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Old 02-03-17, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by DJWLDW View Post
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I know you baby your LS as I do but I would bet that you are a hard stop or two away from warping those babies faster than I lost hair after turning 21, which was amazingly fast.
You might be right my friend. I am concerned about that also.

However, I do still happen to have a full head of hair, at 45!

The other day, I stomped the brakes (momentarily) hard enough to have the belt pre-tensioners activate, as well as the brake over-brake system activate. I forget what the system is called, but if you push the brakes quickly enough, and far enough, this system adds additional power to the brakes. I was impressed with the quickness of this system. I felt like I was getting a big ole bear hug from the seat belt. No side affects.


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Old 02-03-17, 03:28 PM
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Typo. Should have read "Mine are on the way!"
Excellent! So what did you decide on? Are you ordering through Rock Auto?
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Old 02-03-17, 04:26 PM
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Same as you, centric premium rotors and posi quiet pads, ordered from Rock Auto!
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Old 02-03-17, 05:39 PM
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Same as you, centric premium rotors and posi quiet pads, ordered from Rock Auto!
Well done. Are you doing it yourself?
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Old 02-03-17, 06:31 PM
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No, not me lol. My mechanic is going to do it next week when I put it in for the 30k.
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No, not me lol. My mechanic is going to do it next week when I put it in for the 30k.
Roger that. I look forward toy your thoughts afterwards.
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Old 02-04-17, 02:40 PM
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Came in the mail today, so I should be able to have it all done on Monday.

My rotors are a different configuration than yours, so clearly a change in the brakes was made between generations of the 460. Mine also has brake cooling channels that come through the fender liner also that I know weren't there in the older cars. Will post a picture (they're heavy!)

So clearly they have tried to design around keeping the brakes cooler understanding theres an issue, since my brakes were horribly warped at 20k miles I would say they failed LOL
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Originally Posted by SW15LS View Post
Came in the mail today, so I should be able to have it all done on Monday.

My rotors are a different configuration than yours, so clearly a change in the brakes was made between generations of the 460. Mine also has brake cooling channels that come through the fender liner also that I know weren't there in the older cars. Will post a picture (they're heavy!)

So clearly they have tried to design around keeping the brakes cooler understanding theres an issue, since my brakes were horribly warped at 20k miles I would say they failed LOL
Brake cooling? I did not know this! I knew the brake config was different, but not the ducts.
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Yeah I noticed it when I was considering installing my new headlight bulbs myself, there are ducts that flow through from the bumper.
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Old 02-06-17, 07:39 PM
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Picked the LS up today from the 30k service and the brake replacement. Wow what a difference! Its incredible, even my mechanic was surprised what an impact they made.

We'll see how it goes as time goes by, but I'm a happy camper. As happy a camper as a guy who just dropped $1,000 on a car thats not even 2 years old can be LOL. (30k service, brakes, installing my new HL bulbs)
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Ya gotta love the LS

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Yep, I rented a Ford Expedition (all they had) for the day while it was in. Getting back in the LS was wonderful lol
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During what year did the brakes change? TSIB/VIN cutoff?
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Glad you like "em. I do too, so buttery smooth when braking. An amazing difference. If they continue to perform this well, I will continue to use Centric on other cars.
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Originally Posted by roadfrog
Glad you like "em. I do too, so buttery smooth when braking. An amazing difference. If they continue to perform this well, I will continue to use Centric on other cars.
My mechanic says those are the rotors he orders when he does cars. Wish I'd known that I would have just let him order them! Did save a little money doing it myself though.

The rotors changed in 2013.
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