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Old 06-18-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Guys,
I was wondering about brake pads for my 2007 1/2 ton Suburban. I usually use Auto Zone pads, but this was before towing. What pads have you used and liked or disliked? I need fade resistance, also good life and not a lot of brake dust.
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PS I will replace the rotors at the same time.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Raybestos premium pads!
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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EBC Greenstuff 7000

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Old 06-18-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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Cannot remember the brand, but ceramic pads seem to really work well. A bit expensive, but seem to last a long time.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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Wagner ThermoQuites. Almost zero dust.
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Ceramic pads are great, but they will warp rotors if you ride the brakes a lot. They also have dust, even though some claim less dust, but it is white, so not as noticeable.

Also, make sure you have enough brake going to the camper. I set mine up just as if the camper wasn't there. In other words, when doing 50 mph, no camper, I notice how much pressure on the pedal, and distance needed to stop. When towing the camper, I adjust the brake controller so I use the same pedal pressure, and stop in the same distance. I feel this lets the truck use it's brakes, and the trailer use the trailer brakes. You mileage may vary.
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I don't use the truck brakes when towing the 5'er. I have ceramic though.
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Wagner ThermoQuites. Almost zero dust.
X2, put these on my Trailblazer when I did the brakes. Very good pads.
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I don't use the truck brakes when towing the 5'er. I have ceramic though.
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My thought too!!?! Huh? How's that really work? Hope that was "in jest". I'm sure it was.
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