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I am approaching 60K on my 2005 R and feel that is is time do do some preventive maintenance on the front brakes. They have some time left on them, but would rather take care of it before it becomes a problem. So am I understanding correctly that the stock R brakes are made by Brembo? I have a new set of pads already and need to know if anyone knows if the rotors "In General" are one time use and need to be swapped at the same time as the pads.<p>Any insight would be great.
 

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Use your rotors unless they are worn down badly with a huge lip (doubtful at your mileage.) Install the pads with some anti squeal lube, make sure you bed the pads in and you should be good. OEM Volvo pads are made by Brembo (kind of) and are better than most after market pads. Of course the OEM pads allow for more brake dust but I do not care as I clean my car all the time anyway. Make sure you had your brake fluid flushed and replaced I recommend super blue brake fluid.
 

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Re: S60R Brakes and Rotors (veteranblanco)

My rotors are on their second pair of pads, not sure about "in general" probably just check the thickness remaining. <p><A HREF="http://www.drt-sport.com/bigcell.php?i=608" TARGET="_blank">http://www.drt-sport.com/bigcell.php?i=608</A> these have seem to have been catching people's eye lately what i plan on getting when the time comes.
 

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There is a noticeable lip on the outermost portion of the rotor that the pads come in contact with. Otherwise the surface of the rotors seem good and smooth...however I am not to well versed in brakes. What do you guys know about "Hawk" pads? I have heard that they are a decent alternative to the OEM parts. <p><A HREF="http://www.hawkperformance.com/performance/hps.php" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hawkperformance.com/performance/hps.php</A>
 

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Depends on the Hawk pads. They are street pads which are not as good as OEM but produce less brake dust. There are also Hawk Track pads which are meant for the track and will eat the piss out of your rotors. I am a big fan of the OEM pad and recommend it fully. Hit up John at Boston Volvo for a good price on them. I am about to order myself. It depends on the lip, typically you can get one or two sets of pads per rotors depending on how hard you drive and use brakes. I am easy on the brakes due to my manual gearbox.
 

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Yeah I don't do any "Really Hard" breaking, but I do like to get up and go from time to time, so I don't believe that the rotors are warped. I bought the Street HPS Hawk pads, as replacements for the OEM, coming from word of mouth from buddies who have used them on WRX's and Evo's and have said only good things. They are going on the S60R this Saturday, so well see how they work out.
 

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Just make sure you bed them in and those are great pads but not as good as OEM not even close. Also your rotors are not warped unless they are dark blue in color, or shimmy when you apply pressure to the brake pedal. Bedding in will be essential to your pads taking properly. Even OEM pads require bedding in process.
 

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Yeah I'll make sure to bed them to specs..I was reading about that. Any idea of how much OEM pads run from the dealer? I know you said that you have a guy in Boston, but I am in Seattle and would prefer to go to a local dealer.
 

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Re: (veteranblanco)

You can get the OEM pads from IPD in portland for $122.08 right now for the online sale. Thats about the best price you'll get them for right now. I just bought my pads and Rotors from them. I ordered them on Wednesday morning and had them in hand Thursday afternoon.<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S60/Brakes/Brake-Pads-Sets/p-74-391-507" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S6...1-507</A>/
 

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Good Lookin' Matt......Now I am seriously considering returning the Hawks and getting the OEM's. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (veteranblanco)

Tasca Volvo just delivered to me a pair of OEM rotors and a set of OEM pads for $326 including shipping. At $96 apiece for rotors, it was a no-brainer to replace them at the same time as the pads.
 

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Re: (tachymetres)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tachymetres</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... At $96 apiece for rotors, it was a no-brainer to replace them at the same time as the pads.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>hmmm...$96 a rotor adds up to $384, not $326! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Kidding and math aside, has anyone had any experience with Monroe CX1001 ceramic pads? RockAuto.com has them for $31.79 a set but I can't find any reviews of them...
 

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Re: (tachymetres)

aaahhh - indeed he did - my bad! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by wdodge52 at 11:23 AM 6-22-2009</i>
 

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I just got mine replaced with the hawk brake pads they seem the exact same so far as the OEM pads so no worries there to anyone considering it.
 

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Re: (Bulldog6Z6)

Agree with the above, the OEM pads are better than Hawk HPS/HP+.
 
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