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Old 06-05-18, 08:51 PM
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Does it look like Iím due for rotors and pads? They only squeal when stopping from slow speeds.


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Your pads are fine because theyre not even down to the wear indicator. Hard to tell with the rotors.
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My brakes also make noise when coming to a stop. Seems to be a common ISF thing
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Yep, brake squeal is common for the OEM pads on this car. I switched to the Bosch QuietCast pads as recommended by other users on the forum and they have been great so far... no squeal at all and I didn't notice any differences in street driving performance. They are relatively cheap too... unlike some of the other recommended options.
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Rotors are getting thin. If it were mine, I run it until the pads are touching the lip at the top, then replace both rotors and pads. If you think they're squeaky now, just wait until the backing plate starts touching the outer lip on the disc - AMHIK!

Oh, yes, I have run rotors well below "minimum" thickness without fear. There is a very large safety margin in braking systems.
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Old 06-05-18, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by lobuxracer View Post
Rotors are getting thin. If it were mine, I run it until the pads are touching the lip at the top, then replace both rotors and pads. If you think they're squeaky now, just wait until the backing plate starts touching the outer lip on the disc - AMHIK!

Oh, yes, I have run rotors well below "minimum" thickness without fear. There is a very large safety margin in braking systems.
Thanks again Lobux. Yeah I was a little concerned especially with my tire fiasco....have you seen how the tire wrapped around my brake line on my thread? That was scary.
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Originally Posted by lobuxracer View Post
Rotors are getting thin. If it were mine, I run it until the pads are touching the lip at the top, then replace both rotors and pads. If you think they're squeaky now, just wait until the backing plate starts touching the outer lip on the disc - AMHIK!

Oh, yes, I have run rotors well below "minimum" thickness without fear. There is a very large safety margin in braking systems.
Hi lobuxracer, How can you tell the rotors are getting thin ? without measure the rotor thickness. I think the brake pad wear indicator is the metal clip that showed on the brake pad edge ?
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I bet he is basing it on the lip overhang at edge of rotor...I think that shows the original thickness before pads wore it away.
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I bet he is basing it on the lip overhang at edge of rotor...I think that shows the original thickness before pads wore it away.
Exactly. I've burned through enough of these rotors to have a pretty good idea when they're near EoL.
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