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Yikes-is that how much that set up costs? Wow...guess that's not gonna happen anytime soon... You're right Blue-I'd better start doing some homework. I just don't like the feeling I get when I'm stopping. I'm afraid of what would happen if I had to stop in a hurry.
Something for me to look into also with the bigger wheels and tires. I'm gonna pull an Enkei though. A guy that sells EBC brakes is offering free brakes if I do a write up and video for his website.
Are you talking about just rotors & pads or the whole shooting match - calipers, brackets, rotors, & pads? Either way, it sounds like a great deal to me.
...would that change in rotor diameter cause the antilock system to behave differently?
...is there a similar upgrade for the rear brakes as well?
A bit of an update...I went and pulled the trigger on the Napa brake parts. Including the slotted rotors and ceramic pads for the rear. Unfortunately, the pricing was more expensive and it's gone up again. Front brackets, calipers, rotors, pads, rear pads and rotors cost me just under $900. Pretty steep, but if I see a massive improvement, it's worth the money. Tomorrow's the big day. I'll report back after she's all done.
2 months later and still I just got my front rotors and pads yesterday. Got them on eBay from a midwest company called brake motive. GMT900 drilled and slotted rotors and Powerstop Evolution ceramic pads. Shipped to the house for about $170. Dang box weighs 59 lbs according to the shipping label.
I just did the GMT900 brake upgrade as well but no pics, I was in a time crunch to get the job done. I went with the same front rotors and pads as Mike (OBB) and I purchased a set of drilled and slotted for the rear from the same ebay guy. I also went with the NAPA Eclipse (07 Tahoe) front calipers and brackets, I broke off the bleeders on my rear calipers so I went with the Eclipse for the rear and while I was at it I swapped out the e-brake shoes. There is a difference but I would probably notice more if I had changed out the factory rubber lines.
Give'em a couple of days to set in.
.....And then come back and tell us if it was worth the expense or if you think you should have just reworked the stock factory setup. I've been torn between this mod and the hydroboost setup when the time comes to work on the brakes.
Did you do the bedding in process per the included instructions? 5 moderate to aggressive stops from 40mph down to 5mph without letting the brakes cool down and do not come to a complete stop. Then do 5 moderate stops from 25mph down to 5mph and let the rotors cool after each brake application. You should expect to smell some resin as the brakes get hot.
I've been reading this thread about how weak the brakes are on AV's, but I noticed on my 02' if I need to stop fast and I put it to the floor, the wheels start to lock up. To my understanding, if the wheels are able to lock up that is a good thing.
I think the addition of the hydroboost system could make the ole girl exceptional! Would a factory set up from lets say an 05 work on our 02? I haven't done that much research.
I've done quite a bit of research on it and yes, a factory Av setup should work fine. You need the brake pedal in addition to the hydroboost and you have to tap into the power steering pump lines unless you also get the hydroboost power steering pump. You have to tweak the firewall slightly to get the new setup to fit exactly. From my research, the bolt pattern on the hydroboost master cylinder is a little different than the one on the 02s.
The key to really good brakes is how much braking power can they apply without locking up. Larger diameter rotors and good pads come into play in making this happen.
We can always install larger brakes, however, their comes the question of custom bracketry for the calipers, and you would also have to install a different proportioning valve. I come from the BMW world, where I had 12" rotors all the way around and if you slam the brakes the seat belt rams into your chest. The AV compared to my BMW doesn't have any brakes.
when doing the gmt900 brake upgrade do the factory brake hoses fit the bigger calipers?
happy fathers day everyone!!! onemore question. is there a special banjo bolt i need? (04 or 07). my av is a 04 and i bought the 07 tahoe front brake set up. thank you. YA JR 88!!!!!!!!!!!!!