What type of brakes should I put on my 2004 chevy express 1500 conversion van?

Asked by Sep 22, 2015 at 09:33 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Express

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, I have a 2004 chevy express high top conversion van. It's very heavy -
about 8000lbs. I'm wondering what type of brakes I should use with it being
much heavier then your standard cargo or passenger van. I saw one site
said oem was ceramic on back and semi-metallic on front but this would be
a standard van unconverted. Does it matter? I also need rotors. Should I
go with the slotted. We have had problems on vacations with our rotors
from traveling through the mountains. I'm not sure that we'll be going
through mountains anytime soon but I'm considering all options. Thanks

2 Answers

73,085

A counter guy at a reputable parts store can tell you what it came with & the differences between the different grades of pads...You want to go with at least OEM pads.

73,085

It would help if I read the whole question. Slotted & drilled rotors are good for mountain traveling, they cool down faster, Now I have heard pro's & con's of slotted rotors and ceramic pads, (which is probably the best) doesn't hurt to get different opinions to make your best decision. Oh, definitely matters what you put on there!

Your Answer

Chevrolet Express Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    280
  • #2
    Sarai Sanchez
    Reputation
    240
  • #3
    dizybren
    Reputation
    230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Express Cargo
62 Great Deals out of 11,344 listings starting at $2,000
Used GMC Savana
5 Great Deals out of 1,237 listings starting at $3,799
Used Ford E-Series Wagon
29 Great Deals out of 1,122 listings starting at $3,299
Used Ford E-Series Cargo
65 Great Deals out of 2,987 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
321 Great Deals out of 29,090 listings starting at $2,650
Used GMC Savana Cargo
12 Great Deals out of 3,757 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,132 Great Deals out of 181,503 listings starting at $1,898
Used Ford E-350
218 listings
Used Ford Transit Cargo
51 Great Deals out of 17,769 listings starting at $7,999
Used Chevrolet Suburban
281 Great Deals out of 20,546 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
3 Great Deals out of 1,954 listings starting at $13,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Express For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 2,375 listings starting at $22,500
2016 Chevrolet Express For Sale
710 listings starting at $18,995
2015 Chevrolet Express For Sale
218 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Chevrolet Express For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 255 listings starting at $11,000
2013 Chevrolet Express For Sale
167 listings starting at $11,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.