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Old 10-31-2012, 09:20 PM
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I want to buy new brake pads

I want to buy new brake pads can anyone suggest me what brand of brake pads should i choice?

i have heard hawks are excellente.

Please tell me.
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I got power tech like Hawk but cheaper, different brakes do different things, everything is a compromise. Typically better stopping power means shorter life, dirty wheels, more rotor wear and more cost. Think about what you want from your brakes and write it here would will get better results.

Such as:
I drive my car on the streets and want better stopping power than OEM without having really dirty wheels
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I want the best brakes for track only money does not matter I need stopping power
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I autocross and daily drive my car what is a good compromise.

Hawk are good pads but they sell about 7 different types of pad depending on what you want.
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I drive my car on the streets and want better stopping power than OEM without having really dirty wheels.

what u thiink about this ones?

Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads HB378Z 565 Infiniti Mazda | eBay

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I got power tech like Hawk but cheaper, different brakes do different things, everything is a compromise. Typically better stopping power means shorter life, dirty wheels, more rotor wear and more cost. Think about what you want from your brakes and write it here would will get better results.

Such as:
I drive my car on the streets and want better stopping power than OEM without having really dirty wheels
or
I want the best brakes for track only money does not matter I need stopping power
or
I autocross and daily drive my car what is a good compromise.

Hawk are good pads but they sell about 7 different types of pad depending on what you want.
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Brake pads for what

Like Wright said..pick application...then pads

Street no track...I'd try Hawk Ceramics if you are looking for Hawk stuff
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I bought one named newtek costed like 30us , thats what i call pay what you get, when i press the brake its feels like a train,i dont feel the fast stop that i wanted. so thats why im looking for help to make the best choice now, becuase that type of brake make me feeling scared me XD.

Sorry for my english im betwen hawk or posi quiet.

What you think and really apreciate your help.

For more info its my daily car but sometimes i have the heave foot.

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I got power tech like Hawk but cheaper, different brakes do different things, everything is a compromise. Typically better stopping power means shorter life, dirty wheels, more rotor wear and more cost. Think about what you want from your brakes and write it here would will get better results.

Such as:
I drive my car on the streets and want better stopping power than OEM without having really dirty wheels
or
I want the best brakes for track only money does not matter I need stopping power
or
I autocross and daily drive my car what is a good compromise.

Hawk are good pads but they sell about 7 different types of pad depending on what you want.
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Brake pads for what

Like Wright said..pick application...then pads

Street no track...I'd try Hawk Ceramics if you are looking for Hawk stuff
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I have chosen , so whats your experience with the ceramic hawk?


Its a good choice considering that i have heave foot, i need good brakes.
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I bought one named newtek costed like 30us , thats what i call pay what you get, when i press the brake its feels like a train,i dont feel the fast stop that i wanted. so thats why im looking for help to make the best choice now, becuase that type of brake make me feeling scared me XD.

Sorry for my english im betwen hawk or posi quiet.

What you think and really apreciate your help.

For more info its my daily car but sometimes i have the heave foot.
Get hawk HPS
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Originally Posted by wrightcomputing View Post
I got power tech like Hawk but cheaper, different brakes do different things, everything is a compromise. Typically better stopping power means shorter life, dirty wheels, more rotor wear and more cost. Think about what you want from your brakes and write it here would will get better results.

Such as:
I drive my car on the streets and want better stopping power than OEM without having really dirty wheels
or
I want the best brakes for track only money does not matter I need stopping power
or
I autocross and daily drive my car what is a good compromise.

Hawk are good pads but they sell about 7 different types of pad depending on what you want.
is there something out there for me wright?

according to the ripoff artists at my mazda dealership i had about 8% life out of my pads 5k miles ago. i need new rotors and pads pronto.

Im getting a good deal from RotorPro's on slotted and drilled (yeah i know they crack, im not doing anything intense)

I autox'd for the first time last week and i see myself doing it in the future, but i mainly do mountain runs. Id like something with more bite than oem, without as much dust as the oem.

or more bite than oem with the same amount of dust if the above doesnt exist.
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To be honest I am not really an expert on Pads.

Ceramic are a good option for less brake dust and similar or better bite than OEM.

My Stoptech performance street offer better bite than OEM but but really make the wheels dirty fast, I do like them on the track though.

Be vary wary with extreme performance pads if you get a track pad they will not work on the road or for autocross they are designed to work at high temperatures and when they are cold (your entire commute to work or first few autox runs) they wont work.

Recommendations.
Hawk HP+, StopTech, Performance street or similar for track and daily driver.
Ceramic for long life clean wheels with plenty of braking power for daily driver.
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Originally Posted by wrightcomputing View Post
To be honest I am not really an expert on Pads.

Ceramic are a good option for less brake dust and similar or better bite than OEM.

My Stoptech performance street offer better bite than OEM but but really make the wheels dirty fast, I do like them on the track though.

Be vary wary with extreme performance pads if you get a track pad they will not work on the road or for autocross they are designed to work at high temperatures and when they are cold (your entire commute to work or first few autox runs) they wont work.

Recommendations.
Hawk HP+, StopTech, Performance street or similar for track and daily driver.
Ceramic for long life clean wheels with plenty of braking power for daily driver.

Then which you think will be the better option for me ceramic ones or ferro carbon?

i just daily drive, but i drive lil fast and brake hard a lot!
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Then which you think will be the better option for me ceramic ones or ferro carbon?

i just daily drive, but i drive lil fast and brake hard a lot!
I forgot to mention that i have X-Drilled & Slotted Rotors
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I forgot to mention that i have X-Drilled & Slotted Rotors
Bump !!!
should i choose ceramic ones for X-Drilled & Slotted Rotors ?
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I think the ceramic ones are a good option. let us know what you are buying and post here with your initial opinion once they are installed, then more importantly 6 month down the road.
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Originally Posted by wrightcomputing View Post
I think the ceramic ones are a good option. let us know what you are buying and post here with your initial opinion once they are installed, then more importantly 6 month down the road.
this ones

Hawk Ceramic Brake Pads Mazda RX8 RX 8 04 09 Front Rear | eBay

Thxs a lot for the help.
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Did ever think of use other cars break pads in your car.. i don't think so.. last month i and my friend did a small experience with our car and got a positive result out of it... we used VW Golf's breaks pad in our car... and the result is awesome.. the brakes are much better then before.. i can help with the procedure of changing this breaks....

1.Raise the VW Golf with a jack and place it on jack stands.

2.Remove the wheel with a lug nut wrench.

3.Remove the caliper with a ratchet and set it aside without letting it hang from the brake hose.

4.Remove the caliper bracket from the steering knuckle with a ratchet and remove the brake pads from it.

5.Pull the rotor off of the hub. Sometimes you will encounter a rotor that is seized to the hub because of corrosion. To resolve this issue, hammer the center of the rotor repeatedly until the rotor breaks loose.

6.Install the new rotor onto the hub.

7.Install the brake caliper bracket onto the steering knuckle.

8.Place the brake pads into the brake caliper bracket.

9.Compress the caliper with a C-clamp so that you can fit it over the brake pads.

10.Place the caliper over the pads and tighten the caliper to the bracket with a ratchet.

11.Tighten the wheel back onto the hub, jack the car high enough to remove the jack stands then lower the car.






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