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    Default Brake pads and rotors

    I am replacing my brake pads and rotors and looking for some great brands and models at a reasonable price for my 2001 1500 2wd suburban. Any suggestions
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    To be honest with you, I am not sure what exactly you have done to your suburban, but if it is still stock I really wouldn't go crazy into upgrading your brakes so much. I did with my previous Chevy that was still stock and I really don't think it was worth the money. If your towing alot or hauling a trailer around often then maybe but if it is just everyday driving I would go with a Standard Auto Parts store brand like Napa, Auto Zone, etc.... It is definitly better on the wallet.

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    no. It's just stock right now, but looking to do some upgrading soon
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    Thats cool man. Well I would look at Currie, Baer, or SSBC. Those were the ones I looked at for my other chevy. I went with the SSBC Kit. Keep us updated, I am sure that there are a few folks out there that would like to upgrade theirs as well.

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    Start with the cheapest upgrade and that would be steel braided brake lines. The stock brakes are strong enough but changing the lines will help a lot, you wont have that mushy feeling that GM brakes are known for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    Start with the cheapest upgrade and that would be steel braided brake lines. The stock brakes are strong enough but changing the lines will help a lot, you wont have that mushy feeling that GM brakes are known for.
    Yep, SS brake lines are a great idea, also check out Powerslot Rotors and Hawk LTS pads. The pricing on this stuff isn't too bad and it's a great product, I have them and SS brake lines on my 2500 F&R. Big difference in braking.

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    I recommend stock replacements. Unless you need more stopping power. Stock part squeak the least.
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    I've installed the SSBC quick change calipers on my '98 Suburban. It's a bit expensive, but a big improvement. I'm running a bit oversized in tires though, so the braking was pretty bad.

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