The Galvanized NRS Brakes D1363 brake pad set for the front brakes on the 2008-2013 GMT900 platform meet the mechanical retention specification used by GM. The D1363 pad set is also galvanized to prevent corrosion that could lead to delamination, rust

jacking and possible separation of the friction material from the backing plate. The pad set includes a complete galvanized hardware set. Also, in the box are four noise-canceling Piston Cushion shims that are designed to attack a known NVH problem area, the caliper/pad rotor interface. The GMT900 platform was used by GM for the 2008-2013 full-sized SUVs, pickup trucks and commercial vehicles. 

Compared to the GMT800, the new platform had significant upgrades to the brake system including larger brake pads and rotors. Performing a brake job on one of these trucks requires not only the correct procedures but the right brake pad set that meets or exceeds GM’s requirements.

The Brake Pads

The original front brake pads from the factory use mechanical retention to attach the friction material to the backing plate. Using a brake pad that uses adhesives or other methods to secure the friction material can compromise the safety of the brakes during a panic stop and down the road as corrosion breaks down the bond between the backing plate and friction material. GM specified mechanical retention due to the weight of the GMT 900 platform and the size of the brake pad.

 

The Galvanized NRS Brakes D1363 brake pad set for the front brakes on the 2008-2013 GMT900 platform meet the mechanical retention specification used by GM. The D1363 pad set is also galvanized to prevent corrosion that could lead to delamination, rust jacking and possible separation of the friction material from the backing plate. The pad set includes a complete galvanized hardware set. Also, in the box are four noise-canceling Piston Cushion shims that are designed to attack a known NVH problem area, the caliper/pad rotor interface.

Installation

Do not use any air tools to remove the guide pin bolts. Use hand tools only. Use an open-end wrench to hold the caliper guide pin in line with the brake caliper while removing or installing the caliper guide pin bolt. Do not allow the open-end wrench to come in contact with the brake caliper. Allowing the wrench to come in contact with the brake caliper will cause a pulsation when the brakes are applied due to misalignment. See GM bulletin PIT5377D for more information.

The caliper brackets should be cleaned and inspected every time the pads are replaced. New pad abutment clips should be used every time. Install the Noise Canceling Piston Cushion Shims in the cavity of the four pistons. Apply a brake-specific grease at the ends of the brake pads that make contact with abutment clips.

A light coating of grease can be applied to the surface of the Piston Cushion that makes contact with the pads. Torque front caliper guide pin bolts to 74 ft/lbs. The bolts that secure the caliper bracket to the knuckle use red thread-locker compound on the threads. Make sure to clean the old thread-locker compound from the threads before applying new compound. The front bolts have a torque spec of 148 ft/lbs for the front and 122 ft/lbs for the rear.

Parts Information

Galvanized NRS Front Brake Pads–D1363 Fits:

-Cadillac Escalade 2008-2017

-Cadillac XTS 2013-2015

-Chevrolet Avalanche 200 8-2017

-Chevrolet Silverado (1500, 2500 and 3500) 2008-2017

-Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe 2008-2017

-Chevrolet Express 2009-2012

-Chevrolet Cheyenne 2009-201 3

-GMC Savana 1500 2009-2014

-GMC Yukon XL/Yukon 2008-2015

-GMC Sierra 2008-2015

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