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03-23-2012, 08:38 PM #1
brake pad suggestions
Just wanted to see if anyone had any good suggestion on brake pad. I am going to put some on my 03 Avalanche 1500 4wd.I do some towing but normally nothing to heavy. Also if anyone knows anything about rear parking brake shoes. I have changed pads/rotors before but never parking brake shoe. I am trying to save a little money. Is there a special tool/tools need to change them out or should I just take it to a mechanic to have it done. I have asked my machanic and he said it would be about $135 to do both parking brake. Thanks for any help!
Last edited by freddie; 03-23-2012 at 08:41 PM.2003 Avalanche 4x4 with cladding 110k miles +, K&N stock replacement air filter, Skyjacker 8000 shocks, Hawks LTS pads, Summit Racing brand drilled and sloted rotors, Sylvania ZXE high & low beams, leveling kit, 285/70/r17 Michelin M/S
03-23-2012, 10:51 PM #2
I've bought rotors, front pads, and back pads just recently. Will be putting 'em on next week some time. I went with the Raybestos brand. I've heard good things about them, and they are well priced. I've also heard good things about EBC and Hawks.
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03-23-2012, 11:48 PM #3
Semi-metallics if you tow, since they disperse heat better than ceramics and, thus, are less prone to inducing rotor warpage. I personally prefer Hawks but EBC's are on my go-to list, as well.
03-24-2012, 12:28 AM #4
I use Raybestos but Hawk and EBC are both good as well.04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light
03-24-2012, 06:34 AM #5
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03-24-2012, 07:30 AM #6
I use performance friction pads and love them http://www.performancefriction.com/
I also have used Wagner pads with good luck
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03-29-2012, 11:05 PM #7
I have also used wagner with no issues. There are no special tools required to do the rear parking brake shoes. The hardest part can be getting the drum/rotor off. Other then that you just need a socket (around 8-10mm) to take off the hold down. Just shop around for them. You can get lifetime warranty at Autozone for around $50, the auto value near me wants $70 for lifetime warranty.
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03-30-2012, 06:41 PM #8
I have used both the Wagner ThermoQuiet and the NAPA Safety Stops. Both are Great
04-09-2012, 05:14 PM #9
Both Hawk and EBC make great products!
We also have a pretty extensive list of brake products, reviews, how-to articles and videos here.
11-05-2013, 09:21 PM #10
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Just put Wagners in, like them so far
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