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Can someone show me a link (preferably video) for changing Brakes and Rotors front and back on Z71 2016 Colorado Diesel? Thank you in advance.
 

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Watching this thread for replies. I have a 2016 Colorado diesel I bought used last year, with ~50K miles. I noticed pretty quickly the brakes feel like the discs are warped. I want to replace them with higher quality discs but have no idea where to look. Suggestions gratefully accepted.
 

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Watching this thread for replies. I have a 2016 Colorado diesel I bought used last year, with ~50K miles. I noticed pretty quickly the brakes feel like the discs are warped. I want to replace them with higher quality discs but have no idea where to look. Suggestions gratefully accepted.
If you’re looking for parts, check out RockAuto.com. I get my filters, brake pads, headlamp bulbs and all sorts of other parts from there. They generally have a large assortment of brake related parts for vehicles and have them broken down by good, better, best, performance and such.
 

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I have always been let down by non OEM brake components. Even buying the most expensive parts store brand pads/rotors never had the same feel as OEM. Not sure why.
 

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I have installed the power stop brake kit with pads and rotors after the factory set wore out at 150000 miles:eek:. Yes I got that many miles out of a set of factory pads. But I mostly drive lots of highway miles. Can't remember where I saw the video. It's pretty easy once you do it. Basically there are two pins on the caliper which have a clip in them. Rotate the pin until you see the clip on the other side. Pull out clips with needle nose pliers the pins will slide out and the retainer plate will come off. You can just slide the old pads out the back and slide the new ones in. Pay attention to the pads you take out and match them with new ones. There is a difference between the inner and outer pads. Remember to compress caliper before installing new pads. I do it while the old pads are still on and just let the fluid back flush into system just make sure to keep an eye on the level in the resivor. Back flushing can overfill resivor and make a terrible mess. Install new pads replace retainer replace pins and clips. That's about all I can recall. Some others may have better ways.
 

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Always open the bleeder to push the old cooked brake fluid out/ not through the expensive ABS control valve assembly. This is the correct way to do it
 

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As Vise Grip Garage might say: "Let's do the right thing!"
 

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I will refer you to edmonds.com under how to change your brakes.(other sites too). Read the section on retracting the Pistons. Besides that where does the brake fluid ho when you let off the brake and the positions retract. But yes you can use the bleeders as well.
 

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I have always been let down by non OEM brake components. Even buying the most expensive parts store brand pads/rotors never had the same feel as OEM. Not sure why.
You need to try a set of Stoptech Aero drilled rotors with a good set of pads that were bed in properly and then you’ll be born again!!
OEM Sucks and fades and it’s usually double the price!!
 

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Just threw on Wagner severe duty pads that will likely finish out the stock rotors. Much. Better.

more like 6th gen camaro Brembo and Silverado bite from the brakes now.

gm brakes have been stellar in recentyears. The hardware on these truck are up to the task except the pads
 

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So far, my stock units have been good. We'll see what happens on the next go round.
 

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Can someone show me a link (preferably video) for changing Brakes and Rotors front and back on Z71 2016 Colorado Diesel? Thank you in advance.
I have change my pads and rotors because I've been towing a small trailer. Here's a video link for changing brakes and rotors on 2016 Colorado. Definitely a big difference after upgrading brakes. Also here's a good article review of 🔥 POWER STOP BRAKES REVIEWS: TOP 12 PRODUCTS OF 2020 | MOTORING CRUNCH that is why I chose the Power Stop Brakes.
 

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I recently changed my rotors with stoptech drilled and slotted rotors along with Porterfield R4-S pads that i bed in properly.
dont waste your money on oem!

Here's the product landing page for our
Chevy Colorado:
https://www.zeckhausen.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=102_1698_3935_8049

StopTech doesn't make a drilled rotor for this application. However, they do make drilled & slotted rotors for it. They're not on the shelf, so they have to be machined to order. That process takes StopTech about 3-4 weeks and then they would ship directly to you from their City of Industry facility in California.

Not many pad choices for the Colorado. If this is a work truck, I would want something with good bite and torque and high fade resistance. That would be the Porterfield R4-S pads. No brainer. If it's a show truck and not used for towing, and brake dust is a major consideration, then you want Posi Quiet Ceramic pads.

Hope this helps!
 
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