: Better Brake Pads?

09-04-05, 12:02 AM
My '04 has just shy of 12,500 miles on her, and the brake pads are starting to squeal regularly. (and no, I'm not hodrodding her....much) Is it better to stick with the OEM equipment, or is there a replacement out there that doesn't kick out so much brake dust and wear so fast?

09-04-05, 12:07 AM
From the FAQ

What Brake pads will work on the V? What are the specs?

Thanks Dreamin
Some brake pad info:

Front pad FMSI number: D1001
Rear pad FMSI number: D592 Hawk
Hawk Front #: HB453.585
Hawk Rear #: HB194.570 (the Hawk catalog shows HB194.665, the "665" is the thickness of the pad. Hawk does not make a pad 0.665" thick only 0.570" thick)
<li>Hawk Compounds available: HPS, HP+, no race compounds yet
Compounds: http://www.hawkperformance.com/product_features.cfm

The HPS compound may be a good pad to try for people unhappy with the dust produced by the stock pads.

Performance Friction PFC Front #: PFC 7781
PFC Rear #: PFC 592
<li>PFC Compounds: Front pads race compound upto 97. Rear pads race compound upto 01.
Compounds: http://www.raceshopper.com/performance_friction_compounds.shtml

http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/ makes custom brake pads, so they made me the front 01 pads.

Pagid Front #: 2487
<li>Rear #: 1408 Race compounds only: http://www.pagidusa.com/pagidracing/racecharacteristics.html

Ferodo <li>Stock pad is a Ferodo, compound HP1000.

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Casting # FERODOHP10001/1
BREMBO part #: 07.7275.56 (57)
Cadillac part #: 89047725
Box packaged by ACDelco

Casting # FERODOHP10001/1
BREMBO part #: 07.7783.43
Cadillac part #: 89047744

Good news is, the front is an "off-the-shelf" Brembo caliper.

This caliper is also used on the Viper, Lotus Esprit, etc. It's Brembo caliper:
model# 20.5187.30
So pads are available right now!

FMSI no: D592
Thickness: 0.665

Rear (This is a V proprietary pad )
FMSI no: D1011
THickness: 0.785

Hawk is showing availablity: HB194

THe Hawk HP might be a good pad to try, it's not known to be dusty, but (guessing here) it's probably not as aggressive as the stock pads. The Hawk HP+ is a great street/track pad... works well on the track, probably just as dusty as stock pads.




Thanks Dreamin!

09-04-05, 08:15 AM
Question answered thanks to search (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/search.php?searchid=11638)
and the FAQ.