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hey guys i am getting new front pads soon and i was wondering if there are any good aftermarket companies. i have always used axxis or aem on my imports but not sure yet if they make them for the suburban. what do you guys use?
 
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I normally used to use the cheapest I could get my hands on, since I figured that they were going to wear out anyway. However that was before I drove a 'burban. Never drove anything so heavy. This time around I went with Carbon/metalic, and noticed the stopping power is much better. The only suggest that if it's been over 60,000 miles since the brake fluid was changed you might consider flushing the system at the same time as changing your brakes. It's a sucky job, but in the end it's worth it.
 

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I normally used to use the cheapest I could get my hands on, since I figured that they were going to wear out anyway. However that was before I drove a 'burban. Never drove anything so heavy. This time around I went with Carbon/metalic, and noticed the stopping power is much better. The only suggest that if it's been over 60,000 miles since the brake fluid was changed you might consider flushing the system at the same time as changing your brakes. It's a sucky job, but in the end it's worth it.

These are the kind I got and have been real happy with them

Bendix Brake Pads: TitaniuMetallic II

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?mfrcode=BEN&mfrpartnumber=MKD369&parttype=219&ptset=A
 

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Anybody gone ahead and used the ceramic pads? Supposedly they eliminate any brake squeal and brake dust collection, on the newer style more open rims I've noticed that the brake dust is more of an issue that it seemed to be before.

I normally just get the lifetime warranty pads from NAPA, the guy behind the counter said that they are actually different pads unlike apparently Checkers where the counter guy said its the same exact pad and they just charge extra for the warranty.

Interesting at least.....
 
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Never tried ceramics. I was thinking about it this time, but it didn't seem worth it. I've never noticed my brakes to be too noisey. Actually never heard any squealing at all from them. They're just usually kind of weak in stopping power. As far as dust, I can't see how the ceramics could be any less dusty. They're still going to wear down, and as they wear it has to come off as something in a powder form I would think.
 

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thanks for the replies i am going to look and see if axxis makes pads for the suburban i have had them on all my cars or i'll find something similar.
 

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I have used Hawk LTS brake pads the last few times that I have changed my brakes and I am VERY pleased with their performance.
 

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Just installed the Ceramic Pads from Advance Auto

They were about $40 so about the same price as the top O the line metallics. Seem to be pretty good so far.
 

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You know what, it's been a LONG time since I had any brake work on any of the vehicles that I currently own. Maybe I should do a brake inspection soon ... just for peace of mind.
 

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I just changed the rotors and pads on mine on Saturday. I went with the ceramic pads from autozone. The brand name is Morse. They were about $36. I changed because whoever did the brakes on the truck before I bought it use the cheapes pads they could. They were still full, but were noisy and extremely dusty. So far, I am pleased with the ceramics. They are extremely quiet.
 
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