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Old 02-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation shooting sparks while under heavy braking

so last night on a spirited drive home under heavy braking i glance to my left and see a shower of sparks coming from my wheel, i dont hear anything or feel anyhting different. everything is ok with the car and the pads are new as of this summer. i watched a couple of vids with the same thing happening.

so is this just really hot brake dust combusting or is it something else?


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Old 02-01-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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What type of pads are they?

I know my HP Plus pads do it when I'm at the track (also when I had to bed them to the rotors) I've never seen my stockers do that though when I had them on.
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hmmmmm.....im kind of jealous in a way LOL...
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:48 PM   #4
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i think that would look sweet
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is the brake pad retaining clip on properly?
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is the brake pad retaining clip on properly?
everything is on fine. there are no scratches on the rotor and no squeel. the car was fine while braking there was only the sound of my tires holding on dear life.

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hmmmmm.....im kind of jealous in a way LOL...
thats exactly what i thought to myself. i was like hmm... that was kinda cool.
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Sparks are pretty normal.

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Sparks are the frosting, man. Enjoy it.
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wait hawk hps make sparks? i think i need to get a set of those,lol. are they a low dust type of pad? i know they are probably way to agressive for street use...
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i got a set of ceramic Duralast gold from autozone and they spark. even my rear do and they are semi-metalic.
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