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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Suburban Brembo Brake Kit

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban are arguably the most important vehicles the brand has launched this year. With forward thinking interior technology like an available 15-inch color heads up display, massive rear seat entertainment screens, and visibility cameras everywhere, the Tahoe and Suburban continue to demonstrate why they lead the full size SUV segment. There’s also the addition of the Z71 model as a standalone trim level for those looking to take things deeper into the trails. But there wasn’t much to say in terms of a performance model. However, that changes slightly, as Chevrolet is introducing several bolt-on performance parts for both the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban. Announced ahead of SEMA360, we’ve comprised an extensive list of 2021 Tahoe and Suburban performance accessories that have so-far been confirmed.

2021 2022 2023 Cadillac Escalade Chevrolet Tahoe Suburban Performance GMC Yukon XL Denali ESV RST Z71 Cold Air Intake

Cold Air Intake

The cold air intake announced for the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban is currently being sold with a performance package for the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, but minimal information is given, other than the fact that, yes, it is a cold air intake kit. But, if it’s what’s also offered as a performance accessory for the T1 Chevrolet Silverado, customers can expect power bumps of up to 13 horsepower if/when paired with a cat-back exhaust system. We’ll have more info on this package soon.

Brembo Front Brake Kit

First up is the Brembo front brake kit, which carries the LPO code 5JL, and carries an MSRP of $2,895.00. The performance accessory features Brembo 6-piston, fixed aluminum calipers and larger-than-stock Duralife rotors for an 84% increase in brake pad area, and a 42% increase in rotor area to increase thermal capacity. GM’s Duralife rotors feature a hardened surface, which helps reduce corrosion and provides quieter braking with less vibration, all while returning impressive longevity. According to official testing, the Chevrolet Performance Brake Package provided 31% reduction in pedal force at max deceleration, and 12% reduction in pedal travel, which provides improved pedal feel. As for stopping distance, it should be about the same, but that could change with a set of more performance-oriented tires. Chevrolet made sure that the front brake kit is compatible with 20-inch to 22-inch original equipment or Chevrolet Accessory Wheels. The rear brakes remain the same, but they will be color matched with the fronts. Below are the dimensions of the kit:

Height 12 in
Length 33 in
Width 16.5 in
Weight 100.37 lbs

The greater of either the balance of the vehicle’s bumper to bumper warranty or 12 months / 12,000 miles. The installation kit also comes with an instruction manual.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban Performance Exhaust Tips

5.3L L84 V8 Black Chrome Stainless Steel Dual-Wall Angle-Cut Exhaust Tip with Bowtie Logo

The stealthy-looking 3-inch Chevrolet Performance Black Chrome Exhaust Tip for the 5.3L L84 V8 engine (Part Number: 84513870) is built from from 304 Stainless Steel with a Black chrome coating, and has been validated to resist corrosion and discoloration while maintaining the warranty of the vehicle. Vehicle testing included running at operating temperatures over 572°F, along with extreme corrosion chamber testing equivalent to 5 years. It can also reduce emission temps by over 100 degrees. An affordable visual upgrade, the Black Chrome Exhaust Tip for the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban carries an MSRP of $165 USD. The installation manual can be viewed here. Below are its measurements and weight:

Height 5.88 in
Length 13 in
Width 6.56 in
Weight 1.87 lbs

3.0L LM2 Duramax Diesel Black Chrome Stainless Steel Dual-Wall Angle-Cut Exhaust Tip

The Black Chrome Stainless Steel kit for 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs equipped with the LM2 Duramax diesel (Part Number: 84513872) features the same durability validation as the gas engine variant, but comes in a little lighter but has an identical MSRP of $165 USD. Below are the dimensions:

Height 5.88 in
Length 13 in
Width 6.56 in
Weight 1.77 lbs

5.3L L84 V8 Carbon Fiber Angle-Cut Dual-Wall Exhaust Tip

This $295 USD carbon fiber finished exhaust tip (Part Number: 84513857) will add a high-budget look to any 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe or 2021 Chevrolet Suburban equipped with the L84 V8. Chevrolet warns that the carbon fiber finish of the exhaust tip could wear and tarnish over time, due to the high temps of the exhaust gasses. Regardless, it comes with a 12-month, 12,000 mile warranty. Below are some specs:

Height 5.88 in
Length 13 in
Width 6.56 in
Weight 1.92 lbs

3.0L LM2 Diesel Carbon Fiber Angle-Cut Dual-Wall Exhaust Tip

The carbon fiber-finished exhaust tip for the LM2-diesel powered Tahoe and Suburban utility vehicles looks and measures the same as the gas V8 iteration, but comes in at a slightly heavier weight (1.92 lbs vs 2.28 lbs). It’s also priced the same, at $295 USD. It carries part number: 84513865.

5.3L L84 V8 Polished Stainless Steel Angle-Cut Dual-Wall Exhaust Tip With Bowtie Logo

For $125 USD, there’s this polished stainless steel exhaust tip (Part Number: 84439200). Meant for the 5.3L L84 V8 on the new Tahoe and Suburban, it too comes with a 12-month, 12,000 mile warranty. But like the carbon-fiber finished exhaust tip, Chevrolet warns that it could lose its sheen over time. Below are the specs:

Height 6.62 in
Length 13.5 in
Width 7.12 in
Weight 1.92 lbs

3.0L LM2 Diesel Polished Stainless Steel Angle-Cut Dual-Wall Exhaust Tip With Bowtie Logo

The 3.0L Duramax inline six diesel engine gets an identical stainless-steel exhaust tip as the L84, with the only differences being the weight (1.92 lbs vs 1.84 lbs), and the price ($125 USD vs $120 USD). The warranties and disclaimers are also the same. Below are some specs:

Height 6.62 in
Length 13.5 in
Width 7.12 in
Weight 1.84 lbs

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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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