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Old 07-15-2010, 09:46 AM   #15
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:49 AM   #16
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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.
I run the Hawk HPS pads at the track and I ran about 12 wet laps last time I was out and the braking didn't change that much, I thought they were pretty good.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:07 PM   #17
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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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Old 07-15-2010, 12:22 PM   #18
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Hawk ceramics was one of the first mods I did as well. Eliminating brake dust was the primary purpose, getting rid of the roller-skate wheel weights was an added bonus.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:09 PM   #19
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mine has the stick on weights on the calipers, when i change to hawk or EBC pads, should i remove the weights or leave them on??
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:43 PM   #20
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mine has the stick on weights on the calipers, when i change to hawk or EBC pads, should i remove the weights or leave them on??
I left my stick on weights in place and have some minor squealing with my Hawk ceramic pads. At first they were pretty quiet; I now have 8,000 miles on the pads and the noise has gotten louder but livable.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #21
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mine has the stick on weights on the calipers, when i change to hawk or EBC pads, should i remove the weights or leave them on??
The damper weights are for that specific OE rotor with that specific OE pad on that specific model (SS). Changing any of those variables means that the equations are all thrown off. So, there is no way to predict whether to keep the weights on or take them off.

If you do take them off and experience brake squeal, there is no way to know if putting them back on will cure it -- unless you have access to the original CAD models and very expensive analysis and simulation software. You may need more weights or less weights or need to place them somewhere else on the caliper. Tuning assemblies for frequency response (brake squeal is caused by undamped vibration) is an involved process that some engineers specialize in. Outside of all that, it's just trial and error!

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Old 07-21-2010, 07:14 PM   #22
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I left my stick on weights in place and have some minor squealing with my Hawk ceramic pads. At first they were pretty quiet; I now have 8,000 miles on the pads and the noise has gotten louder but livable.

Try putting some brake lube on the pins where they contact (go through) the pads.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:58 PM   #23
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I installed EBC pads and cryo treated rotors on the wifes TBSS about 3 weeks ago and am very happy so far. I don't think EBC is making pads for the Camaro yet but I will be looking for them.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:20 AM   #24
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I've had Hawk ceramics for about 2000 miles along with Stillen slotted/drilled rotors, no problems so far! Glad I did the mod, no more black dust! Just a light dust after a while, much better!
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:37 PM   #25
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Generally speaking, the better the pad the worst the dust. My track pads at full race Cobalt Friction pads XR1 front and XR3 rear. If you watch racing you are seeing Cobalt Friction pads being destroyed. Carbotech in another stronger player in the racing arena and I use their pads as well. Both the Cobalt Friction and Carbotech pads make my wheels dusty by the end of the block.

The OE SS pads and OE CTS-V pads are really a good combination light track and street pad. I am really surprised that many of you are pleased with the performance of pads that make less dust than OE pads. Interesting thread.
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:04 AM   #26
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Guys!!

You all mentioned the point about low brake dust as an advantage of using Hawk pads, what about the braking power, did it improve?
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:42 AM   #27
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Generally speaking, the better the pad the worst the dust. My track pads at full race Cobalt Friction pads XR1 front and XR3 rear. If you watch racing you are seeing Cobalt Friction pads being destroyed. Carbotech in another stronger player in the racing arena and I use their pads as well. Both the Cobalt Friction and Carbotech pads make my wheels dusty by the end of the block.

The OE SS pads and OE CTS-V pads are really a good combination light track and street pad. I am really surprised that many of you are pleased with the performance of pads that make less dust than OE pads. Interesting thread.
I'm on board with you on this but I am still considering Ceramics. I drag race only and need to stop quickly once, Will ceramics be sufficient for that? Most of my driving is on the street, no track days (yet). Would the ceramics be unsafe for an occasional track day (novice) if I decided to try that?
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:40 AM   #28
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I'm on board with you on this but I am still considering Ceramics. I drag race only and need to stop quickly once, Will ceramics be sufficient for that? Most of my driving is on the street, no track days (yet). Would the ceramics be unsafe for an occasional track day (novice) if I decided to try that?
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