Best Brake Pads for Silverado 2500HD: Top-Rated in 2019!

Brake Pads for Silverado 2500HD

Hi, I’m Ken Coul, and this is my review of the best brake pads for Silverado 2500HD.

Quick intro to brake pads. Automotive brake pads are not just a lump of machined metal that clamp the wheels to create friction and stop the wheel from turning. Brake pads are precision parts, engineered to factor in heat, resistance, and all-weather condition performance.

Best Brake Pads for Silverado 2500HD List:

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1. Power Stop K5893 Front Z23 Evolution Brake Kit with Drilled/Slotted Rotors and Ceramic Brake Pads1. Power Stop K5893 Front Z23 Evolution Brake KitThis is the Power Stop® K5893 - 1-Click Z23 Evolution Sport Drilled and Slotted Front Brake Kit

  • Precision machined using a Tru-Cast™ technology

  • Rotor runout is within 0.0015, and DTV tolerance specification is within 0.005

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2. Power Stop K2323-36 Front Z36 Truck and Tow Brake Kit2. Power Stop K2323-36This is the Power Stop® K2323-36 - 1-Click Extreme Z36 Truck and Tow Drilled and Slotted Front Brake

  • Precision machined using a Tru-Cast™ technology

  • Rotor runout is within 0.0015, and DTV tolerance specification is within 0.005

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3. EBC S3KF1128 Stage-3 Truck and SUV Brake Kit3. EBC S3KF1128 Stage-3This is the EBC® S3KF1128 - Stage 3 Truck and SUV Dimpled and Slotted Front Brake Kit

  • Black GEOMET and NITROTHERM™ anti-corrosive finish

  • NFC of 0.45 below normal driving conditions

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4. Power Stop K137 Front Z23 Evolution Brake Kit with Drilled/Slotted Rotors and Ceramic Brake Pads4. Power Stop K137 Front Z23 Evolution Brake Kit with Drilled/SlottedThis is the Power Stop® K137 - 1-Click Z23 Evolution Sport Drilled and Slotted Front Brake Kit

  • Precision machined using a Tru-Cast™ technology

  • Rotor runout is within 0.0015, and DTV tolerance specification is within 0.005

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However, brake pads are simple in construction, just designed to use specific materials and features to optimize performance, and in this case, they are machined lumps of metal assembled to create a specialized piece of machinery that makes driving your car safe.

Here are the top 4 best brake pads for Silverado 2500HD.  Take note that the Power Stop parts review is virtually identical, the difference is in the application and dimensions, everything else in these kits is the same.

Best Brake Pads for Silverado 2500HD Reviews:

1. Power Stop K5893 Front Z23 Evolution Brake Kit with Drilled/Slotted Rotors and Ceramic Brake Pads

The Power Stop® 1-Click K5893-Z23 Evolution Sport Drilled and Slotted Front Brake Kit without calipers brings you all the advantages of a ceramic pad with cross drilled rotors. These brake pads are designed for the daily driver, performance and racing applications.

Power stop is a precision engineering company, and they use their proprietary Tru-Cast™ technology method that delivers rotor run outs of 0.0015± tolerance and DTV specification within 0.005± tolerance.

This model’s rounded slots sweep away dust, gas, and water to maintain a clear contact patch between the rotor and pad. The beveled drill holes provide a better heat exchange and reduce operating temperatures to the minimum.

The rotor is zinc plated for resistance to corrosion, and the pads are made of a thermally scorched carbon fiber ceramic providing an optimized braking solution. The back plate is powder coated, and the shims come with a premium rubber coating.

Specifications

  • Rotor Construction: Zinc Plated 1-Piece, cast iron
  • Rotor Style: Vented, Drilled & Slotted
  • Rotor Design: Rotors Only
  • Stud Size: 12.6mm (0.5″)
  • Bolt Circle: 100mm (3.94″)
  • Height: 41.10mm (1.62″)
  • Hub Hole Diameter: 59.10mm (2.33″)
  • Minimum Rotor Thickness: 22mm (0.87″)
  • Nominal Rotor Thickness: 23.90mm (0.94″)
  • Outside Diameter: 256mm (10.1″)
  • Driving Style: Daily Driver, Performance / Racing
  • CA P-65: Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), Carbon (Black) and Nickel (Metallic)

2. Power Stop K2323-36 Front Z36 Truck and Tow Brake Kit

The Power Stop® 1-Click K2323-Z36 Evolution Sport Drilled and Slotted Front Brake Kit without calipers brings you all the advantages of a ceramic pad with cross drilled rotors. These brake pads are designed for hauling and towing, or extreme and fleet duty applications.

