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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Noisy Brakes?

Anyone else having trouble or notice the brakes making noise (scratching, scraping, squealing) when applying them at SLOW speeds like through a parking lot? Dealer said is was a characteristic of the metallic pads? Don't buy it, but they check them out and say everything is fine. ??
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Yes, it is common on alot semi-metallic pads. You have a coupke of choices -
1) Live with it.
2) Buy a set of ceramic pads. Your stopping distance will increase, but, you will also have less brake dust as a positive to the tradeoff.
3)Try a set of generic semi-metallic pads. You'd be surprised how good some of the generic pads/rotors out there are (ie: alot of vettes use napa rotors/pads for the drags. rotors are very high quality).
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yeah, i've heard that before too, but i also found that i had a hard spot on the rear d/s pad, which made it squeel
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I had a set of ceramic pads on a Z06 and I really didn't notice any difference in braking ability. And you are right about reducing the brake dust...virtually none.

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Yes, it is common on alot semi-metallic pads. You have a coupke of choices -
1) Live with it.
2) Buy a set of ceramic pads. Your stopping distance will increase, but, you will also have less brake dust as a positive to the tradeoff.
3)Try a set of generic semi-metallic pads. You'd be surprised how good some of the generic pads/rotors out there are (ie: alot of vettes use napa rotors/pads for the drags. rotors are very high quality).
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