Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Black Diamond, WA
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IDK if they have the best bite, but I've been pleased with EBC greens on our 07. Better than stock semi metallic pads. Others report that they suck, I've got about 40kmiles on them and all 4 corners look barely worn. But I do downshift and use the exhaust brake regularly.
We do lots of mountains, either with a 4000lb TC or TC and 6000lb boat in tow with "ok" surge brakes.
The hill you were on sounds extreme though, not the normal 4-6% highway grades.
The BEST addition would be an exhaust brake. I'm kind of jaded in my brakes' performance because, even grossing the better part of 20klbs on original 170kmile rotors, I don't use the brakes much,if any at all, on "normal" grades.
For comparison, there's a short hill with switch backs by the house. Maybe a mile or 2 long. My Chevy says it's a 9-10 degree slope, so 20% grade. No exhaust brake, 15-20mph just using the motor in 2nd/3rd gear, I'm hitting the brakes every corner, empty truck. With exhaust brake, it's 3rd gear all the way down and I actually have to tap the throttle between switchbacks to not slow down too much.
BD exhaust brakes are $1200US and that will alleviate all your braking concerns.
07 5.9 Mega, G56, SB Single disk Ceramic clutch, OE 1 piece Al driveshaft, 60hp Industrial injectors, Triple dog, Glacier 2mic filter, BD exhaust brake, ATI Super Damper, BD steering brace, Firestone bags, Big Wig swaybar, 4th Gen 20s and some home made Stableloads.