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Aftermarket brake pads

This is a discussion on Aftermarket brake pads within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I'm going to need brake pads soon and i was considering up grading to an aftermarket pad like Hawk pads ...

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    Junior Member JBZ28's Avatar
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    Aftermarket brake pads

    I'm going to need brake pads soon and i was considering up grading to an aftermarket pad like Hawk pads or EBC for example. I just wanted to see how people like them and if they are worth the extra money.

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    Hawk pads have been great for me.

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    I have EBC Redstuff in the front and rear.
    They are great upgrade,

    They dust a little more, but Redstuff brakepads are Ceramic, and very, very easy to clean the wheels.






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    holy crap those are some super wheel wells!! it obvious you spend alot of time cleaning and it looks awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmarkx View Post
    holy crap those are some super wheel wells!! it obvious you spend alot of time cleaning and it looks awesome
    I only drive my Camaro in the summer (she never see any rain), winters in Europe are not good for cars, they throw a lot of salt on the roads.

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    I liked the EBC Reds but honestly I have wagner Thermo's on the car now and it stops great pads were cheaper, quieter, little less dust but not much, and lasted longer.

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    My SS got EBC reds and new blank rotors at the beginning of the summer. They dusted like crazy the first few weeks, and still seem to dust quite a bit for a ceramic pad IMO. However the pedal feel and initial bite is crazy. IMO it stops way better then my buddies car with hawk ceramics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv-camaro View Post
    I only drive my Camaro in the summer (she never see any rain), winters in Europe are not good for cars, they throw a lot of salt on the roads.
    what kind of Coopers do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBZ28 View Post
    what kind of Coopers do you have?
    I bought the Cooper ZEON 2XS 245/50/ZR16 a few years ago.
    I like them, the grip is good.

    But they are not available any more (not in this size), they replaced this size with the Cooper ZEON Sport A/S

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv-camaro View Post
    I bought the Cooper ZEON 2XS 245/50/ZR16 a few years ago.
    I like them, the grip is good.

    But they are not available any more (not in this size), they replaced this size with the Cooper ZEON Sport A/S
    yea, I just purchased the ZEON Sport A/S's and so far i'm happy with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv-camaro View Post
    I only drive my Camaro in the summer (she never see any rain), winters in Europe are not good for cars, they throw a lot of salt on the roads.
    yeah, im scrambling to fnd a wnter beater so i can leave my birdy at the house. Im in Bamberg so im hoping i can finda hoopty soon. Very clean underbody though.
    I order Hawks pads just a week ago all around. doing a C5 upgrade and decided might was well do the rear ones too lol. I like Hawks pads. Got HPS coming.

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    I went to Pep Boys and got some regular ole ceramics and they work great, very little dust.

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