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I'm replacing the front pads every 9 to 12 months. Rotors every other brake job. Been doing this for years, there has got to be another way. I heard from a performance guy that there was someone offering a brake upgrade for these trucks but I can't find anything about it and he couldn't remember who. I'm hoping someone here knows. It's a '96 2wd. If not, can the knuckle be swapped with a later model to allow larger brakes? Would the later 2nd gen knuckle fit on my truck and allow the 3rd gen brake upgrade to be applied?
I already put the chevy 1 ton wheel cylinders on the back. Rears have to be changed every few years too. If not because they are worn out, then because the shoes are cracked up like a dry lake bed.
Everyone else says they get 60k out of their fronts, why am I only getting 10-14k? I do service calls in town every day, so I expect less brake life but this is just a joke. An expensive one as even cheap chinese no-name rotors are $100 apiece. I tried EBC green stuff, same result. Different grades of pads, tried to get OEM from the dealer but they are obsolete they say. Something has to give.
96 12 valve club cab lwb 2500 2wd 250k 3.55 gears, 265/75-r16, OFV at 30, no plate, AFC full fwd, HX35 at 35 psi boost, Timing~16.5, 5x11s, 2790 BHAF, Banks hi-flo muffler, 3.5" exhaust, Deleted prefilter & heater, mildly built 47re, billet single TC. KDPF