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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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just changed my brakes and rotors today using the DIY. I put on hawk performance pads and EBC slotted rotors. Everything went well I think, looking back I don't remember anything being weird... Just want to check - is it typical to hear my new brakes wearing in? i can hear the pads on the rotors pretty easily... i wouldn't say it's loud though. should i expect that sound to go away, or stick around for a while? it's okay that it's there, just making sure it's not indicating a mistake.

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very nice man! post pics of what they look like, imma eventually get the EBC
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I've noticed that they are a little noisy till the rotor and pads get a nice smooth surface on them.
Also it will stop better once broken in then it does at first.
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ive read somewhere taht you should do a couple of quick stops at first to break them in?
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i'll work on pics... they don't look great though, i mean they're black which is pretty sweet... but once the get worn in they will be silver.... as the paint wears off. i did paint my calipers though, black is much better than crappy metal.

and i'm pretty sure this sound is normal... i hope.

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Normal driving until you get them broken in for slotted rotors, at least that waht the warranty paperwork said for my EBC's



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How much did that set up run you?

2006 LS coupe, tint, 18'' DR9 wheels, Eibach Sportlines, 12'' rockford sub w/600w rockford comp amp, alarm and so much more to come.
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Turns out the noise was because I forgot to tighten my lug nuts =X i tightened them after i drove around the neighborhood, though.... and went for a 30 minute drive, no noise, very smooth braking.

It was $256 shipped I think.

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so how much of an upgrade in stopping you feel?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 07:59 PM
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there will always be noise in new breaks
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