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I got my 09 cts-v two weeks ago. I previously had an 07 cts-v. The brake pedal on the 09 requires much more effort than the 07 did. If you've had both cars, how would you compare the brakes on the two cars.

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I only have 320 miles on my 2009 but I would say that I may have press a little more firmly on the brakes. They do feel better modulated than the brakes were on my 2005. In other words, on my old car it appeared as though the brakes would progressively clamp down a bit more firmly as they heated up upon application.

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Although the brakes on the 2009 CTS-V are larger (15 in rotors, six piston calipers in front), they do appear to require more effort than the 2004-2007 series.
 

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Agreed, the only thing I can come up with is with the increased braking performance from the new brakes, they were concerned with people being launched from the car when they went to tap the breaks.

In my 06 V, it was always funny to watch someone try and stop the car for the first time... I became more than familiar with the passenger side seat belt...
 

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You might have to do the following every couple of months depending on driving style and the amount of moisture your car sees. My 05 sees mostly highway and during the moist times of the year a good couple of stops can make a difference.
Do some stops starting at 25-30 mph to just about 0. Then add 5 mph each time. This will slowly heat the brakes and uniformly putting heat in them to the point the pad material will start to stink(that means they have not been bedded) which will allow some pad material to transfer to the rotor. Cool them off with a nice long easy drive. Next morning you should feel the difference.

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If you push down on the pedal real hard, can you break your brakes? I broke my brakes once.
 

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If you push down on the pedal real hard, can you break your brakes? I broke my brakes once.
Although anything can happen the short answer is no. But like posted above you should bed in your pads. Will happen naturally over time but by following the instructions above you can get them set up faster.
 

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I am having a set of braided lines made for the my V. They should help with the softness of the peddle. You can also look for gripper brake pads. I have requested that the company make 5 sets. So if anybody wants one just shoot me a PM. I expect the price to come in at about $300 to $350 + shipping.
 

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The pedal does require a bit more force than the 04, and seems less grabby initially. But the overall performance is far superior to the 04. There's a back road around here with 3 white arrow spaced several car length apart...I the old V I could slam on the brakes going 60mph at one arrow and stop by the next, with a bit of ABS. The new V stops about 10 feet short of that with no ABS..

I liked the "grabbiness" of the old V, but the new one stops a lot faster and like others have said seems easier to modulate.
 

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My 2005 CTS-V's brakes were more "grabby," but could the 400 pounds increase in weight of the 2009 V have something to do with it, despite a bigger brake package in the 2009 V?
 
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