Tahoe RST Brembo brakes upgrade

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    I would like to upgrade my wifes 2017 tahoe brakes to the RST brembo set up. Does anyone know what all is needed? I was told that all I needed was to replace the calipers and brake pads for the brembos, can someone confirm.
     
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    915_Tahoe Your GM Parts Specialist

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    Thx Rene
     
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    So expensive! Anyone actually perform this upgrade and comment on the benefit? I've made several upgrades including : exhaust, intake, tune, swaybars... All have been worth it...but Holy crap...they are proud of those brakes!!!
     
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    I previously had a 2016 Denali with standard brakes which I found to be weak. I now have a 2019 that I purchased with the front Brembo brakes and so far think they are great - Worth every penny.
     
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    For that kind of price why not go WIlwood? I did that on my Crew Cab first. Liked it so much I did my 02 ECSB, The 2005 Escalade, & the 2015 Escalade. Now working on color matching the calipers for the Escalade. I willl swap the Escalade Calipers when I have a small block.

    The brake rotor rings can be removed and changed out which might make the Wilwoods a possible option. Good luck with your choice.

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    Wilwood is a great option. In my case I was keeping everything factory order to make it easy and didn't want to mess with any warranty issues on a brand new $100K Yukon.
     
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    Hmm. Yeah, I can see that perspective. I don't worry about that too much. If I did, I would have no CAI, headers, exhaust or tune.

    Good luck with the mods. Enjoy the Mod journey.
     
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    You need 20" wheels. If you have the factory 18's, the wheels won't go back on after the calipers are installed.
     
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    It really isn’t that expensive if you compare the parts of changing to Brembos on any other car with new components.
     
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