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    Brake system upgrade Advice needed urgent !

    Hi guys,

    I want to get some advice and if possible part numbers and pics of Upgraded Brake system for GMT900.

    Thing is we got this 2 armoured vehicles, one 2009 Tahoe and a 2011 Silverado CC. Both 4x4

    I usually drive fast (not run) and I feel like the OEM brakes Fade fast and lose efficiency.

    I know there's a few hundred pounds over the truck, but I'm guessing will be like a full loaded SUV (7 ppl and their luggage)

    This will be like towing something small around all the time. Still I wanna enhance top notch my brake system.

    Thanks in advance for all the help guys.
    Last edited by 2boosted; 01-20-2012 at 05:58 PM.

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    you're in the wrong section of the forum, brakes are not really electrical system.

    So are you looking for oem equipment, or aftermarket?

    If aftermarket is ok and budget is not much concern, give APR or Wilwood a call.
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    Electrical...wtf...hope the mods change the post to the right place.

    Thanks for the advice.

    I just closed with willwood a good deal on full sets for both trucks plus spare parts and pads.

    I'll post pics of the installs as soon as they arrive.

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    I know how you feel. We had an armored 2010 Burban and it was a flying brick at high speeds. Didn't want to stop for anything. I kept telling our bosses we needed to upgrade brakes but no one wanted to listen.

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    Exactly my feeling.

    The first 3 stops feels normal, after that is like a train to hell

    I'll test the 14" rotors drill/slotted all corners with 6 piston caliper on front and 4 piston caliper back + all the stainless hoses and stuff.

    According to Willwood that should do the job.

    If not happy I'll upgrade the front to 17" rotor (or it was 16")

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    Wow that is pretty awesome!
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    Bad thing was that we used the Burb as our chase and a Mercedes S600 for our Limo. Was a PITA trying to properly "chase" while having to keep in mind that the Merc was able to stop MUCH quicker than the Burb. Caused is to increase our follow distance which I'm sure you know is not a good thing. Lets possible hostiles into your movement.

    The Merc was armored as well, but would stil fly with the V12 in it. Stopped fairly well too. Only problem was that we went through pads every 6 months. They wanted to upgrade the Merc's brakes but it woulda been over 12K for the full upgrade.
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    I'm looking into the hydroboost swap on the NNBS right now. Should have all the info I need, including part numbers, in the next day or two. I will let you know what I find out.

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    Thanks, that'll be a nice upgrade for the brake system also.

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    Yes, IMO a hydroboost swap is one of the best brake upgrades
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