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CrystalRedTintcoat 07-27-2013 02:43 PM

Brake Pads Replacement
 
Wanted to have a spare set of front brembo pads with me for track days. Chevy price is $199; list $249. Is this the price you guys are seeing?

Other sources?


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Jc's1LE 07-27-2013 04:01 PM

How about hawk pads I had those in the Gen Coupe

CrystalRedTintcoat 07-27-2013 04:16 PM

Just found that the Chevy replacement pads are made in italy. I assume these are made by Brembo for Brembo.


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Jc's1LE 07-27-2013 04:22 PM

Not sure of the Pads in my old Gen coupe but those wore real fast and I had problems with the rotors scoring

Lio Martinez 07-27-2013 05:36 PM

Why not upgrade to a 6 piston brake kit!?

CrystalRedTintcoat 07-27-2013 06:30 PM

Lio, you've been mentioning that. I probably should. I assume that means more stopping power?

CrystalRedTintcoat 07-27-2013 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Jc's1LE (Post 6827734)
Not sure of the Pads in my old Gen coupe but those wore real fast and I had problems with the rotors scoring

Interestingly, the Parts guy at my local dealer said today that not using the matched pads can produce undesired results like that. His suggestion was to wait until the standard pad are no longer manufactured then go to a third party. I assume this is a bit extreme but I really don't want noisy brakes nor brakes that etch the rotor and cause a rotor replacement. I've lived that world on my S4 when I put on AP Racing brakes. They'd stop on a dime. Insane. But they screeched so loudly people would make scowling looks when I parked downtown.

Lio Martinez 07-27-2013 06:53 PM

Yeah im gonna out the Wilwood 6 pistón brame kit in my car

Lio Martinez 07-27-2013 07:06 PM

I love the wilwood the are two piece rotors. Slotted and drilled rotors. Braking is smooth no nothing crazy in street them when the braking is necessary u can feel that bite of the 6 piston brakes....

Perfect for everyday driving and for performance use. Plus the looks. And to top it off less brake dust

tramtwo 07-27-2013 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by CrystalRedTintcoat (Post 6827461)
Wanted to have a spare set of front brembo pads with me for track days. Chevy price is $199; list $249. Is this the price you guys are seeing?

Other sources?


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Kidding me right? You won't need brake pads for quite a while. Change to better brake fluid and or add some stainless lines. That will hold you for quite a while. The 6 piston front brake upgrade is an awesome mod, all be it pricy. Many on this forum use the CTS-V. But yeah 200 bucks for some front pads is about right.

Lio Martinez 07-27-2013 07:27 PM

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tramtwo 07-27-2013 07:48 PM

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This are pictures of the brake kit on the Granatellis Camaro

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That's a very nice and very expensive setup. :thumb:

cornerspeed92 07-27-2013 07:59 PM

I put stainless lines and Motul 600 in a couple weeks ago,looking forward to Aug.11th my second track day.It will be Fontana,sure looking to the new feel under hard braking.

Lio Martinez 07-27-2013 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by tramtwo (Post 6828337)
That's a very nice and very expensive setup. :thumb:

Yeah it's expensive... But like they say you pay for what u get. And also like u mentioned its quite a nice set up.

If all goes well I will have my wilwood brakes installed next Saturday... I promise to take pictures and post them here in the forum...

cornerspeed92 07-27-2013 08:21 PM

Lio im thinking with all those mods you should probably let me set a track record at Fontana in a couple weeks :)

Lio Martinez 07-27-2013 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by cornerspeed92 (Post 6828463)
Lio im thinking with all those mods you should probably let me set a track record at Fontana in a couple weeks :)

That will be bad ass dude.. When u going!?

cornerspeed92 07-27-2013 08:55 PM

I will be running Aug.11th. Pretty sure i will be instructing Sat.the 10th.But just kidding about running your hot rod,but you should think about bringing it out.I set up a track day with speedventures,and they are giving us a discount,but must sign up by the 30th.

CrystalRedTintcoat 07-28-2013 12:18 AM

Tram, I'm carrying an extra set in the trunk for safety.


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Lio Martinez 07-28-2013 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by CrystalRedTintcoat (Post 6829241)
Tram, I'm carrying an extra set in the trunk for safety.


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So are u gonna get the original brake pads!?

CrystalRedTintcoat 07-28-2013 04:47 AM

Yep. Already did.


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Synner 07-28-2013 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by tramtwo (Post 6828238)
Kidding me right? You won't need brake pads for quite a while.

Not really. One track day and mine crumbled along the edges in my hand when I took them off to inspect. These pads don't handle late braking abuse, wrong temp range. I think I only had 2k miles on the pads and it was the first track day with them.

tramtwo 07-28-2013 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Synner (Post 6829528)
Not really. One track day and mine crumbled along the edges in my hand when I took them off to inspect. These pads don't handle late braking abuse, wrong temp range. I think I only had 2k miles on the pads and it was the first track day with them.

Wow!!

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toehead93 07-28-2013 01:43 PM

This is why I plan on the CTS-V upgrade! I found a great deal (less than $1800 for rotors, calipers, HPS pads, motul RBF-600, stainless lines, and pin kit/bolts) but they are temporarily out of the left calipers.

Synner 07-28-2013 01:51 PM

HPS won't work for the track if thats your intent. HP+ will melt too if you run hard. Using DTC-30's on the 6 pistons right now but will probably switch to 2 brake pad sets next year. The pads are murder on wheel finishes.

JDP Tyler 07-29-2013 06:49 PM

The Hawk DTC compounds are great for track. We run the DTC-30 with ZL1 rotors and the CTS-V calipers up front, with stock rotors and HP+ in the rear. We have a nice special going on hawk pads right now. Feel free to call, PM or email me for more details. :thumb:

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