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machunt

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Posted: 01/14/21 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Replacing Brake pads on a 2013 chevy 3500 dually. Whats the best brake pads for 3500 chevy. FRONT. Just wondering because of the towing.

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I'd suggest looking at sintered pads.
They may cost a bit more but they are designed for a more aggressive braking, and withstand more heat.
Good for towing through the mountains and even for panic stops.


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My 03 GMC has 160,000 miles and never have replaced the pads. I’d check oem and see what they use and how much the cost



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I replaced the OEM front and rear on my Suburban @ 100k miles. That's longer than any other vehicle, so OEM parts seem reasonable for as long as I intend to own this vehicle.

I went with Powerstop drilled/slotted rotors and Z36 pads. I also replaced the rears on my daily Driver Subaru Outback with the same. I have another 27k miles on the Suburban, and 20k on Outback. I have no issues with performance on either. Waiting for longevity comparison...


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I agree with FlatBroke.

If you have been happy with the performance and longevity of the factory pads then buy the same from the dealer. That's what I did when I changed them on my 2012.

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My OEM pads are ceramic and I noticed a lot of fade towing 19,000 pounds. I switched to semi-metallic and no fade.


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I have Performance Friction and they are excellent braking and durable.
Have used EBC yellow and they are also excellent.

Nothing wrong with OEM. I would stay away from ceramic.


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EBC Orange HD Towing pads. You WILL thank me!!! Be sure to turn the rotors.


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I put these on my F350, also the slotted and dimpled rotors for the front. Much better than the oem pads on it. I am going to put their pads on the rv before we travel this year.

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Posted: 01/14/21 06:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FlatBroke wrote:

My 03 GMC has 160,000 miles and never have replaced the pads. I’d check oem and see what they use and how much the cost


Mine's sitting at 217,000 and I'm still running on the factory brakes pads.

I'll replace them with what ever they were from GM.


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