Recommended Brake rotors/pads 2014 JSW

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Bottom line with brake fluid. Buy any decent stuff with a normal to medium high dry and wet boiling point. The higher you go the more often you mush flush it.
You wont see gains. Not unless your pads are track only and last only a few seasons.
 

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does anyone know what the bedding process is for akebono pads and zimmermann rotors?
You could look it up on there website bit chances are it's the same for all street pads.
2 or 3 times as aggressive as you can 30mph to 10mph then 3 more 50 to 60 down to 10 with 10 minutes of cool down before you ever come to a stop.
Once you feel that fade kick in... you did it.
Slotted and drilled rotors take more so maybe 60 to 10 4 times.
 

wolf1389

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i called akebono and they said no bedding required. i think i will just do a 40mph to 5mph stop 3-4 times and let them cool off on the farm roads and it shud be good.
 

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this is one reason i LOVE bindex... they have a coating on them specifically to bed them in under normal use. Most pads dont need a bed in like were talking about. cant hurt much though
 

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I wouldn't worry about it. Just spray the new rotors down with a little brake cleaner to rinse off the protective oil film.
 

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is there anything else i should consider replacing besides the fluid, rotors, pads? any of the bolts need to be replaced at all?
That's usually it. Be forewarned, the rear carrier bracket bolts can be QUITE the bear to get loose and take a little contorting to access and really get the leverage needed to remove. Do you have a set of the VW triple square bits as you will need for this job. You also need the piston compression tool but I figure you have that if this isn't your first brake job. 5min video, funny voice but he shows what tools I'm talking about
 

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I purchased a set of triple square bits from Canadian Tire earlier this week and a friend has a kit for the rear brakes. I have to replace the outer cv boot as well so this is gonna be a busy weekend for me. Will be doing the brakes for the first time on this car on Friday and doing a full brake fluid flush and then Saturday I'll be pulling out the driver side cv shaft and replacing the boot
 

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I purchased a set of triple square bits from Canadian Tire earlier this week and a friend has a kit for the rear brakes. I have to replace the outer cv boot as well so this is gonna be a busy weekend for me. Will be doing the brakes for the first time on this car on Friday and doing a full brake fluid flush and then Saturday I'll be pulling out the driver side cv shaft and replacing the boot
Have fun with the CV. Rear breaks are a bare to get the carriers off. Otherwise easy. Remember. The rear pistons screw in. Also. Clean the rubber boots before pushing the pistons in.
 

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I purchased a set of triple square bits from Canadian Tire earlier this week and a friend has a kit for the rear brakes. I have to replace the outer cv boot as well so this is gonna be a busy weekend for me. Will be doing the brakes for the first time on this car on Friday and doing a full brake fluid flush and then Saturday I'll be pulling out the driver side cv shaft and replacing the boot
You're about to get real intimate with your VW, it's a labor of love sometimes to keep them on road but well worth it. Lol

Have fun man!
 

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I'd recommend replacing the rear carrier bolts. The guy at the local VW parts counter was pretty honest when he told me they typically don't get replaced but I think they're torque to yield, and mine were in rough shape. Stripping one out wouldn't be much fun.
 

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i would have waited to replace the whole CV but ive been reading that people have problems with aftermarket axles causing vibrations or excessive wear. the tear in the boot is not too bad i hope it wont be too late it would suck that i spend all day replacing that thing only for the joint to start clicking down the road.


i also cant afford a mechanic because i spent almost 500$ last month on fuel. my commute to the office is 120km one way.. ill be putting in mecevo or buzzken downpipe later in the year once i have money and find a shop in the region to tune the ECU and dsg. itll save me over 100$ a month on fuel

wait until you see what my rotors look like. they are completely ****ed! LOL
Call shops and ask them if they are equipped to replace a CV boot. There's a tool that stretches them, so you dont have to disassemble it. Probably charge 20 bucks
 

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i would have waited to replace the whole CV but ive been reading that people have problems with aftermarket axles causing vibrations or excessive wear. the tear in the boot is not too bad i hope it wont be too late it would suck that i spend all day replacing that thing only for the joint to start clicking down the road.


i also cant afford a mechanic because i spent almost 500$ last month on fuel. my commute to the office is 120km one way.. ill be putting in mecevo or buzzken downpipe later in the year once i have money and find a shop in the region to tune the ECU and dsg. itll save me over 100$ a month on fuel

wait until you see what my rotors look like. they are completely ****ed! LOL
Save your money, if you have warranty left, keep driving and let VW fix anything emissions related until it's up, once it's up, then do it. You won't recoup your money anytime soon even at the prices we're paying (you're paying) BUT replacing these systems with same system on your dime is costly and parts WILL fail.

