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Brakes

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by lilweeds, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Let's hear recommendations for rear brakes and rotors for an 06 3500HD. The factory rotors rust up real bad!
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Whatever brand name you choose as far as rotors try to get one that are zinc plated vs bare. They last much longer in the rust belt and are much more resistant to the salt and calcium that does the stock rotors in in the first place. Many of the aftermarket rotors (Raybestos for example) can be spec'd in zinc coated.

    Stay away from the generic off shore rotors and pads. You get what you pay for and the brake system is no place to cut corners.
     
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Yeah I made the mistake once of the autozone rotors. They warped like a SOB and I got my money back. I would for sure take B&B's recommendation.
     
  4. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
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    B&B, what's your opinion of the slotted rotor from a company like EBC? Worth it? I've got the dual rear wheel, so I only want to do this once for 50-60K. They also have a good priced standard rotor as well that looks good.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Slotted's are a fine upgrade but what is most beneficial about them is MOST slotted rotors are also zinc plated for better corrosion protection. Really helps their life span on a plow truck. :nod: Just be cautious of the cheapy off shore stuff as their zinc isn't really zinc and has very little actual anti-corrosion properties.

    EBC pads are a nice upgrade too but I've had excellent success with Hawk brand pads also. Price difference is much but Hawk is normally easier to source locally when needed in a pinch.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How will the salt from the ocean be on the rotors with my truck parked on the beach in Hawaii this winter?
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Who cares as long as Jimmy's there right? :drinkup:
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Dam right. I'll save you a seat.And we can discus Boss's down pressure feature!:confused:

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  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Why? Doesn't yours work? ;)
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Nope. my fat neighbor moved!:rolleyes:
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Can't blame him. Probably got tired of your music. :D
     
  12. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Well I hope I made the right choice. No front slotted's available, so I got the front slotted and dimpled (woo hoo) with greenstuff pads all around. We'll see huh? Not to expensive I guess, pads cost about the same a factory pads, rotors a bit more. Hopefully the rotors can go through a couple sets of pads.
     
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    What brand rotors did you purchase? What color is the anti corrosion coating?
     
  14. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Went with all EBC. I think the coating is black, they seem to have alot of good reviews.
     
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I think you'll be most satisfied with the EBC rotors and pads. Good service life and their corrosion protection coating lasts a long time.
     
  16. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    How much did it cost you ?????Breaking it down ,
    .......
     
  17. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I ordered them from Auto Parts Warehouse online. Did the live chat to check stock and they didn't have the plain slotted ones in stock.

    So after him offering the plain rotors (which probably would have been fine) and then the slotted and dimpled rotors, he offered and additional $10 off the total purchased of say $612 I think. i thought about it and looked around but could find the slotted rotors for my truck at other online site so I counter offered with $582 and he met me in the middle, when I get the invoice I'll get you the breakdown. The plain rotors and pads are actually cheaper then factory, and I get a very good discount!

    Also I bought the greenstuff 7000 for the front.
     
  18. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Figures and now today I get a 10% coupon code. If you all want extra money off use code "bestsellers"
    List front rotors were $221 rear $191 Front Pads (greenstuff 7000) $105 rear (greensutff 6000) $95.
     
  19. Danscapes

    Danscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I just got EBC, drilled and slotted rotors and Greenstuff pads, front and back for my F-250 out the door for $607.50. I got them from Autoanything.com, they have a $50 dollars off sale right now. They came next with free shipping.
     
  20. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    They let me cancel the first order and I got mine for 553 shipped