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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by PLA5151, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. PLA5151

    PLA5151 New Member

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    okay, I got my setup listed below in the sig, recently converted to rear GSR disc brakes...and was looking to upgrade the rotors and calipers all the way around. I'm looking for rotors that:

    1) can tolerate high heat and resist brake fade
    2) have little dust
    3) low noise

    in order of importance. Just wondering what other people may have and how it works for them, suggestions on which brand is good and why.
    Also was wondering what exactly the pros and cons between cross-drilled and slotted rotors are. Much thanks
     
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    Brembo blanks and hawk pads. nuff said.
     
  3. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Yes go with blanks. They may hold heat longer but ultimately will have better braking.

    You don't have much of a choice on calipers unless you're willing to spend a bunch of money, then you might as well get a wilwood kit or something like it.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    because you stated low dust and low noise i recommend the Hawk HPS pads
    they have very good stopping power and are resistant to fade
    they dont dust as much as the HP+ and are not as noisy
    they are a very good agressive street pad

    for rotors i recommend brembo blanks

    for further resistance to heat fade i HIGHLY recommend upgrading to a high performance brake fluid
    i use ATE super blue
    others have had good luck with motul
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I also use Super Blue.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    So, heres a question: What is different about brembo blanks vs every other aftermarket rotor out there?

    And I've heard that the best track/street pad is EBC Green stuff. Any opinions/experiences? Not a thread jack, I'm after the exact same info he is.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    well back in the day the pads were made with other shit that accumulated a gas between disk and pad....not any more....by cutting/slicing the rotor you loose contact area....
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I realize that. But you could argue that the holes and slots add surface area to the disk which improve cooling. But that is blank vs. drilled/slotted

    What I'm asking is, what is so great about a brembo blanks vs. other's blanks..
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Just quality and they're pretty cheap also.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    quality mostly
    ive run the cheapo no name rotors before and they warped quickly... ive been on these brembos for a few years now and they are still standing up to everything i throw at them
    some people use the $20 auto zone "lifetime" waranty rotors... but around here lifetime means one time... and for as fast as i fucked them up its not worth it to me
    ill stick with the brembos for $40

    and the cooling is mostly done by the vents not the cross drilling... cross drilling saves weight, thats it.... so if you are running 14 inch rotors this might be a concern... if not then all you are doing is reducing your braking surface, efectivly reducing your stopping power
    slotting is to remove any glaze from the surface of the pad... not needed when you run a GOOD pad.... a lot of racers still use slotted rotors for the added insurance... but it isnt needed

    now i know i am going to hear from 5000 asshats that switched out their worn out stock shit with some cross drilled crap and think their braking is incredible.... yeah compared to worn out stock shit anything is incredible

    and as for the EBC greens... they are garbage... they are an OEM replacement street pad for stunnas... they dont dust as much and the dust they do make is whitish in color so it doesnt show up like the dark shit of normal pads... their heat resistance is garbage, and they offer about as much stopping power as any generic ceramic pad.... not worth the time or money IMO... and yes i have driven on them... i have also driven on the EBC reds (their "street/track" pad) and they too were not impressive... i have driven the EBC blues (their track only pads) and they blow nuts... they need to be warmed up before they work (like any track only pad) and they still didnt hold up as well as my Hawk HP+
    IMO stay the hell away from EBC
     
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    EBC pads like to chunk under stress.
     
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    so what size blanks would be sufficient for my setup? and where can i look to get the hawk pads from?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you get the ones that are for the brakes that you have
    you said you have a GSR brake setup on the car right???
    in that case you would get your brakes for a GSR

    and http://www.tirerack.com
    has everything you need
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    +1 for tirerack.com

    I'd purchased 3 sets of tires from them.. Never any problems at all. FAST shipping.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    ive ordered SHIT LOADS of stuff from them
    never any problems
    infact they even contacted me to verify and fix an order when a set of springs didnt match with a set of shocks i was ordering for my mazda
    their service is second to none
     
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