Opinions needed on brake pads

Discussion in 'Brakes' started by rizzo20, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:32 AM.

  1. rizzo20

    rizzo20 Gold Supporter

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    My brakes are squealing when I lightly apply the brakes. It's more apparent when I'm at a slow speed and just about to stop. Heavy pressure on the pedal makes the squeal go away. When I bought the Envoy a month or so ago the dealer said the rotors and pads were all replaced (look brand new). I pulled the pads off and lubed the slides and noticed they are semi metallic. I'm thinking about just putting ceramic ACD pads on it and keeping these same rotors. Any thoughts on whether this will get rid of the squeal or cause any issues since I'm not also replacing the rotors?
     
  2. AWD V8

    AWD V8 Well-Known Member

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    I've installed dozens of these pads over the years, on various vehicles as well as on all the family vehicles and EVERY one of them has remained quiet. The pads fit well, brake well, wear well and don't leave much dust on the wheels.
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    I've never used anything on the back of these pads for noise. No lubrication or goop of any kind.

    Most installs I've done were on unresurfaced rotors.
     
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  3. Tiggerr

    Tiggerr Gold Supporter

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    I've personally always had good luck with the NAPA severe service pads... low dust, good bite, good life.

    Definitely get rid of the cheapo metallic pads they stuck on there. Ceramic are what was originally on there.
     
  4. DocBrown

    DocBrown Well-Known Member

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    X2 on these pads. I put them on my Sierra last April and they have been excellent. I need pads on my HHR and they will be Adaptive One.
     
  5. Chickenhawk

    Chickenhawk Well-Known Member

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    I agree on the pads.

    I am also at a loss to understand the dealership installing the WRONG pads. The only pad specified for this platform is ceramic pads. I am left to assume it wasn't a GM dealership, and they just found the cheapest ones that would fit.
     
  6. Realism

    Realism Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, go with ceramics
     
  7. rizzo20

    rizzo20 Gold Supporter

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    Thanks for the info guys. It was a used car dealership...they obviously went the cheapest route possible to get it sold.
     
  8. NJTB

    NJTB Well-Known Member

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    Glad you guy wrote this, as I always thought my 2004 TB took semi metallic pads, which is what I'm using.
     
  9. DocBrown

    DocBrown Well-Known Member

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    I will say this for semi-metallic pads, when I had my '03 TB I used semi-metallic because I tow a travel trailer. They just seem to be a better choice for heavy loads.
     

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