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Need better brake rotor.

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by Bluewater, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Bluewater

    Bluewater Member

    Does anyone have a suggestion for a brand or type of brake rotor to replace my oem one? They would be for a 2003 GMC 2500HD 4x4 with 8.1 L gas and Allison trans. I use my truck mostly for hauling our 12K pound 5th wheel thru the mountians out west and often on some long (8 mile) downhill 6% grades they seem to get hot and warp so I can feel it in the brake pedal and thru the whole truck. When cool they don't do it so I'd like to get a heavier duty rotor that will hold up to that abuse. Any ideas? thanks
  2. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member 1000 Posts

  3. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member 1000 Posts

    EBC, PowerSlot, Frozen Rotors are some vendors.

    Cryo-treated rotors are more resistant to heat-based warping and worth the extra spend for your application. If It were me I'd replace them all. I'd consider heavy duty pads made for towing applications, as well -- and be absolutely sure you bed them in properly after the installation. Look at Hawk or EBC for the pads. Semi-metallics will provide more 'cold bite' than ceramics ... and also tend to produce less dust.
  4. Bluewater

    Bluewater Member

    Thank you very much. I will look into that.

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