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Old 07-25-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Hawk vs. Axxis (Metal Masters) Brake Pads


Before I get into my question, a friend of mine sent me the following web site to look at brake pads.

I was stunned at how inexpensive they are.

For example:

Hawk Performance Pads (street use and occasional track use) list for $99.95 per axle at Focus Sport (Part # HB449F)

At, they list for $75.66 per axle (same Part #)

Axxis (Metal Masters) pads list for $47.08 per axle

I am a big fan of the OEM pad, but $127 per axle from the dealer is a bit steep for pads. My Dad swears by Axxis pads, but he doesn't do nearly as many track events as I do.

So, a couple of questions:

1) Does anyone have experience with the Axxis pad? Good, Bad, the same?

2) I am not a big proponent of running race pads on the street, but the Hawk Blue Pads (Part #HB449BLUE) at $99.95 is tempting, but I would have a back up set for the street. How do these pads do on the foci?

My previous experience on Firebirds were that the Hawk Blues were very "grabby" and not very smooth. That and they chewed rotors at a very high rate.

Appreciate any insight.

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