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06-04-2012, 06:40 PM #1
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06 silverado brakes
Can anyone out there tell me why Chevy doesn't put 4 wheel disc brakes on thier 4x4's at least my 06 with every bell and whistle doesn't have them and I've looked at a few other 4x4's and they don't have them either nor do they have the hydro brake system, before I run off and buy a kit to install rear disc's on my truck why they weren't put on at the factory in the first place.
06-04-2012, 07:46 PM #2
My 03 silverado 4x4 had 4 wheel disc brakes
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06-05-2012, 12:42 PM #3
My 2001 Silverado had 4 wheel disks
My 2005 Silverado has disk drums
People complained that the Chevy trucks didn't have good brakes. As a previous owner of a truck with 4 wheel disks I can you that the brakes worked fine, but required more pedal movement. Also the rear rotors where problematic. I had problems with grit getting into the rear brakes and causing excessive rotor rear and rusting. And the mud shields (poor excuse for a backing plate) rusted away compounding the problem. This is Wisconsin, the capital of the rust belt.
With the 2005 and the disk-drum setup the brakes are more effective and require less pedal movement., In fact it took me a bit to get used to that.
Anyways the later model trucks with the disk drum are more effective. Seems counter intuitive.Lerch
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06-05-2012, 06:07 PM #4
Drums-better stopping power,less likely to get dirty,etc.
Rotors-look nice,get dirty and rusty,less stopping power(i think)
For me id rather have rear drums then rear rotors
06-05-2012, 07:37 PM #5
Here's an Article, that expresses Why G.M. when Back to Rear Drum Brakes on the 2005" and up Light Duty Full Size Trucks,
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06-05-2012, 08:51 PM #6
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My only complaint with the "new" braking system on the 05+ trucks is that they made the front calipers larger, requiring at LEAST a 17 inch wheel to be ran. Otherwise, I am pretty happy with the drums in the rear.2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
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06-06-2012, 07:40 AM #7
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So thank you to all for the information. You will all be happy to know that I am staying with my "DRUM" brakes.
06-06-2012, 11:53 PM #8
I will be to, I was thinking about converting to rear disk brakes. But after this Ill be keeping my rear drums.4.8L Vortec | 6inch Lift | Wild Peaks 33'' | K&N Intake | AirRaid Throttle Body Space | 3inch straight pipe dumped at rear axle | BlackBear Tuned | 2 13in JL Audio Subs | 1000watt HD amp, 2.9 cap | Sony Deck | Gibson Hi Flo Cats | HIDs Hi/Los 55watt 8000k |4.56 gears |
06-07-2012, 12:20 AM #9
I'd rather have discs....ALOT easier to change the pads IMHO. My 97 had drums and I was confused and had no idea what to do...so I had my dad "help" do them while I "learned and 'watched'"
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06-12-2012, 10:46 AM #10
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Thats odd they didnt put disc on a all 4 wheels standard. My 05 Avalanche has them.
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