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Dealer tells me that need new rear brakes and rotors after only 20,000 easy miles - is this true? Should be more like 30,000?
 
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My rotors/discs lasted me 100k miles, but I've never braked that much!
 

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That's pretty remarkable!
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Rear brakes need service well before the fronts, but 20,000 is weak. Shouldn't need any until at least 40k.
Take it to a "Free Brake Inspection" place, and insist on watching them measure pads and rotors.
 
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20k miles in an urban area is like 150k miles in the country is like 1k miles on the track.

As Cee Jay mentioned, have the rotors and pads measured; simple as that. There's not a lot of room to machine the rotors; luckily the rotors and pads are not much money for the XK.
 
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Do not let the dealer do your brakes!! There is nothing special about doing the brakes on a 2007 XK.
I did mine and it was pretty simple to change the rotors and and the pads.
 
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Thanks much for the advice - agree with you, but I sold all my tools when I sold my last Porsche. Brakes SHOULD be easy to do, Is there any upgrade preferred over stock? Ceramic? The originals are very dusty.
 
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Thanks much for the advice - agree with you, but I sold all my tools when I sold my last Porsche. Brakes SHOULD be easy to do, Is there any upgrade preferred over stock? Ceramic? The originals are very dusty.
I bought some Ceramics from Rock Auto I think the brand was Centric posi quiet. The wheels have stayed pretty clean for my daily 100 mile commute.
 
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The rear pads on my '07 were totally worn at 35K. Replaced rotors and pads from www.tirerack.com. Good selection of both rotors and pads. This service can be done by any indy shop.
 
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Did you use OEM pads? Any recommendations as to better - less dusty - product?

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I stuck with OEM rotors on the Jag's I replaced them on. My local Jaguar indy shop is pretty big on using only Jaguar OEM parts when possible. Wasn't any more money for OEM. I believe Ford uses the same rotors on some Lincoln products.
 
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Did you use OEM pads? Any recommendations as to better - less dusty - product?

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Better as defined by what? Just less dust? If you consider yourself an everyman driver and drive your car normally, then ceramic is fine. I bought these two years ago. No complaints and no issues. Definitely no dust.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-And-R...ss!55372!US!-1
 
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ALL brake pads produce dust. See my Post #20:
https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...e-dust-154207/
 
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Thanks for the info, guys.

Regarding dust - fully aware of this - but as we all know, some compositions produce more dust than others. My XK produces alot more than any of the porsches I have owned as well as our Lexus and BMW. Since the dealer has no other options, will stay with the OEM pads.
 
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I'm super happy with Akebono ceramic pads. Good feel, low dust. Not a track pad, but ideal for regular use. I experienced a huge reduction in the amount of dust when I switched from OEM to Akebono.
 
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Iím an Akebono fan on my 2007 XK as well. Part numbers are in my signature (in some postings, not the ones like this one posted from my phone).
 
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I'm super happy with Akebono ceramic pads. Good feel, low dust. Not a track pad, but ideal for regular use. I experienced a huge reduction in the amount of dust when I switched from OEM to Akebono.
Had those on my VDP and were great. Initial bite is not as good as OEM, but everything else is good.
 
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