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Old 08-30-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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Question Anyone with Brake squeel?

Just purchased my GT-R about a week ago . Unfortunately, I'm experience annoying brake squeel when I come to a stop. Havent had a chance to take it to the dealer yet to have it checked out, but has anyone experienced this?

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Old 08-30-2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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Mine has it if im stopping at a low speed. It was pretty bad the first 2wks but now its going away. The brakes need to brake in and also they will always squeak a little since they are metallic pads.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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Mine started doing it after the 300 miles and it's usually while braking at low speeds. Not thinking to much of it sice my motorcycle did the same thing when brand new....it just dissaperars after a while.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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Same thing. I noticed a light squeal at slow speeds but after 1,000 miles and a couple of hard stops from 100 mph, it has gone away.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:36 PM   #5
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All my cars squeel as I usually just leave my track pads in when I drive on the street.

If I make a few hard stops it goes away again for a little while, I think Nissan has high performance pads in there. You won't hear them squeel when you take it to a race track where it belong ;-)

Get over it pretend that the squeeling and the other funny noises are not there (Remember the form you signed?) Or turn up the Bose...

I remember some consumer's complaint at Mercedes a few years ago where people where not likeing them. Mercedes did not get it until they realized people did not like squeeling and brake dust on the wheels. Performance of comfort at autobahn speeds, even at Mercedes.
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:55 AM   #6
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The GTR Manual says Brake Squeal is normal at low speeds.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:16 AM   #7
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The GTR Manual says Brake Squeal is normal at low speeds.
This,

The brake pad material is such that it will stop the vehicle, and performance came first here. You either get a great stopping brake pad, or a quiet one, not much for middle road here...

After a few good stops, I dont mind a bit of squeal now and then.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:13 AM   #8
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There are all sorts of noises that you need to get used to, including brake squeal. It's all laid out in the owners manual.
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:08 PM   #9
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Yeah, It's normal for Brembo brakes to squeel when your drving slow and your coming to a complete stop. It's anoying, but i guess what can you do!
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:11 PM   #10
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cindered metal brake pads and hard braking power are part of the deal dudes . it comes with the game . your not running stuff like those cheepo's these are brakes that stop a car not make it a wimpy . put up with it and wear them down . buy lots of wheel cleaner too and wash them off alot ..
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:42 AM   #11
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For the record: I was just stating that this was normal and was documented in the manual.

I have no problem with the noise. It makes a lot of noises and sounds. All of which are normal.

Now, if it had belt squeel from the AC...
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:39 AM   #12
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Sorry, I don't buy the "high performance brakes have to squeal" story. I had a Viper with noisy brakes, but a set of EBC pads cured the noise, generated less dust, and worked just fine. My Ferrari 575 had noisy brakes - a local Ferrari specialty shop put in a set of Porterfield pads and no more squealing. I realize high performance pads are more apt to produce some noise, I'm just saying it is not inevitable. My GT-R is a squealer. I understood it might happen before I bought it, but that doesn't mean I have to like the fact that it sounds like a 1978 pickup truck with the brake lining worn down to bare metal. I hope one of the quality aftermarket pad makers releases a set for the GT-R soon.

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Old 09-04-2008, 02:58 PM   #13
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For those that purchased your GTR from the dealer new, you should have been furnished with a Nissan GTR Disclaimer that you must sign before delivery that shows that you understand that the car will make tranny noise, wheel noise, brake squeels and that you understand the tires and brakes will wear much quicker than your typical vehicle. All of these conditions are considered normal

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Old 09-07-2008, 01:03 AM   #14
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Default Andy, Some brake noise is normal

Andy,
This is copied directly from a 2009 NISSAN GT-R OWNER'S MANUAL (pageGTR-8):
NOISES ARE HEARD WHILE DRIVING
. The GT-R brake pads use material that provides a high amount of braking power even in high temperatures. This material can cause an intermittent screeching noise when the brakes are applied. The noise decreases as the brake pads wear.

. A screeching noise may be heard when the brake pedal is depressed:
— When driving the vehicle for the first time in the morning,
— After leaving the vehicle parked for extended periods of time, or
— When the vehicle is damp following rain showers or washing the vehicle.
These sounds are normal. The noise is caused when the brake pads absorb moisture, and the noise stops after the brake is applied several times.

. A screeching noise may also be heard when the brake pedal is depressed:
— When repeatedly applying gentle braking, especially on a curve at a low
speed, or
— When the brake rotors have circular scores with the brake temperature high.

. To maintain steady braking performance in both extremely high and low temperatures, the gap between the brake pad and caliper is larger than normal and large-size brake pads are used. When driving over a bump, a
light rattling sound may be heard from the brake pad. This does not indicate that there is a malfunction.

