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Just put PowerStops all the way around with ceramic pads on 2008 SRT8. i love them ;-)

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If your talking about the stock forged 7 spoke wheel on the 2015+ SRT 392 and Hellcat, they should be able to handle up to a 295 tires size, I wouldn't go wider than that though. They come stock with 275 and at the Bondurant Racing School they use a 285 Good Year on all four stock rims with obviously no issues tracking the car every day. However a 295 might cause some rubbing the front wheel well, not sure.
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I would recommend Centrix rotors. Power Stop just uses and rebrands Centrix rotors (discovered this a few years ago when doing lengthy research on what rotors to pick up).
I have highlighted some false information that you posted above. If you are going to continue to post on this forum, we would appreciate if you make sure you know what you're talking about before posting stuff like this. I would request that you edit the information in your post to prevent anybody from becoming confused.

One of the hallmarks of this forum is accurate information, especially when it comes to the products we discuss on these pages.

Powerstop does not rebrand anybody's rotors and sell them as their own. They never have. Furthermore, Powerstop does NOT sell their rotors to other vendors with license to rebrand them either. When you buy Powerstop, you can rest assured that the product that you are buying was engineered, manufactured, tested and marketed by Powerstop and nobody else.

While I'm at it, why would somebody put a brand new set of rotors on a car WITH a Procut lathe? Are you saying they need to be turned on a lathe during installation? That doesn't speak very highly of the rotors you are trying to endorse, Sir. Then you go on to say your rotors are warped. That point doesn't provide any accolades for the rotors you speak of either.

I don't claim to know anything about Centric (not Centrix as you wrote) rotors. But one thing I do know: they are not the source of any Powerstop products.

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I think I will go with dba rotor rings and use SRT center parts. That's because dba provides 2 piece rotors.


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I think I will go with dba rotor rings and use SRT center parts. That's because dba provides 2 piece rotors.
Great idea. Hope you have an inch-pound torque wrench to install all the bolts. Reach out to MiHiHemi if ya have any questions, he just did this on this 6 piston Brembo front rotors. Let us know where ya decide to get them and how much they end up costing (just curious).
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Currently run the Power Stop pads. I like them. I wasn't a fan of the Hawk - they never shut the **** up and were excessively dirty. .
There is a reason Hawk's don't shut the f'up, every time you hit the brake's it's meant to sound's like a Hawk.

I'm switching over to PowerStop in 2 weeks when I have some downtime. Hoping to see this Brembo Hawk squeak go away.
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1. Are there 2 front rotors for $749?
2. Are the brake pads ceramic and stop brake dust?

Power stop is providing 2 fronts with power stop z26 pads for $950.
The rotors are $749.00 each. The pads listed are the Brembo pads. We do also carry the Powerstop pads too.

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The rotors are $749.00 each. The pads listed are the Brembo pads. We do also carry the Powerstop pads too.

Power Stop Z26 Extreme Performance Carbon-Ceramic Front Brake Pads 2015-2019 6.2L Challenger/Charger 6-Piston Brembo

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Thanks for the info.... but I'm going to probably order the whole kit (rotor and pads) K4023-26... thoughts ?
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I have highlighted some false information that you posted above. If you are going to continue to post on this forum, we would appreciate if you make sure you know what you're talking about before posting stuff like this. I would request that you edit the information in your post to prevent anybody from becoming confused.

One of the hallmarks of this forum is accurate information, especially when it comes to the products we discuss on these pages.

Powerstop does not rebrand anybody's rotors and sell them as their own. They never have. Furthermore, Powerstop does NOT sell their rotors to other vendors with license to rebrand them either. When you buy Powerstop, you can rest assured that the product that you are buying was engineered, manufactured, tested and marketed by Powerstop and nobody else.

While I'm at it, why would somebody put a brand new set of rotors on a car WITH a Procut lathe? Are you saying they need to be turned on a lathe during installation? That doesn't speak very highly of the rotors you are trying to endorse, Sir. Then you go on to say your rotors are warped. That point doesn't provide any accolades for the rotors you speak of either.

