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Old 04-06-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Brakes are squealing at low speeds?

well i installed the ferodods2500s f/r... this weekend and now driving very slow (like rolling really) the brakes squeal

is this normal with this kinda pads?
or do i need a proper bed in?

ferodo claims to do 25 to 30 near stops for a bed in cycle
this is kinda hard to do living in a big city

any help be great thanks
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Default Yep performace brake pads squeal

i put up with a set for 4 months and they never stopped. learn how to swap pads for racing/daily drive or learn to live with it.

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Old 04-06-2008, 07:34 PM   #3
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I had squealing some of the time with the Ferodos. It never bothered me. I would not think that would be very handy as daily driver brakes living in TO, they take a little too much heat to get up to temp for my taste for city driving. I've always found that keeping the slide pins as clean as possible helps with squealing no matter what pad is used.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:44 PM   #4
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well i installed the ferodods2500s f/r... this weekend and now driving very slow (like rolling really) the brakes squeal

is this normal with this kinda pads?
or do i need a proper bed in?

ferodo claims to do 25 to 30 near stops for a bed in cycle
this is kinda hard to do living in a big city

any help be great thanks
This is very common with these pads and many others when used on the Brembo calipers. I know several people who run these on the 4 pots without any noise, most who run them on brembo's have noise. More antisqueal might make it go away for a couple of weeks, but it will come back. The only good news for you is that the noise is not as bad as the weather gets warmer, and also that pads are super easy to swap on the brembo calipers.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:37 PM   #5
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For beding, try to find an industrial area after hours. Typically very deserted in the early evening. You don't need extra legal speeds. Just a safe place to get hard on the brakes.

Personally, I've never had much of a problem with noise with the DS2500s. (The DS3000s are very noisy at slow speeds and slipery when cold.)
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:42 PM   #6
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ya the squeal doesnt really bother me at all just wanted to make sure this is normal which i thought was cause ive done my research

the pads seem to be ok for DD....but ya they do seem to work a lot better when heated up
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:45 AM   #7
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What anti vibration materials have you put on the pad?

Cheapy Brake-Quiet, bearing grease, anti-seize, etc? Do you have anything at all? I mean, if you're using nothing, it will probably squeal like a pig, like many pads will do. You'll want to use some type of material between the metal to metal contacts or at least something that will help keep the pad from vibrating in place and making the squeak you so enjoyingly hear.

Note that what you use will have certain operating temperatures. Most anything will do fine for daily use, but sport/track use may burn it off, requiring re-application of the product.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:57 AM   #8
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What anti vibration materials have you put on the pad?

Cheapy Brake-Quiet, bearing grease, anti-seize, etc? Do you have anything at all? I mean, if you're using nothing, it will probably squeal like a pig, like many pads will do. You'll want to use some type of material between the metal to metal contacts or at least something that will help keep the pad from vibrating in place and making the squeak you so enjoyingly hear.

Note that what you use will have certain operating temperatures. Most anything will do fine for daily use, but sport/track use may burn it off, requiring re-application of the product.
ya i just used cheapy brake-quiet
couldnt find the good anti-seize stuff at crappy tire
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Apply liberally, but realize it will easily burn off if heated under sport use. I would assume a heavy break in would even be enough to turn the cheapy Brake Quiet into ash. Something like an auto-x event would do the same. Just reapply liberally on the back plate, and the pads should be quiet again. You can get anti-sieze, bearing grease, etc. at Napa and such. Use something between the metal to metal contacts. You just want something in between to keep them from making noise. Neo Synthetics has some nice, very high temp bearing grease that quite a few folks here use. I've been playing with just a liberal amount of anti-sieze everywhere, and that's worked decent enough so far.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:50 PM   #10
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Apply liberally, but realize it will easily burn off if heated under sport use. I would assume a heavy break in would even be enough to turn the cheapy Brake Quiet into ash. Something like an auto-x event would do the same. Just reapply liberally on the back plate, and the pads should be quiet again. You can get anti-sieze, bearing grease, etc. at Napa and such. Use something between the metal to metal contacts. You just want something in between to keep them from making noise. Neo Synthetics has some nice, very high temp bearing grease that quite a few folks here use. I've been playing with just a liberal amount of anti-sieze everywhere, and that's worked decent enough so far.
ok thanks but I'll just get used to the noise cause i'm not going to be pulling the pads every so often to apply grease
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My DS2500's also squeal.

With these pad, that squeal means they are working
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My DS2500's also squeal.

With these pad, that squeal means they are working
ok thanks

good info
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:30 AM   #13
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For beding, try to find an industrial area after hours. Typically very deserted in the early evening. You don't need extra legal speeds. Just a safe place to get hard on the brakes.

Personally, I've never had much of a problem with noise with the DS2500s. (The DS3000s are very noisy at slow speeds and slipery when cold.)
I just noticed the original poster is from Toronto, I am actually from there (just living in China now, that's all). In Markham there are a LOT of industrial areas where you could bed them in, and not just in the evening, but weekends are good too. I don't know if you know where First Markham Place is, but near there (close to Woodbine and 14th) is a small street called Miller Ave., that place would be a good bet for a good location to bed in your pads. Near 14th and Woodbine there are a lot of other good locations other than Miller Ave., some even better, but I can't remember the names of every street off the top of my head.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:01 AM   #14
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I just noticed the original poster is from Toronto, I am actually from there (just living in China now, that's all). In Markham there are a LOT of industrial areas where you could bed them in, and not just in the evening, but weekends are good too. I don't know if you know where First Markham Place is, but near there (close to Woodbine and 14th) is a small street called Miller Ave., that place would be a good bet for a good location to bed in your pads. Near 14th and Woodbine there are a lot of other good locations other than Miller Ave., some even better, but I can't remember the names of every street off the top of my head.

alright thanks

i'm sure I'll find a place
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