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Good afternoon,

Well, I have almost burned through my OEM pads and I need to get some new ones soon. So, since everyone is so helpful, I thought I would ask about pads.

Below is the list of my "must haves" for the new pads. They are listed in order of importance. Please let me know about pads that you have personal experience with as well as those that you have read about. Links to vendors would be great too.

1. Must fit track model brembo brakes
2. Must be rotor friendly and for the street only (I already have track pads).
3. Must not be Ferodo pads (I have Ferodos for the track)
4. Must be very quiet
5. Must have an effective heat range of at least 0-500 degrees
6. Must have an excellent initial bite
7. Should be low dusting
8. Should be nice and thick
9. Would like ceramic pads, but have not found any for the track model.


So, what do you think?
 

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Probably should do with the Hawk HPS for street pads if you want no dusting. Axxis Ultimates are another option too.

Which Ferodos are you using for hte street Hunter? DS2500 or DS3000? I'm going to have to convert you to Cobalt's VR pad...
 

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Originally posted by John@Aug 12 2004, 07:32 AM
Probably should do with the Hawk HPS for street pads if you want no dusting. Axxis Ultimates are another option too.

Which Ferodos are you using for hte street Hunter? DS2500 or DS3000? I'm going to have to convert you to Cobalt's VR pad...

I have the Ferodo DS2500. I originally bought them to run at all times. However, from the very first day, they made this horrible harmonic resonating noise with the rotors. It only happens at slow speed/creeping braking, but it is awful. Yes I bedded them in right and I tried anti-squeel compound. I believe that on the street they just don't get hot enough. At the track, once hot, they grind but they do not make the resonating noise. Others have not had this problem, so I don't know what to think.

At any rate, I need a nice rotor-friendly pad for the street. I don't want to nuke expensive rotors when I don't have too.

So many people have suggested Hawk HPS that I am going to buy them today. Raceshopper.com has the best price and I love their service. I have used them many times in the past.
 

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The last pair before my VRs were XP9s, but XP8 are equally as crappy as XP9s. I was still running XP9s in the rear as they are one of the only track pad for rear non-brembos...
 

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Just so everyone knows, I did buy the Hawk HPS. Hopefully they work well.

However, I do have a question. First, you need to imagine my brakes. My rotors are slightly worn where the stock pads track across the wear surface. This has caused a small ridge at the extreme outer edge of the rotor surface and the extreme inner edge. The stock pads do not touch these areas, so they are raise. When I put my Ferodos on, they have a different contact patch. They do touch these areas and they now have a groove in them from running over these ridges.

So my question. Is this a bad thing? Should I cut the Ferodos and Hawks so they don't run over the ridges left by the stock pads?
 

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I was just there for the Grand Am Cup race. What an awesome time. Seeing the Z's take first and third was a thrill. As for me driving, it will be next year for me too. I had to quit racing to save money to buy my house. However, that is now done, so a racing I will go.
 
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