which rotors and brakes should I get? - Page 2
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 24 of 24
Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, which rotors and brakes should I get? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; For every site you find that says they don't warp, there is one that says they do. http://www.r1concepts.com/blog/are-y...ing-or-warped/ Cast iron ...
  1. #16
    Caddy-EaRL's Avatar
    Caddy-EaRL is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2000 Deville DTS 184,000 miles, 91 chevy truck 380,000 miles
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Ky
    Age
    48
    Posts
    358
    For every site you find that says they don't warp, there is one that says they do.

    http://www.r1concepts.com/blog/are-y...ing-or-warped/

    Cast iron skillets warp, cast iron cylinder heads warp. Cast iron rotors warp. Like I said before, go ahead and keep telling people they don't warp, and I'll keep fixing the ones that are.

  2. #17
    Douglas Rome is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2011 CTS-4 3.0 Base sedan black/black
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Elburn IL
    Age
    68
    Posts
    231

    Re: which rotors and brakes should I get?

    Earl, you can't change anyone's mind you may as well caulk it up. I'm a
    backyard mechanic and have done many brake jobs on my personal cars
    over the years. I must say it got a whole lot easier since the advent of disc
    brakes. What I do is only replace the rotors if they are causing vibes or
    they are scored bad. I don't turn them either, just replace the pads. One time
    I tried expensive pads, if I remember EBC's, what a mistake, not only did they
    cost too much but they were terrible dusting and wore out faster and a total
    waste of time and money. I'm not a race car driver, just an average old man
    putzer, don't need anything but OEM, they last longest and stay cleanest and
    make less noise. That's why these engineers make the big bucks. thanks, douglas

  3. #18
    Submariner409's Avatar
    Submariner409 is offline If it won't run, stick on fender vents
    Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS/65500mi, 2004 Ford F150 SuperCab4x4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MD Eastern Shore - Kent Island
    Age
    75
    Posts
    45,966

    Re: which rotors and brakes should I get?

    Curious - I use EBC slotted rotors and Redstuff ceramic pads and have excellent braking with NO dust. 2 years now and the pads are hardly worn. Pictures in my albums. (I gotcha by 6 years)

  4. #19
    Caddy-EaRL's Avatar
    Caddy-EaRL is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2000 Deville DTS 184,000 miles, 91 chevy truck 380,000 miles
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Ky
    Age
    48
    Posts
    358
    Next time I need pads ima try out the redstuff. I have akebono's for two years now and they are still about 70% left. No dust at all, seems to stop about like ac delco's. Sub, what kind of difference to you feel with the slotted rotors?

  5. #20
    Submariner409's Avatar
    Submariner409 is offline If it won't run, stick on fender vents
    Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS/65500mi, 2004 Ford F150 SuperCab4x4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MD Eastern Shore - Kent Island
    Age
    75
    Posts
    45,966

    Re: which rotors and brakes should I get?

    Hard one, Earl ............ I went straight from the stock GM rotors/pads to the EBC Black Dash Ultimax (whew!!!) slotted rotors and Redstuff pads. After a wild day of breakin 2 years ago, they're great brakes.

    The reason I did the change was speed-related: I run the car occasionally on public days at Dover raceway and an old airport road (farm border) over in east MD. At the airport you run out of pavement and have to make a hard right turn at 6,000 feet - just over a mile. The stock brakes would literally disappear by the time you dropped from 130+ to ~40 - one time ! With the slotted rotors (and I think it's not just the slots - the ventilation vanes are better) - I still have plenty of brake on the side road. At Dover, two pretty severe slowdowns from 100+ would make the stock brakes "slippery" - no such sensation with the slotted rotors - same reasoning as above.

    Coming down from speed you can hear the slots - a kind of low-pitched background 'whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......', but it's not loud.

    Best part: The braking action is glass-smooth............... and essentially zero dust (after breakin).

  6. #21
    Caddy-EaRL's Avatar
    Caddy-EaRL is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2000 Deville DTS 184,000 miles, 91 chevy truck 380,000 miles
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Ky
    Age
    48
    Posts
    358
    Hmmm interesting, thanks for the info.

  7. #22
    CTSCHICK's Avatar
    CTSCHICK is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS 2.0 Rwd Performance Radiant Silver
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,953

    Re: which rotors and brakes should I get?

    Got a set of EBC Ultimax rotors and red stuff pad's coming for my CTS same setup I used on my last car with no issue's

  8. #23
    Submariner409's Avatar
    Submariner409 is offline If it won't run, stick on fender vents
    Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS/65500mi, 2004 Ford F150 SuperCab4x4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MD Eastern Shore - Kent Island
    Age
    75
    Posts
    45,966

    Re: which rotors and brakes should I get?

    For those that DO go with EBC pads and rotors ........... The pads come with a smear of EBC's "Brake-In" compound on the face of the material. It's a hard, slightly abrasive coating that wears away quickly and smoothes the rotors as well as assures there aren't and pad resin deposits left from old pads or, in the case of the Ultimax rotors, the black zinc coating is polished off the braking surfaces. During the break-in period these pads can be scary - the noise and vibration may be just awful for the first few hard stops. Follow the recommended break-in procedure - I did mine in one afternoon, worried a lot, and am now a happy camper; someone who is not used to working with high performance brakes may well have second thoughts and be scared, especially if the break-in has to occur in a city driving environment.

  9. #24
    CTSCHICK's Avatar
    CTSCHICK is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS 2.0 Rwd Performance Radiant Silver
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,953

    Re: which rotors and brakes should I get?

    The paper work that comes with the EBC's does state most of that

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting