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Old 09-13-2014, 12:38 PM   #11
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One point is the harder pads do not work well unless they are heated up. So if all one does is drive on the street, getting the 'full race' ceramic is a terrible mistake. Since with those they never will work very well in the street.

Each driver should get brake pads suitable for his or her own behavior.
And not just what is the most gung ho material.
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I had the Stop Tech pads on a different car and found they didn't offer very good initial bit. I went with Akebono pads on that car and loved them. But they don't offer them for the ST.

EBC was having issues with delaminating. They are suppose to be fixed now.

I've used Hawk HPS before and I'm thinking about them for the ST. May be the Power Stop Z23 too.
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Why not just do a bbk?
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I like my carbotech 1521 pads. Go for their autocross pads for a but more performance.

Keep in mind low dust and performance are mutually exclusive.
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I like my carbotech 1521 pads. Go for their autocross pads for a but more performance.

Keep in mind low dust and performance are mutually exclusive.
Thats where the aftermarket comes in= ceramic's,,,,,,,,,
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Hawk has pads for all your needs, wide range of choices. Only brand I use.
The DTC-70's are insane for track use.
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Thats where the aftermarket comes in= ceramic's,,,,,,,,,
You'll never get the same performance from them.

Just sayin', there's no free lunches. Don't think you'll find a ceramic pad with low dust & noise that offers excellent cold (or even hot) braking performance. If it existed, everyone would be using it...
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You'll never get the same performance from them.

Just sayin', there's no free lunches. Don't think you'll find a ceramic pad with low dust & noise that offers excellent cold (or even hot) braking performance. If it existed, everyone would be using it...
Thats what you need for a dder, & the aftermarket comes in w/ ceramic pads.
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I switched out my stock pads for the Hawk Ceramics. I've only had them in for a couple days, but so far I like them. Will need some more miles on them to really give a better review.
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You'll never get the same performance from them.

Just sayin', there's no free lunches. Don't think you'll find a ceramic pad with low dust & noise that offers excellent cold (or even hot) braking performance. If it existed, everyone would be using it...
My Akebono's on my other car come the closest. Very good cold initial bit and get even better when they warm up. No, they are not track pads but I can punish them all day on the Dragon and they never loose performance. Just too bad they aren't made for the ST.
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