2000 Silverado brake pads, how to match OE ones??

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Old 02-10-14, 07:56 PM
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2000 Silverado brake pads, how to match OE ones??

I have a 2000 Silverado that has 191,000 miles on it. It is hard to believe but I have never had to replace the brake pads. I was checking them yesterday when I was rotating the tires and I think I am going to finally have to replace them in a couple months.

I am absolutely amazed that the original pads have lasted this long.

My question is this. How can I get pads that are the same as the OE ones? Do I have to get them from the Chevy dealer? I will if that is what I have to do but they like to overcharge for a lot of parts. Or do I just need to get a certain type and brand?

Let me know what you guys think. Thanks
 
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Old 02-10-14, 09:14 PM
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I can tell you two things for sure.......

1) You must be a very conscientious driver to get that many miles on your original brakes
2) No matter what brakes you buy..... you will never get near that mileage again.
 
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Old 02-11-14, 04:07 AM
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I'm thinking those set of pads were a fluke .... count your blessings . but don't expect a repeat
 
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Pads may have been a fluke, and I may never get that kind of mileage again, but in any case I am also looking for recommendations for my best choice. Thanks
 
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Old 02-12-14, 04:18 AM
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I usually buy the lifetime guaranteed pads/shoes at a local parts store. Not sure how they compare with the rest but I like knowing it's the last set I'll buy for that particular vehicle.
 
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Old 02-12-14, 05:25 AM
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I have a 2000 Silverado that has 191,000 miles on it. It is hard to believe but I have never had to replace the brake pads.
I personally do not believe it.. Did you buy the truck new?

NO way IMO...
 
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Old 02-12-14, 05:48 AM
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I think it depends a lot on how the vehicle was used. Hauling heavy loads, towing, lots of stop and go...that would wear them out quicker. Driving 50 miles each way on highways to a jobsite...not so much. My wifes Mazda Tribute was mostly a highway vehicle and when I decided to change the pads at 120K they still had a lot of material left prob 1/4-3/8"...dunno what they started with tho.

As to what replacements to get....a premium brand like Raybestos would be what I'd choose. I'd never buy a house brand....have had issues in the past.
 
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Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramics is an excellent pad. Make sure you replace the rotors too and do a proper bedding in of the new components for best performance.
 
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wagner pads are good. i have heard of others getting similar mileage on their chevy truck as well surprisingly. maybe you guys just got a lucky batch
 
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