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08-02-2012, 12:41 PM #1
Brake Pads and Rotors
In about two weeks I need to buy brake Pads and rotor for my front only on my 08 V6 4.3 extended cab Silverado. I have $200 to do it if less then better. It is only the v6 but want something that doesn’t squeak, Suggestions anyone??Tim Walters (Curky)
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08-02-2012, 12:54 PM #2
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When i put brakes on my avalanche. I just shopped around. The rotors were 50 each at auto zone, but advance auto had them for 35. Then pick a decent pad. You can get cheap ones for like $25. I opted for ceramic pads for $50. They never squeak and had a lifetime warranty. You can easily do the front brakes for under $150 even with the other small odds and ends you need.
08-02-2012, 05:33 PM #3
Curky not sure brakes are the place to cheap on. But I would bet as @RFoster130 said you can get the parts from Advanced,Auto Zone, OReily's or any other parts house.
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08-03-2012, 06:38 AM #4
08-03-2012, 07:40 AM #5
[FRONT] PERFORMANCE DRILLED SLOTTED BRAKE ROTORS AND CERAMIC PADS 2WD 4WD 4X4
13" Front Rotors. Includes Powerstop Evolution Ceramic
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FRONT-PERFORMANCE-DRILLED-SLOTTED-BRAKE-ROTORS-AND-CERAMIC-PADS-2WD-4WD-4X4-/221007042555?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &fits=Year%3A2008%7CModel%3ASilverado+1500%7CMake% 3AChevrolet&hash=item33750bd7fb&vxp=mtr
08-03-2012, 08:43 AM #6
08-03-2012, 10:35 PM #7
I am putting new rotors on my truck tomorrow, the factory ones are still on it and have 215k miles. I always keep my pads good so the rotors have worn even. I am also putting new e-brake shoes in the rear disc/drum combination since the rotors are getting replaced.
But I get squeaking too and it is annoying. Most of the mechanics tell me that GM trucks always have squeaky brakes as they get older, but I can't believe that.
With rotors, inspect them at the store when you buy them, mine were $41 each for the rear and $35 each for the front, but also they should be heavy. I always use ceramic pads, they last forever, I usually replace them before or around the half way mark cause I almost never slam on my brakes.
I thought about slotted or drilled rotors and the problem I know people run into is that they wear your pads out quicker cause they pass over the holes or slots and more of the pad gets bitten off each time.
Unless your brakes are heating up allot where they lock or jam, I would not pay extra for the slotted or drilled ones. Just make sure you get really good quality "normal ones"
08-06-2012, 09:33 PM #8
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Go with r1concepts cross drilled & slotted rotors with either hawk or r1concepts ceramic brake pads or ebc brake pads...then you can stop on a dime!!!
08-16-2012, 03:54 PM #9
08-16-2012, 04:01 PM #10
Nice wedding gift to come home to. To each his/her own on drilled rotors.
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