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Need Rear Brakes

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Wheels & Suspension' started by gto, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. gto

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    I have ebc green stuffs, they squeal. My next change I am going back to stock pads.
     
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    My stockers squeal though, so I want to try something diff. thx
     
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    Your stock rear ones squeal or the fronts? There was a problem with the fronts squealing. There is a TSB on it.
     
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    Its not the pads that cause the squeal, its more the rotor. I use the oem pads with the stoptech rotors and I have no squealing. Only after a car wash does it squeal but goes away soon after it dries.
     
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    I had the TSB done in the past. Fix lasted 'bout a day :confused:
    Have you had better luck with the TSB?
     
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    I heard great things about the Hawks pads. a lot of the g35 guys change to these pads with their brembos. i will probably look into them when i need new brake pads.
     
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    I dont have any advise on what to get, but about the squeeling... mine squeel very bad when its -10 or colder. Otherwise no problems.
     
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    We haven't had customers come back after it was done so I guess so. Yours being an 05 though, there are a couple different pads it may take depending on the VIN.
     
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    Hey Keemo how are you enjoying the weather? my sister called from Calgary last night and said it got to -45 with the wind chill. she does have a block-heater on her Rav4 so her car almost didn't start in the morning (parked outdoors)
     
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    :LOL:Man... what can I say. It's F#$%in cold here. -28 this morning and 'warmed' up to -24 I think. I start the FX at lunch for about 30 mins to let her warm up. If I dont it hesitates at the end of the day. I'm glad I put in Amsoil before this hit! Talk about 'Cold Air' Intake.
     
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    My squeeling went away completely when I changed out the rotors - I have zero squeel now. I've also had the TSB done at one point and it lasted like a month or so.
     
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    Yea, I forgot that I also had the TSB done and it didn't help thus the stage2 upgrade.
     
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    got the hawk HPS since my first brake job, matched them w/x-drilled rotors... no squeals unless it's zero degrees out and i'm just backing out of the driveway in the morning. Once warmed up, they're quiet.
     
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    I am going to do my rear brakes also. Just recieved the premium rotors from R1 w/ Posiquiets. I just got the blanks (no slot or drilled) for the rears ... more surface area.

    My question is, do I need to change the inner brake pads? (parking brake). I have 57,000 miles.

    thanks
     
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    Unless you have driven some miles with the ebrake enganged, I doubt the ebrake shoes need to be changed. I haven't read of anyone ever changing them. Just give them a visual inspection when you remove the rotors.

    You may need a heavy hammer to remove the OEM rotors if you have never had them off the hub before. They can get rusted onto the hub but they eventually come loose.
     
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    Interested to hear what you go with, Dave. I have the hawks in the back and they are quiet, but produce a lot of dust. I plan to go back to OEM pads in the back if I don't see a couple really positive reviews on some other types of pads. Definitely track your decision and give some testimonials once you have them?
     
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    Just bought 07 fx w/sport- car has 15k miles- dealer replaced rear pads which were down to 3mm- invoice shows they used Morse Elt905 pads- haven't had any squeaking at all stops nice and good pedal feel.

    I was a little surprised that the car went thru the rear brakes so quick.
     
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    Im sure he choose already, the original thread was posted in 08 ;)

    I new REAR pads are really tiny. if I didnt know better I would look at them and think they are for a motorcycle.

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    thanks, I just didnt want to be into it and not doing it the same time. But most people who do the rears dont talk about it.:err:
     
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    are the R1 same thing as ROTORPROS?
     
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