If the powerstops end up being a dead end, check out EBC redstuff. Not the strongest stopping power in the world, but squeal free, and very smooth operation 1 year and 10k miles in. I'm using them on my OEM rotors though, I did pads only @ 36k. Good luck, and thanks for sharing your project.I'm throwing a follow-up post on this. I noticed an odd rattle from the front right when going over bumps so pulled the wheel to inspect. It turns out that both of the brake pad retaining pins had backed out of the caliper and were only just holding on to the pads. I checked the other side and only one was still holding on for dear life. I have done plenty of brake replacements with this same style of caliper and never had this happen, and now it was happening on both sides? Feels very weird--like the hardware issued with the brake pads is incompatible with the caliper. I'm going to keep an eye on them for a while and see if they start working themselves out again.
Oh and with the pins back in the rattle went away. Good thing we decided to take my wife's car on today's 4 hour drive to Grand Rapids!
Same thought but they're long gone. The pins were the same but the spring plate was different. I'm thinking the cylindrical spring on the head of the retaining pin doesn't have the right outside diameter--it absolutely should keep the pin in place but it seems it doesn't.
It is not something i have ever heard of but i will raise the query to our team and see if they have had any feedback on the matterDo your hardware retaining pins routinely escape Giulia calipers? Suddenly this has become a much bigger selling point than I would have expected!
Are ultimax or greenstuff a better match for the stock Giulia pad material?
The OEM pads are good quality for sure, but the cost for them is simply outrageous. $350 for a set of regular ass brake pads is stupid.I am a complete OEM man on my brake pads! True, I don’t track my car, but my pads are lasting a hell of a lot longer than any of the five Infiniti’s I owned... and three of those were the sport calibers.
Eh, they're ok pads, I wouldn't say good. Powerstop Z23 if you want a bit better feel, better braking performance, and MUCH cheaper price.The OEM pads are good quality for sure, but the cost for them is simply outrageous. $350 for a set of regular ass brake pads is stupid.
That's what I have, and 3/4 of the supplied retaining pins escaped the front caliper. Similar to the issue here: Brake pad pin sticking outEh, they're ok pads, I wouldn't say good. Powerstop Z23 if you want a bit better feel, better braking performance, and MUCH cheaper price.
BTW, the leads on the rear pads break off after some heat gets into the pads (yellows). Not that I care, I just cut them off now as I don't need my car to tell me my pad life is up.@David Inc. to follow up, with our pads we supply them with wear leads but not any caliper hardware and we recommend sticking with OEM parts for such.
In USA stock is unfortunately short at the moment with Bluestuff F+R out of stock and Yellow fronts out, We have green and red available F+R and yellow rears at the moment. Hoping to have some come on a container from the UK soon.