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Old 04-23-2014, 11:38 AM
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Fyi, you can probably do just pads and sensors...........not rotors everytime. I am about on my third set of pads rotors and hardware but same rotors.

Living in Austin, my 4 yr avg mph is 14 in city and 17 on highway......and about 12k miles a year. 4 yr average
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cordsig79 View Post
Fyi, you can probably do just pads and sensors...........not rotors everytime. I am about on my third set of pads rotors and hardware but same rotors.

Living in Austin, my 4 yr avg mph is 14 in city and 17 on highway......and about 12k miles a year. 4 yr average
I hope I never get stuck driving behind you!!
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:35 AM
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Don't mean to thread crap, but if you need new brakes on the cheap, check out my review on powerstop brakes
https://rennlist.com/forums/porsche-...ayenne-v6.html

Very good ceramics for the price and great daily drivers
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 993BillW View Post
I hope I never get stuck driving behind you!!
Its not me, its' Austin. The city is built like Boston.......no perpendicular roads anywhere. The city is only willing to build internal infrastructure and burb based rail lines that still take 1 hours to commute to and fro into the city.

Needless to say, the only fast car you should invest in while being an Austin resident is a track car. There is never a time to utilize a fast car in the city, unless driving the hill country.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gtmaster303 View Post
Don't mean to thread crap, but if you need new brakes on the cheap, check out my review on powerstop brakes
https://rennlist.com/forums/porsche-...ayenne-v6.html

Very good ceramics for the price and great daily drivers
How have they held up?
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by gtmaster303 View Post
Don't mean to thread crap, but if you need new brakes on the cheap, check out my review on powerstop brakes
https://rennlist.com/forums/porsche-...ayenne-v6.html

Very good ceramics for the price and great daily drivers
Double post.... Keep scrolling
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 3.2 Targa View Post
Double post.... Keep scrolling
Sorry, I didn't even realize. So many brake threads I thought this was a new one
Not on this forum much, as you can tell...
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:16 PM
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Just got the parts for my 957 brake replacement. Opted for Brembo rotors and Textar pads, ATE sensors. Will let you guys know how they are once replaced.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:20 PM
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Any comments how your brakes been so far? Not the best parts to be honest pal.

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I just placed my order for a complete front and rear brake job on my 2008 Cayenne GTS. I got EVERYTHING from Amazon, even though it took a full day of searching for part numbers. Here is a list of everything I bought at the price at time of purchase:



The grand total including shipping (Prime membership pays for itself in one order! LOL) was $610.76 Of course, that total includes the triple square tool set. I also ordered the spring tool from trakjunq. The brake workshop light just came on yesterday. I'll get to work as soon everything arrives. The hardware kits are shipping from CA to SC, so it will probably be next week before I am able to begin.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 4x4 View Post
Any comments how your brakes been so far? Not the best parts to be honest pal.
I got called out of town for work before the hardware kits arrived, so the parts are on standby in the garage until I get back in a week or two. What would you have used instead? I found searching for the correct part numbers for the pads and rotors to be a huge pain and making sure everything was the proper size (350mm front left/front right and 330mm rear).

This is our family wagon more likely to tow a trailer than see a race course, so you know...the brakes are every bit as important either way.
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What is a good way to remove baked-on brake dust, from the calipers?
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:05 PM
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What is a good way to remove baked-on brake dust, from the calipers?
A good and patient cleaning. Careful what you use or you might mess up the finish on the calipers.
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:16 PM
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A good and patient cleaning. Careful what you use or you might mess up the finish on the calipers.
I realize that. What solvents and methods are recommended?
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:29 PM
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I realize that. What solvents and methods are recommended?
I only use water, a good auto washing soap, a toothbrush (hard bristle) and good old cotton terry cloths. I'm sure this comment will draw flak but - I believe if you use harsh cleaners containing solvents you risk damaging the calipers and pads (shorten the life of the pad).
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:12 AM
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Any comments how your brakes been so far? Not the best parts to be honest pal.
You are correct. The Hawk pads are absolute crap. There is very little brake dust and no squealing, but they don't grip nearly as well as the factory compound. I even followed the bedding in procedure. I believe at this point it would be worth the $200 it would cost me to swap out for a full set of Pagid pads.
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