Anyone do a brake job yet?

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amr40509
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Anyone do a brake job yet?

Postby amr40509 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:41 am

What pads/rotors did you go with?

I'm at 47K miles and figure it is about time. My back roads driving and boat towing have really done a number on my rotors. The pads still have some life left, but will be changed too while I'm in there.


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Postby NVRDONE » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:12 am

My pathfinder has 37,000 & the pads are still at 50% even after towing my boat all summer.
When I do change out the pads I'm going to use Brembo or Stillen rotors & Akebono ceramic pads.
We have done that conversion on other suv's & it seems to work grear - better stopping power & minimal brake dust.

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Postby Ride2Live » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:37 am

I'm at 42k and the pads look good. I took the rotors off and had them turned at a friends shop. I was getting a slight vibration in the steering wheel.

He said they were a little off and after I put them back on it's perfect no more vibration.

You might just want to get them turned they have a lot of meat on them and if they aren't warped bad they will be like new again. Find a shop though, the Stealer wanted 120.00 to turn them. I paid 8$ a rotor, any place with a brake lathe will usually do it for a lot less.

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Postby Ride2Live » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:42 am

Oh.... I guess to answer your question though, I will use Nissan pads and rotors when it comes time to replace. I tow with my PF as well and they are holding up great.

I just put two rotors on my girlfriends G35 and used Nissan they are solid performers IMO.

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Postby me&pathy » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:46 pm

had brakes replaced at 20k and i need them replaced again at 32k :D

and yes it stops great from 115 no problem's at all :lol:

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Postby Citcope » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:25 pm

I am at 39000 and have also been curious on what people are doing..... I called the local dealer and they want 250.00 per axle for replacing the pads and turning the rotors. :x

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Postby Gray » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:28 am

I haven't done a brake job yet but it's coming up. Next trip out of the bush I plan on buying a front and rear set of rotors and getting them cryo-treated ready for the change out;

http://www.cryo-ice.net/pdf/police_fleet.pdf

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Postby Cooper993 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:24 pm

Greybrick wrote:I haven't done a brake job yet but it's coming up. Next trip out of the bush I plan on buying a front and rear set of rotors and getting them cryo-treated ready for the change out;

http://www.cryo-ice.net/pdf/police_fleet.pdf

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I've had cryo treated rotors on my Tahoe. It's a waste of money IMHO. Just get some slotted rotors (not drilled) and some good pads. I prefer either ceramic or Performance Friction (if they make them for the PF)

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Postby trance34 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:39 am

I will be doing full front swap, rear pads, and new fluid this weekend.

Fronts will be EBC rotors with EBC 6000 greens. Rear pads are Akebono.

i will update once done.

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Postby Cooper993 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:51 am

I have EBC Green pads on my Audi S4. They are a rather "rough" compound. Although they stop just fine, they're fairly hard on the rotors and leave deposits. They also make a grinding noise as the deposits build up over time.

Not sure I'd buy them again. YMMV

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Postby AZ_Path » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:27 am

trance34 wrote:I will be doing full front swap, rear pads, and new fluid this weekend.

Fronts will be EBC rotors with EBC 6000 greens. Rear pads are Akebono.

i will update once done.
Do we have a DIY write-up for the brakes on here? Maybe you can be the first so noobs like myself can follow the directions. :D

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Postby trance34 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:29 am

I'm not sure if there is a DIY. Shouldn't be any different then any other brake job. I'll keep my camera near!

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Postby blink32 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:21 pm

Are you going with the slotted or slotted & dimpled rotors? And any reason you're not going with the 7k series instead of the regular 6's or even the yellow stuff for Truck/SUV's? Definitely post your results.

I'm currently running the dimpled/slotted with 2000 series Greenstuff on my Sentra and the braking was markedly better than with a stock-style replacement. I don't like the whirring sound the rotors make but for the performance it's worth it. I'm also looking at the yellow's for when I need to replace my pathy's setup.

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Postby trance34 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:36 pm

blink32 wrote:Are you going with the slotted or slotted & dimpled rotors? And any reason you're not going with the 7k series instead of the regular 6's or even the yellow stuff for Truck/SUV's? Definitely post your results.

I'm currently running the dimpled/slotted with 2000 series Greenstuff on my Sentra and the braking was markedly better than with a stock-style replacement. I don't like the whirring sound the rotors make but for the performance it's worth it. I'm also looking at the yellow's for when I need to replace my pathy's setup.
I am going with the normal EBC rotors. No need for slotted on the truck. i went with regualr 6's becasue I wanted to upgreade, but not go overbaord. my wife and I brake in the truck like we brake in our cars. Both of which have upgreaded brakes. We need something to handle our abuse a little better.

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Postby blink32 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:00 pm

Aren't the 7's the same essentially except lower dust? Keep us posted.


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