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I'm looking for recommendations on brake pads for track use. I don't really care if they squeak a lot on the street. A friend recommended Hawk HT8's, but apparently they're no longer being made, nor are HT9's. Are HT10's any good? If not, any other recommendations?

Also, are the Z06 pads the same size as regular C5 pads? The guys at Racer Wholesale were clueless on this subject.
 

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Hi there Venom,
I can confirm that ZO6 pads are of different composition than the standard coupe and convertible pads.
Best to ya, c4c5
 

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c4c5, thanks for the feedback. It sounds like the size of the Z06 pad is the same as a C5 pad, right?

(I'm just trying to make sure when I order pads I don't end up with the wrong size....)
 

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VL, I am using Hawk street pads and love them, I have a few friends racing BMW's and they all use Hawk racing pads, I will find out what compound they are running as soon as I talk to them.
 

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Thanks, guys!
 

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The HT-8's and 9's are great pads, but no longer made by Hawk. However, a company called CARBOTECH buys material from Hawk and makes there own HT9's, and claim to still have them (I bought a few sets from them last month). Also, the Vett-Brakes people say the HT10's are great, but I haven't run them yet.

Carbotech: Larry-954-493-9669
 

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KPF Magnum pads! They're carbon kevlar, rotor friendly, work hot or cold, have great torque, and wear as good, or better as any pad with proper bedding.
 

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Hey Guys,

I agree on the KFP Magnum pads and have a few sets in stock. They manufacturor dictates price at *** front and *** rear. We use these pads as the standard for all of our packages as they behave well under all circumstances.

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For what its worth, I was able to talk to John Heinrecy (sp?) who races Z06's extensively, and he says he uses Hawk Plus up front and stock Z06 in the rear. On lowers speed tracks and autocrosses he uses stock pads. I found that interesting, especially the stock pads for the rears. If you have Speedvision, then you know what kind of a driver he is.

The only problems I have encountered with the stock pads on autocrosses is the can go into antilock rather easily. For the few higher speed events (max speed about 110) they were excellent.
 

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I have the Hawk Sreet Pads and I put on the cryoed and slotted rotors @ the same time. Ungodly amount of dust for the first 400 miles. I have noticed lately that it is starting to decrease considerably. I just went and got a set of the AC Delco ceramics and when I change out my brake lines to the new Earl's Stainless Steel units I'm going to install the ceramics. Will let every know if there is a decrease in dust. Hawk Street Pads STOP like a MF!! They should be an excellent choice for the twice a year Xcrosser./phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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GM actually markets the Hawk front pads through SPO. It's an undocumented part number.

PN 12480157

Ooops..
And, yes, Z06 pads are the same dimensions as other 97-02 Corvette brake pads

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On 2001-05-16 09:38, Jim Dawes spewed forth this drivel:
I have the Hawk Sreet Pads and I put on the cryoed and slotted rotors @ the same time. Ungodly amount of dust for the first 400 miles. I have noticed lately that it is starting to decrease considerably. I just went and got a set of the AC Delco ceramics and when I change out my brake lines to the new Earl's Stainless Steel units I'm going to install the ceramics. Will let every know if there is a decrease in dust. Hawk Street Pads STOP like a MF!! They should be an excellent choice for the twice a year Xcrosser./phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Jim, my Hawk pads dusted the first few hundred miles but now they make almost no dust at all, I have driver several hundred miles this week without washing the car and the wheel are still pretty clean.
 

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Now you tell me! I had noticed a decrease in the dust but Janet keeps hearing a "squealing like a pig" noise out of the right rear, excuse me while I laugh out loud so the ceramics have got to go on as soon as E-Town is done. I'm so pi$$ed @ this weather! 26 days no rain and now time for the big dogs to get off the porch and it rains. I'm not living RIGHT or something. Must drink too much!! Only thing I think I do wrong any more!! Oh well I'll think I'll have another Bud Light and forget about it.
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Jim, lite beer is not really drinking anyway /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif Just ask Frank. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif
 
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