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Old 09-11-2005, 12:48 AM   #1
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Better then stock brake upgrade?

Well, I would like to bump up my front brakes just a bit, nothing too dramatic, I am getting some pulsating with the stock setup, and, some brake fade at higher speeds. I notice when the brakes warm up, it does not stop nearly as good, and, the pads I have now, assuming they are stock, produce a lot of brake dust, in 1 week my rims are black

I want to upgrade to something with a bit more performance and something that is not going to cost an arm and a leg.

I have a stock zx3 atm, and, I do not want ceramic pads.


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Get some Hawk pads, oem type rotors, and some stainless brake lines, avoid vented and drilled rotors, not great for street use. That should make you happy with your braking, it is a great street setup, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
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What benifets are there from stainless lines?

What store sells the hawk pads?

I was planning on stocking with an OEM style rotor, slotted/crossdrilled are all hype.
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Old 09-11-2005, 04:11 PM   #4
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What benifets are there from stainless lines?

What store sells the hawk pads?

I was planning on stocking with an OEM style rotor, slotted/crossdrilled are all hype.

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Old 09-11-2005, 04:19 PM   #5
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don't forget to upgrade the brake fluid too that can help from what I heard. You would'nt believe me but I have almost 50,000 miles on my front brakes I changed the back ones one too many times. I still have a lot of pad and rotors look like new ( I think they are glazed to hell and back that is why I think they lasted this long,) but I am not bragging they don't stop that great after the first few seconds of braking. When I mean not that great I mean they fade. It takes a while for the wheels to look really dirty too.
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wow I think I will try those hawk pads out too with the brakeline upgrade too of course .
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You don't have to upgrade fluid, just replace it with the same stuff, if it needs it, NewEdgePerformance is a great place to buy stuff from, Tony is very quick at getting the stuff out to you.
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I've heard of Cross Drilled and Dimpled being all the hype but never slotted

I have Powerslot Rotors and Hawk Pads and they work great!! Less Brake Dust, I can stop at high speeds and don't have to worry about warping the rotors. On my stock set up my pads were fine but my rotors would warp every couple of months. My driving habbits haven't changed and I've had my Powerslot Rotors and Hawk Pads for over 6 months with no brake fade or pulsating in the pedal.

And i only paid like $140 shipped for both rotors and pads......
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I actually notice a big difference in crossed drilled and slotted rotors over OEM.
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