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    Quick brake pad question.

    A while back, I upgraded the front brakes on my Seville. The calipers are the same dual piston ones that the DTS uses. I used EBC RedStuff pads and their Ultimax slotted rotors, which I also had before the upgrade. The pads that fit the stock calipers had the channel in them for the pad wear indicators, the new pads for the dual piston calipers do not. Does the DTS just not have that feature, or does EBC just not cut the groove.

    It really doesn't bother me, and I'm enjoying the upgrade, but I was just curious.

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    Re: Quick brake pad question.

    Don't know about the DTS Redstuff pads - but curiously, when I did the change to EBC on the STS, the rear pads were not cut for sensors. Doesn't matter to me - I check visually every couple of months. I just wire-tied the rear sensor/harnesses out of the way of any suspension moving parts.

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    Re: Quick brake pad question.

    So, it does not have the groove and what about the metal 'wear indicator' tangs that sound off??

    Point of Interest:
    Once you have replaced the pads & rotors and topped off or changed the fluid--> (recommended)
    There should be no more 'topping off' of fluid.
    The reason is - as the pads wear, the fluid will get lower in the reservoir until the indicator light comes On.
    It is designed as such to indicate that the pads & rotors need to be checked and/or replaced at that point in time.
    This applies to most all modern cars.

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    I just put on Wagner Rotors and Wagner Thermo quiet ceramic brake pads. I noticed a big difference in stopping power.

    Anybody use Wagner products for brakes and rotors?

    Or the EBC's that much better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409
    Don't know about the DTS Redstuff pads - but curiously, when I did the change to EBC on the STS, the rear pads were not cut for sensors.
    All of my EBC pads were cut for the sensors. EBC had just started doing it for the rear pad part number before I ordered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjwhite721
    Or the EBC's that much better?
    The EBC RedStuff pads are a street performance pad, and are excellent. Wagner replacements are a stock replacement.

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    So the question remains... Does the DTS have an electronic brake wear indication system?

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    Re: Quick brake pad question.

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    [/COLOR]So the question remains... Does the DTS have an electronic brake wear indication system?
    Nope. Only the mechanical wear sensor.

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    Re: Quick brake pad question.

    I upgraded my fronts to the Powerstop Z26 Extreme pads and rotors, and they're awesome. Car stops WAAAAYYYY better than it did.

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