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What brake pads?

This is a discussion on What brake pads? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am going to freshen up my brakes since they haven't really been looked out for the past 4 years. ...

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    What brake pads?

    I am going to freshen up my brakes since they haven't really been looked out for the past 4 years. I need new brake pads. I'm not wealthy, so I am sort of on a budget. I don't need any racing pads, just some that are good for daily driving in stop and go traffic. Anyone have any advice on which to get? I'm also going to get some new front rotors as well.

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    Good talk about the hp yellows, I will be doing the same by the end of this month.

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    any idea on how much those run?

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    70-80

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    for the whole car?

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    Looked them up, I forgot how expensive break pads are. ugh

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    Semi Metallics are usually a bit cheaper, but they create a ton of dust and are harder on rotors. You also have to build a bit of heat in them before they work their best and they wear faster.
    Ceramic pads cost a tad more, they are very low on brake dust production and easier on rotors. They build heat quickly and don't require warm up for grabbing power. They tend to wear a bit longer as well so you get more mileage out of them.
    Take your pick. Probably going to spend at least $100 to do the whole car at the cheapest, depending on where you go and what brand you choose.

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    I'm looking to do pads and rotors this winter also. so for i am leaning toward the Hawk HPS pads, but still not decided on the rotors.

    i have been doing some research on drilled and slotted rotors but many people and sites dont recommend them for track use. is that because of how some rotors are machined after forming which causes stress cracks internally? Ok so the fancy rotors look cool and supposedly help with out-gassing under heavy breaking. WHAT ARE THE FACTS?
    Anyone have any good comparison test of pads and rotor combos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raysz28 View Post
    I'm looking to do pads and rotors this winter also. so for i am leaning toward the Hawk HPS pads, but still not decided on the rotors.

    i have been doing some research on drilled and slotted rotors but many people and sites dont recommend them for track use. is that because of how some rotors are machined after forming which causes stress cracks internally? Ok so the fancy rotors look cool and supposedly help with out-gassing under heavy breaking. WHAT ARE THE FACTS?
    Anyone have any good comparison test of pads and rotor combos?
    New pads don't gas so there is no reason for drilled rotors and it does not matter if the holes were created in the mold they still weaken the rotor and takeaway friction surface between pad and rotor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    New pads don't gas so there is no reason for drilled rotors and it does not matter if the holes were created in the mold they still weaken the rotor and takeaway friction surface between pad and rotor.
    i agree, then why do so many people sell them and promote them as the best brakes?
    i'll just go with plan rotor. thanks

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    Hawk HPS pads with Brembo blank rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Hawk HPS pads with Brembo blank rotors.
    I think hes on a budget

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    How are the EBC disks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    I think hes on a budget
    That was for RaysZ28.

    FYI - I wouldn't go cheap on "brakes" for a high-performance vehicle. Spend the money, do it right the first time and be done with it.

    Hell, even just the OEM replacements from Autozone (Duralast Gold Ceramic) are expensive. You might as well drop a little extra coin to get better stopping power and better longevity.

    It's not like you have to change brakes that often, unless you have a DD which you are putting a ton of miles on and driving really hard. Just my .02

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    ws6 store look like they had the best price for the pads
    http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...ath=235_66_299
    I am pretty sure kyspeed matches anyones price aswell

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    I think I'm going to save up around $500 and do it right. New front rotors and pads all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    I think I'm going to save up around $500 and do it right. New front rotors and pads all around.

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    I have WS6 Store rotors with EBC Yellow Pads, very good stopping power and not an arm and a leg. I love the sound the ebc pads make when they clam down hard at 95mph, very cool. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerojt View Post
    I have WS6 Store rotors with EBC Yellow Pads, very good stopping power and not an arm and a leg. I love the sound the ebc pads make when they clam down hard at 95mph, very cool. Good luck!
    Sound????

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    Nothing crazy, just the sound of the pads working... tough to explain...

    nevermind..

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