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Re: Brake Uprade Options

Hoping for some slotted rotors when its time for a change and some better pads.
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Re: Brake Uprade Options

I've had good luck w/ EBC 3GD slotted/dimpled rotors and their Greenstuff pads, make sure you get the right ones, they have Greenstuff car/suv&light truck/Heavy Duty Light truck & suv. EBC Yellow pads are supposed to have better bite even in cold, but more dust. Hawk pads are good as well LTS Truck/SUV, and they have just come out with their own rotors too. Waiting for EBC to be available. Depending on what you get, some like EBC recommend certain upgrades to the rear brakes, i.e yellow stuff on front, minimum greenstuff on rear, Greenstuff on front, greenstuff or factory ok on rear, etc.
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Re: Brake Uprade Options

My advice as an ex autocrosser and road course racer is forget the slots and dimples. The best brakes (short of a big brake kit upgrade) is achieved thusly:
  • A good brake bleed with quality fluid. Check the wet and dry boiling points. Valvoline synthetic is (or was) pretty good. Change it every year.
  • SS lines will give you a firmer pedal feel and makes it easier to tell if you are boiling fluid (pedal starts to feel mushy)
  • Quality pads make the biggest difference. You can get pads that are hard as rocks but won’t stop very well until they get a lot of heat in them. Pads that fall apart at higher temps but will make you eat the steering wheel on cold mornings. Pads that don’t dust, etc, etc. There is always a compromise though.
  • If you are changing pads it is a good idea to get new rotors at the same time and bed them per the instructions with the pads. There is no universal procedure. Pad material gets deposited on the rotor and creates an adhesion force. The sum braking power is the adhesion force combined with the abrasive action. Curved vane rotors are better than straight ones if you can find them.
  • Personal notes: I didn’t like EBC’s compounds – break down too easily and mushy feel. Used Carbotech for a while, they were decent. I really, really liked Hawk. I used almost every compound they made and they were all great. I used HP+ and HPS on the street in my GTI. I would not hesitate to try HPS or the LTS.
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Re: Brake Uprade Options

Since there is not much choice I would second Brandont's recommendation for hawk brake pads.
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I will say this, there is a possibility you may need to apply anti-squeel to the back of the hawk pads becasue sometimes they tend to squeel depending on the condition of your rotors.

they are a good compromise of good all around bite and moderate dust production.
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Re: Brake Uprade Options

R1 Concepts has some really nice rotros and a huge selection of pads. Contact Steven here on the forums
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Re: Brake Uprade Options

I agree with what was said, trade off in pad compounds, proper bed in, etc. I just have had good luck with them, also PowerSlot rotors w/ Hawk pads. Definetely agree some SS lines would help, and keeping good fluid. Most of my experience has been on trucks/suv's, or compact cars(actually had a girlfriend warp drilled brembos with EBC pads, fluid swap in four months) so I guess it all depends on application, and who's driving
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