I saw an article about 05 silverados having better brakes or something? has
anyone driven an 05 since i've heard they're starting to show up on
dealerships. i'm more concerned with 1/2 tons, I was just curious if they
were improved or if it was put off (Bosch or something was supposed to be
designing brakes for this year model truck)
any info would be appreciated!
Every chevy truck/suburban I have driven I really didnt like the feel for
the brake s or the stearing. It felt really disconnected from the road.
REally no feedback at all. and now they are making so its even less effort?
Go drive a BMW, then drive a Chevy truck, you will notice that the steering
wheel actually gives you feedback from the road. shoot, even drive a Dodge
Dakota! My Dak has great feedback.
As for the brakes. I would at least like to feel the peddle under my boot
when I am pressing it.
GMC Gremlin wrote:
Heres a big shock. All the 1/2 ton chevy and GMC trucks have 110years old
drum brakes again . So i would not be sure they are better. I think the
rear discs were just to good. I have worked in a Chevy garage 33 years and
I can you that our brake man Is jumping for joy over this . It will give
him plenty to do
WE have many hundreds of trucks at our dealer in Phoenix. From what I see ,
all 1/2 ton have drums on the rear. Tahoes & Subs & 3/4 still have the
discs. For a better truck look at the H.D. 1500 it has 3/4 ton axles and
heavier brakes . moo
That might be so down in Phoenix, but up here in Canada, we
aren't particularly thrilled about the rear drums from a "work"
point of view. The older drum brakes very rarely wore out, and
the newer rear disk brakes give a lot of trouble. Especially in
muddy, dirty, off road type of conditions. There is an enormous
amount of oil field work that is done here in Alberta....so a lot
of the trucks are used in that type of field work....and the rear
disk brakes cause a lot of problems because of it. I doubt
the new style rear drum brakes will give much problems....the
only benefit I can see for techs is that the front brakes may now
wear out faster on the new style trucks. That would be a bonus
for us, as right now, the front brake pads literally don't wear out.
At least I've seen plenty of new style trucks with over a 100K miles
on them, and plenty of front brake pad left.
You have a "brake man"? Are the rest of your technicians
stupid? Everyone does brakes at our shop...it's the gravy
work and we wouldn't allow one guy to monopolize that
kind of work. The only guys that don't do it are the tune-up
/electrical guys, and they don't have hoists, so they aren't
really interested in working on brakes.
So many technicians in this trade don't protect themselves
when it comes to the type of work they do, or the financial
compensation. It's no wonder most techs make very little
Ian , I didnt mean to get you fired up . No our techs arent stupid we just
prefer to have one man dedicated to brakes. No ,we dont have trouble with
mud or salt and we do have some trouble with the parking brake shoes. Hope
this doesnt mean I am not welcome in Alberta for my summer holiday as done
for the last 9 years. Just seemed to me to be easier to fix the small
problem with discs than to redesign the rear brakes. adjusters on drums
just never seem to work correctly. Good Day , Scott
Ian, We have stayed at Lake Louise, Rocky Mountain House , Jasper
,Edmonton, Calgary and have been to the stampede. We have been on the
Icefield highway several times. We like travel the entire province.
Although we not been north of Edmonton. Do you work at dealer or
independent shop? Not meaning to pry , just like to know. What part of
Alberta do you live in? Scott
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