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    Brakes Squeaking @ 7000mls

    Is this normal, or am I just driving this thing too hard?

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    Re: Brakes Squeaking @ 7000mls

    how have you been driving?

    it's not unusual to cook a set of street pads with a session at the track.


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    Re: Brakes Squeaking @ 7000mls

    Quote Originally Posted by josefelipe View Post
    Is this normal, or am I just driving this thing too hard?
    Do you have the Brembos? Just brake harder - it will clear itself.

    Disclaimer - this is no joke. Same thing happened on my Porsche with OEM brakes. Mechanic inspected the brakes and said that they were fine, but that the squeaking was caused by being too soft on the brakes for a longer period. I changed my braking pattern, and never had a problem again.

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    Re: Brakes Squeaking @ 7000mls

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_skies View Post
    Same thing happened on my Porsche with OEM brakes. Mechanic inspected the brakes and said that they were fine, but that the squeaking was caused by being too soft on the brakes for a longer period. I changed my braking pattern, and never had a problem again.
    That was my best guess but didn't want to be the 1st to say it.

    OP, search for brake break-in procedures (Baer used to have a good one) and follow it for rotors and pads even if they aren't new. Its a good way to get them back to best working order.

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    Yes, they are the Brembos. Also, I'm in L.A., so there's a good deal of stop and go. So get on them harder huh?

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    Re: Brakes Squeaking @ 7000mls

    Quote Originally Posted by josefelipe View Post
    Yes, they are the Brembos. Also, I'm in L.A., so there's a good deal of stop and go. So get on them harder huh?
    That's not likely to fix the problem but could keep it from happening again.

    If you didn't do it yet, you should season your rotors. Here is a good method: http://www.baer.com/tech-center/season-your-rotors

    Then you should re-bed the pads. Here is a good method: http://www.baer.com/tech-center/how-to-bed-your-pads
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