2021 Tahoe/Escalade Performance Brembo Brake Upgrade

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Ha ha, if you think the C-130's are bad you should have ridden one of the "original" Piston Engine Globemasters across the Pond from England back in the early 60's before the C-130 phased them out. We Bubble-heads returning from Holy Loch thought we were in the lap of luxury the first time we hitched a ride on a returning C-130 MATS flight from Heathrow to Dulles.
That sucks. I'll opt for the rotator from CENTCOM to BWI instead lol.
 

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Have you noticed any significant difference in your stopping power? So far I haven't noticed a significant difference with my aftermarket Brembos. But then again, I don't intentionally go around looking to do some unexpected hard braking out of the blue. However I will say, they've been very responsive when I need to stop in a hurry.
 

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Seems like they would have to be better…but I wonder if the main source of stopping power is limited by the tires.

Logic:
The factory brakes can put enough squeeze on the rotors to cause the ABS to kick in.
If that is the case, then time to stop is really limited by how much friction you can maintain with the tire on the road?
Likely the perf upgrade provides better heat dissipation and can stand up to more brake usage in less time (ie, better fade resistance?)

Not trying to start an argument here…just wondering what the upgrade brings in performance. I may consider doing it…but my reality here in the great plains is a lot of miles with the cruise on and no stopping. My biggest brake load situation is towing, and my trailer has very capable brakes.
 

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Seems like they would have to be better…but I wonder if the main source of stopping power is limited by the tires.

Logic:
The factory brakes can put enough squeeze on the rotors to cause the ABS to kick in.
If that is the case, then time to stop is really limited by how much friction you can maintain with the tire on the road?
Likely the perf upgrade provides better heat dissipation and can stand up to more brake usage in less time (ie, better fade resistance?)

Not trying to start an argument here…just wondering what the upgrade brings in performance. I may consider doing it…but my reality here in the great plains is a lot of miles with the cruise on and no stopping. My biggest brake load situation is towing, and my trailer has very capable brakes.
Funny you should mention that... Just the other day I was on YouTube and came across a video on the very subject of brakes and the tires that accompany them for greater stopping power.

Link:
 

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