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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Brakes in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I'm not sure if there's any effect on the amount of dust, but the July issue of Car Craft has ...
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    Re: Brakes

    I'm not sure if there's any effect on the amount of dust, but the July issue of Car Craft has an article on Pg.78 about breaking in brakes. They quote a procedure recommended by Bendix called 30/30/30 to prevent glazing your new pads and breaking them in for maximum stopping power down the road.The gist of it is:
    When breaking in new pads, make 30 moderate stops from 30 MPH at least 30 seconds apart.
    IMHO driving around in normal city traffic would probably accomplish this automatically.

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    Re: Brakes

    5K - i am not getting huge brake dust - i would say moderate....

    Black magic has a spoke brush, soft bristles that works great for cleaning between the rotor and the rim so you dont have to take the tires of as often to clean.
    It even fits between the brake caliper and the rim.

    I still take the tires off once a month to clean - but this helps big time....

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    Re: Brakes

    Hi Dreamin,
    Can you check your Hawks source again.
    According to my 2004 Hawks Catalog this are the pads:
    Front: FMSI No.7915 D1001 HB 453 .585

    Rear: FMSI No.7471 D592 HB 194 .665


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    Re: Brakes

    Silver, I have never gotten so much confusing, contradictory information on a topic... I have spent hours on the phone this week...

    My info above is a few weeks old, talking to a Hawk product guy... and if you go to http://www.hawkperformance.com/ -> On Highway -> then select '04 CTS-V, you'll get exactly my info.

    This week I called Hawk back to check availablity of the pads, and a different person gave me *your* info above... I pointed out that info contradicted info i got a few weeks ago from them, and their website... that confused everyone and they promised to get the right info back to me (no call back yet).

    I spent about 30 minutes with PFC...helpful tech support guy... made him get the FMSI catalog... looked up the V in the current FMSI catalog and came back with D1055 front and D9xx rear (dont remember, have it written down)... said these pads are in production right now and should be available "in a few months".

    Porterfield gave me a totally different front pad number, and the D592 for the rears (your info for the rear).

    So talk to 3 people, get 4 different answers... I have no idea what's going on... i'll will post as soon as i hear back from Hawk.

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    Re: Brakes

    Hi Dreamin,

    Go to your car and look at the pads, front and rear. You get a good view if the wheel is turned just right. Notice the shape of the bottom of the fronts pad is flat, as in my first picture. The bottom of the rear pad is on a 45 angle, as in your picture. This may clarify some confusion.



    Did anyone buy/see OEM pads yet? Can you measure the dimensions? Width, length thickness? Any indication on the box who may be the manufacturer?

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    Re: Brakes

    For the latest on the pad situation see #37 here

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