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Replacing noisy semi-metallic pads?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject:  Replacing squeaky brake pads Reply with quote

So I have finally gotten fed up with the squeaking from the semi-metallic pads I put on the car 3 years ago. I'm going to switch back to ceramics of some sort, but I'm wondering if I can get away with just swapping out the fronts or if I should go ahead and do both axles. My logic is that the fronts do most of the braking and are probably the source of the noise, but that might be flawed. For those of you that know more about this than I do, please let me know if I'm incorrect in my logic.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:38 am    Post subject:  Re: Replacing squeaky brake pads Reply with quote

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So I have finally gotten fed up with the squeaking from the semi-metallic pads I put on the car 3 years ago. I'm going to switch back to ceramics of some sort, but I'm wondering if I can get away with just swapping out the fronts or if I should go ahead and do both axles. My logic is that the fronts do most of the braking and are probably the source of the noise, but that might be flawed. For those of you that know more about this than I do, please let me know if I'm incorrect in my logic.


I'm kinda of with you on the idea of just replacing the fronts. That's what I did, but with s**t Dlast rotors and pads. Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You'll be fine with just replacing the fronts. But your the only one that can tell if it's from the front or rear. Laughing But my guess would be the front. I can't recall ever hearing rear pads squeel, but I guess it's possible.

If you can find them on the cheap, I've been very happy with my GMPP pads. I just wish I could find out who makes them for GM. Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm fairly certain the noise is coming from the front, but I never really know since the noise bugs me the most in the parking garage at work and my walled in driveway going to my garage behind the house.

Anyways, what material are the GMPP pads made from? If they aren't semi-metallic do you happen to have a part number on them?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

GMPP pad kit = 12498645

All I know is that they are a blend of materials and comes with an offroad use only sticker. Laughing I have a thread somewhere on here showing the pad kit and the AC Delco Perfomance rotors I installed too.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

How much dust to they give off? You might want to do the rears just because cleaning your rims will be tedious if they are still very dusty and the fronts aren't haha. But I'm anal about those things.

You should be able to tell just by looking at them with the wheels off which it is, but i agree it's most likely the front.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Little to none. With both sets of my wheels, I very rarely see any dust. Even the inside of the wheels, which I clean and wax when I rotate, stay very clean with these pads. Like I said, I've been very happy with them. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Any noise from them? If I can find a set at a decent price, I might give them a whirl.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

No noise either. The only noise I have is a slight clicking from the rear pads against the drilled/slotted rotors. But nothing from the fronts.

I sell the pad kit for $123 shipped, but I'm pretty sure I've seen them cheaper online.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I get a squeal when I turn right and only when I turn right what is that from? Is it brakes or something else?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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If you can find them on the cheap, I've been very happy with my GMPP pads. I just wish I could find out who makes them for GM. Laughing


I just found something interesting in my search for brake pads. Akebono claims to be the OEM brake pad on my Monte Carlo per their online catalog.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have always used Akebono brake pads on my cars, without a problem,
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:37 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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You'll be fine with just replacing the fronts. But your the only one that can tell if it's from the front or rear. Laughing But my guess would be the front. I can't recall ever hearing rear pads squeel, but I guess it's possible.

If you can find them on the cheap, I've been very happy with my GMPP pads. I just wish I could find out who makes them for GM. Laughing


There's a code on every brake pad made, open a box and see what it says. Then search online or post it here and I'll try to find it.

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I just found something interesting in my search for brake pads. Akebono claims to be the OEM brake pad on my Monte Carlo per their online catalog.


I bought a set of 06+ calipers with 10 miles on them , and they came with the like-new pads. The code printed on the pads IS an AKEBONO pad formulation, so we know that at least on the 06+ models, AKEBONO is the OEM supplier. And more than likely on the older Impalas too.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Right now it's a toss up between the Akebono pads and Wagner Thermoquiets. I've put some Thermoquiets on my Intrigue a few months back am pretty happy with them, now I'm just trying to decide if I want to spend 70 bucks on the Akebonos vs 40 on the Thermoquiets. Mishnah, how were the "Akebono" pads you got with the Impala calipers?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

At one point i switched all my pads to Hawk Performance pads. I had bad squealing and squeaking with them. So i decided to replace just the fronts and keep the rears with Hawk. Ever since then the car doesnt squeak at all.

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