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FWIW, there are several of us running the Cadillac CTS-V pads (Raybestos #PGD-1050M) and I have not been able to tell a difference from stock. They are a fraction of the price of OEM pads from Volvo.
 

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FWIW, there are several of us running the Cadillac CTS-V pads (Raybestos #PGD-1050M) and I have not been able to tell a difference from stock. They are a fraction of the price of OEM pads from Volvo.

With equal dust levels?
 

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With equal dust levels?

I would guess about the same amount. I didn't replace mine as a lower-cost option. I had the "brake hum" (blowing over a beer bottle) effect at 30-60mph cruising speed and the only thing that seemed to fix it was replacing the pads with these, which were recommended to me by someone on here awhile back.
Now that I see they work identical to the OEM, there's really not a reason to stop using them. I don't track my car nor put it in extreme conditions (too often
) so I don't need a crazy high performance pad.
 

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Re: Are OEM pads worth it? (MigsS60R)

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Just got a quote from John over at BVV for pads at $145!! Are they that much better or are Evolve or Red Stuff pads just as good? Thanks in advance for the advise.

OEM pads are actually very good IMO. The only bad thing about them are the brake squeal at low speeds and the ridiculous amount of brake dust. Many go aftermarket for a low dust pad with equal or better stopping power, and the price is better or about the same as OEM.
 

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Re: Are OEM pads worth it? (MigsS60R)

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Just got a quote from John over at BVV for pads at $145!! Are they that much better or are Evolve or Red Stuff pads just as good? Thanks in advance for the advise.

145 for the front pads or all 4 corners?
 

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FWIW, there are several of us running the Cadillac CTS-V pads (Raybestos #PGD-1050M) and I have not been able to tell a difference from stock. They are a fraction of the price of OEM pads from Volvo.

Did not know this. Where can I get these pads, and are they direct replacement?

Thanks

Henry
 

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Re: Are OEM pads worth it? (MigsS60R)

OEM pads are very expensive for this car.
 

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Did not know this. Where can I get these pads, and are they direct replacement?

Thanks

Henry

http://www.rockauto.com has them for $50/set (front) and $43/set (rear). There is a wholesaler closeout right now that has 2 sets left for $31/set (front).

And they actually have a rebate right now. $6 per set of brake pads.

Aside from that, there are other sources for those pads, but I generally find rockauto to trump the competition.
 

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Re: Are OEM pads worth it? (T5 for Life)

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OEM pads are very expensive for this car.

They didn't used to be. There was a price hike last year and the price of the pads nearly DOUBLED.
 

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Re: Are OEM pads worth it? (Needsdecaf)

RAYBESTOS Part # PGD1016M {Professional Grade; Semi Metallic; 3.040" X 5.190" (Up to a $25 Rebate with Purchase of Select Raybestos Rotors and Pads. See More Info for Details)}
Front; Semi-Metallic; R; Originally Equipped With Semi-Metallic

The part number is listed differently is this it?

Wholesale price $27!!!!

Thanks

Henry
 

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Re: Are OEM pads worth it? (lowenhart)

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RAYBESTOS Part # PGD1016M {Professional Grade; Semi Metallic; 3.040" X 5.190" (Up to a $25 Rebate with Purchase of Select Raybestos Rotors and Pads. See More Info for Details)}
Front; Semi-Metallic; R; Originally Equipped With Semi-Metallic

The part number is listed differently is this it?

Wholesale price $27!!!!

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Henry

I wouldn't count on those working.

Look up a 2006 Cadillac CTS-V. They have PDG1050M
 

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Re: Are OEM pads worth it? (Needsdecaf)

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They didn't used to be. There was a price hike last year and the price of the pads nearly DOUBLED.

The weird thing is that I recently picked up some Volvo OEM pads here (Canada) for $120 CAN ($98 US). This must be a first in Volvo history, parts that are cheaper in the Great White North. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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I use the Ferodo pads, they are VERY agressive, but DAMN are they worth every penny...
 

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I use the Ferodo pads, they are VERY agressive, but DAMN are they worth every penny...
Me too (DS2500). It's a must for trackdays - I run them all summer. I switch back to OEM pads when the Blizzaks go on. Almost $500 for a complete set (F+R) of the DS2500s but damn it is worth it!!
 

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Re: Are OEM pads worth it? (ktm_525)

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The weird thing is that I recently picked up some Volvo OEM pads here (Canada) for $120 CAN ($98 US). This must be a first in Volvo history, parts that are cheaper in the Great White North. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

Really??
That is great news!
 

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Re: Are OEM pads worth it? (MigsS60R)

I picked up these about a month ago. They cost less than the OEM pads, barely have any brake dust at all and feel very similar to the stock pads in feel with no squeal.

EVOLVE V70R Performance Brake Pads 04-07 (Front)
Part#: 410:10033
(Qty: 1 x $89.00)

EVOLVE V70R Performance Brake Pads 04-07 (Rear)
Part#: 410:10034
(Qty: 1 x $89.00)

Just my .02

Ken
 

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Re: (Warpedcow)

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Me too (DS2500). It's a must for trackdays - I run them all summer. I switch back to OEM pads when the Blizzaks go on. Almost $500 for a complete set (F+R) of the DS2500s but damn it is worth it!!

Site please?!
 

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Re: (Warpedcow)

Quote, originally posted by Warpedcow »

Me too (DS2500). It's a must for trackdays - I run them all summer. I switch back to OEM pads when the Blizzaks go on. Almost $500 for a complete set (F+R) of the DS2500s but damn it is worth it!!

Ouch, $500?? I paid a great deal less for mine, they were $186 for the front and $115 for the rear from http://raceshopper.com/

Hawk HPS on the left, Ferodo DS2500 on the right.


V70R thread: http://www.v70r.com/forums/ind...&st=0
 
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