qx56 2006 calipers Bosch vs Akebono
I have 82k on my brakes. Everything stock. I felt a little bit of pulsating on my last Sierra trip, so I suspect a warped rotor. Anyway, I'd like to replace the pads and either turn the rotors or get them replaced. I'm just going to do front and back and get it over with. [The tire shop keeps saying I have plenty of pad left and I'm too lazy these days to pull a wheel and check.]
I'm going to go ceramic on the pads. I did that on my old M class and it was a major improvement. Searching the forum, I found Hawk ceramic is the suggested brand. However the Hawk website inquires if I have Bosch or Akebono calipers. It also inquires to the size of the rotor.
I haven't looked yet, but is it easy to see which caliper I have without pulling a wheel. I've changed two flats on this beast since I owned it, so I'm not allergic to pulling a wheel, but I sure hate to do unnecessary heavy lifting if I don't have to, especially with that OEM jack.
Other than the AT hose slipping off once, this has been one durable vehicle. You can't believe how much time my old Benz spent at the dealer. The Benz ate brakes so fast that I would do the work myself. At 80k+ miles, I'm more than happy to pay a shop to do the brakes. I just like to buy the parts my self.