Call shops and ask them if they are equipped to replace a CV boot. There's a tool that stretches them, so you don't have to disassemble it. Probably charge 20 bucks
I have done both sides, manually with a press and what a PITA. I didn't know about shops having tools to stretch, I'm going to be calling around today just to see, for next time or if someone asks me about it. One thing is for sure, aftermarket axles for VW's are a losing proposition, aftermarket lifetime replacement aside, they suck. 👎🏾👎🏾
 

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Save your money, if you have warranty left, keep driving and let VW fix anything emissions related until it's up, once it's up, then do it. You won't recoup your money anytime soon even at the prices we're paying (you're paying) BUT replacing these systems with same system on your dime is costly and parts WILL fail.



I have done both sides, manually with a press and what a PITA. I didn't know about shops having tools to stretch, I'm going to be calling around today just to see, for next time or if someone asks me about it. One thing is for sure, aftermarket axles for VW's are a losing proposition, aftermarket lifetime replacement aside, they suck. 👎🏾👎🏾
"Lifetime" for most CV axles from a box store. Is one replacement.
 

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That lower carrier bolt is fun. The last ones I did were pretty crusty. I dug out what crud I could, sprayed penetrant, and hammered in the xzn bit with a couple 1/2" drive extensions to get out past the obstacles. The hammering action probably helps. I was also replacing the shocks and springs, so that made things easier.
 

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enjoying your econ box much? LOL
i guess cursing isnt punishable any more
 

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**** this garbage car, the rear carrier bolts are all rusted to **** and because of VWs ****ty ass design one of the control arms is in the way of my triple square socket so it doesnt fit on the lower bolt. im taking it to my mechanic for him to do the rear brakes and put in new caliper carrier bolts. changed out the brake fluid so at least i got that done. i didnt have the 7mm allen socket so il try to do the fronts tomorrow and if i have time the cv boot.
It's not that bad. I think we all cuss at it the first time. There just like 100 ftlbs. Was the first thing I did on all mine. Pulled that bolt out and never sneezed it.
 

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**** this garbage car, the rear carrier bolts are all rusted to **** and because of VWs ****ty ass design one of the control arms is in the way of my triple square socket so it doesnt fit on the lower bolt. im taking it to my mechanic for him to do the rear brakes and put in new caliper carrier bolts. changed out the brake fluid so at least i got that done. i didnt have the 7mm allen socket so il try to do the fronts tomorrow and if i have time the cv boot.
I've come across many worse things than this. Subaru rear knuckle bolt is one.
 

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It's not that bad. I think we all cuss at it the first time. There just like 100 ftlbs. Was the first thing I did on all mine. Pulled that bolt out and never sneezed it.
Really depends how bad the corrosion is. A very rusted fastener will take far more force to loosen than the torque spec. Nothing a little brute force/leverage can't overcome.
 

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the rust i can deal with its the ****ing lack of space for that lower bolt. whoever designed this car needs to get his ****ing head checked. sure they put the oil filter on top of the engine which is nice but at least give like 1 inch more ****ing room for the caliper bracket bolts for ****s sake.
Dude. Chill. We have rules.
 

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Really depends how bad the corrosion is. A very rusted fastener will take far more force to loosen than the torque spec. Nothing a little brute force/leverage can't overcome.
yep PB blaster and the WD-40 SPECIALIST PENETRANT helped me thru with several stubborn pieces on my JSW.
 

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the rust i can deal with its the ****ing lack of space for that lower bolt. whoever designed this car needs to get his ****ing head checked. sure they put the oil filter on top of the engine which is nice but at least give like 1 inch more ****ing room for the caliper bracket bolts for ****s sake.
You notice how it's sensoring all your profanity? That's clue 1. Get the car further in the air and use 1/2. I live my extendable hobo freight 1/2 ratchet. I also have lowpro triple squares. I also have a longer set that I can put a socket on them. Stop, step back and reassess. On my dad's I jacked the car up more. Work below the wheel well, not above it.
 

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Yup, jacking the car up high enough to work from underneath makes all the difference. Shorty triple square bits and extensions are also quite helpful.
 

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i did the front brakes today. huge difference in braking already with the new rotors , pads and bosch esi6 brake fluid. i used up almost one whole bottle so i can return the other one which will save me some money.

i only have jack stands so im taking my car to my mechanic who did my timing belt service to do the rears. im gonna grab 4 new carrier bolts from the dealer and have him put in the new ones as well.

tomorrow i will try to do the cv boot on the drivers side. have new axle bolt and a rein boot kit.

gonna follow this video as a guide hopefully it goes smoothly

my local dealer also printed out some documents with the torque specs of all the bolts ill be removing which was nice.
 

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turns out my mechanic quoted me around mid 300s to do the front brakes, rears and the outer cv boot. i think i may just take it to him this week to get the rears done and the cv boot so i dont have to deal with it. didnt expect it to be so cheap considering other mechanics wanted around 200 just for the cv boot
 
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