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    jonvontg1 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    2009 CTS-V Turned 80K Today! Need New Brake Pad Soon.

    What pads y'all using as replacements? Thanks

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V Turned 80K Today! Need New Brake Pad Soon.

    Congrats! Mine just turned 44K, and I have no plans on getting rid of it soon either. Get some Autozone ceramics and they'll be a LOT cleaner and stop just as good, unless you drive heard on a road course.

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V Turned 80K Today! Need New Brake Pad Soon.

    When I had my 2009 V, I replaced with stock pads at the same time I replaced rotors around 40k miles. I'm so used to cleaning the wheels now after five years in two 2G Vs that the dust doesn't even faze me anymore.

    If you buy stock pads, buy them from Luke at Lindsey (that's where I bought mine from), or Rippy, they offer excellent prices and support the forum.

    Good to see an OG 2009 V owner posting. Even though I moved on to a '13, I still think 2009 was the best year for this car. I wish I'd purchased a 6MT that year instead of a 6AT......
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    Re: 2009 CTS-V Turned 80K Today! Need New Brake Pad Soon.

    A lot of cts-v users on another forums use Hawk Ceramics on their v's.

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V Turned 80K Today! Need New Brake Pad Soon.

    ^^^ - I've heard conflicting accounts about Hawk ceramics. Some say they are OK, but others say, while there is less dust, they are noisy and don't seem to brake as well as oem pads. I've heard better comments about the Wagner Perfect Stop semi-metallic pads, (PS1405), which I'm considering when it's time to replace mine.

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    Brake pads

    The dealer wants $450 for front brake pads. Anybody know where I can get some for a deal? And what are the pros and cons of Brembo vs other pads.

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    Re: Brake pads

    In about 10,000 miles I'll be in the same boat as you. Replacements will be ceramic pad from a brand not yet decided. I had Akebono ceramics on my V1 and they worked like a charm. Loved them - low dust - low noise - acceptable performance.

    Now here are the qualifiers...I don't track and I rarely push my brakes (repeatedly) into anything more than 8/10ths of what the Brembos are capable of producing. For whatever brand I choose the price will undoubtedly be somewhere between $80-$120 for the set and I'll spend $100 on the install because I'm now too lazy to do it myself.

    If you're tracking the car, you need a much more serious pad - along the lines of OEM Brembos or a Hawk HP+. My primary concern is low noise, LOW dust, and, of course, decent braking power. The Brembos are an aggressive pad and hence the high level of dust produced. The other side effect is that they will also wear the rotors quicker. That said, they're fitted on the car because it has 556hp.

    The ceramics I'm considering will only match (maybe) 85% to 90% of the Brembos capabilities and then they will begin to fade more rapidly if pushed repeatedly. That said, my rims will at least look good for longer than 2 days after a wash.

    Good luck,
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    Re: Brake pads

    Autozone for ceramics, or E-Bay for Wagner semi-metallic. Either way, they'll be a LOT cleaner!!!!!!!!

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    Time for Rotors and Pads....suggestions please!

    I was one of the lucky ones that received the new 2 piece front rotors with the infamous wheel click problems a while ago. My current pads are getting close to the wear bars, so I'm looking to replace the rotors at the same time. A few questions to consider:
    • Can you just buy the OEM rotor (without the hat)? Where? How much?
    • Go with OEM pads or aftermarket? Which ones? Where? How Much?
    • Aftermarket rotors? Drilled? Slotted? Brand? Where? How Much?
    I'm a "spirited" street driver who drives about 100 miles a day back and forth to work. I don't track the car, but sometimes drive it like I do. Would love to reduce the brake dust from OEM, but not the end of the world as I wash my car every week usually anyways. Thanks for your suggestions!
    -Brian

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    Re: Time for Rotors and Pads....suggestions please!

    I'm not assuming anything fellas. They are below spec and can't be turned. Left one is the worst with some grooving starting to appear. Trust me, I would love to swap the pad and turn the rotors...not an option at this point.

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    Re: Time for Rotors and Pads....suggestions please!

    Get Carbotech pads and OEM rotors. XP-8 works great on a heavy car like the V. But if you want less dust you get less stopping power. Thats just how it it.

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    Re: Time for Rotors and Pads....suggestions please!

    For the street and track, I used Porterfield R4's and liked em a lot. . .If you want a better street compound, go for the R4S. I have the R4S's on my E63 and they are great. They can sqeek a bit unless you warm 'em up a little.

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    Seriously, send me your rotors. A little grooving appearing means practically nothing. No way you need new rotors.

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    Brake Pad Replacement

    I'm about to relpace the pads on my 2011 VCOUPE. Would like suggestions on brands that you guy's are using. Daily driving stopping performance, low brake dust and low noise are important.

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    Ebc red for daily driving. I prefer them to hawk ceramics and porter fields.

    Pretty much oem braking with a fraction of the dust.

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