: Brake Job



kasimmy
08-04-09, 06:45 PM
I'm ordering new brakes and rotors for my STS-V, does anyone have any info or photos on the job. I've never done a brake job on a car with brembos, and I'm not sure how the pads rotors and calipers come off. What tools are needed, and what I need to do to make sure they won't make noise.

LITTLEELVISDAN
08-04-09, 10:56 PM
havent done rotors yet but pads are standard drop through top of caliper. easy peasy

leija_01
08-05-09, 01:04 AM
just did the rears today... probably took about 45 mins total. :)

CIWS
08-05-09, 09:38 AM
Did y'all use OEM pads or another aftermarket brand ?

leija_01
08-05-09, 01:30 PM
I went aftermarket... worked fine. once it's time for new rotors, I will be swapping to Hawk Pads.

LITTLEELVISDAN
08-05-09, 11:46 PM
Hawk pads.

bobs-sts-v
08-06-09, 10:45 AM
Hawk pads - no more squeal or brake dust.

dhemrick
08-06-09, 01:21 PM
Hawk pads - no more squeal or brake dust.

:yeah:

CIWS
08-06-09, 05:09 PM
It looks like most of us have switched to the Hawks now. :)

nlharter
08-06-09, 05:28 PM
I will switch when needed. GM should really change the pads on the stock cars. The brake dust is ridiculus. The wheels get dirtier than the black car.

jwall09
10-17-09, 10:10 PM
To use Hawk pads, do you have to change the brakes or rotors also? Or will they work with our stock setup?

CIWS
10-18-09, 09:13 AM
Hawk works with the stock setup.

PGA2B
10-18-09, 05:07 PM
What are the part numbers for front and rear?

ssstealth
10-18-09, 05:25 PM
The Brembos are by far the easiest brakes I have ever owned for service. You can bleed them with the wheels on and change pads in just a few minutes.

CIWS
10-18-09, 08:10 PM
What are the part numbers for front and rear?


Check with Luke at Lindsay, he sells them.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/member.php?u=42842

PGA2B
10-18-09, 09:15 PM
Did you guys use the HPS or Ceramic Hawk Pads?

Heath
10-19-09, 10:14 AM
Im about to get some and was wondering the same thing. Tire Rack sells them, I just dont know whether or not to get the ceramics.

thefred
10-19-09, 11:22 AM
:yeah:
:yeah:Its amazing how much brake dust there was with the OEMs and how little there is now. I did not install the ceramics. Just buy them from Luke at Lindsay and you'll have no problems.

bobs-sts-v
10-19-09, 12:14 PM
Did you guys use the HPS or Ceramic Hawk Pads?

I went with the HPS pads and upgraded the front rotors at the same time. I supplied the parts and the dealorship installed them. No problems, and I couldn't be happier with the results.

Bob

jwall09
10-19-09, 08:06 PM
I went with the HPS pads and upgraded the front rotors at the same time. I supplied the parts and the dealorship installed them. No problems, and I couldn't be happier with the results.

Bob

Where did you get yours Bob?

silverws6ta
10-19-09, 09:30 PM
I went with the HPS pads and upgraded the front rotors at the same time. I supplied the parts and the dealorship installed them. No problems, and I couldn't be happier with the results.

Bob

I like those with the slots; I picked these up for a deal from a GM Accessories supplier; very happy with them (They are Brembo manufactured and for sale through GM)

http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk366/silverws6ta/IMG00218-20081212-1030.jpg

http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk366/silverws6ta/IMG00220-20081212-1051.jpg

http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk366/silverws6ta/IMG00221-20081212-1133-1.jpg

http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk366/silverws6ta/IMG00225-20081212-1351.jpg

PGA2B
10-19-09, 09:53 PM
Just buy them from Luke at Lindsay and you'll have no problems.
I also sell them on my website StreetSideAuto.com:shhh:-I'm the General Manager

jedhead
10-20-09, 03:35 AM
Keep a close eye on those cross drilled rotors. The rotors tend to start having radius cracks around the holes.

Bob

bobs-sts-v
10-20-09, 11:27 AM
Where did you get yours Bob?

I got the pads from TireRack.com and the rotors via the dealer (GM performance rotors) because he gave me a nice discount (10% off list and no shipping charges), so they came out the same as ordering from Brembo or any other parts supply. Worked out great for me, as they installed the pads I supplied at the standard labor rate for the brake job. One dealer wouldn't do it at all, and another was going to charge me for the GM pads even though he wasn't installing them. "Flat rate for a brake job." No thanks. Naperville Cadillac has been aces so far with all the work they have done. Helps to get to know the staff and the general manager, I guess. That, and my neighbor who builds and races cars, so I normally go in knowing what I am talking about ahead of time, so they have never tried to BS me in any way.

Bob