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
EGR in-channel window visors
09-04-2013, 10:05 PM #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2013
- East Central Iowa
Raybestos makes a cross drilled and slotted rotor.
09-05-2013, 02:07 PM #4
If you are getting the brakes too hot that often, consider upgrading to a 2500 as their brakes are far better suited for heat dissipation. Does your truck have a trailer brake controller? Towing a heavy trailer with no controller will eat your brakes up fast.
To be perfectly honest, big brake kits for the Silverado and Sierra are WAAAYYY too expensive IMO. Wilwood makes a big brake kit for $4500 just for the fronts, ridiculous.
Last edited by stchman; 09-06-2013 at 01:27 PM.
2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab
Advent OGM1 Navigation
Husky Liners GearBox Underseat Storage
EGR Rail Caps
K&N Air Filter
Flowsound 40 Muffler
Hypertech Max Energy Tune (only top end limiter removed and AFM disabled)
Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
TonnoPro HF-155 Tonneau Cover
WeatherTech Front and Rear Splash Guards
Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Liners
WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors
09-05-2013, 02:18 PM #5
Yeah, like stchman said, you shouldn't be warping rotors that often. Are you doing any towing?
As for those Duralast Severe Duty pads and rotor from Autozone, I just replaced my front brakes with those this past weekend. I order the pads and rotors from their website and they were delivered in less than a week. Have you tried that? Before the brake job I did this past weekend, my 2001 Silverado still had the original rotors on it - almost 13 years and 160,000 miles. If you warping rotors every 20,000 miles or so, something is very wrong.Clint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
Gasoline or gunpowder: If you ain't burning one, you ain't having fun!
NRA Endowment Member 5 24 48 88 - Hendrick Motorsports FTW!
09-05-2013, 02:28 PM #6
I agree with the above two posts. I have been driving 1500 trucks for almost 20 years now and I can't say that I ever had any major rotor warpage. That is including a truck with 38.5" tires on it. I occasionally do some heavy towing also. I never had an issue when towing my boat and putting it in the water. which apparently guys ruin rotors all the time by getting them nice and hot on the trip to the lake and then back that hot rotor into the water while backing the boat in. I also drive my truck like it is a truck. My wife and mother in law can't keep rotors on their vehicles. My mother in law drives an 08 mariner, she still drives it like she is in her mustang GT, heavy last second braking. My wive drivers her van like it is her cavalier. I think driving style may have a lot to do with it.
1995 Silverado 4x4
6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge
2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)
09-05-2013, 02:49 PM #7
agree with the above posts.
But try a set of cross drilled slotted if you want an upgrade. Also in my wifes car as she had warping issues I noticed a much better with the cross drilled. But even more so by going to semi-metallic from the stock ceramic.David
2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
1960 Land Rover Series II 88
2001 Pontiac Sunfire
2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
NRA Life Member
09-06-2013, 08:22 AM #8
- Join Date
- Dec 2011
- Blog Entries
My 96 has its factory rotors at 202,000+ miles and were just recently reground smooth to get another 50,000+ miles out of them. As stated above Raybestos and Power slot have great rotors and the Delco ones are super high quality and made to last 200,000+ miles.
1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.
Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door
Tags for this Thread