Power stop is a precision engineering company, and they use their proprietary Tru-Cast™ technology method that delivers rotor run outs of 0.0015± tolerance and DTV specification within 0.005± tolerance.

This model’s rounded slots sweep away dust, gas, and water to maintain a clear contact patch between the rotor and pad. The beveled drill holes provide a better heat exchange and reduce operating temperatures to the minimum.

The rotor is zinc plated for resistance to corrosion, and the pads are made of a thermally scorched carbon fiber ceramic providing an optimized braking solution. The back plate is powder coated, and the shims come with a premium rubber coating.

Specifications

  • Rotor Construction: Zinc Plated, 1-Piece Cast Iron
  • Rotor Style: Vented, Drilled & Slotted
  • Rotor Design: Rotors Only
  • Stud Size: 14.5mm (0.571″)
  • Bolt Circle: 100mm (3.94″)
  • Driving Style: Hauling, Towing, Extreme and Fleet Duty
  • Height: 70.36mm (2.77″)
  • Hub Hole Diameter: 55.09mm (2.17″)
  • Minimum Rotor Thickness: 26mm (1.02″)
  • Nominal Rotor Thickness: 27.94mm (1.10″)
  • Outside Diameter: 320mm (12.6″)
  • PCD: 5+2x100mm

3. EBC S3KF1128 Stage-3 Truck and SUV Brake Kit

The EBC® stage 3 Truck and SUV Dimpled and Slotted Front Brake Kit #S3KF1128 is a perfect solution for all daily driving, hauling and towing applications.

This model comes with the EBC® anti-corrosive black GEOMET and NITROTHERM™ finish that provides excellent longevity. The rotor surface singled slots prevent accumulation of heat, water, brake dust, and friction gases and the unidirectional brake rotors improve effectivity.

This kit comes with wider aperture SGD vented centers that accommodate faster cooling with faster airflow and provide you with a nominal friction coefficient that is 0.45 below normal driving conditions. This is combined with their patented organic friction pad material AF42/66 that provides a 50% better resistance to wear, and also come with a “green” powder coating over the backing plate and side edges for corrosion resistance.

Extra care has been taken in the overall design of these rotors and slots are integrated to reduce wet weather stopping distance. The rotors come with dimples for better crack resistance rather than drilled holes; the slots are in place for cleaning the surfaces from all foreign matter while improving overall air circulation.

This model includes their patented Brake-In™ red pad surface that gives an advanced grip while scouring glazes and heat spots for a more even braking experience.

Specifications

  • Rotor Construction: 1-Piece cast iron
  • Rotor Style: Vented, Dimpled & Slotted
  • Bolt Pattern: 139.7mm
  • FMSI Cross Reference: D976
  • Lug Quantity: 6
  • Rotor Thickness: 28mm (1.1″)
  • Outside Diameter: 320mm (12.6″)
  • Driving Style: Daily Driver, Hauling and Towing

4. Power Stop K137 Front Z23 Evolution Brake Kit with Drilled/Slotted Rotors and Ceramic Brake Pads

The Power Stop® 1-Click K137-Z23 Evolution Sport Drilled and Slotted Front Brake Kit without calipers brings you all the advantages of a ceramic pad with cross drilled rotors. These brake pads are designed for the daily driver, performance and racing applications.

Power stop is a precision engineering company, and they use their proprietary Tru-Cast™ technology method that delivers rotor run outs of 0.0015± tolerance and DTV specification within 0.005± tolerance.

This model’s rounded slots sweep away dust, gas, and water to maintain a clear contact patch between the rotor and pad. The beveled drill holes provide a better heat exchange and reduce operating temperatures to the minimum.

The rotor is zinc plated for resistance to corrosion, and the pads are made of a thermally scorched carbon fiber ceramic providing an optimized braking solution. The back plate is powder coated, and the shims come with a premium rubber coating.

Specifications

  • Rotor Construction: Zinc plated, 1-Piece cast iron
  • Rotor Style: Vented, Drilled & Slotted
  • Rotor Design: Rotors Only
  • Stud Size: 14.5mm (0.57″)
  • Bolt Circle: 139.7mm (5.5″)
  • Hub Hole Diameter: 108mm (4.26″)
  • Minimum Rotor Thickness: 26mm (1.02″)
  • Nominal Rotor Thickness: 28mm (1.10″)
  • Outside Diameter: 320mm (12.6″)
  • Driving Style: Daily Driver, Performance / Racing
  • Height: 67.50mm (2.66″)
  • PCD: 6×139.7mm