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    Default Any good brake mods out there for 04 silverado z71?

    I know it's a truck, but it's like stopping an elephant on roller skates. I like to be able to stop as much as I do go. Any good swaps out there or any way to convert to corvette brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by usetaboost View Post
    I know it's a truck, but it's like stopping an elephant on roller skates.
    thats a pretty good one
    that is a good question though.it never hurts to have a good set of brakes.unfortuanatly i dont know anything about em
    -Dylan
    2004 Silverado 4x4
    4.8L
    1986 K5 Blazer
    8" Superlift w/39.5 super swampers
    1992 GMC Jimmy "Blue Bomber"
    4.3L Vortec

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    Quote Originally Posted by usetaboost View Post
    I know it's a truck, but it's like stopping an elephant on roller skates. I like to be able to stop as much as I do go. Any good swaps out there or any way to convert to corvette brakes?
    What do you have 2wd or 4wd,Stock Rims or Aftermarket Rims?

    MIKE


    99"SILVERADO
    5.3 l 3.73 l G80
    BLACK BEAR CUSTOM TUNE
    SNUGTOP l COLORMATCH l KATZKIN










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    http://www.ssbrakes.com/ all kinds of good stuff there every thing from pads rotors and full on caliper conversions front and rear kits

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    4wd with aftermarket 16s and stock tires. I would think if I can buy stuff over the counter and put corvette brakes on my grand am and still use stock wheels something should be able to be done on the cheap that makes a difference

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    Unless you have money to burn, start low. Chevys were never known for there brakes. I would start with steel braided brake lines, its cheap and will help against line flex. Then i would go to better pads and rotors. the biggest problem with chevys is there fade, which relates to the crappy rubber brake lines flexing during heavy breaking and gas building up between the pads and rotors. Steel braided stop line fles and slotted rotors and pads with high fade resistance will help expell the gases
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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    if you have rear disk start there the most common problem is the rear rotor rusting up and the inner pad only touching about 15% of the rotor replace the rotors and pads with a good carbon metalic pad and premium rotor

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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    Drilled and slotted rotors!!! Put them on my '98 tahoe and stopped eating rotors. Ordered a set yesterday from Summit for my '07 silverado classic and got 'em today. I'm liken 'em. Powerstop is a good brand.

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    Stainless lines helped a lot on my 2500hd. and for 100 bucks it was totally worth it.
    2004 Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L,Diablo Tuner, K&N, 9" custom suspension lift, 2" body lift 3" cowl induction hood, 37" Toyo M/T's 18" incubus wheels. Comp Cams 212/218 lsa 114, E-fan. Dual shock kit, Es bushings, moog chassis front end.

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    Hmm. I'll have to check into the rear brakes. For those of you that have the drilled and slotted rotors, how many miles do you have on them?

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