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Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:07 pm
by DE80q
I'm currently running OEM pads on my 80q with G60's up front. What would be a good upgraded pad for my setup? I'm not looking for race pads, but a performance pad would be nice to have with the retards on the roads around here jamming on the brakes for no reason...

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:35 pm
by PRY4SNO
Hawk HPS get great reviews.
Pagid RS4 are well regarded as well.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:23 am
by vt10vt
PRY4SNO wrote:Hawk HPS get great reviews.
Pagid RS4 are well regarded as well.

Both of these are good options. I've used EBC stuff before and they bit pretty good too (Green or Red). Look for something more street/auto-x oriented than track oriented because you won't ever get a track pad up to a high enough temp to actually bite properly.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:15 pm
by ringbearer
I like Textars except the brake dust. I’ll probably try a ceramic and deal with the noise next time.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:21 am
by 90quattrocoupe
Before I went to Porsche brakes I used CarboTech on both the front and rear. Low dust and upgraded pads. I used the 1521 pads for the street. I still use the same pads for the street on my upgraded brakes setup.

Greg W.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:55 pm
by FFF
This is a very helpful graph - make your pad choice based on useage.

https://www.tirerack.com/images/pdf/pro ... artALL.pdf

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:43 am
by DE80q
FFF wrote:This is a very helpful graph - make your pad choice based on useage.

https://www.tirerack.com/images/pdf/pro ... artALL.pdf

Very interesting, thank you for that.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:37 am
by FFF
Ironic that it is so easy to find on the Tire Rack site - you have to dig to find it on the Hawk site...


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Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 pm
by mr_aj_johnson
VW g60 and audi g60 use the same pad right?

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:13 am
by DE80q
mr_aj_johnson wrote:VW g60 and audi g60 use the same pad right?

That's a good question. Don't know why they would.be different.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:53 pm
by Lucky
I just put on a set of hawk HPS pads with the stock calipers, and new vented steel rotors. I'll let you know how they feel after my last lapping day on the 8th oct. I was running on oem pads previously so there should be a noticable difference.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:31 pm
by elaw
I put EBC DP3711C "red stuff" ceramic pads on my car a few years ago and have been very happy with them. Braking action is very good, there's a lot less dust than other pads I've used, and I haven't had any of the problems you sometimes hear about with ceramic pads like squeaking.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:33 pm
by 90quattrocoupe
mr_aj_johnson wrote:VW g60 and audi g60 use the same pad right?


Considering that VWs never got the Girling G60s, no. You may be thinking of the brakes that came on a Corrado G60. They were Girling G54s.

Greg W

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:31 am
by mr_aj_johnson
90quattrocoupe wrote:
mr_aj_johnson wrote:VW g60 and audi g60 use the same pad right?


Considering that VWs never got the Girling G60s, no. You may be thinking of the brakes that came on a Corrado G60. They were Girling G54s.

Greg W


Doh! I always assumed the vws had a g60 brake option as their cant have been that many g60 corrados and google searches seem to bring more vw hits than audi lol.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:50 pm
by PRY4SNO
Lucky wrote:I just put on a set of hawk HPS pads with the stock calipers, and new vented steel rotors. I'll let you know how they feel after my last lapping day on the 8th oct. I was running on oem pads previously so there should be a noticable difference.


Updates?


elaw wrote:I put EBC DP3711C "red stuff" ceramic pads on my car a few years ago and have been very happy with them. Braking action is very good, there's a lot less dust than other pads I've used, and I haven't had any of the problems you sometimes hear about with ceramic pads like squeaking.


That's good info, thanks! When I did Brembo rotors/pads on the Farmenwagen the ceramics definitely improved bite and dust over OEM but there is some squeaking from time to time, usually pulling up to a stop in traffic or drive-thru.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:09 pm
by Lucky
PRY4SNO wrote:
Updates?


They are a definite improvement over stock, they have better braking power. I found myself entering corners slower when using the same braking points. I didnt notice any fade during the last track day. With the stock pads after a few laps the fade was very noticeable.

There is no brake squeal I have come across street or track.
I cant report on brake dust though I dont have a lot of street run time on them.

I followed the bed in procedure on the box and during the last stop there was noticeable fade I actually thought these aren't that great lol. After the ten minute cooldown they bit in and stopped hard I was impressed, there was no fade for me after the cooldown. For someone who regularly tracks or does time attack they would probably reach the fade point but for autocross, lapping days, or spirited driving I think they are a good pad.

Re: Upgraded brake pads

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:42 pm
by PRY4SNO
Lucky wrote:
PRY4SNO wrote:
Updates?


They are a definite improvement over stock, they have better braking power. I found myself entering corners slower when using the same braking points. I didnt notice any fade during the last track day. With the stock pads after a few laps the fade was very noticeable.

There is no brake squeal I have come across street or track.
I cant report on brake dust though I dont have a lot of street run time on them.

I followed the bed in procedure on the box and during the last stop there was noticeable fade I actually thought these aren't that great lol. After the ten minute cooldown they bit in and stopped hard I was impressed, there was no fade for me after the cooldown. For someone who regularly tracks or does time attack they would probably reach the fade point but for autocross, lapping days, or spirited driving I think they are a good pad.


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