Brake upgrades

eml1618

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Redoing my front brakes and need some advice on what would be the best set up for street/mild track.

I was thinking getting some Brembo blanks(or even Xdrilled or slotted)/axxis or hawk pads.

Or is there something better (that wouldn't cost me my left nut) that would be better?

Thanks...
 

B16

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my vote goes to brembo blanks (no need for slotted or drilled, even on heavy track use) then get yourself some hawk hp+ pads and you're set. personally i use cheap ass $20 autozone blanks and ferodo brake pads (similar to the hawk hp+, hawk doesn't make pads for the del sol vtec :( ) and i use the car for daily driving and hpde's once a month. i used the hawk hp+ on my old car, great pads. other pads to check out are carbotech, ferodo, and cobalt.
 

E_SolSi

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brembo blanks
hawk HP+ pads
ATE superblue fluid

:thumbsup:

car isnt quite a daily driver, but sees a lot of street use, and gets tracked about once a month durring the non-winter months :)
 

eml1618

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I got the Blanks and the HP+'s on with the superblue in the lines...they squeel like a bitch...I did the break in correctly on both...

Is this just something I'm going to have to deal with? Any one else running this set up have squeeling issues?

Note: I've drove them about 400 miles so far (150 on highway) and they still squeel right after light pressure and before hard pressure is applied (like coming to a regular stop at a stop sign or light)...Thanks guys...

Edit: One thing I didn't do is use any kind of brake lube for where the contact points are at the backs of the pads...could this be why they're squeeling?
 

E_SolSi

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yup thats how the HP+ are .... they squeel a lot (its just the way agressive pads are)

the anti-squeel jiz on the back of the pads might help ... dunno
 
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