Cadillac V-Sport General Discussion Discussion, Your feedback on performance brake pads in Cadillac CTS V-Sport; Vsport owners -
Can you comment on the extra dust and noise that your optional performance brake pads generate?
I actually didn't know that I had the performance pads installed on my vehicle, I never saw the vehicle or sticker before I picked it up. I felt like my brakes were making way too much noise, happened to look at the sticker in the glove box and noticed that the performance pads were installed on the vehicle.
Brake dust is noticeable on the front, but I think that's to be expected on anything with high performance calipers on the front of the vehicle.
I can only respond to how they were on my Corvettes. You could see brake dust after 10 miles and they didn't last more than 25,000 miles, plus they wore out the rotors just as fast. That is why I didn't specify them on my order. Unless you are going to track the car regularly, to me they are a pain with no real benefit.