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Can I speed up the Break In Period by driving with the emergency brake up a few clicks. Not all the way up but just slightly. I just want to know what major damage I would or wouldnt cause attempting to do it this way.
 

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Just drive more and avoid the worry. When I was breaking mine in I just went for a few more drives in and out of town so I had some high and low speed braking. Took about a week to get broke in.
 

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:shock: To everyone who said these brakes were noisey you guys were being polite. These brakes were so loud today that I had them removed immediately. It was embarassing how loud they got... when I came to a slow stop I heard a Super Loud Moaning Noise and people gave me some WHAT THE HELL looks. So there gone maybe next time ill read the reviews you guys post first before buying anything. I have some Duralast Gold on right now and there as quiet as a church mouse.
 

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I had these brakes in a GTI with slotted rotors and they were never that loud. A very slight metal on metal noise, but never screeching or anything.
 

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i know what you are talking about casanova, they make a very loud moaning noise from time to time during slow speed stops. that goes away after 300 or so miles.
 

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[quote author=NSNMotorsports link=topic=68230.msg1191808#msg1191808 date=1170855563]
Reds will be okay in Minnesota (I'm in Madison, WI, so not that far off from you) as will the greens. I know for sure i have the reds in stock, and I should have the greens in stock. They'd ship tomorrow if ordered today. Neither color pad requires any extra heat in them to work, and the grip is WAY better than stock in most people's opinions... it should be an increase of about 20% minimum for you.

One of the keys with EBC's though is to make sure you turn/machine or replace your rotors before putting them on. If not, the risk of squeaking goes up a LOT. I personally have never had a set of EBC's emit any noise at all, but there have been a few complaints on here (almost always from people that didn't replace or turn the rotors or didn't wait through the bed in period).

Later!
Steve
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Quote from Steve in another thread.
 

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When I had them put on they did machine my rotors first....Maybe they did it incorrectly. Again it wasnt the minor squeaking that bothered me it was the sound of the whale under my car when braking. I had to slam hard on the brakes even at low speeds just to bypass the sound. But if Steve was correct in his theory my rotors were not turned properly. :(
 

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Take your breaks and soak them in a solvent. i know for a fact there's a solvent that GM uses when they install new breaks on cars that's an anti squeek. i can find out the solvent in a bit.
 

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Yes they are noisy as hell during breakin. Mine didn't make a sound for the first 50 miles then....holy crap is that my car? But it did go down in time and was totally gone in about 400-500 miles, a little over a weeks driving for me. I also replaced the rotors when I put on the pads.
 

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Those fucking pads !!! i hate them. they are in mine now. and HOLY HELL i was so embarrased. !

so i went out of town and stood a little on the brake and ran the accelerator to the floor and spooled the turbine to about 5psi . for a long time. hehe but watched out to cool them down in beetween.

the brakes are good now.

and id say i feel a difference. i have rotora slotted discs and greenstuffs.
 

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Yea, I could tell a definite improvement in the stopping ability. If you can get past the break-in they are really good pads.
 

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I have over 3K miles with them on, and they still sound like a freight train about to t-bone a semi-tractor. It's really bad when the weather is damp and cold out. I'm taking them off once the replacements have arrived. I just bought some Wagner brand pads from RockAuto. I don't care about the dust on my rims. I just want the goddamn brakes to shut up.
 

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Its the OEM rear brakes that give the extreme dust the Duralast Golds I have on now give Wayyyy less dust so I dont think you will have a problem there
 

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So these EBC Greenstuff are loud with little dust and the Hawk pads are extremely loud with lots of dusts?

I doesn't seem like we have a good alternative for performance over stock.
 

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greens are loud. no doubt about it. maybe its case by case, but mine are embarrasing. someone please tell me a remedy besides buying a diff brand
 

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when mentioned "turned" or replace the rotor... is that mean change the rotor to slotted&/or drilled, or just modified the oem rotor?
if change the EBC pads and slotted/drilled rotor as a set, will it still be loud?
 

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[quote author=greggk link=topic=71818.msg1293209#msg1293209 date=1174963149]
i have the ebc greenstuff 3000 pads on my heavyass durango and no noises and nothing but great braking
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I notice that you're from Texas.

Now that the weather in the midwest has gotten warmer, the green bitch pinching my rear has stopped squealing. All through winter, it squeals like a crack whore. Early in the morning when it's damp and cool, it squeals a little at the first intersection out of my neighborhood.

I can live with it for the summer.
 
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