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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:40 pm 
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So the Hawks got just a little over 15k on it and been wanting to put some better rotors on it and pads when I put on other parts since getting it Mustang Dyno tuned - made 425hp out of the motor and 366rwhp and 366ft-lbs tq after American racing 1 7/8's LT headers with 3" collector into 3" y-pipe, high flow cats and GMMG catback.

Other stuff to install:
Triple gauge pod
Glowshift 7 series 100psi fuel pressure sensor, oil pressure sensor and Wideband air/fuel gauge
Spohn chrome moly adjustable LCAs and Panhard rod
SLP line lock
Still researching 4:10 or 4:11's - oh the dreaded 10 bolt or just buy a 12 bolt and build it up?


I've been doing some research over the last several weeks and have narrowed it down to these two, at first I was all for the Baer but now am thinking the Brembo - Input?

Also which brake pads are the best to go with producing least amount of brake dust?

Brakes:
http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A3941A0A0.aspx

http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A2869A0A0.aspx

Pads:?
http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/20A50531A1.aspx

Stainless lines:
http://www.hawksthirdgenparts.com/brake-lines-98-2002-camaro-firebird-with-traction-control-front-disc-rear-disc-6-lines-russells-brake-line-kit-stainless-steel-braided-lines/

I don't motocross the car and it'll maybe go to the track next year a time or two for it's first time. I've read all the opinions on slotted and cross drilled, pros and cons. I like the look of cross drilled though.

Any input would be greatly appreciated - Thanks!


*Next spring heads and a cam!!! :paranoid: :naughty:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:23 am 
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Personally I would go with slotted rotors. They do something functional off the track and drilled rotors tend to get hairline fractures around the holes fairly quickly. On the road there is no significant gain between blanks, slotted, drilled or drilled and slotted. It is purely aesthetic. If you like the look than by all means go for it, but expect any different braking. As for pads Brembo makes really nice replacement pads, I'd stay away from the ceramics. Hawk HPS are also good, fairly low dust pads. But accept now if you want a higher performance pad they will make a little more dust than a replacement pad because they are more abrasive.

Personally I stick with Brembo blanks and Brembo pads on mine. But if you want the look any rotor will do. Just make sure they aren't made of South American Steel, they use lots of tin in their steel and the rotors tend to warp. Think most of your off the shelf stuff at Auto Zone.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:38 am 
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EBC 3GD Series Sport Rotors and Hawk pads... No matter what you get just make sure you take the time to break or bed them in the correct way for max performance. Although on my 4500lb FJ cruiser, once properly broken in the EBC's grab super hard and no noticeable brake fade during high speed desert runs and tight turns . So hard that one time on a real world panic brake for a deer the ABS was really REALLY fighting from fully locking up the front end. When I had my Firehawk I bought cheap cross drilled and slotted summit racing rotors. I didn't break them in at all and warped them the 2nd time down the track. I recommend not buying cheap summit racing brand rotors. Again, regardless of what you get, break them I'm correctly for max performance

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:00 pm 
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Baer EradiSpeed Plus Rotos and Hawk Ceramic pads (ultra low brake dust).

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:12 pm 
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I used to have those on my 02 WS6, fantastic, but cost a small fortune

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:09 pm 
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Yes the Eradispeed are nice for two piece but only come like that for the front and I want all matching style around the car, leaning towards the Brembo ones below
http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A2869A0A0.aspx


These ceramic ones that are OES are what to go with?

http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A7209A0A0.aspx

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