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It's brake time again. I'm definitely going for a set of Brembo blanks. But I need suggestions as to which pads I should go for. I'm looking for some good performance pads that have a decent life expectancy. Some people have already mentioned that I should go for Hawk HPS+ pads. What other ones would you suggest?
 

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Stick,

My first question has got to be,what is the car going to be mainly used for?
Auto-X=Hawks :)b
daily driver=Good raybestos or wagner ceramic pad.
Im looking at those hawk pads as well.
 

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I hope to one day make it to the local auto-cross events... so let's say that that is the type of pad that I am looking for.

Next question: Where's a good place online to get Hawk or Porterfield pads?
 

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Stickershop, Not too long ago I replaced my Autozone semimetallic pads with Hawk HPS. I'll be honest, I can't tell a huge difference. Stopping distances and their "feel" are comparable to my former $19 Duralast specials. I also replaced both calipers, rotors, and brakelines with Goodridge. I fully bled the system, my brake pedal is rock solid, but it wasn't the huge leap in braking I was expecting.

I bought my Hawks from the www.tirerack.com for $59. Not the best price out there but I had them two days after I ordered them....
 

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Sticker, are you considering the HPS or HP+? Although I haven't any experience with Hawk HPS pads, I quit using regular "store bought" pads in my solo2 car. Of course, I sold that CRX nearly three years ago. The store bought pads must have come a long way since I last used them and maybe I'll use 'em in my next car. During the last few years I had my CRX I used HP+ pads since they didn't require much heat build-up to be effective. They're supposed to have a lot more bite than the HPS and I believe it. At the time, the HP+ pads I used gripped my rotors like a [email protected]#$%er. Just be ready to wipe brake dust off your wheels ever other day. :shock:

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Rodarbal said:
Just be ready to wipe brake dust off your wheels ever other day. :shock:
-RJ-
That's what I heard. Apparently the HPS pads are just a toned down version of the HP+ pads. Hawk promises less dusting with the HPS pads, but they also don't bite into the rotors as much.
 
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