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2016 LaCrosse brakes

Rossland

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The time is approaching when I will need a brake job, new pads and perhaps disks. I would like to take the opportunity to upgrade to something better than OEM. but I don't need anything wild like the Brembos they put on high end Corvettes.

I know there is a lot of expertise here, so what do you experts recommend.
 

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My Boss Mustang is a big problem with the Brembos. Car doesn't have a spare tire. The rotors and calipers are way oversized on the front, back not too bad.

Do have a full size compact spare now but costly. HotZ28 has a very good idea for upgrade. When all else fails reread posts lol.

Oh too, looked last week for the container of slime to go with air compressor, couldn't find it at all. So riding around the past 6 years with no slime, compressor that may or not work and no spare at all of coarse.
 
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Rossland

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For an upgrade, I would suggest Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport front & rear package. You will be amazed at the results! BTW, be sure to notice the wheel size of the package, since they are a different size rotor/part number.
2016 BUICK LACROSSE 3.6L V6 Rotor & Brake Pad Kit | RockAuto
Thanks for the info. That is exactly what I was looking for.
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Rossland

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I have replaced the brake pads and rotors with Power Stop Evolution Sport just as HotZ28 suggested. I bought them from Summit Racing.

Very good experience buying from Summit, and I am very pleased with the new brakes, smooth and powerful. Big improvement over OEM.
 

Rich B.

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How has it improved stops; do you mean less brake fading, squealing or shimmy eliminated. Spongy pedal was also noted on another post- just curious.
 

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Rossland

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I haven't tried the spare, but I believe the new rotors are the same size as the OEM.
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The time is approaching when I will need a brake job, new pads and perhaps disks. I would like to take the opportunity to upgrade to something better than OEM. but I don't need anything wild like the Brembos they put on high end Corvettes.

I know there is a lot of expertise here, so what do you experts recommend.
If you are an average driver, doing about 10K miles a year with 60% or more city driving -- but are not a "slam on the brakes" or "ride the pedal" driver -- about how long should front pads last, and how long the rotors? My car is at 35K miles and I don't expect it to need a major brake job soon, but what might I expect?
 
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