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Well it's time for me to replace my brake pads and everyone has suggested Powerstops. For those of you with them, which number has been the best for the TH (Z23's or Z26's) and how many miles are you getting out of them?
 

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Installed the Z36 pads as I couldn't take the Brembo pad dust any longer. Can't speak for mileage on the Z36 pads but I have been happy with their performance since I installed them.
 

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Installed the Z36 pads as I couldn't take the Brembo pad dust any longer. Can't speak for mileage on the Z36 pads but I have been happy with their performance since I installed them.
which rotors are you running these with and at what mileage did you swap the pads out... any squeaking? I'm almost due for new brakes and I hate the dust its really a buzz kill.
 

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Installed the Z36 pads as I couldn't take the Brembo pad dust any longer. Can't speak for mileage on the Z36 pads but I have been happy with their performance since I installed them.
Do you have the model #'s for fronts and rears? Powerestop isn't getting back to me
 

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which rotors are you running these with and at what mileage did you swap the pads out... any squeaking? I'm almost due for new brakes and I hate the dust its really a buzz kill.
My Hawk only had 11,000 miles last fall so when I installed the new pads I kept the stock brake rotors and they have worked fine together. Only about 3K miles on the pads since I installed them but I have basically forgotten about how bad the stock Brembo dusting issue was as these are very clean pads by comparison. They will change your world if you are particular about having clean wheels or own custom wheels that are more difficult to clean.

My Hawk is not my daily so it sits from Nov to April avoiding any rainy or snowy driving, but through the spring/ summer/fall driving I have not had any noise issues with the pads once they were properly bedded in.
 

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'Lil Hemi, did you put Z36's on all four corners?
They weren’t out when I bought mine but that’s what I’d get if I were you. Go to the website and see the recommendations. I bought the z26 for the rear and then realized they didn’t make them for the front yet so I’ve got the z23 up front.
 

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BTW, be careful who you buy from. Particularly, DO NOT BUY THEM FROM AMAZON. I had to send them back twice because they were relabeling the box to say Z203-6006. Those are what the (older) fronts should be. The rears are going to be Z23-1053. I put mine on right after buying my Jeep because I can't stand the dust. These are WAY better. Just know that they do not bite as hard as the Brembo's. I do get a little bit of squeaking backing out of my garage but that goes way before I get out of my Driveway.
 

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I have Z23's and no issues.
 

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I recently installed the z36 pads in my trackhawk. I reused the factory hardware and made sure to use plenty of anti seize on the backs of the pads.

As of recently I’m getting a groaning/rubbing noise in reverse which disappears when I apply pressure to the brake pedal.

The other issue I’m experiencing since the temperature has changed is an odd shudder /bump when coming to a complete stop. Not sure if this is even brake related, but noise only happens when braking.

Any ideas? I’m going to take everything apart this weekend but was curious if anyone had any additional things I could check for.
 

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I recently installed the z36 pads in my trackhawk. I reused the factory hardware and made sure to use plenty of anti seize on the backs of the pads.

As of recently I’m getting a groaning/rubbing noise in reverse which disappears when I apply pressure to the brake pedal.

The other issue I’m experiencing since the temperature has changed is an odd shudder /bump when coming to a complete stop. Not sure if this is even brake related, but noise only happens when braking.

Any ideas? I’m going to take everything apart this weekend but was curious if anyone had any additional things I could check for.
The only thing I get is a slight squeal from them in the morning when backing out of the garage and then all is fine. I do get a clunk from the pads when I am going from reverse to drive and then slightly hitting the brake.
 

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I get a little bit of squeak from them first thing in the morning but it doesn't last past my driveway. No other issues.
 

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I recently installed the z36 pads in my trackhawk. I reused the factory hardware and made sure to use plenty of anti seize on the backs of the pads.

As of recently I’m getting a groaning/rubbing noise in reverse which disappears when I apply pressure to the brake pedal.

The other issue I’m experiencing since the temperature has changed is an odd shudder /bump when coming to a complete stop. Not sure if this is even brake related, but noise only happens when braking.

Any ideas? I’m going to take everything apart this weekend but was curious if anyone had any additional things I could check for.
Did you figure out what it was?
 

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Did you figure out what it was?
The rubbing/dragging noise also has disappeared.
When I did look over the install, I did not see any odd markings on the rotors which would indicate dragging or rubbing from an incorrect install.

I ruled the brake pads out of the equation after putting on 2k miles with trip down to NC. The odd shudder right before coming to a complete stop doesn’t happen as often.

I recall reading a thread where a member had the TCM re-flashed and the harsh bump/stop lessened.
 

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The rubbing/dragging noise also has disappeared.
When I did look over the install, I did not see any odd markings on the rotors which would indicate dragging or rubbing from an incorrect install.

I ruled the brake pads out of the equation after putting on 2k miles with trip down to NC. The odd shudder right before coming to a complete stop doesn’t happen as often.

I recall reading a thread where a member had the TCM re-flashed and the harsh bump/stop lessened.
You have Z36 front and rear?
 

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