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      03-30-2013, 10:54 PM   #36
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brake squeak/squeal

Originally Posted by jetblackcoupe View Post
i'm thinking of getting oem rotors and hawk hps pads. did you install these yet? any brake noises? how's the braking feel?
The best way to avoid the squeaks and the squeals is to put a thin layer of grease or lubricant on the back of your brake pads. Be careful not to get on the side that rubs against the rotor.

I believe there are other products that stop the squeaks from Bavarian Auto and other sites but I bought a cheap tube of Axle grease from Walmart years ago that I'm still going through. It is about the length of a tube of caulk and you just pop the top and take a Q-tip or scoop some with your fingers if you use gloves in the shop. Just a thin layer will help the metal/metal contact and eliminate the squealing.