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Old 07-09-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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How About Some Feed-Back From Those Of You That Have Switched Pads To Help With The Brake Dust - Any Rotor Problems? Did It Really Help?
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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How About Some Feed-Back From Those Of You That Have Switched Pads To Help With The Brake Dust - Any Rotor Problems? Did It Really Help?
Thinking Of Switching Pads To Control Dust?
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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Thinking Of Switching Pads To Control Dust?
A lot of people have went to the hawk ceramics for lowering amount of dust, the only issue is that you will lose braking performance if you track the car. One option is changing them out when you go to the track. Several people I know have the ceramic and they said it significantly lowered the amount of brake dust. I believe there are several threads on this subject.
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A lot of people have went to the hawk ceramics for lowering amount of dust, the only issue is that you will lose braking performance if you track the car. One option is changing them out when you go to the track. Several people I know have the ceramic and they said it significantly lowered the amount of brake dust. I believe there are several threads on this subject.
Pretty much summed it up. The ceramic pads will still stop great, I just would not recommend any repetitive hard braking with them. They are a great choice if your car never see's the track, or like Sven said, swap them out when you do.

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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Huge difference in brake dust --------45 minute swap
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #6
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Did the hawk Ceramics . . very happy with the swap. No more brown wheels!
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #7
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Did the hawk Ceramics . . very happy with the swap. No more brown wheels!
+1 here! The dust is greatly reduced after making the switch!
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:18 PM   #8
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+1 here! The dust is greatly reduced after making the switch!


I can't believe how much difference it made!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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Agree with rest. Takes me longer to get car up on the lift than it does to change the pads.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:32 PM   #10
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+1 the Hawk Ceramics with Drilled and Slotted Rotors work even better!
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:47 PM   #11
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Anyone have issues with brake noise or squeal with the Hawks?
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #12
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What about performance... any difference there?

Edit: Never mind... I read the thread. Not switching just for dust.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:59 PM   #13
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Huge difference in bake dust --------45 minute swap
Who did you buy your's from Bob?
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:00 PM   #14
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Chief Bob thanks for the info on the ceramic pads. Ordering a set today.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:38 PM   #15
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Chief Bob thanks for the info on the ceramic pads. Ordering a set today.
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From What I'm Hearing The Switch Is Good With No Adverse Affect On The Rotors - Not Tracking The Car, Just Streeting It - Talk With Tyler In Above Thread As He Seems Like A good Source For The Pads - That's Who I'll Be Buying From To Get In On The Free Shipping
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From What I'm Hearing The Switch Is Good With No Adverse Affect On The Rotors - Not Tracking The Car, Just Streeting It - Talk With Tyler In Above Thread As He Seems Like A good Source For The Pads - That's Who I'll Be Buying From To Get In On The Free Shipping
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #17
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:18 PM   #18
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Tyler, can you PM me a price for both front and rear for a 2013 SS.
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Anyone have issues with brake noise or squeal with the Hawks?
I do want to mention on my STS-V the Hawk Ceramics have a temdancy to "moan" when creeping at a traffic light or when the rotors are wet . . this would only be an issue on an automatic trans . . the lack of dust is well worth it though . . I wonder if this is the case with all auto's or if this is just unique with my V.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #20
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I had the yellow box Hawk pads on my '06 Z06 and they were horrible when wet. Can anyone report on the ones for the ZL1? I asked in another thread but was ignored.
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I think I was the first one on here to do the Hawk ceramic swap. Back at the end of April 2012 two weeks after I got our ZL1 I did the swap. That was 17,000 miles ago. That rotors are still smooth as new. Pads have little wear. There is some dusting but it is minimal. There has been no track driving. Breaking is still excellent. Any one want a set of OEM pads PM and we'll talk. I'm not going back.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #22
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I think I was the first one on here to do the Hawk ceramic swap. Back at the end of April 2012 two weeks after I got our ZL1 I did the swap. That was 17,000 miles ago. That rotors are still smooth as new. Pads have little wear. There is some dusting but it is minimal. There has been no track driving. Breaking is still excellent. Any one want a set of OEM pads PM and we'll talk. I'm not going back.
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Wet?
No problem. I can tell no difference between these and OEM for normal to spirited driving. I hear track is a different story but I am not and will not be there.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #24
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I had the yellow box Hawk pads on my '06 Z06 and they were horrible when wet. Can anyone report on the ones for the ZL1? I asked in another thread but was ignored.
That's kind of how it is with big brakes in the rain. The first stab take's a second to disperse the moisture and heat the pads for proper friction.

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:15 PM   #25
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EBC redstuff is another great choice for the ZL1...had them on my ss incredible performance minimal dust.
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