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I recently put the Powerstop Z36 front brake kit on my 2012. They feel great but they are hot! I think they are dragging and this is not the normal brake in. When I say hot I mean the entire front wheel is hot. This can鈥檛 be good. Any explanations?
 

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I installed the Z36 kit on my 2011 a few months ago and can't say I've experienced the same. Although I haven't really been checking for temperature... Did you replace any of your calipers? I had to replace all four of mine because the slide pins were SEIZED, like really bad, all of them. The dust boot really does a piss poor job of keeping salt and road debris out. I never had that problem on my 03 which had the older caliper design.
 

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I didn鈥檛 replace the calipers. Just put the pads in and slid them back on. Just like I have done for years.

Tonight I took the drivers side completely apart. Nothing was seized. The pistons moved fine too. The only thing I can think of now is my buddy suggested adjusting the pushrod in the master cylinder. Something about it may be pushing to far creating to much pressure.

Well I ripped one of the dust boots on the rear piston shooting them out. They was the only one that popped out when I put air pressure to it. I couldnt really get the other one to move. Ive given up after trying to bleed the system without a bleeder or the proper fittings for the use of a compressor. So its back together, no brakes, and taking it to the shop in the am. I should have just taken it to them today.

Its been in the shop for over a week getting all new steering parts and a Cognito leveling kit. I started that too but 10 hours later and what I think is a torn tendon, I gave up and took it in. I just dont have the time for this stuff. o_O:confused::cool:
 

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Bla bla bla. Get a haircut and get a real job
 

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I put the z36 pads and drilled/slotted rotors all around on my 16 Denali and have had 0 issues!
 

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Yup, we found out the pistons were seized in the stock 200k + mile calipers. I guess it took me pushing them back into it for them to get stuck once pressure was re applied. Getting new ones put on today.
 

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Flush fluid annually....keep it clean and won't repeat.
 

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Hey Hook Em鈥, ya it was weird because I flushed the system last year. Inside the caliper was pretty clean too. Maybe a bad o ring, not sure. I never was able to get the other piston out and didn鈥檛 take apart the pass side. The passenger side was worse tho. I could free spin the wheel at all. A 2lb hammer freed it up though.
 

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You can push them in crooked
 

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So turns out the Powerstop z36 kit I ordered came with the wrong pads. They were just slightly to large and wouldn鈥檛 allow the slide to come back after I let off the pedals. I鈥檝e been back and forth with AutoAnything. They said it鈥檚 Powerstops issue because it came from them directly but I say nay nay. I ordered from you. I had to spend 535$ getting new calipers and pads because of it.
 

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Can't go wrong with replacing with the OE (not OEM) pad kits. Ceramic, last the longest, and each pair comes with a new set of pin boots. Sometimes @ twice the price, but....you get what you pay for. (y) (y)
 

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Yup. That鈥檚 exactly what they put in there.
 

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Well then....you're probably good for 200k again. 馃殯
 

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I would only use OEM on mine. 115K and they still look like new.
 

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We've got the power stop setup on the 2011, rotors, pads and calipers with zero problems and greatly improved braking. Just our experience.
 

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Turns out I should have just ordered directly from power stop. I contacted them and they gave me a full refund. Thanks to their coordination I鈥檒l def buy from them again. As for AutoNothing. I鈥檓 not impressed how they pushed back so hard saying it wasn鈥檛 their problem. I get it- revenue protection and all that, but I figure they have a good relationship with their vendors and would take care customers first and handle the problem in house later. But maybe I鈥檓 alone in that thought. Anyhow, it鈥檚 all good.
 
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