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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Brake upgrade in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Can anyone suggest a good disc-pad upgrade kit? cross drilled, slotted for 2010...
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    howardhull is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Brake upgrade

    Can anyone suggest a good disc-pad upgrade kit? cross drilled, slotted for 2010

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    Re: Brake upgrade

    I'm not sure what you mean, but the stock brakes are superb at any speed! Until they wear out, there's nothing out there to upgrade to.

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    Re: Brake upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by baabootoo View Post
    Until they wear out, there's nothing out there to upgrade to.
    Well if he has an extra $14,995 burning a hole in his pocket there is always this from D3...

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    Re: Brake upgrade

    Rotora has a carbon ceramic option for about $20K.

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    Re: Brake upgrade

    My disc are wrapped, need to change and I would like to get away from the brake dust. I surely do not want to spend the money I see listed here, just go and buy a new one instead. Guess I will just replace with stock! Thanks for the input!

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    Re: Brake upgrade

    Sure they are warped? I bet its just uneven pad deposit on the rotors. Go out and given them a good bedding routine to clean them off. I love Alcons, I put their cast monoblock 6 piston big brake kit on my B6 S4 Audi. I also used their rear kit too with Carbotech pads. Of all my mods, that was the best one. But the Brembos on the V are just as good.

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    I doubt highly they're warped. Pad deposits are a common thing. Some good bedding is in order...


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    Re: Brake upgrade

    My brakes have been shaking a lot. I took the car to a shop near my house and they measured them and said they were good, but when we went on a drive he verified that there was indeed shaking. The guy also seemed to think that you cant turn these rotors and suggested I replace them?( any truth to this?) Should I replace with factory rotors? I saw on D3 that they have a brembo upgrade?

    Thanks guys

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    Re: Brake upgrade

    I'd try new pads first then. If it is the rotors, you can get Centric ones shipped top your door for under $250, and they are good too! I've used them two years at tracks, and no warping or wear yet. Also, ceramic pads create little dust, and stop just great for street driving.

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    Re: Brake upgrade

    Try a few very high speed stops back to back. I'm talking like 80-20mph with really firm pedal pressure. It will likely heat up the rotors and clean any uneven deposits off the rotors. Rebed the brakes after. That procedure has cured a pulsing pedal on numerous vehicles.

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    Re: Brake upgrade

    Yeah I know the pads are ok. Ill try some 80-20 stops in a little and see how that works before buying anything.
    If it is the rotors should I stick with stock or go a different route. I drive this car like it should be driven, I defiantly don't baby it

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    Re: Brake upgrade

    Don't come to a complete stop and hold the brakes on during this re-bedding procedure.......And brake hard enough to almost get the ABS to engage....

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