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post #1 of 22 Old 10-30-2007, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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time for new brakes, suggestions?

well its time for me to get new brakes but dont have the money for a new set of rotors or anything like that. im just going to change the pads for now.

so, what brake pads are you guys using? and how do you like them?

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post #2 of 22 Old 10-30-2007, 10:33 AM
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I ordered my drilled & slotted rotors from Rotorpros, online. I bleve they sent & recommended "Axxis metal masters", but i may not have that last part exact. I like them just fine, no special breakin or need for warmup or anything odd. There are a ton of brake pad & rotor opinion threads.

The autoX people often say that OEM brembo rotors are the best. Of course, they cook their rotors with competitive driving. I just want the quickest stop i can get if i need it. When you have the cash, there was/probably still is a group buy on some heavy-duty brake lines & clutch line for like $125 or so. Also, consider how old is your brake fluid; it's supposed to be changed every few years (water absorption or somesuch).

Lots of people seem to like the Hawk pads as well.

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i have a brand new set of front slotted performance rotors for $50.00 shipped if your interested?
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I love my Hawk HPS pads.
I liked the stopping power, but not all that damn dust!

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oh thanks for reminding me mirror!! i really dont want that much brake dust either, my rims show any to all signs of dirt.

prelude: what brand are they?

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stay away from the $30-$40 ceramics from autozone, i changed mine out and yes there is no dust but i HATE the stopping quality. i mean it does stop but feels mushy.

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This past weekend I just went back to OEM Nissan pads from the Axxis Metal Masters. There isn't much of a difference between the two at all (except noise). The Axxis Metal Master had slightly better fade resistance, but for everyday driving it's negligible. I was happy with them for awhile but like many others, mine started squealing quite a bit about 50% through their life and it got worse and worse over time. Finally got to the point I couldn't stand it anymore so I went back to OEM. Smooth and quiet now and same performance the metalmasters gave me. I am however running Brembo OE rotors as stock Nissan rotors suck.

It all really depends on your style of driving. If you are an aggressive braker, you may want to opt for the Hawk HPS or carbotech pads. But if it's just a DD with the occasional sprited driving, OEM pads or similar pads like the Metal Masters should be fine.

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I love my Hawk HPS pads.
I second that and I'm an aggressive breaker. They have never faded even a little. The stock ones basically failed when I had to make two emergency stops in a row.

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Hawk HPS and I love them.

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Hawk HPS and I love them.
Ditto on the HPS.

I run them on my RX-7 as well.

Great brake pad for the street/autocross/spirited driving.

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Hawk cermics are good if you are doing DD and long performance type stuff. Not so great for auto x cas it is hard to warm them up for that. Most def get brembo blanks to use with these cas they chew the stock rotors to shreads...

Hawk HPS is a great pad as well.

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I ordered Brembo sport slotted rotors with hawk pads

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akebono are great. i got them because i got a recommendation from a friend, and i teamed them up with brembo stock replacements. brake dust is almost none existant and they are slightly better than stock.

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i got a brand new pair of front Brembo calipers sitting next to me for sale...

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