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what ceramic brake pads should i choose? #5354739 02/19/20 06:21 PM
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hey guys! i have a 2003 hummer h2, whoch is a pretty heavy vehicle. i know this has been discussed tons but just wanted some updated info, going to be swapping out the pads soon, my rotors are fine and looking for recommendations. i dont tow but i obviously want the best performance i can get for the price!

i was looking at rockauto and it seems like any of those brake pads are in my budget range, what do you guys recommend? i think i read the oe pads are:
ac delco 17D785CH
which are around $60 cad

I also found these:
ACDELCO 17D784SDHSevere Duty; Ceramic for $90 cad

AKEBONO ASP785A for $97

BREMBO P10026N $80

POWER STOP Z36784 $64

AKEBONO ACT784 $67 these are on sale for only $67 not sure if there worth it


so what do you guys say? is any of these better then the other? or all basically the same thing?

i just want the best pad, money doesnt matter

thx!

Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: apollo18] #5354744 02/19/20 06:25 PM
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I use powerstop on the 06 Escalade, but the ACdelco pads are real good also.


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Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: apollo18] #5354754 02/19/20 06:36 PM
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Isn't there a brake upgrade you can do on GMT800s? I think you can put GMT900 brakes on it.

Akebono proacts on RA clearance? Living the dream right there! #1 recommended pad on BITOG.


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Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: apollo18] #5354757 02/19/20 06:39 PM
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I usually get what's on sale at RockAuto. Front brakes I go mid grade or better, rear I use $12 Centrics.


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Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: maxdustington] #5354766 02/19/20 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
Isn't there a brake upgrade you can do on GMT800s? I think you can put GMT900 brakes on it.

Akebono proacts on RA clearance? Living the dream right there! #1 recommended pad on BITOG.


You can upgrade gmt800 to 900 i did on my avalanche. Its bolt on and really improves the braking. I did not add the hydroboost.

But the hummers have bigger brakes already.


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Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: spasm3] #5354769 02/19/20 06:50 PM
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If you posted about it it was most likely your thread where I learned of that. Thanks for the info.


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Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: maxdustington] #5354770 02/19/20 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
Isn't there a brake upgrade you can do on GMT800s? I think you can put GMT900 brakes on it.

Akebono proacts on RA clearance? Living the dream right there! #1 recommended pad on BITOG.


ahh yeah! but the akebono performance are only $30 more, beneficial to upgrade or doesnt really matter?

Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: apollo18] #5354771 02/19/20 06:55 PM
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I have gotten GOOD deals on ceramic pads recently for my Vic and Suburban under $60 front/rear WITH hardware kit on Amazon and Pep boys



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Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: apollo18] #5354784 02/19/20 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by apollo18
hey guys! i have a 2003 hummer h2, whoch is a pretty heavy vehicle. i know this has been discussed tons but just wanted some updated info, going to be swapping out the pads soon, my rotors are fine and looking for recommendations. i dont tow but i obviously want the best performance i can get for the price!

i was looking at rockauto and it seems like any of those brake pads are in my budget range, what do you guys recommend? i think i read the oe pads are:
ac delco 17D785CH
which are around $60 cad

I also found these:
ACDELCO 17D784SDHSevere Duty; Ceramic for $90 cad

AKEBONO ASP785A for $97

BREMBO P10026N $80

POWER STOP Z36784 $64

AKEBONO ACT784 $67 these are on sale for only $67 not sure if there worth it


so what do you guys say? is any of these better then the other? or all basically the same thing?

i just want the best pad, money doesnt matter

thx!


Anyone gonna respond who read the part where he wants good performance? Not cheapness

Get a semi metalic formula not ceramic unless its rated with a higher coefficient of friction. you may want to look elsewhere for something like EBC I'm sure you can find the ratings of pads made for those trucks someplace online if not listed on RA. I have seen photos on there where the codes printed on the edge are shown. You want something thats higher in the alphabet like "GG" if possible

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Get quality pads from a well known manufacturer. Rather than ceramic from a no-name manufacturer.

+1 on Akebono ProAct.


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Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: apollo18] #5354834 02/19/20 08:00 PM
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I have used the wagner severe duty on a past vehicle( can't remember which) Not sure if they are ceramic, but they worked well and lasted.

WAGNER SX784 for your vehicle. $33.79 at rock auto.

I currently have the raybestos police duty on my avalanche as a gmt 900 swap. They work great, slightly, and i mean slightly less cold bite, but great when warm. My avalanche probably weighs similar to your hummer. About 5800lbs.

RAYBESTOS SP784PSH for your hummer $47.79 rock auto.

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Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: apollo18] #5354882 02/19/20 09:09 PM
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I wouldn't use ceramic. Use semi metallic.


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Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: apollo18] #5354899 02/19/20 09:33 PM
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I live in the salt belt and semi-metallics are not able to keep the rust bands from starting and growing on the rotors where the pads are suppose to contact. Ceramic pads do keep the rust away.

Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: apollo18] #5354947 02/19/20 10:31 PM
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I want to stay with a ceramic just because of brake dust.
So out of the ones I listed which do you think is the best ceramic pad?

Thanks!!

Re: what ceramic brake pads should i choose? [Re: apollo18] #5354970 02/19/20 11:12 PM
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The Akebono street performance brake pads are possibly rated GG.... And I used them on my car and those pads were very, very good.... The first letter in that the DOT code is for "cold" breaking performance at 250°F and the second letter is for "hot" braking performance temp 600°F plus...

G rated brake pads will just about never fade under hot braking conditions... While a F rated heat brake pad is 0-22% chance of brake fade at high temps....

The G rated brake pad at "cold" temp will have more bite while cold too... Versus a F rated pad...


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