Notices
Cayenne 955-957 2003-2010 Series I
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Feel the hate. Bosch quietcast pads are braking my heart.

 
Old 02-16-2016, 03:17 PM
  #31  
endless_corners
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
endless_corners's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Davis - Cali
Posts: 2,296
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

No I guess not. I have never done it and haven't priced it and these meyle Chinese rotors aren't great. So if it was going to cost a lot I would rather just buy good rotors. Know what I mean? I also assumed it was more labor time to remove and reinstall each rotor or are they resurfaced in place?
endless_corners is offline  
Old 02-16-2016, 03:20 PM
  #32  
Dan87951
Super User
 
Dan87951's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Lansing Michigan
Posts: 6,424
Received 9 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by endless_corners View Post
No I guess not. I have never done it and haven't priced it and these meyle Chinese rotors aren't great. So if it was going to cost a lot I would rather just buy good rotors. Know what I mean? I also assumed it was more labor time to remove and reinstall each rotor or are they resurfaced in place?
Depends on the machine they have if they can resurface while still on the car. Not many places resurfaces anymore because of how cheap rotors have gotten. If you do not replace the rotors or resurface them you will not get 100% out of the new pads you bought.
Dan87951 is offline  
Old 02-16-2016, 05:20 PM
  #33  
stronbl
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SF Bay Area & Houston, TX
Posts: 1,017
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by endless_corners View Post
No I guess not. I have never done it and haven't priced it and these meyle Chinese rotors aren't great. So if it was going to cost a lot I would rather just buy good rotors. Know what I mean? I also assumed it was more labor time to remove and reinstall each rotor or are they resurfaced in place?
New rotors definitely cost more than resurfacing old rotors, but if you have cheap Chinese rotors, then I'd probably spend the time and money and get OEM or better replacement rotors (OEM's are fine for my usage and needs). To me and as others have said, it is a safety item so best not to cheap it out too much.
stronbl is offline  
Old 02-16-2016, 05:53 PM
  #34  
endless_corners
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
endless_corners's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Davis - Cali
Posts: 2,296
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I know I'm just going to have to wait until I can redo the whole enchilada properly.
endless_corners is offline  
Old 02-17-2016, 04:01 AM
  #35  
JAGMAN1
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 594
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

I would absolutely not resurface the rotors. Put on new pads and call it good. It will not significantly impact pad life.

The only negative is that the bedding process may take a bit longer as the high spots on the rotor wear into the pad to achieve 100% contact.

Resurfacing will risk making them out of true, if the operator or machine is out of calibration.

Following this advice will also spare you replacing the bolts, since you won't have to remove the caliper to change the rotor.
JAGMAN1 is offline  
Old 02-18-2016, 01:18 PM
  #36  
Dilberto
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Dilberto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Palm Desert, California
Posts: 2,386
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

VERY happy with Hawk HPS: quiet, way less dust and about 90% stopping bite of dusty, fast-wearing Brembo/Textar/Pagid pads....
Dilberto is offline  
Old 03-26-2016, 05:04 PM
  #37  
Torre
User
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Estonia
Posts: 266
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Does anyone have experience with Ferodo pads? I got a good deal on them. I don't know what I currently have but they are super linear and you almost have to stand on the pedal for the car to stop.
Torre is offline  
Old 03-27-2016, 09:30 AM
  #38  
JFR-
User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 56
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

On my '06 S, I found the OEM set up prone to fade when braking hard corner to corner or above 100mph. I replaced with EBC yellow pads and Stoptech slotted rotors.

I haven't really tested the new set up under the same conditions I experienced fade with the OEM set up, but under normal conditions they have performed 100% identical to OEM in all regards. No squeeling, good cold performance, same dust, and a few normal hard stops have been on a dime (although again, no super high temp testing done to date).
JFR- is offline  
Old 03-27-2016, 12:50 PM
  #39  
deilenberger
Moderator
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Spring Lake, NJ, US of A
Posts: 6,753
Received 28 Likes on 20 Posts
Default

One point on brake pads - almost anything you used/installed more then a year ago - is NLA. The EPA has removed copper from brake pads. Copper used to be a primary component in many pads (like all sintered pads..) New pads - my mechanic friend told me - use a high proportion of walnut shells. You might still find some copper bearing pads in "race" formulations, but the every day use pads have changed. What you knew is no longer what's available.

Some info: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/betterbrakes.html

And a google - https://www.google.com/search?q=copp...e+pads&ie=&oe= will turn up even more..
deilenberger is offline  
Old 03-27-2016, 01:49 PM
  #40  
MJG911
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
MJG911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Loganville (Atlanta) GA
Posts: 1,519
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

I've got a set of brand new oem takeoff pads from my 2016 CD I would sell for 300 plus shipping if anyone is interested.
MJG911 is offline  
Old 03-27-2016, 02:55 PM
  #41  
IslandS52
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 591
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I installed Bosch Quietcast on my Cayenne S prior to sale. I bedded them correctly and while they didn't have a good cold bite, for a street commuter they weren't that bad for me. Made in China though and I would not buy them again.

I love OEM pads but they dust like crazy.

I have EBC Red on my E55 and they are ok but I don't like the feel, I have a set of Pagids in the shelf that I am going to install in their place.
IslandS52 is offline  
Old 03-28-2016, 09:48 PM
  #42  
endless_corners
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
endless_corners's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Davis - Cali
Posts: 2,296
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I've figured out the main thing I hate about them. And hey maybe the shop I used botched the brake bleed. But in a panic stop they just dont bite. It takes way longer to stop abuptly. If a cat or kid jumps out the pedal feels really stiff and I have to press so hard to get anything to happen. Feels all pillowy and takes longer. For regular driving where quick deceleration isnt required they are fine.
endless_corners is offline  
Old 03-28-2016, 10:11 PM
  #43  
MJG911
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
MJG911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Loganville (Atlanta) GA
Posts: 1,519
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by endless_corners View Post
I've figured out the main thing I hate about them. And hey maybe the shop I used botched the brake bleed. But in a panic stop they just dont bite. It takes way longer to stop abuptly. If a cat or kid jumps out the pedal feels really stiff and I have to press so hard to get anything to happen. Feels all pillowy and takes longer. For regular driving where quick deceleration isnt required they are fine.
if they did a fluid flush and had to do a bleed, than they probably do have air in them. If you pump them repeatedly quickly, does it get firmer? If so, more than likely air in the system. Their are bleeders on both sides of the calipers, and some people dont realize that both sides have to be bled.
MJG911 is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Feel the hate. Bosch quietcast pads are braking my heart.


Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: