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3/20/11 7:54pm - Original Message: 'Brake Pads'
JC VETTE 70
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70 VETTE 350/300HP, AUTOMATIC, ALL STOCK EXCEPT FOR MILD CAM,LAGUNA GREY, 3:55 POSI GEARS

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Need to change my stock brake pads, looking at the hawk pads. Would you go with the hawk hps or the hawk ceramic.Confused  



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3/21/11 9:37am - Reply: 'Brake Pads'
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A lot depends on what you want out of the pads.  The HPS pads are supposed to give better street performance and the ceramic pads are low dust with good performance.  Of course, when they say better performance, they mean over stock original equipment pads...which are really no longer available since asbestos isn't used anymore.  Maybe they mean currently available oe design pads, but ad hype aside, it sounds to me the HPS pads are better.  If it's a show car with minimal "sporting" driving, I would consider the ceramic pads, but that's a personal decision.

The way I look at it, even the best brakes are barely good enough.  For myself, I'd go with the best performing compound pads and complain about the dust after.  That's more "fun" than pranging the front of the car 'cause they didn't stop short enough.


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3/21/11 12:57pm - Reply: 'Brake Pads'
JC VETTE 70
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Looking for low dust and minimal sqeaks. No runs on the track, just cruzin and shows for me.

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