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Old 11-03-2015, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2013 Chevy 3500 Brake Replacement

Hello,
I am looking for advice on what I can change my stock brakes to for better stopping power.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Really? Drive a 2010 or older.

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I've found the factory was very stingey on applying lube to the slide hardware. This results in poor caliper pressure apply on one or more corners of the truck. Save for that, I don't believe the brakes could be any better for feel, performance or extended use.

What exactly is lacking on your truck's brakes?
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have had good lucks with Hawk Ceramic but honestly the OEM pads are just fine. Remember they were sized to handle the loads that the truck was spec'ed to pull.

Most important thing is to replace the slides every 50K miles or so if you are up here in the rust belt and they will last well over 100K miles. Slide hardware cost maybe 7 bucks which is less then the normal labor rate just to pull two tires!!!
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i've used hawk lts and super duty (trying those right now). no complaints from either. i tow about 17k gross all summer as well as daily drive it. if hawk makes them for the new style caliper, give them a shot.
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I'm replacing my rear rotors and pads here soon. I have a good bit of run out in both rotors. My pedal lacks firmness it had before I bled the brakes. I'm going to replace the fluid too in hopes I get a firmer pedal back.

I swear there's a little air in the line; it just doesn't stop like it used to.
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