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I ordered some EBC "yellow stuff" pads for front and rear, EBC slotted front rotors, and StopTech slotted rear rotors (EBC doesn't seem to make rears for the QX).
Sadly there has been quite a bit of rain and actually snow here in sunny Phoenix, so I was only able to complete the fronts. I cleaned and painted the calipers, as well as the back of the outside pad.
 

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I seated the front brakes and they are grabbing much better.....I have no scientific data, just a noticeable change in braking, which I attribute to the performance pads.
Keep in mind, one of my rotors was warped so I was already experiencing diminished braking.
 

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How is the noise on the EBC pads?

I ride motorcycles and have tried EBC pads on a couple occasions and I've always had to take them off and replace them with OEM because the EBC pads are so darn noisy and it bothers me. I would be riding casually and even trying to stop at a normal stop sign I sounded like a freight train trying to do an emergency stop. I swore I'd never use another EBC motorcycle pad.
 

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The pads were extremely loud during the break-in, almost a grinding sound. Noisier than any other bake change I have ever done. By now they seem to be no louder than the OEM Mercedes pads.
 

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I changed the rears over the weekend and will post a photo later....those were also loud during brake-in...but not as intense as the fronts.
 

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I did not use Torx sockets, but rather a 6-point metric socket....from memory I believe it was either 14mm or 17mm.
 

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I did not use Torx sockets, but rather a 6-point metric socket....from memory I believe it was either 14mm or 17mm.
Thank you Tony, My 2017 has the E Torx (external torx) bolt heads, I'm at 80K, The trans pan gasket started to leak do to loose bolts,given the price of DCT oil + filters ( one in the trans and one just on top of the pan ) Dealer quoted me $1200 for a trans service. I spent a little more then that for a round of Conti's & alignment at 70K. Dealer told me I have the most miles of any they service.
 

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My brake calipers also have Tore head bolts....I guess I needed to clarify. A 6-point socket can be used on Torx head bolts. I've done this on several vehicles, just make sure you find the socket that fits the bolt very snug.
 

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Thanks Tony, HF had some,but smaller size,I figure they might be worth buying as at some point it will be up to me to keep the QX30 running.Good to know, you can get the job done in a pinch.
Bob
 
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