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I am currently negotiating for a Nissan Armada with the fleet guys at Earnhardt Nissan in Mesa. How can I ensure that I get the new brakes on the vehicle I buy?

When did they start putting the new brakes on at the factory?

Is there a part number for the new brakes?

I have the feeling the only way to know for sure is to make them take the wheels off and show me. I would like an easier solution if there is one.
 

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haha
good luck
I bought my truck two weeks ago and I went in for brake service this morning.

Mine was built in April of 05 !!!!!!!!!

They swore to me that it had the new rotors... so much for that..
Remember, they are salesman and they want to make a deal...
 

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SgtTurtle said:
I am currently negotiating for a Nissan Armada with the fleet guys at Earnhardt Nissan in Mesa. How can I ensure that I get the new brakes on the vehicle I buy?

When did they start putting the new brakes on at the factory?

Is there a part number for the new brakes?

I have the feeling the only way to know for sure is to make them take the wheels off and show me. I would like an easier solution if there is one.
The old discs (look at the rear ones between the rims) are about 1/2 inch thick. The new front ones that got installed on my 04 armada look like a dual disc, with ribs in between to dissapate the heat better. The rear discs wont get replaced, but turned, cause most of the braking energy is shifted to the front. My rear discs didn't need that much turning. Tech showed me he was doing it just a little (slight resurfacing) due to no signs of warping.
 

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Del said:
The old discs (look at the rear ones between the rims) are about 1/2 inch thick. The new front ones that got installed on my 04 armada look like a dual disc, with ribs in between to dissapate the heat better. The rear discs wont get replaced, but turned, cause most of the braking energy is shifted to the front. My rear discs didn't need that much turning. Tech showed me he was doing it just a little (slight resurfacing) due to no signs of warping.
The front rotors have always been vented, 12" diameter and 1.02" thick. The rears are not vented, and aren't changed in the upgrade. Look at the first post in this section to answer your questions about the brakes.
 

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I would not wish an Armada on my worse enemy, there brakes might fail and hit me. I would have NEVER bought an Armada if I knew the problems I was going to face. Only 18,000 miles and I have had it in for the brakes 4times, plus the A/c, plus the safety belts, plus the ..... get my point.
 

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Lets not get too over the top with the brake issue.
The brakes in 99% of the case will slowly start warping and cause a slight shake felt through the steering wheel. Then will get progressively worse over time.
You have more than sufficient time to get the rotors turned or replace to the new rotors.
Let's save the horror stories for the service writers to help convince them to get us the counter measure brake rotors.

By the way, the braking distance does NOT get any shorter with counter measure rotors. The thickness is the same, and you will need to seat the pads just like any other set of new brakes. Meaning, for the first 100-200 miles, your brakes will not be as sticky as the ones you just got rid of. So if you think you're stopping faster right after the change, its all in your head.
 

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Yeah I live in a really hilly area and I use my brakes a lot also I tow a lot so much that my load leveler has already quit and I have 17,500 on my Mada and only had to have the brakes serviced once. I believe it is the way everybody brakes and how they are used and exerted. When I got my fix I had about 16,000 on the truck so personally I haven't had much problems compared to some of the replies out there. But hopefully I will get the Brake Fix and it will solve the issue but right now the brakes are just fine except for the brake dust.
 

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Does anyone know if the 2006's will have the new brakes

Considering buying a 2006 Armada. Chose not to buy the 2005 given all of the brake problems. I am suprised some people post that their is nothing wrong with a car that needs its brakes replaced anywhere from 5000 to 16000 miles. that is ridiculous for a 40K plus vehicle.

Does anyone know if the 2006 will come with the new/improved brakes?
 
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