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Unread 07-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #1
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Brake Service Indicator??

Is there an indicator light on the '08 KK Sport that lets you know when the brake pads need to be replaced?

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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:01 AM   #2
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First off Welcome to the Forum. To answer your question no. There is a Brake Light but that is to warn you of a problem with the Brake/ABS System. OEM Brake Pads last about 30K miles it seems. So if you around there you should check them out.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:07 AM   #3
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just checked mine, still got like 50% left, but they are sooooo squeaky that i dont think i will keep them till they are worn out
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:57 AM   #4
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No such thing on a KK.There is a easy and quick way to check though,just open your hook and check the level in your brake master cylinder,when it get's close to the "MIN" line you need brakes.

Oh and never,ever add or let anyone add brake fluid to your master cylinder,it's level is a brake wear gauge and makes a mess when you replace the pads if fluid has been added.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:00 PM   #5
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Very interesting, never knew that
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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:03 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. I never knew about that master cylinder trick. I always just check the pads when I rotate the tires, but that will be easier.

Mine are super squeaky too. If they look low, I will probably just replace them cuz the squeaking can be unbearable sometimes.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 01:48 PM   #7
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Nice, informative thread. What replacement pads do "the experts" advise to install on a '09 KK?
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Unread 07-29-2010, 01:56 PM   #8
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Nice, informative thread. What replacement pads do "the experts" advise to install on a '09 KK?
Do not get/use any pad bought at advance auto,o'rielly's,auto zone,and the such.Don't cheap out on the brakes,and skip wagner pads(there junk).

I highly recommend Napa's Adaptive One pads which need to be paired with there Premium rotors,about the best combo out there.

I'd skip trying to turn the rotors,that is a bandaid fix which will bit you in the wallet.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 05:46 AM   #9
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Brake pads usually have a squeal/wear indicator. This is a hint that they are on borrowed time.
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mine have been squeaky ever since i got the car, ****ty Chrysler pads i guess...
this is what im getting, hawk proven to be awesome on my performance oriented cars and these particular pads are designed for light trucks so im expecting them to perform just as well.
Hawk Performance HB608Y-630 - Hawk Performance LTS Brake Pads - Overview - SummitRacing.com
Hawk Performance HB569Y-650 - Hawk Performance LTS Brake Pads - Overview - SummitRacing.com
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Hi All,

I just replaced my pads all around (rear were pretty far gone but fronts were 50%). Anyway I didn't bother resurfacing the rotors since there isn't much meat on them to begin with. I used ACDELCO from rockauto (ceramics) now they weren't the cheapest $60 & $47 for fronts & rears but dealer is claiming I used and I quote "cheap, cheap, cheap" pads. So I'm getting a sound from the rear tires, sounds as dead spot on the tire and only at low speeds under 35 mph. Dealer claims it's the cheap pads? How is that possible if your not on the brake, the caliper shouldn't be touching the rotor... So I don't think it's worth resurfacing the rotors at this point. What do you guys think?
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Hi All,

I just replaced my pads all around (rear were pretty far gone but fronts were 50%). Anyway I didn't bother resurfacing the rotors since there isn't much meat on them to begin with. I used ACDELCO from rockauto (ceramics) now they weren't the cheapest $60 & $47 for fronts & rears but dealer is claiming I used and I quote "cheap, cheap, cheap" pads. So I'm getting a sound from the rear tires, sounds as dead spot on the tire and only at low speeds under 35 mph. Dealer claims it's the cheap pads? How is that possible if your not on the brake, the caliper shouldn't be touching the rotor... So I don't think it's worth resurfacing the rotors at this point. What do you guys think?
Not re-surfacing the rotors or replacing them will cause issues down the road.I personally never re-surface a rotor for my vehicle,only new rotors and not the cheap junk either.

Yes $60 for ceramic pads are the "cheap" ones.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 01:58 PM   #13
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Not re-surfacing the rotors or replacing them will cause issues down the road.I personally never re-surface a rotor for my vehicle,only new rotors and not the cheap junk either.

Yes $60 for ceramic pads are the "cheap" ones.
Thanks for the reply,
Do you use OEM or what brands for rotors/pads?
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Unread 08-03-2010, 03:35 PM   #14
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Thanks for the reply,
Do you use OEM or what brands for rotors/pads?
I highly recommend Napa's Adaptive One pads mated to there Premium Rotors,about the best you'll find,not that bad of prices either.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 06:37 AM   #15
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I've had good luck with the Hawk LTS that "VMF" mentioned earlier. Seems like NAPA has better pricing on the Ultra Premium stock, $69 for rear rotors & $61 for rear pads (semi-metallic). Fronts are $56 for rotors & $66 for pads (semi-metallic). They make a ceramic pad for the front that is pricey at $109!! I see now that the adaptave one is only for front (ceramic) $97.

Does anyone else notice that the rears are wearing faster than the fronts? I thought I had read that the system has more braking going to rear than front for control.
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