Powerstop Brake kits

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My wife's 2017 Yukon XL is due for brakes and since I have plenty of free time on my hands I will be doing them myself. Rockauto has Powerstop front and rear kits that include pads and rotors. The standard kit is $145 and the Evolution geomet coated rotor kit is $232. Centric also has a kit for $235. Are the coated rotors a necessity? I'm looking for a stock type replacement. No squeaks or excessive dust and I don't need slotted/drilled/dimpled rotors. Any concerns with the cheaper Powerstop kit? Thanks.
 

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Coated rotors won't last more than the first few passes. The hubs might last a bit longer before rusting but that's about it.
 
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It's got 50k on it and the pedal pulses like mad when coming to a stop from highway speed. The cost of new rotors makes machining them not worth the hassle.
 
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like most rotors today they are prolly chinese castings, for better but not cheaper EBC's higher carbon UK castings + brake pads from the USA. braking is a place to get better not cheaper IMO.
 
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A 2 yr old trucklet with 50K shouldn't need much more than a pad slap and a system flush. Pulsing pedal is like pad transfer . There should be obvious signs of warping and damage if the rotor is bad. heavy sand paper or a knotted wire wheel will scrub off old pad residue. Disk brakes are nothing to be scared about. Once a good pedal is achieved the most likely failure mode is a seizure. It is a PITN to deal with but not dangerous, Sudden LOSS of brakes is a non issue in a car less than 20 yrs old. grin2
 
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amazon sells the powerstop kit. I ordered a solid rotor kit with pads for my sonata, and they sent a drilled and slotted kit. Not bad for 79 dollars, I'm happy with it.
 
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I have used both the powerstop and Centric kits off Rockauto - good value and I recommend them.
 
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I'll try cleaning the rotors to remove any old pad material first and see if that does anything.
 
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I put the Z23 Evolution front rotors/pads on my '15 Cadillac about 1 1/2 years ago. No regrets. All positive things to say about the package.
 
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