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Old 10-29-2001, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default cobb tuning brake pads

well i hadn't seen any reviews posted on these pads so i thought i'd put in my opinion on them for anyone else. I just put the cobb pads on my fronts, i also tried to put on the rear pads, but i found that they didnt fit! So i called cobb and they tell me that they dont have rear pads for the 98, and they are going to "find out who sold them to me and call me back." So i talked to them this morning and i am still waiting for that call... i hope they dont give me any problems giving me my money back for the rear pads...

anyways on with the review, the pads went in without any problems and when i drove the car i noticed an immediate difference over the stock pads. these pads require no heat up period like a lot of performance pads, and they offer a lot of extra braking power over stock. i had to lighten my brake foot a bit . So far the dust factor has been great also... the stock pads produced so much dust i sometimes wondered where it all came from... these pads seem to produce almost no dust... or at least a small enough amount so that the dust all just sifts through the x-drilled rotors.

All in all im quite happy with my purchase, as long as i can get a refund on the rear pads.
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Old 10-29-2001, 02:14 PM   #2
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I haven't gotten any squealing at all from them... I got a lot of squealing with the stock pads/rotors, but when i switched to the brembo x-drilled the squealing stopped (even with stock pads still on). I am still breaking the pads in though... how long have you had yours?


btw i just called cobb again, they told me that they are sending a return shipping label for me and will refund my money once they receive the pads.
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Old 10-29-2001, 03:41 PM   #3
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ya, australian race pads... darn and i was hoping for the snazzy blue ones in the picture on their website

i had no problems getting the pads, they were at my door about a week from when i placed the order over the phone with them. I just hope it doesnt take me forever to get my money back.

The only sound im getting from them is a weird kind of groan... im not even sure if its audible from outside the car, its pretty fait but noticable when i put a medium amount of pressure on the brake pedal. Not sure if this is the sound of the pads on my rotors or if its just because the pads havent been broken in. I hope they dont squeal... squealing brakes really annoy me.

btw, what kind of rotors do you have??
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Old 10-31-2001, 03:20 PM   #4
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When I was looking for brake pads, these weren't in stock, so I ended up getting Porterfields.

Now, as far as the squeaking, have you tried using the anti-squeak lube? Mine squeaked quite a bit before I put that stuff on. Now, it barely squeaks...and when it does, the pads were cold!
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Old 10-31-2001, 05:06 PM   #5
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What's your opinion on the Porterfields?
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Old 10-31-2001, 08:54 PM   #6
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i think the 'lube' is actually like a dry lube that won't allow dust to stick to the rotors, and therefore causing squeaking. correct me if im wrong though
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Old 11-01-2001, 12:58 AM   #7
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the anti squeal stuff goes on the back of the pad, most sets of pads I have purchased have instructions for its application

SAFETY WARNING: IT DEFINATELY DOES NOT GO ON THE ROTOR OR ON THE FRONT OF THE PAD

On a side not - Treat brake rotors like you would a flywheel. Wear clean gloves when handling them and clean them with acetone or brake cleaner to remove all traces of grease, oil, wax, brake fluid.

Something that took me a few years of DIY wrenching to figure out - new rotors aren't rusty when you put them on (duh). The eureka light went on when I realized the rotors are treated at the manufacturer with a rust prevention that should be taken off (with solvents) for best performance and life of brakes. This has since been confirmed by a couple of mechanics i know and I have personnally noticed a difference in brake life and less grooving for me.
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