I have a 97 Tahoe, I have gone thru 4 sets of front pads and a set of
rotors, rear drums are still good shape. The last change I did was over
memorial weekend..... put on PowerSlot drilled rotors and Hawk HPS Pads
....... The Tahoe only has 50k on it, most stop and go driving. After I
followed the break in procedure outlined for the pads and rotor, 100 miles
no hard breaking or quick stops, my pedal is still soft and the brakes suck
when hot. This is a stock SUV no frills and nothing added to get more HP.
The original rotors and HD Bendix Pads were better then this set up.......I
did not have as bad a fade as now. How can I get a stiffer pedal when I
change the rotors and pads back? The pedal was soft before the change and I
hoped that the change would give me a stiffer pedal.
I have a 96 tahoe and after 3 nights of getting really drunk and cussing I
gave up trying to get better pedal on mine. And uh I think doc isn't the
man to talk to about brakes at the moment. I think he is gonna kill his
I can't find the specific campaign, nor can I remember what year it was
for....but we were doing a campaign on some of the older trucks that
involved three things. First, we had to check vacuum at the booster
and verify that it was within their spec, second, we removed the brake
master cylinder and measured the booster pushrod with a go/no go
gauge and if the pushrod length was not correct....GM supplied
an adjustable pushrod to bring it into spec. And the third item,
(you will laugh at this, I know we did), you remove the brake
pedal rubber pad and installed a new one that was about 2 inches
Anyway, I think I still have one or two of those adjustable pushrods
kicking around in my box. I should probablyhttpp one off to Doc
and he could experiment with it.
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