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    School me on truck brakes, replacement brands...

    '09 Silverado 1500, she just rolled over 180K miles and I'm on the original brakes. Time to redo them I'd say.

    The rotors are getting a little pulsing. As a rule on the front I like to do the pads and rotors. The rear generally just the shoe. I don't mind purchasing higher quality parts, and find online reviews of brake parts questionable. Before I purchase, I thought kicking around the collective knowledge base would shake out some suggestions regarding brands. Both, ones to purchase and the ones to stay away from.

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    With 180,000 miles I would be tempted to use GM OEM pads. You are much easier on brakes than I am.
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    I would agree with DRobinson. Tough to beat that wear life the OEM's gave you.
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    I too agree with DRobinson.
    Pads and rotors.
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    OEM parts are always a direct fit and you can't complain about the service you've received. At that mileage you may also want to replace all of the drum brake hardware and consider rebuilt front calipers. Check your brake hoses for any indications of checking / splitting.
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    Another vote for OEM - I don’t mess around with questionable quality from auto parts stores.

    I am surprised you have drum brakes on the rear - I thought everything had disc brakes all around for many years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Another vote for OEM - I don’t mess around with questionable quality from auto parts stores.

    I am surprised you have drum brakes on the rear - I thought everything had disc brakes all around for many years.
    I think earlier years (and then again some time later) had rear disc brakes, but not this one. I remember saying to the sales dude, that I too was surprised too about the rear drums.
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    Have to laugh...is buying used brakes really a "thing"?

    Perhaps I should sell my used brake components as "broke in and well tested"!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    With 180,000 miles I would be tempted to use GM OEM pads. You are much easier on brakes than I am.
    I agree, although, there is a huge difference in driving in Iowa than NE PA. Iowa drivers do not have to turn the steering wheel or go up and down mountains and steep hills like in PA. Just saying.


    I also vote for OEM!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray_PA View Post
    I agree, although, there is a huge difference in driving in Iowa than NE PA. Iowa drivers do not have to turn the steering wheel or go up and down mountains and steep hills like in PA. Just saying.


    I also vote for OEM!!

    HOLD IT RIGHT THERE BUSTER. We have a corner, and a hill. Regarding stopping your right on that, we can see a mile or 3 in advance.

    The funny thing tho...my wife's brakes last MAYBE 50K miles....wonder why?
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