Last post on Nov 27, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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Infiniti G35, Coupe, Sedan
#92 of 95 Would like to upgrade brakes 2007 G35x
Jun 26, 2012 (7:36 pm)
Has anyone upgraded your brakes - pads, rotors, calipers? My 07 G35x is known to have sub-par breaks and I would like to rectify this issue. StopTec and Hawk offer pads as well as complete upgrades but I have yet to hear an owner of an 07/08 G35 make any claims.
Can I replace my rotors/pads with G35s/G356MT? Any knowledgeable advice would be appreciated.
#93 of 95 Re: 2007 G35 Break Squeal [kirstie_h]
Sep 04, 2012 (2:03 pm)
This is not a reply to any specific post, just a general observation of this thread's subject. I've owned 9 street and 2 race cars so far - all 2-seater sports cars except the 2005 G35 Coupe 6MT. Some had various brake problems, all of which were solved by ignoring all warranties, STAYING AWAY FROM CAR DEALERS at any cost, dealing with small shops or doing my own work with after-market parts.
In the G35's case, replacing all pads with Akebono ceramics and all rotors with Brembo plain ones (not cross drilled or slotted) cured the wear and warp problems. Plain rotors are stronger and easier on the pads. Unless you plan to do track days or go racing, cross-drilling and slotting is a waste.
Main point here is I've learned long ago to never trust dealers or pay heed to their BS in order to make more money. In the long run, I did better paying my own way rather than seeking a warranty fix.
#94 of 95 Re: 2008 G35X Uneven Brake Wear [devoz]
Nov 27, 2012 (6:25 am)
Its now 2012, 80K miles. Front rotors are warped again. Rear caliper went, just replaced rear brake pads and rotors with it (they were warped).
Need some reccomendations on aftermarket costs, Infiniti charges TONS for rotors and break pads, and labor, I suspect I can get premium gear for that cost at some other garage (not dealer).
Car is nice, but quite the revenue generator. If you are looking at G35x used, beware of the brakes, they will KILL YOU cost wise. Car is great, but not that great
Thanks - Joe
#95 of 95 Re: 2008 G35X Uneven Brake Wear [devoz]
Nov 27, 2012 (8:32 am)
I used EBC 3GD series rotors and HAWK HPS pads for my 2004 INFI FX35, 2008 M35 and 2007 G35 and they are great. It's almost dust free and much better than original. It's a bit expensive but much less than dealership. Bought it from partsgeek.com and had it installed by a local mechanic