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post #1 of 12 Old 08-17-2015, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question Brake replacement.

Well I am pretty sure my truck needs brake pads replaced. I was recommended these,

Premium Dimpled & Slotted Brake Kit

And wondering if they are any good, or if it would help while towing.

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Guess no one knows. I'll just buy some pads for now, maybe try these out later.
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I bought the hawk lts pads for the front of my truck along with the centric cryo treated rotors...they weren't cheap but I would rather have expensive brakes that can stop instead of rear ending someone. That setup seems to be what most people recommend. I haven't installed mine yet so I cannot comment on their performance yet.
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I'll try the Hawk pads or EBC.
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I haven't had to replace my pads yet and have NO idea if these would be remotely adequate for our trucks as thus far the standard auto parts stores have been extremely lacking in quality parts for superdutys in my experience
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I will mention anyways that on my wife's suburban ( and yes it is a suburban not a superdookie but)
I got the lifetime pads from autozone and after 120k they needed to be replaced..well I brought them in and got a brand new set no questions asked
have no idea if they even make pads for our trucks BUT that was the best warranty investment i have ever made. weather that is possible for our trucks

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I did a brake job on my 07 about a month ago.
I bought Powerstop's Kit with drilled and slotted rotors with matching carbon ceramic brake pads. All four wheels on Amazon with Prime (free shipping, even to AK) for $510.

I have to say that I don't regret it one bit. What a huge improvement. Bought a kit for my son's car (subaru) and saw same improvement. Well worth the $$

I had Hawks brake pads on my '06 and they were decent. Didn't see improvement over stock pads...

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I have purchased the Hawk severe duty towing pads. I will have to say I was not impressed. The pads have no initial bite and you have to wait until the pads heat up before you have any type of stopping power. Even then the stopping power is not that impressive. I removed the driver side caliper and found heat checking and some chunks of pads missing. I don't believe that a pad needing to be heated up for stopping power is a good idea on a daily driver.

I tow a 5th wheel toyhauler at 11K dry. I recently purchased the Powerstop 1781 X36, but I am waiting for them to get here.
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I have purchased the Hawk severe duty towing pads. I will have to say I was not impressed. The pads have no initial bite and you have to wait until the pads heat up before you have any type of stopping power. Even then the stopping power is not that impressive. I removed the driver side caliper and found heat checking and some chunks of pads missing. I don't believe that a pad needing to be heated up for stopping power is a good idea on a daily driver.

I tow a 5th wheel toyhauler at 11K dry. I recently purchased the Powerstop 1781 X36, but I am waiting for them to get here.
I also am running Hawks and notice that they have to warm up to bite. Also notice they are really noisey

When these run out Ill probably run some EBC pads
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Well I bought OEM from the Dealer, got down to the brakes, and I find out, they don't need replaced. A small piece of metal down there had bent and was rubbing on the rotor. Not sure how, my guess would be last time I had the truck at America's Tire for nail repair. Filed off the bent piece, and no more grinding noise, pads still looked great. On the plus, I guess I have a back up set, for when they do go out.
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is that small piece of metal on one of the brake pads?

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