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cntryman77 06-27-2013 08:06 AM

V6 brake pad replacement question
 
so I need to replace my brake pads & I'm wondering which would be the best pads. I've never changed the pads on my Camaro but on other vehicles I've owned I've always used the Duralast Gold pads ($95 for front & rear). I can get the Hawks for $155. My car is a daily driver & I don't really do a lot of "hard" driving with the car. The only real advantage of the Hawks I can see is less brake dust. Is the extra $60 really worth it?

TooCool5 06-27-2013 10:59 AM

Did you price the Dealer OEM Pads, I like them.

cntryman77 06-27-2013 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by TooCool5 (Post 6722935)
Did you price the Dealer OEM Pads, I like them.

no, I never check dealer parts since they are usually a lot higher

JDP Tyler 06-27-2013 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by cntryman77 (Post 6722346)
so I need to replace my brake pads & I'm wondering which would be the best pads. I've never changed the pads on my Camaro but on other vehicles I've owned I've always used the Duralast Gold pads ($95 for front & rear). I can get the Hawks for $155. My car is a daily driver & I don't really do a lot of "hard" driving with the car. The only real advantage of the Hawks I can see is less brake dust. Is the extra $60 really worth it?

I really like the Hawk HPS pads for daily/street driving. They will stop better than stock while also producing less brake dust. We also currently have them on special!

Please feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions. :thumb:

Best regards,

Tyler
888-308-6007

terry_b 06-27-2013 12:37 PM

About how many miles should I expect to see out of my OEM pads? I'm about 45,000 miles and the dealer has yet to tell me they need changed ( dealer offered free oil changes for life, they also check all the usual stuff ).

And how long do the Hawks last?

cntryman77 06-27-2013 01:53 PM

I have almost 62,000 on mine & the back ones just started to chirp (I'm assuming from the indicators. I'll just change all the pads at once.

JDP Tyler 06-27-2013 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by terry_b (Post 6723457)
About how many miles should I expect to see out of my OEM pads? I'm about 45,000 miles and the dealer has yet to tell me they need changed ( dealer offered free oil changes for life, they also check all the usual stuff ).

And how long do the Hawks last?

It really depends on how you drive and how much stop and go you do. Some guys get 20k others get 60k. I'd say you are probably pretty close with 45k. The only way to know for sure is to look at your pads.

Best regards,

Tyler
888-308-6007

cntryman77 07-06-2013 05:26 PM

I had a lot of junk around the emergency brake, but my pads were fine, even with 62,000...I changed them out anyways though

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cntryman77 07-07-2013 01:19 PM

added pics

terry_b 07-07-2013 08:43 PM

Thanks for the follow-up! Those pads are actually still pretty good, I'm surprised. Notice a difference at all?

cntryman77 07-08-2013 11:10 AM

not yet, but I haven't really gotten on the brakes yet...they seem about the same to me...I went with medium grade (semi-metallic) which are what the car had on it though, not ceramics

Black_2SS 07-09-2013 06:54 AM

Sorry to jump in. I'm just rolling past 96k on my original pads! However, the front insides are making noise, so looking to replace the pads this weekend. So I'm wondering, Advance auto sells some Akebono ceramic pads for $50....are these $100 - $200 pads really that much better for a daily driver?? I want something decent but quiet still. I've had no issues with the OEM ones. Anyone every priced them, are they outrageous?

cntryman77 07-09-2013 07:48 AM

I usually use the Duralast Gold from autozone...they are a medium grade semi-metallic similar to the OEM pads, but this time I got the ProStop Platinum pads from pepboys (I had a $10 off coupon)ended up paying $57 for all the pads...they look to be similar to my factory pads

firestone_ss 07-09-2013 09:52 AM

try centric pads,installed on many Camaros and never an issue

Black_2SS 07-09-2013 11:28 AM

So looks like there is agreement that if your not racing the parts store variety works. Advance auto had the Akebono ceramics (ASP1001) for $39 after online discounts! Most others were asking $75 and up!! Guess I'll give it a shot! Thanks for the input guys!

Ended up getting $50 off and free shipping so guess I'll do the rear too! BTW if you need some parts, spend over $125 and get free ship and $50 off and a coupon for $25 off another purchase w/ codes (JLY8 and DOW28 stacked)!!


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