Sub'd as I'll be rebuilding the front end and while I'm in there, might as well upgrade my squealing and dusty brakes. You'll read mixed reviews about drilled and slotted rotors as far as longevity and what not. Most will recommend fresh OEM brakes as they seem to last 150k miles at a time.
I have a 2008 2500 service body that weighs 10,800 with every day carry. After rear ending someone I started looking into better brakes. I got SSBC 3 piston front calipers which come with Hawk Super Duty pads and work with factory rotors. They're about $1000 for the pair and I can tell you that you get every bit of $1000 worth of increased braking. I also added Hawk Super Duty pads on the rear which gave me a little more, and then I did braided brake lines which got me a noticeably firmer pedal. Crown Performance braided lines are DOT approved.
If you have the money, I'd get a Wilwood big brake kit. If your budget is limited, SSBC calipers are worth every penny.
Stay away from Centric brand remanufactured brake calipers! They have failed in less than two years (seized top piston both front calipers) ! I should have seen the writing on the wall when I bolted the second caliper up and it would not slide side to side freely do to piss poor manufacturing & Quality control of a brake caliper slide bolt. :frown2:
Currently installing Total Eclipse remanufactured semi loaded calipers from Napa front and rear. We will see how these do?
If I would have known about SSBC brakes they would be on the truck!