I'm curious to know if anyone has an opinion with respect to the Ceramic Pads that Infiniti Part USA are offering for $40.00
http://www.infinitipartsusa.com/splash/ ... ?siteid=55
I replaced all 4 rotors about 30,000 km's ago with new stock rotors and ceramic pads from what was then "Everything G35" or the like. I was in the dealer yesterday getting a cam sensor replaced (another story) and the dealer said, "oh, by they way, someone put aftermarket brakes on and now you need all new rotors and pads"
I had been noticing a slight pulsation at highway speeds, so I know that something is up.
The Dealer told me it would be $1,400.00 to replace all 4 rotors and install new stock pads. He also said I needed new spark plugs for $400.00. I told him to change the cam sensor, balance the wheels, but that I could change the brakes myself. He looked at me like I had 2 heads.
Anyhooo, I went with the ceramic pads last time because the stock pads generate this thick black greasy dust that is just insane!
The ceramic pads - almost nothing.
I can feel the slight pulsation in brakes at highway speeds, but I'm amazed that I would need all 4 new rotors after only 30, or 35 thousand kilometres.
I'm figuring that either the fronts or most likely the rear (all stock) rotors are warped.
It's funny, but while I was waiting a lady sitting beside me was in for a brake pulsation, but under warrantee. Her - they told her that they would resurface her rotors. Me, because I'm out of warrantee, they tell me I need 4 new rotors, despite me only having 30,000 km on them.