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February 6th, 2017, 5:55 AM   #1  
Brake Kit Advice Needed

Hi there
My 2000 Chevy Suburban 1500's brakes are on their way out and I am looking at various direct fit brake kits.
I have found reasonably priced Power Stop kits Z23 or Z36 but I am unsure of their quality...
It would seem that only the Z36 offer an upgrade on the rear with twin pots but front stays standard twin pots too...
Any advice would be welcome specially as I am ordering overseas and don't really won't to get it wrong :-D
Thanks ;-)

 
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February 6th, 2017, 8:01 AM   #2  
twin pots....do you mean dual piston calipers?

Are you towing heavy trailers?

 
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February 6th, 2017, 8:08 AM   #3  
Posted By: tech2 twin pots....do you mean dual piston calipers?

Are you towing heavy trailers?
Yes sorry dual piston :-)
Tow up-to about 6000 pounds max I guess (Hope that's converted correctly should be about 3000 kg)

 
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February 6th, 2017, 7:08 PM   #4  
From everything I've read, you'll want to avoid Chinese rotors.

 
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February 6th, 2017, 7:55 PM   #5  
if your driving up/down mountains and heating up your brakes, go semi metallic pads. they give a different pedal feel and may be noisier but they won't fade; everything is a trade off. Make sure the trailer brakes are in good order. The rear caliper change is not something i would bother with but to each their own.

 
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February 7th, 2017, 3:41 AM   #6  
Posted By: tech2 if your driving up/down mountains and heating up your brakes, go semi metallic pads. they give a different pedal feel and may be noisier but they won't fade; everything is a trade off. Make sure the trailer brakes are in good order. The rear caliper change is not something i would bother with but to each their own.
OK so you would go for standard setup with just the upgraded semi-metallic pads? No need for extra pistons either front or rear?

 
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February 7th, 2017, 8:27 AM   #7  
all the extra pistons do is make it easier/faster to apply mechanical force to the pads.
the fronts are already dual piston. dual in the rear are used in heavy duty 3/4 ton trucks that tow 10000lbs.

 
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February 7th, 2017, 9:05 AM   #8  
Posted By: tech2 all the extra pistons do is make it easier/faster to apply mechanical force to the pads.
the fronts are already dual piston. dual in the rear are used in heavy duty 3/4 ton trucks that tow 10000lbs.
Ok thanks for that, I will then be more in favor of refurbishing my OEM brakes then
Thanks for the advice!

 
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February 7th, 2017, 2:02 PM   #9  
Be sure to go thru the proper new brake break-in procedure.

 
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February 7th, 2017, 6:48 PM   #10  
Posted By: saabman Ok thanks for that, I will then be more in favor of refurbishing my OEM brakes then
Thanks for the advice!
don't ignore the trailer brakes

 
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