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Tesla Model S P85 BRAKE PADS?

Jpballer88

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Apr 2, 2018
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My front pads are getting worn to the point they are squealing. Not much meat left on them. Currently at 62K miles. Not a bad run for some aggressive driving.

Tesla wants about 300$ for a set for the front.

Anyone purchase aftermarket pads or the same pads for less from somewhere other than tesla? Thanks.
 

Jpballer88

Member
Apr 2, 2018
58
130
Los Angeles
Bump!

My front pads are getting very low, to the point they are whistling to inform me it's due for a change.

Any suggestions or pads that you guys have used and work great? Last resort is buying the 300$ tesla ones.
 

Chaserr

Hyperactive Hyperdrive
Sep 5, 2017
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Logan
My pads have always been loud, I'd like a quieter set of aftermarkets if anyone does have suggestions.
 

Brass Guy

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Jan 5, 2014
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Holbrook, MA
I just bought a set from AutoZone, they had them in stock for about $80. Online shows they carry $27 version, but I didn't think I wanted those anyway.

I have 123,000 miles on my original pads. They're not squealing yet, but rather thin.
 
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Jpballer88

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Apr 2, 2018
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Los Angeles
I just bought a set from AutoZone, they had them in stock for about $80. Online shows they carry $27 version, but I didn't think I wanted those anyway.

I have 123,000 miles on my original pads. They're not squealing yet, but rather thin.

Did you install them? How are they? Noise and stopping distance wise?
 

Brass Guy

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Jan 5, 2014
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Holbrook, MA
I have not installed them yet. The retaining pins are frozen. I'm expecting it's going to be like the parking brake setup: I cut the pins to separate the 2 halves of the caliper and drilled out the pins. The end with the tapered sleeve came loose, but the small diameter stepped end was immobile. Of course with the parking brake, I didn't have to deal with brake fluid and bleeding after; this is gonna get messy.
I'll have to get "pin and spring" sets from Tesla, I think they're $30 or $40 each caliper; so this is turning into a $150 job instead of $80.

They are Duralast. I'm really not picky about brake pads, I rarely use them as you can tell from my mileage.
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Yaro

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Aug 17, 2016
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Sacramento
I have not installed them yet. The retaining pins are frozen. I'm expecting it's going to be like the parking brake setup: I cut the pins to separate the 2 halves of the caliper and drilled out the pins. The end with the tapered sleeve came loose, but the small diameter stepped end was immobile. Of course with the parking brake, I didn't have to deal with brake fluid and bleeding after; this is gonna get messy.
I'll have to get "pin and spring" sets from Tesla, I think they're $30 or $40 each caliper; so this is turning into a $150 job instead of $80.

They are Duralast. I'm really not picky about brake pads, I rarely use them as you can tell from my mileage.
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I can get these for $84 for the front set. Wagner brand, never heard of it though.
 

Jpballer88

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Apr 2, 2018
58
130
Los Angeles
Update:

My brother works at GM so I ended up getting Brembo pads (22907156) for 160$ after employee discounts. Popped the suckers in under an hour and we are good to go!

Just pushed the calipers back in gently and slid the new pads in. Pumped brakes a few times before driving and no more squeal and don't have to press the brake pedal in as much like before.
 

bkp_duke

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Max99

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Nov 9, 2018
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I have not installed them yet. The retaining pins are frozen. I'm expecting it's going to be like the parking brake setup: I cut the pins to separate the 2 halves of the caliper and drilled out the pins. The end with the tapered sleeve came loose, but the small diameter stepped end was immobile. Of course with the parking brake, I didn't have to deal with brake fluid and bleeding after; this is gonna get messy.
I'll have to get "pin and spring" sets from Tesla, I think they're $30 or $40 each caliper; so this is turning into a $150 job instead of $80.

They are Duralast. I'm really not picky about brake pads, I rarely use them as you can tell from my mileage.
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Do you know is this rotor brake pad with "ears" valid to s85 270Kw Model S ( not S85P) ?
Some catalog ( brembo for example) show pad withour "ears"
 
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Brass Guy

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Jan 5, 2014
1,158
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Holbrook, MA
Do you know is this rotor brake pad with "ears" valid to s85 270Kw Model S ( not S85P) ?
Some catalog ( brembo for example) show pad withour "ears"
Mine is not a P85 either. They went on and function fine. The ears make it easy to spread the calipers. (I've since changed the front rotors.)

I never updated here after changing them. In the front calipers, it was the sleeve end of the pins that were stuck so all I had to do was take apart the 2 halves of the caliper; no drilling required.
 

3mp_kwh

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Feb 13, 2013
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Boston
Some homework, if others find useful. I was looking for HP1000 Ferodo, which GM's 22907156 pads are stamped with. So, ordered those and got no hardware. One of my retainer springs is gone. Tesla shows 6008115-00-A ( https://epc.teslamotors.com ). For GM compatible, going from the pads, to caliper 92244288 will get you to 18K1971X as the (Amazon sister) part number, for the springs and pins.

I wanted the original bite, of Tesla's pads. I cannot yet vouch for the above. Amazon doesn't show cross compatibility for a lot of Tesla's parts, but it looks like these will work. Among the GM cars that were fitted with them, the Camaro SS, of 2010-2015, was one. On some GM cars, multiple applications existed.
 

3mp_kwh

Active Member
Feb 13, 2013
1,120
263
Boston
Correction. "going from the pads, to caliper 92244288 will get you to 18K1971X as the (Amazon sister) part number, for the springs and pins. " That quote got me a hardware set, whose retainers work, but whose pins are too short for the Tesla caliper (I re-used OE, and only needed the retainers anyway). The GM caliper must fit the pads, but possibly goes onto a rotor of narrower thickness. Anyway, I'd delete 18K1971X from above, but can't.
 

Lasttoy

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Mar 24, 2017
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852
St Augustine, Fl
My NAPA man said they are Corvette Z06. Pads. I cant find the pn fight now, he said his parts system list them as same. Less than 100.
I'm shocked u have worn pads at 64k. I have 144k and original front pads. But I do very little city driving.
 

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