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I know the TSB stated no action should be taken until after dec 15 but anyone check if these new pads are available any earlier ?

thanks in advance... :wave:

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The dealer in Glendale (Los Angeles) ordered mine a few weeks back (he was told that they were available). I have been planning to call him soon for an update.
 

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I'm waiting for my service department to notify me as well. They don't have any estimated delivery info. My service advisor is at SEMA now, so I will check next week when I drop it off for the idle issue.

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well i dont know where i read it "but" is it true that the new pads will not stop you as quick?.because of the way there made?..if i remember it was a loss of more then 10'...anyone else have anything on this?
 

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stopping distances

4herb2tas0tik said:
well i dont know where i read it "but" is it true that the new pads will not stop you as quick?.because of the way there made?..if i remember it was a loss of more then 10'...anyone else have anything on this?

if they are ceramics they will have slightly longer distances... you have to give up something. remember that this was an incredible stopping car in testing by the mags.

great thing about ceramics is no dust and no rotor wear!
 

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I don't see why that should be true, as long as they are strong enough that they could lock the wheels if there were no ABS, and as long as they still have good initial bite and don't have horrible fade, I don't see why a single stop should take any longer.
 

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I don't see why that should be true, as long as they are strong enough that they could lock the wheels if there were no ABS, and as long as they still have good initial bite and don't have horrible fade, I don't see why a single stop should take any longer.
you have to trade something. coefficient of friction is not as good perhaps? They truly are a great street pad for most cars and don't rip into your rotors like semi-metallics and blends do. But it is a fact that changing pad compounds changes stopping distances, all else being equal.

Ask Dave Zeckhausen at Stoptech. He's the expert.

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But I mean, the stock brakes can easily lock em up right? So couldn't they have less of a coefficient of drag, but still have enough that the tires are a limiting factor? Another person at Stoptech (I didn't even think DavidZ was at stoptech, I thought he had his own place and worked with stoptech, but I guess I was wrong) told me that I would see very little single stop braking distance variation between any decent pad and rotor and that as long as the tires lock or ABS gets activated it's the tires that are the limiting factor (this was about another car though, not the 300).
 

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4herb2tas0tik said:
well i dont know where i read it "but" is it true that the new pads will not stop you as quick?.because of the way there made?..if i remember it was a loss of more then 10'...anyone else have anything on this?
Hey herbs!
I think you're referring to this post in which 300C_AWD made that statement about reduced stopping distance, but further on in the thread (#26) admitted it was a joke. Now I could be wrong, but I don’t believe any definitive “reduced stopping” distance has been substantiated. Hope this helps. :)
 

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Waiting for my Brake Pad's to come in!

WestcoastSRT8 said:
I know the TSB stated no action should be taken until after dec 15 but anyone check if these new pads are available any earlier ?

thanks in advance... :wave:

WC
Went to the Dealer on Monday 10/31/05 for the TSB on the squealing brakes,they have all 4 rotor's in stock and waiting for the new pad's to come in by nextweek sometime!,I'll hold my breath! :gives:
 

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Is there a number that I can give my dealer to look up this TSB? He can't find anything on brake noise. Cecil...............
The brake squeal TSB is #05-005-05. For future reference, give your dealer this link:

http://www.300cforums.com/forums/pr...sbs-issued-2005-2006-lx-models.html#post55174

He can then look through the list, find the number, and then pull it up on his system. Alternatively, he can enter your VIN and instantly pull up a list of all TSB's that are related to your vehicle.
 

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My pads just came in, will post next week after they are on.
 

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My pads just came in, will post next week after they are on.
What dealership got you the pads? Mine is saying they are not available yet.

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Can independent shops do this TSB?

I get better service from the guy down the street than I do from the dealer. It's like they don't want to work and then expect me to give them all 'A's on the survey. I don't expect much but I do expect them to answer the phone and be able to book an appointment without transferring me 5 times and putting me on hold forever.
 

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Got a call last Saturday that my new pads are in. I will have them installed on Friday. I am hoping the service manager will give me an honest answer as to how much wear the rotors have on them as I only have 2800 miles of conservative driving on them. After they're on, I'll post my impressions on the stopping and brake dust issue.
 

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New Pads

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Got a call last Saturday that my new pads are in. I will have them installed on Friday. I am hoping the service manager will give me an honest answer as to how much wear the rotors have on them as I only have 2800 miles of conservative driving on them. After they're on, I'll post my impressions on the stopping and brake dust issue.
What dealership got you the pads? Mine is saying they are not available yet.

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DanRealtor said:
What dealership got you the pads? Mine is saying they are not available yet.

Dan
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Can independent shops do this TSB?
Even if you are willing to pay your independent shop for labor, or even install them yourself (this would by my preferred course) Chrysler is not going to just hand you the pads for free unless you have it done by a dealer. I don't know what these new pads cost but I'm confident they won't be cheap. You may also find the new pads are restricted; i.e. not available for retail purchase since there is a TSB. I don't know if Chrysler does this but some manufacturers do.
 
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