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Old 02-24-2017, 01:26 PM   #15
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When I was asking myself the same question as the OP, I was debating upgrading or going with new OEM. The OEM brembo's are pretty good for street and occasional track days. In the end I got new OEM rotors, Hawk blue pads (not the ceramics) and went with a higher temp brake fluid. They work great.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:50 PM   #16
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I had the Hawk 5.0 street pads worse brake pad ever. Damn things screeched like a bus.

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i switched out to Hawk ceramics and wish i would have just replaced it with oem stuff.

The braking grip is nice, the sound is UNBEARABLE, ceramic brakes make absurd amounts of noise. They advertised my pads as low brake dust, WRONG LOL. Going to be switching back to oem pad's might be a bit more dusty from the wear but it wont sound like nails against a chalk board every stop light. Nothing more bad ass then a turbo SS coming to a squeaking loud stop, like i ran over a damn piggy.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:51 PM   #17
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I went with R1 Concepts premium rotors and OEM pads been happy ever since.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:27 PM   #18
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All I ever worry about is the brake dust, I rarely abuse the brakes, but when I do I'm slowing from a 130+ little fun run I've got the R1 concepts with Hawk Yellow pads and its a nightmare trying to keep the barrel of the Z/28 Reps I've got clean.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:49 PM   #19
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Z/28 reps are a nightmare to keep clean anyways especially the gloss black ones. No brake pad will keep those clean for long. I'm running ZL1 pads not crazy brake dust for me.

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All I ever worry about is the brake dust, I rarely abuse the brakes, but when I do I'm slowing from a 130+ little fun run I've got the R1 concepts with Hawk Yellow pads and its a nightmare trying to keep the barrel of the Z/28 Reps I've got clean.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:54 PM   #20
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Z/28 reps are a nightmare to keep clean anyways especially the gloss black ones. No brake pad will keep those clean for long. I'm running ZL1 pads not crazy brake dust for me.
yeah I've been trying to find a set of ZL1 matte black wheels to trade for but cant seem to find them.
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:10 PM   #21
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I went with R1 Concepts premium rotors and OEM pads been happy ever since.
Are you running R1 eLine or Geomet carbon? I don't see a "premium" on the website.
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:37 PM   #22
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OEM Rotors and Pads are the best street / light track combination available for the 5th Gen and can be found at HUGE discounts online.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:00 PM   #23
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I purchased them through the R1 vendor here on the site.
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Are you running R1 eLine or Geomet carbon? I don't see a "premium" on the website.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:26 PM   #24
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OEM Rotors and Pads are the best street / light track combination available for the 5th Gen and can be found at HUGE discounts online.
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Are there slotted and drilled rotors you would recommend with the stock Brembo calipers?
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:30 PM   #25
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Chevrolet dealership quoted me $900.00 for 4 and 4, rotors and pads, I have the Brembo Braking system. I though it was a fair price for such a bad to the bone beast that he is lol
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:02 PM   #26
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Are there slotted and drilled rotors you would recommend with the stock Brembo calipers?
Slotted and drilled are more for looks than function. Do you road couyrse your Camaro?
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