. When the brake disc rotor undergoes thermal expansion, a rumbling noise may be heard from the engaging portion of the wheel and the brake disc rotor. This does not indicate that there is a malfunction. The noise will cease when the temperature decreases.

. In addition to noise resulting from uneven tire wear discussed in the previous section, the GT-R tires are more rigid than a typical passenger car tire and are made from a specially formulated rubber to maximize the vehicle’s performance capabilities. These characteristics cause the GT-R tires to have
more road noise than a typical passenger car tire. This road noise is normal.

. Due to the performance capabilities and requirements of the GT-R, the sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission is unlike a typical automatic transmission. You will likely hear mechanical sounds from the transmission,
particularly at slow speeds and at idle. This condition is normal.


By the way, Congratulations on your GT-R! Gil
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:28 AM   #15
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Hey thanks Gil! Unfortunately, the dealer I got the car from never gave me one .

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Old 09-08-2008, 11:52 PM   #16
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Hey thanks Gil! Unfortunately, the dealer I got the car from never gave me one .

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Old 09-09-2008, 02:01 AM   #17
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lol, found it!

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Old 10-28-2008, 11:20 PM   #18
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Has anyone had to change brake pads for the gtr?
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:07 PM   #19
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arefog,
I agree with you that it may be normal for the GTR breaks to squeal but that does not mean we have to like it. With the cost of the break jobs anyway, aftermarket seems the way to go.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:20 PM   #20
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My brakes squeal and I have 18,000 miles.

One of the local guys who has a GT-R burnt his brakes out at Sebring. $20,000 to replace! Dealer states that you have to replace pads and rotors. The rotors cannot be machined as they consist of two components.
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My brakes squeal and I have 18,000 miles.

One of the local guys who has a GT-R burnt his brakes out at Sebring. $20,000 to replace! Dealer states that you have to replace pads and rotors. The rotors cannot be machined as they consist of two components.
$20,000 seems a little excessive. Sure you did not add and extra zero in error. Tranny yes, but I find that hard to swallow for brakes, although anything is possible.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:11 PM   #22
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Long ago (a year or more), I had heard ~$20K for replacing the tranny, and ~$5K for replacing all four sets of brake rotors and pads. But I can't confirm as I haven't had to replace anything yet (other than scheduled engine oil changes), with 14+ months, 7000 miles, and only one track day (so far) on the car. At the 12 month check (before the track day), the GT-R technician told me that everything was still in great shape, including tires, brakes, fluids, etc. It was nice to get a print-out from the tech showing the cumulative hours that the tranny fluid had been within each of five designated temp ranges (which can be used as a guide to knowing when to change the fluid).

However, after the track day, towards the end of which there was some slight but noticeable brake fade (with my rotors glowing ORANGE according to officials), I plan to upgrade the brakes when it comes time for a replacement.
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2010 - 550 miles - no brake squeal to report and very minimal brake dust too!
Very pleased with the brakes on the car, no complaints.
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full replacement of OEM brake components can run you about 6K at MSRP and labor

my advice is go with an aftermarket combo like carbotech XP8 pads and the Stillen AP slotted or J hook rotors. all of that is still under $3K
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Hey guys, if you want the best of both world's (slightly better stopping power than factory along with no noise and less dust,) then you'll want to purchase a set of Carbotech 1521 Bobcat brake pads. These are Carbotech's entry level brake pad for street use, and our second best seller next to the XP12 track pads. Our clients rave about their great performance and quiet operation, not to mention they are very rotor friendly! Standard brake pads are made of iron and carbon, which form carbide. Carbide is used in metal cutting tools, so you can imagine what they do to your rotors! Carbotech uses a proprietary organic material that is lighter than semi-metallic brake dust, and also has better heat tolerance properties, making it a win-win situation.

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However, you should NOT put any brake pad on your stock rotors other than the stock pad, due to the fact that the stock rotors are already bedded with the stock pad's metallic material, and therefore will not mate (bed) properly with the new brake pad compound. So, we also offer a COMPLETE street brake package which includes AP Racing J-hook rotors front and rear, Carbotech 1521 Bobcat brake pads front and rear, a set of DOT approved stainless steel braided brake lines, and 2x bottles of Motul RBF600 DOT4 brake fluid for $2820 with FREE shipping:
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We are a leading Carbotech dealer for the GT-R market, and are happy to help if anyone has any questions! For those of you who track your GT-R, we recommend the Carbotech XP12 brake pads. However, due to elevated levels of noise and dust some people will swap the pads back to the Carbotech 1521 Bobcats for street use, as the material from both of these pads will interchange on the same rotor with no need to lathe/cut/turn the rotors.
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