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  1. If yes, at how many miles and which ones did you go with? Did you also get new rotors? If yes, which ones did you go with? I'm at 38,000 miles and approaching 45,000-50,000 miles very soon, this is typically when I change my brake pads/rotors, being this is the first truck i've ever owned brand new, i'm a little concerned about brake pad brands and rotors.. Most of my driving is highway, maybe 80hwy/20city
  2. I drive a bit spiritedly, but can it really be possible that I need to replace my front brake pads at 16k? Has anyone else around here had theirs go so quickly? I have a lead foot, I'll readily admit that, and thus I brake a little more aggressively than most... but I really can't believe they're grinding at 16k. I had a 2009 Avalanche and rode it pretty hard for ~40k miles before I had to touch the brakes! Thoughts?
  3. I know I'm not the only one who has issues with the factory brake feel on these trucks as there is a 4+ page thread that's covered this issue before. http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/168632-brakes-insufficient/ To recite the above, I think the overall braking performance on these trucks is fine. The truck produces great stopping distances and several users tow constantly with the truck without issues. I think my gripe is the overall poor pedal feel and initial "bite" feedback the brakes give back. I have to really get on the brakes to get it to stop. I had a similar, but opposite, complaint when the truck was still on the factory tune with poor throttle performance but thats been rectified now that I have a Black Bear tune on it. I don't want to turn this into a debate vs Ford or Dodge. But for comparison sakes the only two other trucks that I've driven on a constantly basis was 2012 F150 and a 2004.5 Dodge Ram 2500, both had tremendously better brake feel than my 2014 CCSB GMC. However, on my 2500 I replaced the oem brake pads after a couple of months due to wear with some "top of the line" Wagner brake pads from the local parts store. Those brake pads felt very similarly like my truck does now. After some research I discovered that the OEM pads for the Dodge were far better than what I had put on there. So after a few months I spent $200+ on a front and rear set and the brake feel and bite were above and beyond better than what I had. Which leads me to believe that part of the problem is GM uses ceramic factory brake pads. If you want to know more about ceramic brake pads vs semi-metallic pads this is a good read. http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/the-best-brake-pads-ceramic-or-metallic.aspx Basically its a trade off, ceramic pads last longer, are quieter, produce adequate stopping distance don't "bite" as hard as semi-metallic pads. So I created this thread for a couple of reasons. 1) For other users to give feedback on their oem/aftermarket brake pads 2) To list are current available aftermarket brake pads. Hawk Performance I'm personally a big fan of Hawk Pads. I religiously used their HP Plus pads a couple of years ago when I autocrossed. I daily drove a set of HPS pads and switched to HP Plus pads on track time. Both were great pads. All of the Hawk pads are made from a non ceramic Ferro-Carbon compound. Here is what Hawk offers for our trucks; HPS - High Performance Street Compound Front P/N: HB561F.710 Rear P/N: HB568F.666 http://www.hawkperformance.com/performance-street/pads/high-performance-street Key Features - Increased stopping power
 - High friction/torque hot or cold - Gentle on rotors
 - Extended pad life
 - Low dust
 - Virtually noise-free
 - Ideal for import and domestic automobiles LTS - Light Truck and SUV Brake Pads: Front P/N: HB561Y.710 Rear P/N: HB568Y.666 http://www.hawkperformance.com/performance-street/pads/light-truck-suv Key Features - Designed for large brake systems found on full-size trucks - Engineered using technology from Fleet & Military applications - Ferro-Carbon friction material delivers more braking power and fade resistance than OE pads - Low dust - Excellent pad and rotor life - Virtually noise-free - Ideal for import and domestic full-size trucks, vans and SUV’s (1/2 ton) with moderate towing and hauling duty SD - Super Duty Severe Duty Truck Front P/N: HB568P.666 Rear P/N: HB561P.710 http://www.hawkperformance.com/performance-street/pads/superduty Key Features - Engineered from technology used in heavy- duty on/off- highway and Military applications - Extremely high coefficient of friction and fade resistance - Recommended for professional fleets (greater than 1 ton) and light trucks towing excessive payloads EBC Brake Pads I've never used EBC brake pads my self. But they are a world wide company and I know many people who have had positive experiences with them. My main gripe with them is they don't list brake pads by application. You have to look through one of their vendor sites to see which pads are available for your vehicle which just made putting this list more time consuming. To make things harder some of their brake pad lines have "sub" lines such as their Green Stuff pads. They have the Green Stuff 2000 pads which are for cars. 6000 line which are for trucks and 7000 line which are for trucks and 4x4 trucks. But when looking up pads online few sites really tell you which ones you are getting. Very confusing. And unlike Hawk, EBC uses different brake pad materials depending on their line, they use ceramic to their own armid-fiber compound. Anyways here is what they offer for our trucks from lest to most aggressive; Ultimax Brake Pads http://ebcbrakes.com/product/ultimax-brake-pads/ http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A3069A0A0.aspx These are ceramic pads basically an OE replacement pad. Green "6000" Stuff Pads http://ebcbrakes.com/product/greenstuff-brake-pads/ http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A3070A0A0.aspx These are advertised to be a light improvement over OE pads but still a lower friction coefficient than the Yellow pads. Green "7000" Stuff Pads http://ebcbrakes.com/product/greenstuff-brake-pads/ http://www.carid.com/2012-gmc-sierra-brakes/ebc-greenstuff-7000-brake-pads-4255539.html#product-details-tab In my opinion this is an odd pad. Its basically a longer lasting, low dust "Green 6000" pad. Red Stuff Pads http://ebcbrakes.com/product/redstuff-brake-pads/ http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A3071A0A0.aspx These are a kevlar and ceramic compound. I think these are aimed at heavy luxury cars since the main selling points are quiet, and low dust. Truck Yellow Stuff Pads http://ebcbrakes.com/product/yellowstuff-high-friction-truck-sport-brake-pads/ http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A3072A0A0.aspx If I was to choose any of the EBC brake pads these would be the ones I went with. They are non-ceramic aramid- fiber compound. They seem to be a much more aggressive pad than the oe or other EBC offerings. There are mother companies that offer aftermarket brake pads such as Raybestos, Stop-Tech, Posi-tech, Wagner but I chose the two above since they are the most reputable and well known. And as far as brake rotors go stay away from fancy black, premium coating, slotted, drilled rotors. They will not affect braking distances or performance. http://automotivethinker.com/brakes-2/rotors-blank-vs-cross-drilled-vs-slotted-and-warping/
  4. So I've been pretty un-happy with the factory brake feel for a while now. I don't like the initial bite and I think they require allot of heat to really get good feed-back from them. So I decided to upgrade to Hawk HPS Front and Rear pads along with the Hawk HUS8657 Quiet Slot Front Rotors. I've used Hawk pads previously in my Auto X car and have nothing but good things to say about them, hopefully these will also be the case. Normally I would of left the O.E rotors but Hawk advertises improved initial bite and Amazon is selling these at pretty much 50% off. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004D2UKPG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00 I'll be installing these in a few days and I'll give a good comparison of the new setup.
  5. Hello to all, I'm new on this forum and wanted to inquire about any brake or brake pad, rotor issues on a 2014 GMC SIERRA. I bought this truck new last July 2014. I already have 24,000 miles on it. I had some grinding noise coming from the front wheel and thought it was the hub. Took the car in to the dealer to find out that my left brake pads and rotor were done. Wear and tear they call it. It sounds to me that something caused the left side to wear out since the right side is at 6mm. Has anyone had similar issues or knows anything other than the dealer excuse??? I just can't imagine a $55,000 truck wear it's pads out on one side like this. Thanks for your input.
  6. Hello All, At approximately 38000 Miles I changed the front brakes on my Silverado. I installed Raybestos R-300 Performance Rotors (http://www.raybestosbrakes.com/magnoliaPublic/home/products/rotors/r-300-performance-rotors.html) and Advanced Technology Brake Pads (http://www.raybestosbrakes.com/magnoliaPublic/home/products/brake-pads/advanced-technology-disc-brake-pads.html). Now at 70000 Miles I started hearing the wear indicator on the brake pads go off so I decided to investigate. This is what I found: As you can see, the pad was only making contact with about 50% of the Inboard rotor surface. It appears that the pad was worn away in the area where is was not making contact. Although the front left was more severely worn, the front right has the same exact issue. The Outboard pads had less wear and the surface contact appears normal. I inspected the caliper, pad frame and clips for anything abnormal. Other that some surface rust, all looked OK. The Calipers were moving freely on the pins (which were still well greased) and the pads did not appear to be sticking at all on the frame clips. The pistons pushed back into the calipers easily and do not appear to be sticking. Up until the squeal of the wear indicator on the inboard pads, braking force felt adequate (Apparently it was not with only 75% of the pads touching the rotors) I replaced the rotors/pads/clips/pin bellows with new and purged/bled the system. All normal. I plan to contact Raybestos for their opinion on what might have caused this. I am disappointed with the lack of longevity I got from these brakes; poor value for the money spent. Have any of you experienced this abnormal wear? Regards, Keith
  7. Looking at doing a complete overhaul and upgrade to my brake system. What I am really looking at is the EBC slotted and dimpled sport rotors and Truck yellowstuff pads. Does anyone on here have any experience good or bad with this setup. I do not tow very often, this truck is my daily driver moose are everywhere I do live in Alaska. I am up and down the mountains daily. With my current OE setup by the time I am at the bottom of the mountain, I have severe brake fade and wobble. I also get off road quite frequently as some of the roads I travel on are not paved. I am looking at the slotted rotors to help with heat dissipation. I have an 06 Silverado 1500HD 4x4 with a little over 100,000 miles on it, Other than raising the front end of the truck about an inch, it is at factory height with factory size tires. Here are the part numbers I received from EBC as far as what would fit my truck for this setup. Rotors: FR - GD 7094, RR - GD 7210 Yellowstuff Pads: FR - DP41305R, RR - DP41304R Anyone else running this setup and what are your results?? Thanks in advance.
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