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Okay it's time for some new brakes. So I'm reading other posts on the forum in regards to the fact that we have the same pads as the Track 350Z. And that would be alot cheaper than going to Maser and getting raped anally....DRY.
But me being the cheap @$$ that I can be I figured lets see if we can make a good deal GREAT. I call Murray's Discount AutoPart and ask for pads for the Maser. After the girl figured I was playing on the phone and that I was full of crap and the "Nobody calls Murray's for a Maserati". She discovered that our car is listed in there system and it shows a part number but they could no longer get them. I research the number and come up with the fact that the pad they have listed also fits a BMW 840i...hrmm don't know about that one.
So I take a different avenue and here's what I came up with.
The Maser has the same front pads as the 350z......Great
The 350z has the same pads as the G35 (w/brembo) and the Nissan Sentra R (w/ brembo)......Wonderful, more search options
AUTOZONE(yes...autozone) carries pads for the G35/350z. Both Non-Bremo and YES!!! Brembo also.
They have the House brand Duralast Gold (ceramic pads) for our application for $32.99...yes Thirty F*&#in Two .99
Now for those of you in the building that say I don't want no Cheap ass Autozone pads on my Maz-a-rati (even though I have ran the Duralast gold's on my Xkr,xk8, s-type, c-class, Rx300, and xj for a while with NO issues). They have two other Beck Arnley applications topping out at $71 available for order.
That beats the ebay price I saw for Hawk pads for $98+shipping.


Just figured I'd share that tid bit of info with all that may appreciate it. On that note.... I'm headed to Autozone. :)
 

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Okay it's time for some new brakes. So I'm reading other posts on the forum in regards to the fact that we have the same pads as the Track 350Z. And that would be alot cheaper than going to Maser and getting raped anally....DRY.
But me being the cheap @$$ that I can be I figured lets see if we can make a good deal GREAT. I call Murray's Discount AutoPart and ask for pads for the Maser. After the girl figured I was playing on the phone and that I was full of crap and the "Nobody calls Murray's for a Maserati". She discovered that our car is listed in there system and it shows a part number but they could no longer get them. I research the number and come up with the fact that the pad they have listed also fits a BMW 840i...hrmm don't know about that one.
So I take a different avenue and here's what I came up with.
The Maser has the same front pads as the 350z......Great
The 350z has the same pads as the G35 (w/brembo) and the Nissan Sentra R (w/ brembo)......Wonderful, more search options
AUTOZONE(yes...autozone) carries pads for the G35/350z. Both Non-Bremo and YES!!! Brembo also.
They have the House brand Duralast Gold (ceramic pads) for our application for $32.99...yes Thirty F*&#in Two .99
Now for those of you in the building that say I don't want no Cheap ass Autozone pads on my Maz-a-rati (even though I have ran the Duralast gold's on my Xkr,xk8, s-type, c-class, Rx300, and xj for a while with NO issues). They have two other Beck Arnley applications topping out at $71 available for order.
That beats the ebay price I saw for Hawk pads for $98+shipping.


Just figured I'd share that tid bit of info with all that may appreciate it. On that note.... I'm headed to Autozone. :)
Cool :cool:

What 'bout the rear pads? Any info? Part # would also be good to have handy.

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Cool :cool:

What 'bout the rear pads? Any info? Part # would also be good to have handy.

Ed
Sorry i ment to post that. The part # is DG960 for the Autozone brand. Or just call and request front pads for an 2004 Infiniti G35 WITH Brembo. I dunno anything for the rear. Does anyone know what porshce it comes off of?
 

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Cool :cool:

What 'bout the rear pads? Any info? Part # would also be good to have handy.

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Sorry i ment to post that. The part # is DG960 for the Autozone brand. Or just call and request front pads for an 2004 Infiniti G35 WITH Brembo. I dunno anything for the rear. Does anyone know what porshce it comes off of?
 

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I have Hawk HP plus on my car
Front: HB181N.660
Rear: HB170N.650

The stopping power is great but I have to warn you one thing. If they are not perfectly seat to your disc, the noise is unbearable. The hawk are a bit bigger than my original pad so there is ridge on the disc that need time for the pads to fully seat. I change mine for about 1000 miles ago, and there is still noise. I mean loud noise if you press the brake slightly. If you stopping hard, there is almost no noise. Some people just look and told me that I need new brake. I just have to tell them that there is lound noise because they are new. The way to get rid of this noise is to resurface the disc. But I think I could live with as long as it stop the car.

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Noise = Vibration = Movement. Double check that they're in their tight, and try a dab of silicone antisqueal or maybe even antisqueal inserts on them.
 

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Okay this is my first Brembo Brake change can someone tell me how the hell to get the Pin out so I can slide the pads out. Thanks.
 

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Okay this is my first Brembo Brake change can someone tell me how the hell to get the Pin out so I can slide the pads out. Thanks.
Nevermind got it. I'm mad I spend 2 hours outside lastnight on one side taking apart a caliper and all I had to do was tap out a pin......
 

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thanks for the info. good luck do u have a way to test the performance of the new pads ie a g-tech meter? that measures 60-0 ft?
 

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thanks for the info. good luck do u have a way to test the performance of the new pads ie a g-tech meter? that measures 60-0 ft?
Hrmmm, No I don't. But I'm about to pull it out now and drive up to Palatine (about 1hr). I'll let you know what the seat-o-pants meter registers.
 

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Performance Brake Pads

You may also want to know that we sell the complete set of Street Pads (Front and Rear) for the Maserati Coupe, Spyder and Gransport for only $150 shipped. These are performance pads as well and do outperform stock.

No research required! Just call us or paypal us [email protected] with your order and we'll get it shipped right out to you.
 

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If you are going to drive the maser hard you should look into other pads...Hawk, porterfield, Axxis, Carbotech, EBC pads are more expensive for a reason...run an auto x with some auto store pads and then run with some Hawk HP+ or HPS pads and you will notice a huge difference.

what brad of pads do you use in that street set?
 

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You may also want to know that we sell the complete set of Street Pads (Front and Rear) for the Maserati Coupe, Spyder and Gransport for only $150 shipped. These are performance pads as well and do outperform stock.

No research required! Just call us or paypal us [email protected] with your order and we'll get it shipped right out to you.
I'm interested in a set of street/performance pads for my 04 CC Maser but have one small question... just recently I asked my mechanich about the condition on my pads, he said that I would soon need a set and he also said that I will also need a "sender", this is one that makes the warning light on the dashboard lit everytime it needs new pads.

He explained that this sender has a small wire and that when the wire breaks sends the signal... he said that the wire is about to go and I need to replace that as well.

Is he right on that???
...do you also sell this sender???
...how much???
 

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We do not use the sender... it can be simply tied up and away. Only the stock pads will be designed to accept this. It can be made to work but some customization would be required. Otherwise a new sending unit can be obtained at Maserati if you need it. I just prefer to look down at my brake pads and determine when to replace them.
 

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Still trying to find out what porsche shares rear pads with our car. Any clue anyone??
 

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