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Old 01-29-2016, 07:27 AM
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Has anyone had any weird issues with brake life being extremely short on their lml?

Just had a 2015 denali come in this morning with 30,000 miles on it and the front brakes into the metal. Right front caliper is pushed out so far it's started leaking.

Just thought it was odd considering the older trucks would run 100k with no issues on original pads.


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Old 01-29-2016, 08:06 AM
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Ours seemed to warp the rotors right away. The wheel shakes if you get in the brakes real hard and the brakes are warm.

Our's is loaded down often but I too thought the brake life was awfully short.
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:08 AM
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My 11' has 76k on it with original brakes and still lots of pad life left. I do pull with it often also.
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Here in the salt, brake pad life isn't the problem. The caliper pins freeze in their bores and you normally cannot get em loose at all. End up replacing entire assembly, caliper, pins, and bracket. Obviously new rotor & pads too. Rear are worse too. Every single time. Super expensive too because there are no aftermarket calipers avail yet. All Ac delco. $$ Just when I thought they couldn't get worse than the older trucks...
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Here in the salt, brake pad life isn't the problem. The caliper pins freeze in their bores and you normally cannot get em loose at all. End up replacing entire assembly, caliper, pins, and bracket. Obviously new rotor & pads too. Rear are worse too. Every single time. Super expensive too because there are no aftermarket calipers avail yet. All Ac delco. $$ Just when I thought they couldn't get worse than the older trucks...


Where does a guy find a caliper? My gm sources say back order with no production date set..


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Hmm, I have no problem. Just about 1 set per week.
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Hmm, I have no problem. Just about 1 set per week.

Call your supplier if you would and check. I'd much rather put a gm one one..


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Yessir, right front caliper


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Ours seemed to warp the rotors right away. The wheel shakes if you get in the brakes real hard and the brakes are warm.
Yup. 109k my truck does the same thing, original brakes as far as I know.

Its weird because the wheel shaking comes and goes. Maybe with how hot the brakes are? Sometimes I can get on the brakes hard at highway speed and its totally fine...other times I get on the brakes at highway speed and the steering wheel feels like full-on death-wobble, 2nd gen Dodge style...

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Yup. 109k my truck does the same thing, original brakes as far as I know.

Its weird because the wheel shaking comes and goes. Maybe with how hot the brakes are? Sometimes I can get on the brakes hard at highway speed and its totally fine...other times I get on the brakes at highway speed and the steering wheel feels like full-on death-wobble, 2nd gen Dodge style...

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Yes^^ I believe the rotors get warm and warp causing the shaking, then after they cool down and straighten back up the shaking is gone.
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My local has one in stock, no problem getting more either. 107.68 my cost. OEM one's only come with caliper, no bracket or pins like aftermarket.
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My local has one in stock, no problem getting more either. 107.68 my cost. OEM one's only come with caliper, no bracket or pins like aftermarket.

Cool.. I'll get with you after lunch


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I've got 160k miles and haven't touched my brakes. Still feel perfect as far as I can tell.
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Have y'all check to see if you're suffering from uneven brake pad deposits (those experiencing high temp vibrations?
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