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Thanks for the informative response.Lug nut torque and/or heat are the number one and two reasons for brake shudder.
When I got my G80 it had a shutter in the brakes. I thought it was just from sitting and the rotors rusting and that it would go away. Well it didn't. I also noticed it had those wheel lock nuts. The original lug nuts were in the trunk. The locks had to go. When I removed them they were so tight I had to get my air wrench to get them off. I did try to remove one of them with an old torque wrench and when it went past 150 ft lbs I knew I had found my brake shutter.
I put the old lug nuts back on and re torqued all lugs and within a few days the shutter was gone.
My understanding is the wheel locks are installed at the POE or the dealer, not the factory.
If it has the wheel locks, I would have the lug nuts loosened and re torqued and if a problem is found, drive it a few days and see if it helps. Cheap test.
Thanks Dany. Must be all the trail braking I do on highway ramp exits and coming to a stop light lol!I've experienced some vibrations when braking at high speeds too. It's something well known in the Stinger comunity. Remember that the Stinger GT has the same Brembo brakes as the G70. Take a look at this thread.
I re bedded my brakes as suggested in that thread and the vibration disappeared. I'm almost 100% sure that this my G70 has the same issue as the Stinger. I will be upgrading my brake pads in a near future. Just waiting for the rear pads to hit the market.Thanks Dany. Must be all the trail braking I do on highway ramp exits and coming to a stop light lol!
Still a bit frustrating. I’ve had at least 3 different dealers advise me to re bed brakes for different cars over the years. On one, where the squealing was bad, they told me to expect that on ‘high performance’ pads. But I continued to complain and eventually they agreed that there was an issue and replaced everything under warranty. Since then all good, knock on wood.
For this G70, I’m taking it in and they can check and re bed if necessary. Even tho I understand the performance vs noise/longevity compromise, it just bugs me that I need to prematurely wear down the pads to fix this.
That is really useful to know. I feel a very very light shudder during braking and will use this technique when it becomes annoying enough. I really hope they make the euro-spec pads available to the US soon but I'm sure there are other aftermarket pads available that members here can recommend.
No I haven't. I'm just following the Stinger community for now. After re bedding my brake pads the vibration disappeared. I'm way beyond my first scheduled maintenance so I'm buying time. If by that time there is no rear pads in the market I will let Genesis known about this problem to see which solution they'll have.Have you tried to get in touch with any of the brake manufacturers that produce the front pads? I was thinking about talking to EBC and Hawk to see what they say. I'm assuming that they'll be lazy and either A) not respond, or B) say that it doesn't need new rear pads.
Thanks, can you provide a link?FYI - the best price for the "Euro" pads (part numbers provided by someone in an earlier thread) I could find was on-line at Conicelli Hyundai in PA (about $205 per axle). They offer free shipping for orders over $200. They aren't stocked, but can get them in a couple of days.
FYI - the best price for the "Euro" pads (part numbers provided by someone in an earlier thread) I could find was on-line at Conicelli Hyundai in PA (about $205 per axle). They offer free shipping for orders over $200. They aren't stocked, but can get them in a couple of days.
Yeah, sorry about that. I just couldn't wait.You know, Husky... You're making it increasingly difficult to wait for aftermarket rear pads to become available..
Nice to hear the brakes feel better with the upgraded pads! It's too bad the dealership is run by a bunch of fools. It's one big reason why I always do my own work.Yeah, sorry about that. I just couldn't wait.
So I finally got my car back this evening. The dealer turned the rear rotors now, just in case, and had to turn the fronts a second time because they screwed up the first time. Ugh. In a gesture of goodwill they put the new Euro pads that I bought on for me, since they had messed up so much. The brakes feel great now, hopefully they'll stay that way. The pedal does feel firmer, and the brakes feel "stronger" or more aggressive.
I decided to re-torque the lug nuts when I got home, just in case. I'm sure nobody will be surprised to hear that they were all waaay over torqued at the dealer. I mean to the tune of about 125+ ft-lbs. Why?!! I set them to 85, which I believe is in the middle of the recommended range. I can only imagine how tight their "mechanic" made the oil filter.
Thanks! Agreed. I normally do all my own work as well (between my cars and the extended family, I maintain 12 cars), wish I could have turned the rotors myself. I'm thinking of passing on the free 36k mile oil changes and do it myself. It's the first time in decades I've had someone else change my oil. Also, they only put in a synthetic blend.Nice to hear the brakes feel better with the upgraded pads! It's too bad the dealership is run by a bunch of fools. It's one big reason why I always do my own work.
Either way, I assume your brakes will be great from here on out, assuming they didn't screw up turning your rotors a second time.