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boondockdad 04-14-2008 12:46 PM

2005 Suburban 2500 brake pads & service
 
not crazy about the stopping distances on my 'burb

anyone shell out $$$ for HP pads/rotors? like hawk, brembo...

I'm thinking it is what it is, same surface area, same sizes... how much change in stopping distance is a different material gonna make... thoughts?

also- while inspecting the rear brakes... i noticed the torx head caliper bolt is tight to the leaf spring assembly... i'd need a real low-profile ratchet... any tips?

boondockdad 04-14-2008 12:49 PM

this is all i found.. https://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ads-13267.html

Bambi_Bandit 04-14-2008 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by finalcutjoe
not crazy about the stopping distances on my 'burb

anyone shell out $$$ for HP pads/rotors? like hawk, brembo...

I'm thinking it is what it is, same surface area, same sizes... how much change in stopping distance is a different material gonna make... thoughts?

I switched to ART rotors and High Performance Friction pads:

Applied Rotor Technology

I found improvement in stops on the my heavy 3/4 ton Excursion diesel....

The rotors are cryogenically treated to withstand heat, and slotted to dissipate heat.

Came in handy when I forgot to plug in the trailer umbilical cord when I left a campsite. Looked down at the P3 brake controller and noticed no brakes as I was going downhill....

I have also noticed the stopping power better in emergency braking. Was cut off and hit the brakes hard. (no trailer at the time - truck alone). Much more confident stops than the OEM rotors and pads.

overlander63 04-14-2008 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by finalcutjoe
also- while inspecting the rear brakes... i noticed the torx head caliper bolt is tight to the leaf spring assembly... i'd need a real low-profile ratchet... any tips?

You can get a Gearwrenchto fit the hex part of the torx socket, then you can use the Gearwrench to turn the torx socket.

boondockdad 04-14-2008 04:41 PM

yeah, a ratcheting wrench.. then use a male2male 1/2" drive connector... thanks.. a shorter torx would help.. but its a T55, which is pretty darn big, and all the ones i've seen are tall

i'm a little concerned... i've heard the older 3/4 ton subs, you had to drop the axle to pull the hubs... yikes

boondockdad 04-14-2008 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by overlander63
You can get a Gearwrenchto fit the hex part of the torx socket, then you can use the Gearwrench to turn the torx socket.

found it online... yes- passthrough system... that looks what i'm looking 4, thanks

XL PASS-THRU SYSTEM > Vortex™ Bit Sockets > Torx® > | GearWrench™


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