Brake Pads

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by chris91, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. chris91

    chris91 Well-Known Member

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    Okay so I haven't bought a quality brake pad in it seems like forever. Currently looking for pads to go with my 13" Cobras up front with Baer drilled and slotted Decelarotors and the same out back but GT pads since it's just the Baer 13" Bolt On Kit. Car is mainly a street car that gets driven hard. What pad would you recommend and where are you buying them?
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    I typically use Hawk - there are a couple street versions that would work for you. I buy them where ever I find them cheapest - Amazon, online retailer, etc.
     
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    They have a few different pads for street cars just not sure which I should go with. I want something that's not going to let off a ton of dust and something that won't glaze over with a high speed pull or two.
     
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    Hawk, as mentioned above but Porterfield R4-S is a great alternate choice
     
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    Hawk HPS
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    HPS, Sir.
     
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    I would suggest the updated 5.0 pad if you go Hawk. EBC yellows are a solid street pad that can take a track day or two as well.

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    I've had a couple people tell me not to worry about getting a high dollar pad for the rears since they aren't used as much? I have no problem buying them for all four corners but if it's pointless than why spend the extra ya know?
     
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    just put a good coat of oil on the rotors so the pads will last longer ;p
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Personally, I like to keep the same pads all around to keep it balanced (the only exception is when racing, and only then because the fronts get waaay hotter than the rears). Look at it this way - the rears will last quite a while, so put a good pad on it and it will still last quite a while. You really aren't spending that much more extra anyway. It's your car and thus your call; I personally keep the same pad on all 4 corners.
     
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    Hawk HPS has worked well for me for tens of thousands of miles...No problem with dust as far as I am concerned...I wax my wheels & usually a quick spray and a microfibre towel is all I need. I don't use the ceramic pads because they don't stop as well according to Hawk's ratings of their pads. The new 5.0 pads I am not familiar with...if they stop better than the HPS I'd give them a look.

    Love them Baer Decelarotors!

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    Ive used Hawk HPS, Stop Tech Sport, and EBC (Ultimax and Green Stuff) on various vehicles. All work really good. The one pad I would probably not buy again are the Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport pads. These pads would have an annoying squeal when hot (daily driving duties). They were on a 2014 Santa Fe 2.0T. I swapped them out for Hawk HPS 5.0. No complaints since.


    On my Cobra, Im currently running the Stop Tech Sport pads.