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Old 07-13-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Ceramic Brack Pads

Yesterday I installed Hawk Ceramic brake pads on my SS. I'm sick and tired of all the brake dust. I also sprayed the inside of the wheels with Armour All Wheel Protectant to stop the brake dust from sticking to the wheels. I couldn't believe how easy it was. You don't even have to take the calipers off to change the pads. Just punch out two pins with a punch. Squeeze the tip of the pad and caliper together and pull out the pad. Much easier than the 4th Gen.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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Since I knew I was getting aftermarket chrome wheels, the first thing I did was install Hawk pads to minimize brake dust.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:16 PM   #3
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How's the braking? better or the same.

I also want to change the pads, cause the dust is just ridiculous. i need to clean the wheels every other day to keep them clean.
When i had the V6 brakes i only had to clean them once a week to keep them clean.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #4
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Cant go wrong with Hawks. defiantly worth the extra money compared to autozone brake pads. low noise, low dust, great bite.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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how was the wear on the rotors before you swapped them out? i'm sure they were okay, but if you've but enough miles on the car, they should be resurfaced prior to installing new pads
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:42 PM   #6
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Which model Hawks did you install? They are great I use them on my race car but many are really not for street use.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:47 PM   #7
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Yesterday I installed Hawk Ceramic brake pads on my SS. I'm sick and tired of all the brake dust. I also sprayed the inside of the wheels with Armour All Wheel Protectant to stop the brake dust from sticking to the wheels. I couldn't believe how easy it was. You don't even have to take the calipers off to change the pads. Just punch out two pins with a punch. Squeeze the tip of the pad and caliper together and pull out the pad. Much easier than the 4th Gen.
Glad to hear pad swaps are easy. Don't enjoy changin my brack pads right now... The beauty of Brembo I suppose.





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Old 07-14-2010, 10:35 AM   #8
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Which model Hawks did you install? They are great I use them on my race car but many are really not for street use.
Front-HB453Z-585
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:46 AM   #9
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v6 brakes - Hawk ceramic pad part #s are:

HB638Z.702 front
HB639Z.645 rear

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Old 07-14-2010, 01:03 PM   #10
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I too just had Hawks PC pads and new rotors installed.

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Old 07-14-2010, 01:10 PM   #11
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my father has hawks on his 05 ctsv and says they "go away" once the pads get wet...has anyone experienced this also?
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:27 PM   #12
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my father has hawks on his 05 ctsv and says they "go away" once the pads get wet...has anyone experienced this also?
No issues with wet brake fade with the Hawk ceramic. My SS is my daily driver and I drove through a fair amount of rain this past winter/spring.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:52 PM   #13
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ok i think he had the hps's....i'll look into the hawk ceramics...anyone got a link of where i can get them?
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ok i think he had the hps's....i'll look into the hawk ceramics...anyone got a link of where i can get them?
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