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Best parts store type brake pads

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Apr 1, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    Its brake relining time again. I have some really crappy Napa brand lifetime pads right now and they wont last more than 8KMI. I was looking at "preformance friction" anyone running them? Any other suggestions for parts store type pads?

    Luke
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  2. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes I am running P/F carbon metalic. When I saw your subject line that was what I going recomend. They are great. They make more of a diff the worse the situation is. On my Jimmy it was night & day-disk/drum w/ 35" tires. On my Jeep GC there was a small improvement-4 wheel disks w/ 30" tires.

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    Ever think about useing G.M. pads? I know they are almost twice the cost of a.m. brakes, but I think the quality is there. Plus they come with new bushings/sleeves and lube. I run factory front pads on all my junk, and save money with the rear brake shoes (70-80 % of the brakeing force is in the front!)

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  4. CaptCrunch

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    I personally like Raybestos stuff... pads, shoes, and calipers.... Wagner is fine for the rest. The PG Pads are excellent and if you want a little more stopping power and longer wear you can get the "stoppers". They also have some low/no dust alternatives if they interest you...

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  5. kwcdawgfan

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    Got mine at autozone... Think the brand is bendex (sp) but they have a lifetime warranty... Last pair lasted about 5 years... Stooped at autozone on the way home they looked it up on the computer told me to bring the old ones back and they would refund me... Paid 11.76 came back 45 mins with the old ones and they refunded me 15.76??? Guy told me not to worry that is what the computer told them to do...
     
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    RE:Guy told me not to worry that is what the computer told them to do...
    So that is what we have been reduced to!

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  7. Emmettology 101

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    Ya, Raybestos or Perf. friction lifetimes are good..

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    Haven't you noticed that at most stores these days that's their excuse for everything? [​IMG] Auto parts, fast food, etc. The computer says it's right, so it must be right! Lots of folks running the cash box these days can't even figure out how to make the correct change unless the computer figures it out for them. [​IMG]

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  9. muddin4fun

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    Napa pads are rebestos (sp?). My hubby's a partsman for Napa. I got the mid line and I like them. The top line squeals sometimes cause they are so metallic. If you get their bottom line they don't last long at all.

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  10. dyeager535

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    All I can say is that I would be (actually I no longer will) leery of using any "bonded", IE non riveted brake shoes, if you are doing the back.

    Dorian
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