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did you put caliper grease on the pads? I would of just went to Napa and got pads never had a problem with Napa parts. Autozone, Advance Etc FTL
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Instructions for bedding in your brakes

answered my own question on how to do it lol

sounds fun! :D
i might do it tomorrow morning to see if that works. since that is the easiest and most fun way of doing it.

just need to find a place to do it where people wont think im crazy lol
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is that serious??? seems like it would do more harm than good
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no i doubt that applies to my brake pads lol

i wish

i think i might try and get them turned tomorrow, see what that does..
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Did you lube up all contact points?
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while at it, replace or service the wheel bearings as well.
at around $200 a pop for the wheel bearing assembly, i dont suggest replacing them if theyre not bad. as far as pads, i have the hawke LT ferrocarbon pads and they are awsome, low dust absolutly quiet and stop on a dime. 1000X better than stock. oh yeah it tells you how to bed the pads in the instructions. make sure and do it, its an important step that many people skip and will cuase issues later on.
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Did you lube up all contact points?
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at around $200 a pop for the wheel bearing assembly, i dont suggest replacing them if theyre not bad. as far as pads, i have the hawke LT ferrocarbon pads and they are awsome, low dust absolutly quiet and stop on a dime. 1000X better than stock. oh yeah it tells you how to bed the pads in the instructions. make sure and do it, its an important step that many people skip and will cuase issues later on.
awesome good to hear. i want to buy them, but im moving in a week. so i dont want to buy them, then have them come to this address. we still have the house, but i'd rather not have to make the trip back to this house to get them. so im going to wait until i move to order them.
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OEM Brake pads are made of softer material unless they've been upgraded when purchasing the vehicle brand new. Most expensive pads are made of harder material and squeaks when rotors are hot. If you haven't already done so, have the rotors turned, or purchase the rotors and pads (as a set), while at it, replace or service the wheel bearings as well.


I got the 2nd best pads Autozone offered and just did the pad swap and roughed the pads up with sand paper (and of course cleaned the rotors) and I have not had a problem. I hated changing the rotors when the cheapie pad cracked and the rivetds dug into the passenger side rotor. PITA
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