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Hi all,

It's about time to change the pads and rotors on my 2014 Equinox. I'm considering the following options but am also open to other suggestions. Has anyone had experiences with any of these? I know different brands perform differently depending on the vehicle.

Pads:
Rybestos element 3
Akebono ultra

Rotors:
Rybestos coted
Powerstop coted

Thanks for your thoughts!
 

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I installed Akebonos in my 2013 at 100,000.
The factory pads still had life.
But i was doing 100k maintenance, and I was in there, so I changed them.
No complaints.
Akebonos were the OEM pads on the 1st gen traverse/ACADIA/enclave.
I reall liked their performance.
on my 2010, i replaced the rears at i think 150,000... still had life...
So i chose Akebono for the Nox.


 

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I have not tried Akebono in my fleet yet so I've no experience with them.
Currently I only use Raybestos or Wagner brake parts. Wagner OEX have been holding up fine in my 'nox and Tahoe.
I only use coated rotors as I'm in a salt zone.
Rock Auto for the best prices and choices on brake parts. Even with shipping they blow away the parts stores.
No Duracrap or similar parts for me, only name brand stuff.
 

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rbarrios - you certainly are thorough. I would like to buy one of your used vehicles. Too bad you are 3K miles away.
 

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I have not tried Akebono in my fleet yet so I've no experience with them.
Currently I only use Raybestos or Wagner brake parts. Wagner OEX have been holding up fine in my 'nox and Tahoe.
I only use coated rotors as I'm in a salt zone.
Rock Auto for the best prices and choices on brake parts. Even with shipping they blow away the parts stores.
No Duracrap or similar parts for me, only name brand stuff.
What are your thoughts on rybestos eht3 vs wagner x?
 

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I installed Akebonos in my 2013 at 100,000.
The factory pads still had life.
But i was doing 100k maintenance, and I was in there, so I changed them.
No complaints.
Akebonos were the OEM pads on the 1st gen traverse/ACADIA/enclave.
I reall liked their performance.
on my 2010, i replaced the rears at i think 150,000... still had life...
So i chose Akebono for the Nox.


Very informative... thanks for this
 

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Hi all,

It's about time to change the pads and rotors on my 2014 Equinox. I'm considering the following options but am also open to other suggestions. Has anyone had experiences with any of these? I know different brands perform differently depending on the vehicle.

Pads:
Rybestos element 3
Akebono ultra

Rotors:
Rybestos coted
Powerstop coted

Thanks for your thoughts!
I had changed the pads and rotors on my 2012 GMC Terrain Slt-1 at about 25k miles, the factory brakes were worn out. I ordered Disc Italia rotors and pads from BrakeWorld. The rotors were drilled and slotted, the pads were Kevlar. The brake performance was 150/% better then the factory parts. No fade, and much shorter stopping distance. The parts were not cheap, but worth every penny. My dealer installed the brakes for me.
 

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Check out BrakeMotive on EBay. They are located in Illinois and machine all their own rotors in house. They use PowerStop pads in their kits. I believe Equinox pads and rotors are around $120 shipped. I’ve used about a dozen sets of their pads and rotors on multiple vehicles with no issues.
 
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