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I need to replace the brake pads on our Yukon. What do you guys recommend for an SUV that sometimes tows (standard 6x12 enclosed trailer).

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ive got organics on my dakota, all i use it for is towing, the brakes have more stopping power than the tires

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Use whatever type of pad that came from the factory. If it's a newer Yukon that would be ceramic. Buy them from a real auto parts store, not AutoZone. Carquest stocks Akebono ceramic pads, which seem to work well and we have never had a problem with them.
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ive got organics on my dakota, all i use it for is towing, the brakes have more stopping power than the tires
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Use whatever type of pad that came from the factory. If it's a newer Yukon that would be ceramic. Buy them from a real auto parts store, not AutoZone. Carquest stocks Akebono ceramic pads, which seem to work well and we have never had a problem with them.
Why is AZ not a reql parts store?

Also, what makes Carquest a real parts store?

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lol... autozone is a mass marketer selling to the lowest common denominator

from what ive seen the stuff they sell just isnt nearly as good as it was 5 years ago, theres been a real dumbing down of what parts the big chain places sell

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I get all my parts at autozone and my ride is nice. they got lots of nice chrome trim pieces you can get there too, like door edging and hood vents. Really make it look nice.
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Ceramics from Napa. Ask Muskrat on the board about buying brake pads from Vatozone.

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Most of the parts AutoZone sells are cheap junk because they're catering towards the cheap ass do-it-yourselfer retail consumer. Carquest and Napa carry mostly good quality parts.
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Ryan just did my brakes last year on my Tahoe. They work great towing with my 6X12 vnose loaded up. Ryan do you remeber what you used on mine?
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Ryan just did my brakes last year on my Tahoe. They work great towing with my 6X12 vnose loaded up. Ryan do you remeber what you used on mine?
Probably Akebono ceramics. That's what I use most of the time.
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Thanks.
Also, what makes Carquest a real parts store?

carquest and Nappa supply all the repair shops and dealerships(when they dont have parts)


sell quality parts that meet or exceed OEM specs
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Researching online and calling the local places (Autozone, Advance Auto, Napa)...seems like everyone says their is the best, there are reviews that say each one is the best, etc.

Looks like they don't carry Akebono at Advance Auto any more, and I guess only 1 set of the NAPA's are made by them, some others in the US/Canada/China.

Didn't realize there were that many options in brake pads...that all seem to be good.

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Researching online and calling the local places (Autozone, Advance Auto, Napa)...seems like everyone says their is the best, there are reviews that say each one is the best, etc.

Looks like they don't carry Akebono at Advance Auto any more, and I guess only 1 set of the NAPA's are made by them, some others in the US/Canada/China.

Didn't realize there were that many options in brake pads...that all seem to be good.


Most of the good stuff is made in Canada now.

Pepboys use to carry rayesbestos which was an american brand, but they they no longer sell it.

murrays use to have rayesbestos but they went under or got bought out.
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Researching online and calling the local places (Autozone, Advance Auto, Napa)...seems like everyone says their is the best, there are reviews that say each one is the best, etc.

Looks like they don't carry Akebono at Advance Auto any more, and I guess only 1 set of the NAPA's are made by them, some others in the US/Canada/China.

Didn't realize there were that many options in brake pads...that all seem to be good.
Any name brand pad is ok (Bendix, Raybestos, Akebono, Wagner, Monroe). I can probably get you Akebono pads but I don't know if you want to drive down to Justice just for a set of brake pads.
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Haha...thanks for the offer folks.

After more research than I care to admit, I chose to go with Wagners from Advance Auto. It's their top of the line, made in USA, great reviews, a little expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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What a pain in the butt to replace the brake pads.

T55 torx GM...really? So dumb.

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What a pain in the butt to replace the brake pads.

T55 torx GM...really? So dumb.

That's all.

what, you dont have a T55 in your tool box? what year is your vehicle, i thought they stopped using it.


I have fun doing brakes on the fieroz. those things are torx and love to rust.
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what, you dont have a T55 in your tool box? what year is your vehicle, i thought they stopped using it.


I have fun doing brakes on the fieroz. those things are torx and love to rust.
T55 Torx. Check.

The problem is that it doesn't stay in there well, and with the things rusted and heated over and over they are a pain to remove as is. Add to the fact that you have limited mobility in the front wheel area (torx + rust + heat + no mobility) and you get yourself a 5 hour brake job for just the 2 front wheels. (the brake job took about 1/2 hour total. The braking loose of the bolts is what took so much time.)

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pete, an impact driver is your friend here, its like a screw driver handle but you whack it with a hammer and a cam inside of it turns the bit ever so slightly and really helps to break things loose.
replace the rusty ones and use some antiseize on the new ones

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pete, an impact driver is your friend here, its like a screw driver handle but you whack it with a hammer and a cam inside of it turns the bit ever so slightly and really helps to break things loose.
replace the rusty ones and use some antiseize on the new ones
Thanks for the tip.

I've got some air tools, and was able to get an impact wrench on some of the screws (no room for the tool for the others). Also have an impact wrench but that didn't do anything. It simply stopped when applied, wouldn't budge them at all. I'll have to look into said impact driver for future.

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no, you will need a big ass breaker bar with the T55 on a 1/2 in socket, available from harbor freight for super cheap

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pete, an impact driver is your friend here, its like a screw driver handle but you whack it with a hammer and a cam inside of it turns the bit ever so slightly and really helps to break things loose.
replace the rusty ones and use some antiseize on the new ones
impact drivers were the most needed tool on older bikes where phillips screws held everythin together, but here there is no room to swing a hammer and torx bits usually dont cam out like a phillips, put a cheater bar on it and stand on it, it will yeild
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i only recommended it because ive used it before, true there isnt a ton of room but it helps

and impact drivers are a relatively cheap handy tool to have around

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no, you will need a big ass breaker bar with the T55 on a 1/2 in socket, available from harbor freight for super cheap
Yes, a breaker bar is what got the job done. Easier on the left tire as you need to force down. Harder on the right tire where the force needs to be applied up.

I'm so over doing those brakes.

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Heat them with a torch and they come right out. GM uses some kind of yellow colored loctite from hell on those caliper bolts.
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