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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, New Brake Pads from Dealer for Brembo...but... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; They say because of squeaking, Brembo changed the composite material of the pads. After changing everything, fluid and rotors guess ...
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    New Brake Pads from Dealer for Brembo...but...

    They say because of squeaking, Brembo changed the composite material of the pads.
    After changing everything, fluid and rotors guess what?
    1 hour after busting my butt washing my car good, the wheels are black.
    Dealer says that's it, tough sh*t.
    WTF??
    Now I have to have dirty wheels all the time and I am a CLEAN MANIC!
    This sucks.............and it looks like crap. And no, I don't want to buy black wheels. Mine are chromed.

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    Re: New Brake Pads from Dealer for Brembo...but...

    Well then get crappy pads that don't cause dust. You wont stop as well but the wheels will be cleaner.

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    Re: New Brake Pads from Dealer for Brembo...but...

    Ditto!

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    Re: New Brake Pads from Dealer for Brembo...but...

    Tritto

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    Re: New Brake Pads from Dealer for Brembo...but...

    At least you didn't scratch the paint on two wheels with a brand-new POS "microfiber wheel brush" specifically designed for cleaning wheels safely - but which had a metal core that just happened to poke through the padding while you were washing the car....


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    Re: New Brake Pads from Dealer for Brembo...but...

    I think as far as stock wheels go, they clean up fairly easily, although I do have the satin black wheels, and for many reasons!

    This is the same as complaining because the tires don't last long raging the car around town. (yes i meant raging not racing) Hard driving wears things out that are supposed to get worn out. Having switched to a less messy powerstop pad on my SRT8, I would say DONT DO IT. They are less messy, but they do not feel as good or work as well - not even close.

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    Stop riding your brake or performing stoppies.

    Or avoid using you brakes all together.

    Better yet put it in a bubble it'll never get dirty.

    When you stop something has to give. Better your pads than your rotors.

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    Re: New Brake Pads from Dealer for Brembo...but...

    My Jeep SRT8 is much worse in terms of brake dust than the CTS V. Jeep forum members have recommended various products to basically coat the wheels and make them easier to clean, I never tried so I can't offer any specific brand. I switched to black wheels on the V and it's much, much easier.

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    Have black with brushed aluminum(Foose) 2 summers now, they look great and do not show dust.

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    If you have a manual transmission, use engine braking a little more. I still have my original clutch and pads at 83,000 miles, and get plenty of performance out of the car.

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    Re: New Brake Pads from Dealer for Brembo...but...

    If your wheels aren't getting coated in brake dust you aren't having enough fun with your car Likewise, if you are able to make it past a gas station without having to stop you aren't having enough fun either.

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    Re: New Brake Pads from Dealer for Brembo...but...

    Yeah but the original pads it came with didn't do this. The replacement sucks. They're not making those any more. I think that sucks.
    And by the way, for "Random84" this is the best brush...
    http://www.autogeek.net/ezdetailbrush.html

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