Went to the dealer the other day to inquire about changing the brake pads. They said if I do the pads I have to change the rotors too. Of course I gave them the "yea, ok" look but is there any truth to this? Thanks
Well I got mine from here: Zeckhausen RacingSo you would say they perform just about the same as the Brembos with the stopping power? And how much do they cost?
I read somewhere that with the Hawks you're giving up stopping power. Thanks again for the info.
:notallthere:Went to the dealer the other day to inquire about changing the brake pads. They said if I do the pads I have to change the rotors too. Of course I gave them the "yea, ok" look but is there any truth to this? Thanks
Yes. Maybe I can do it a second time.Did you bed them..?
Possibly, but it feels like a lot more than 10% loss of performance. If they did it right, there shouldn't be any loss in performance. Significantly reducing contact area (with the crazy/aggressive chamfer cuts in the lining) isn't the way to do it. If anything, they could have increased contact area by making the lining footprint bigger (there's room on the metal carrier plate for that).Well, I do believe you'll get some degree of lesser performance on the new pads but there's always a tradeoff when dealing with stuff like this.
And put on what ?I took my Brembo pads off within the first few months of having the car.
And its possible that I too can get used to it too, but the brakes are one of the best assets of the SRT, and adds so much to the driving experience, seems a bit foolish (now) to dip into that (asset) to mitigate a dusting problem.I just got used to the stopping performance of the replacements and I moved on.
Depending on how you actually measure that, I'm sure it's a lot more than that, - at least with the Hawk HPS's w/ 100 miles on them. The effect on the total package driving experience could be affected more than the actual percentage of braking performance loss.I'm sure like you said, I'm losing about 5 to 10% of stopping power with mine.
The bedding process didn't do squat. Besides, I never "bedded" the factory OEM Brembo pads, nor do I believe that they did that at the factory.BTW, I don't think bedding them a second time will help. Unless you didn't complete the cycle the first time.