I don't claim to know anything about Centric (not Centrix as you wrote) rotors. But one thing I do know: they are not the source of any Powerstop products.

I agree regarding this forum being great for accurate information. I lurked on these forums for years and years before I made an account - great people and great information.

Based on research I did long ago, it was stated by several people in the business that Centric (thanks for correction) rotors were used for Powerstop products, and Powerstop certified/tested them. That isn't an insult, Centric rotors are fantastic products.

Yes, with a pro-cut lathe. I imagine that you're familiar that when you install a rotor, and apply a brake pad to the surface of the rotor upon stopping, the best performance is displayed when they mate together on a perfectly parallel plane. Installing with a pro-cut lathe ensures that rotor/pad meet-up are perfect, taking into account the mating of the rotor to the hub. This is common knowledge that installing with a pro-cut lathe is the best practice.

Also, my rotors are warped after nearly 100,000 miles and heavy useage. I'm sure this is the part where you tell me that your rotors would never do that, but I find it hard to believe, considering that every rotor will eventually be without enough thickness to maintain heat dissipation after a certain mileage.
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...Based on research I did long ago, it was stated by several people in the business that Centric (thanks for correction) rotors were used for Powerstop products, and Powerstop certified/tested them...

Yes, with a pro-cut lathe. I imagine that you're familiar that when you install a rotor, and apply a brake pad to the surface of the rotor upon stopping, the best performance is displayed when they mate together on a perfectly parallel plane. Installing with a pro-cut lathe ensures that rotor/pad meet-up are perfect, taking into account the mating of the rotor to the hub. This is common knowledge that installing with a pro-cut lathe is the best practice.
Also, my rotors are warped after nearly 100,000 miles and heavy usage...
We understand you did some research and spoke to some people "in the business." I believe you and your integrity is not in question here. However, I would recommend that you contact Centric (800-758-3004) and Powerstop (888-863-4415) and simply ask them. Though they are competitors and not partners, they are both reputable companies and no doubt will tell you what they told me. Powerstop does not rebrand anybody's rotors and sell them with the Powerstop logo on them. They were emphatic in saying that every product that carries the Powerstop name is designed, tested, manufactured, and distributed by Powerstop alone. The old adage "right from the horse's mouth" goes a long way here.

I wish I had a dime for every time somebody that I considered reputable and knowledgable gave me false information. I'd be a rich man by now. For example I was told a couple years ago by several reputable shops that a two-piece rotor like mine could not be turned on a brake machine. One fella went on to explain that he'd been doing this 30 years and listed off the names of the brake machines he'd used through the years in several shops he'd worked in. But I found out later that there are indeed shops that can and will cut these two piece rotors, and do a great job at it as well. So much for all the guys I talked to who claimed to know what they were talking about, had years of experience to back it up, but were simply WRONG about the concept of being able to turn a 2 piece rotor.

You said that it is "common knowledge that installing with a pro-cut lathe is the best practice." This lathe may be simply amazing, I don't question your words here. But it's certainly not common knowledge on this forum and it wasn't common knowledge with the brake shops I spoke with personally. I would defer to the collective here to comment on this, but I've never read about it on these pages. My Dodge dealer told me they cut the rotors right on the car. But they didn't mention what KIND of brake lathe they used. Could you shed a little light here on just what a Procut lathe is and whether or not this is used at better Dodge dealers? That would be interesting for sure.

I worked in tool and die shops most of my life. I made a lot of money doing things that other guys said couldn't be done. That was not only the "specialty" of the shops I worked at, but it often fell to me to figure out a way to do the "impossible." I'm starting to digress here, but the point was that just because several knowledgable people make a claim, that doesn't always make it so.

Oh, and concerning your warped rotors, I agree that after THAT many miles, even the best of rotors can and will have issues.

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