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Old 05-24-2013, 10:05 AM   #69
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I put my stock pads on the shelf and put on Hawks, no issues but have not tracked them. I did do the procedure for the brake pads recommended by the manufacturer for both sets, no issues there as well.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #70
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I drove the ZL1 last night with the Porterfield pads. The front ones did need some modification to fit, but no big deal. I have vertually No brake dust. Those using Hawk ceramics, These are good pads as well, had them on my Z06 and Grand Sport. I would be careful tracking them. Since these pads swap so easily, I would reinstall the OE pads which are Ferrado pads for track use.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:25 AM   #71
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For performance brakes, the more dust the better. Watch them take a Nascar stock car wheel off at a short track.

You can look to the racing stuff for all the tips. Huge dust, no drilled rotors, best fluid and lines available, as much cooling as possible.

If your tracking the ZL1, I'd swap in some better fluid and lines. Then stock up on some spare stock pads and rotors. Inspect often. Get black wheels, and a dark body color.

IBM with black wheels would have been my pick until some no talent color killin degenerate killed off IBM. I'd probably now go with AG with black wheels as a second choice.

Get a light color with polished wheels... the dust will drive you nuts.
Agreed. I have the black rims with SIM and I haven't really noticed the brake dust issue much more than with other high performance cars I've owned. I think the black rims hide it well..
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:08 PM   #72
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try pagit pads, they work
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:42 AM   #73
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I didn't even get into other cars that would no doubt do it better, even in track conditions.
You have obviously never been on a track.....The G8 brake setup would leave you stranded (because you crashed into the wall) on about the 3rd lap, those puny 11" rotors on your G8 will be glowing orange and your pedal will be on the floor......
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:27 PM   #74
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If anyone wants a set of pads front and or rear with about 200 miles on them,
Priced reasonable PM me. Thanks
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:18 AM   #75
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ditto on the complaints re: brake dust.......my guy at the Chevy dealership says that excessive brake dust on the wheels is one of the most common complaints from owners; anyway, going to switch to some Hawk ceramic pads. we'll see how that goes
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