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Has anyone else noticed squeaking brakes when lightly applied? I've been letting them break-in a little and hoping the squeak would go away, but it's very loud and very annoying. :(
 

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My squeak quietly, so much so that at first I assumed it was the car next to me. But, not so. They do squeak, mine just a little.
 

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Mine apparently squeak a LOT. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I've completely lost my hearing in that frequency range, so I have to be told about the squek from my family.
 

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mine too, at very low speeds and light braking (pulling into the garage for example) :(
 

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Perhaps someone at Brembo can answer the question. Could be a simple 'burn-in' thing going on. Or something more serious, which I doubt. Those are pretty fine brakes.

www.brembo.com - the number in the US is 1-800-325-3994
 

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Mine do a little as well. I thought it was just a matter of glasing the pads. I don't want to mash down too hard because of the brake dust. I find it hard to just feather the brakes as it seems like all or nothing. Minor irritation though.

Rambit :)
 

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this makes me wonder :confused: only because thats why they are -DC -buying my "c" back from me and tradeing it for a srt..i had brake problems that could not be resolved..
 

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4herb2tas0tik said:
this makes me wonder :confused: only because thats why they are -DC -buying my "c" back from me and tradeing it for a srt..i had brake problems that could not be resolved..
I don't think my problems should be considered as a real problem. Apparently it's common with high performance brakes.

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thanx rambit...i feel much better now...lol...:)..but really i didnt know that about high performance brakes.
 

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Just the price of amazing brakes

Sounds minor


I'm sure that if your smart enough to buy the SRT8 youve already done this:

Burnishing the brake pads will help to reduce squeal and improve braking performance. Burnishing involves heating the pads to a high temperature to burn off the glaze on them and seat them to the rotor. This is done by driving the car to a speed of about 80 kph (50mph) and braking to a stop with firm brake force. Repeat the stop about ten times. Allow a full one-minute cooling off period in between stops to avoid overheating the brakes. Naturally, this procedure must be done in a safe and traffic free place, or you'll really p-off anyone behind you.

Metallic pads, as opposed to organic are more squeal prone

Also for those with delivered SRT8s: are the brakes equipped with anti-squeal shims?

Anti-squeal compounds of varying effectiveness are available to put on the back of the pads

No biggy tho

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Yeah, I think the squeel is actually vibrations. I gotta bed my brakes, but haven't had the time yet. :)

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I believe it's a function of high-performance brakes (as is the dust issue). My 911 is the noisiest braking car ever - and it's famous for it's "big red brakes."
 

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srt42 said:
Has anyone else noticed squeaking brakes when lightly applied? I've been letting them break-in a little and hoping the squeak would go away, but it's very loud and very annoying. :(
I meant to post my own thread on this, but forgot. YES, my brakes sqeak too. BUT guess what, today I noticed that when braking at 75+ MPH now I've got a very noticable viration from the rotors!!! :mad: Who else can confirm this?
 

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It is probably "hot spots" on the rotors that have accumulated material from the pads, usually a good bed process will take care of it, but I have been having similar issues with my Wilwood setup. I just got a new compound pad and hope it helps...

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I meant to post my own thread on this, but forgot. YES, my brakes sqeak too. BUT guess what, today I noticed that when braking at 75+ MPH now I've got a very noticable viration from the rotors!!! :mad: Who else can confirm this?
 

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mine too

My rears squeal a bit but nothing too annoying. I'll take the squeal given these Brembos stop on a dime.....proven on the LA 405 Freeway.
 

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If you're skilled enough to take the caliper and pads off, a little of this will cure what ails you.



Found at any major auto parts store.
 

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aspendog said:
It is probably "hot spots" on the rotors that have accumulated material from the pads, usually a good bed process will take care of it, but I have been having similar issues with my Wilwood setup. I just got a new compound pad and hope it helps...
Well, I just bed the brakes as suggested and they seem to be better. It sure seems like a shame to spend this kind of money for a luxury car and have the front brakes sound like the pads need to be replaced. It's a bit embarrassing. :eek:

We could have possibly caused our own problem. Right after I brought it home, my wife sprayed some rim cleaner on all the rims for the residue issue. I don't recall whether I had the squeak before that or not, but mine is quite loud. I'll give it some more time to break-in and then try some of the other suggestions.
 

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Some of the more gnarly wheel cleaners will do it. You might want to try using that same wheel cleaner then rinsing it out really really really well, then let the car sit to dry out.
As far anti-squeal paste, hit up a Benz dealer. Benz has their own anti-squeal paste and it is AWESOME.
 
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