Turn off your radio, roll the windows down and drive next to a solid wall and listen for squeaks haha
You can also see shiny/glazed rings on the rotor where it's constantly touching. Mine is towards the outside.
No you're good, I'm probably giving the dust seal more credit for piston retraction than it deserves. You had said if it didn't fit well it could be hanging, but the seal is loose in the housing so if anything it's just not doing it's job sealing.
They fit the piston great, but didn't fit as snug in the caliper as the factory parts so that could be contributing to them not retracting. The seal isn't tugging back on the piston at all if the seal is just floating.
No valves. I've got a few track days, pad swaps and many street miles on the calipers and this squeak started about a month ago.
I'm not going to do this scientifically to see what fixes it, but I am going to:
Pack in RRG
Swap back to the original dust seals (I have the RB ones now and they...
I'm hoping that RRG and lubing up pins stops my dragging issue too. My brakes feel great but the driver side is dragging on one little section of the rotor and glazing it pretty badly. That first cold stop of the day is LOUD.
Between these calipers and a 2 piece rotor that's about 12-13lbs of unsprung weight lost PER CORNER for under $2k. Not a bad way to up-spec our cars with mostly OEM parts.
You could swap a 2 piece floating rotor for a clubsport S rotor set at ~$600 and still save a couple pounds, but then...
2-piece floating and 7lbs lighter than either of the solid options you listed. Might not be completely in the spirit of this upgrade (pushing the costs closer and closer to a true BBK) but it's nice to see a trusted brand give some love to this niche mod.
I have added a 300 watt mono amp for the sub but I'm not sure if I would want to reamp an already reamped signal. I feel like if you're wanting to go that far, you should start with a different DSP that has line level outputs.
Well, that's happened. This brake upgrade is famous now!
That sucks. I can't say I've had the exact opposite experience but I've used my Track Day pads on 3 different events and even some street driving and they felt similar to my DS2500 pads but without the pad residue/buildup issue those had that caused all sorts of vibration on braking. No fade...
AWE is saying something like 6-8 weeks. I've had the CTS for a bit and I'm looking for a change. If that time frame works for you shoot me a DM, otherwise I'll list the exhaust locally once it's off the car.