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Old June 28th, 2018, 08:08 AM   #1
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Just like the title says, I need brakes on my Sierra soon and the cruze will probably need them before winter. Both vehicles have the original brakes currently with around 100k miles on them. Aside from factory replacement, can anyone recommend a reasonably price pad and rotor combination that is going to last? it's been a while since I've done brakes, but I always remember anything Autozone sold didn't last more than 30k miles.

I see that powerstop has an OE replacement brake kit for $140 from summit which doesn't seem to bad. Anyone have experience with them?
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If the original equipment stuff lasted that long, I would take the part numbers and look online- rockauto.com should have the o.e. stuff and is usually cheaper than the dealership. That is my experience anyway, your mileage may vary.
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If the original equipment stuff lasted that long, I would take the part numbers and look online- rockauto.com should have the o.e. stuff and is usually cheaper than the dealership. That is my experience anyway, your mileage may vary.
Ok, thank you for the suggestion. I will look into Rockauto, I have never used them before.
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Rockauto is a good sight to buy parts on. I have bought thousands of dollars worth of stuff there. Good quality, reliable, and easy to work with if there does happen to be an issue...
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Old June 28th, 2018, 01:32 PM   #5
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I'm running Powerstop drilled/slotted rotors and Z36 pads on my SuperDuty. The braking is a HUGE improvement over average parts store stuff. I can't speak for longevity because it's only been a few months.
@letitloose06 said good things about Powerstop on his Cruze, but not sure if it was OEM replacements or upgraded parts.

I would look at Rockauto and Amazon if you have Prime. I found that for pads+rotors the Prime free shipping made it a better deal. However when I bought the pads+rotors+calipers Rockauto was cheaper because Amazon doesn't refund core charges.
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Old June 28th, 2018, 01:46 PM   #6
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I'm running Powerstop drilled/slotted rotors and Z36 pads on my SuperDuty. The braking is a HUGE improvement over average parts store stuff. I can't speak for longevity because it's only been a few months.
@letitloose06 said good things about Powerstop on his Cruze, but not sure if it was OEM replacements or upgraded parts.

I would look at Rockauto and Amazon if you have Prime. I found that for pads+rotors the Prime free shipping made it a better deal. However when I bought the pads+rotors+calipers Rockauto was cheaper because Amazon doesn't refund core charges.
The quality and performance of the Powerstop parts are great. I have had the drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads on my Cruze for about 2 years/20k with no complaints. The coating on the rotors is pretty nice as well with only minor surface rust after 2 Midwest winters.
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X2 on the Rockauto/Powerstop.
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Dang. My 5% rockauto discount code just expired.
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I put powerstop on my wife’s Grand Cherokee 60k miles ago. Much better stopping power and the rotors have held up very well. The stock ones made it 50k,but were shaking badly when stopping. I think I paid $330 shipped from Summit for front and rear. I would have no hesitation to buy them again.
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I put powerstop on my wifeís Grand Cherokee 60k miles ago. Much better stopping power and the rotors have held up very well. The stock ones made it 50k,but were shaking badly when stopping. I think I paid $330 shipped from Summit for front and rear. I would have no hesitation to buy them again.
Did you do the OEM replacements or an upgrade?

Based on everyone's comments I think powerstop is going to be my choice.
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I don’t remember which ones I got. They are drilled and slotted if that helps. I may have gone up one level on performance. She wanted something better than stock, she commutes on 23 and 96,where people like to stop quickly for no apparent reason.
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I donít remember which ones I got. They are drilled and slotted if that helps. I may have gone up one level on performance. She wanted something better than stock, she commutes on 23 and 96,where people like to stop quickly for no apparent reason.
Ok, I know which ones you got. I was looking at those earlier, I will go with them as the stock setup now could (and probably should) be better. Thank you!

They do that on 94 as well.
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Make sure you follow their break-in procedure.
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Make sure you follow their break-in procedure.
Thank you, I did look into it already.
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I put powerstop on my wifeís Grand Cherokee 60k miles ago. Much better stopping power and the rotors have held up very well. The stock ones made it 50k,but were shaking badly when stopping. I think I paid $330 shipped from Summit for front and rear. I would have no hesitation to buy them again.
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The OE front rotors and pads lasted well over 100k miles on my 2001 Silverado. I think I still had 3/8" of pad left at that point, but the rotors were getting so rusty that the edges were lifting, and they had gotten a bit glazed.

I had to replace a caliper anyway, so I threw on NAPA Premium rotors and pads (ceramic). That was when I learned that even the premium line wasn't all made in USA anymore. Junk. Terrible until warmed up, and pedal vibration was beyond acceptable at 30 miles.

I have Powerstop rotors, with Raybestos pads on there now. Those have been fine for a year. Too early to really tell. They're not great when they're cold, but they're ok. They're great once warmed up.

I gave up on NAPA rotors and pads altogether now. On our Grand Caravan, I've found that even Duralast is better than NAPA Premium rotors.
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X2 on the NAPA stuff.
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That's sad... NAPA was always a premium brand.
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