Sierra Dan, After having the brake upgrade and using the truck for approximately 500 miles, i have had no brake squeal or excessive brake dust. Matter of fact the brake dust is slightly less than with the stock brake pads. The braking performance is worth the investment. I hope that gives you a good description.
I can not reply to this question until i get some mileage on the truck with the new brake setup in order to give you a true answer.
The overall brake power & stopping distance has been very noticeable. Much better brake consistency with a greater pedal feel.
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Hello fellow members, I had the chance to install the Baer sport rotors, Baer sport brake pads and the StopTech Stainless Steel braided brake lines on my 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 2 days ago. I have truly enjoyed the brake performance especially when compared to the original stock brakes. The consistent pedal feel, brake pedal modulation and brake power are truly worth the investment. I would advise any GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado owner who wants or needs better braking for their truck to pull the trigger on upgrading their brakes. A list of the part with part numbers and photos are below. Baer Sport Front Rotors (Pair) P.N. 55097-020 Baer Sport Rear Rotors (Pair) P.N. 55133-020 Baer Sport Front Brake Pads P.N. D1363 Baer Sport Rear Brake Pads P.N. D1707 StopTech Front Stainless Steel Brake Lines P.N. 950.66002 StopTech Rear Stainless Steel Brake Lines P.N. 950.66504 Note: I would suggest that you upgrade your brake fluid to a D.O.T 4 spec fluid at the same time.
Bubbles, I do agree with your post regarding the steel braided lines do nothing but help firm the pedal feel. They give you a firmer more consistent pedal feel. Since any car enthusiast is replacing the stock brake lines with stainless steel braided lines, i insist that they change the brake fluid to a DOT.4 or even better a DOT.5 spec fluid as well as add better brake pads and rotors. That recipe would make the brake performance jump to another level without the need to go to expensive big brake kits. I will try to post photos of the brake parts i changed with some description once i get back home. The brake feel and performance is much better than stock. Here is a description of the StopTech stainless steel brake lines from their website; Improve vehicle brake performance and feel with DOT-Compliant Stoptech® Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines. Stoptech® Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines provide a quicker, firmer, more consistent pedal response by maintaining consistent brake pressure. Additionally, stainless steel lines provide precision brake modulation, especially during threshold braking. The improvement in pedal feel is more dramatic on older vehicles where the factory rubber line may have softened and swelled due to age. StopTech® brake lines consist of a PTFE (commonly referred to as Teflon®) inner line that carries the brake fluid, which is then covered with a layer of stainless steel woven braid. The PTFE tube is very resistant to expansion under pressure and will not degrade from exposure to brake fluid. The braided stainless steel provides support for the PTFE and the weave is extremely durable against incidental impact and abrasion. Next the stainless braided hose is coated with a clear abrasion resistant PVC cover for maximum protection against chaffing and strain relief devices reinforce end fittings. A variety of end fittings are available to meet most application needs. All fittings are engineered for proper fit and durability. All necessary brackets and fasteners are included with each line kit.
Spooperdave, The StopTech rear brake lines set with part number 950.66504 that are listed for the 4WD model also fit the RWD trucks. I can verify this after having installed both front and rear brake line sets today.
As i replied to your post regarding the stainless braided brake lines. I am not allowed to post part numbers or website URL's for any company that is not a paid forum merchant. In order to help you out, below is whats available from Stoptech
Note: The StopTech rear brake lines are also compatible with the RWD trucks as i have found out after installing them.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Part Description Flavor Notes Notes Position Click Part No. to see all flavors Fn Per Car Qty Pic StopTech Stainless Steel Brake Lines Stainless Steel Brake Lines 1/2 TON 4WD Front950.66002 1 StopTech Stainless Steel Brake Lines Stainless Steel Brake Lines 1/2 TON 4WD Rear950.66504 1 StopTech Stainless Steel Brake Lines Stainless Steel Brake Lines 1/2 TON RWD Front950.66002 1 1
There are stainless braided brake lines available from StopTech. I am in the process of installing the StopTech brake lines, in addition to the Baer sport rotors and Baer sport pads for both front and rear.
I'm afraid not. I never had time to take the before photos.
The front & rear Hellwig sway bars made the truck much more planted and considerably helped the truck from the known hard shakes whenever hitting a pot hole. The truck has less body roll and the turn in is much precise and you feel more confidence.
Installed the Elite Engineering E2-X catch can with the clean-side separator. Have had it for 1550 miles, collected a good amount of used oil that did not make it to the intake. One of the best mods I have ever made.
KaptKyle, I installed the Elite Engineering E-2x oil catch can with the optional clean side seperator. The truck has had the oil catch can for the last 2500 KM (1553 miles) i have put on the truck. The trucks mileage to this day is at 3950 KM ( 2454 miles). Mods; - Airaid Jr. Intake Kit p.n. 200-785 - Green Filter (Drop-In) p.n. 2006 I have been easy on the engine since i am still not due for the first service/oil change. The photos are what has accumulated inside the catch can. I personally believe that this oil/fuel mixture would have ended-up re-circulating inside the intake manifold and cylinder head. Some might contemplate on what might be a small amount of used oil, but at less than 2000 miles. This should give you an idea of how much more there could be with more mileage. I am very pleased that i did invest in an oil-catch can, especially since the truck was new. P.S. The photos are from today, which happens to be the first time i empty the catch can since it was installed. KaptKyle, Here is the Elite Engineering oil catch can that i have installed. The truck has had the oil catch can for approximately 2500 KM. I have been easy on the engine since i am still not due for the first service/oil change. The photos are what has accumulated inside the catch can. This oil/fuel mixture would have ended inside the intake manifold and cylinder head.
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