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post #1 of 11 Old 04-17-2011, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Latest Brake Pad Info?

OK all you F-Heads I did read all of the existing threads on ISF brake pads.
And it seams that there a lot of front pads made for our cars but what about the rears (if you're gunna do a full brake job you might as well do the rears too.)
No lecture on brake bias required for me...
It looks like EBC is the only vendor offering both front and rear pads, but it seems that Hawk HPS is probably the preferred pad.
And yes I am willing to clay bar my wheels due to the agressive brake dust coming from my brakes. Performance rules over pretty for me...
So what is the best complete brake job pad solution?
Please give me the most up-to-date info here... not a link to some two year old info...

Thanks in advance,

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OK all you F-Heads I did read all of the existing threads on ISF brake pads.
And it seams that there a lot of front pads made for our cars but what about the rears (if you're gunna do a full brake job you might as well do the rears too.)
No lecture on brake bias required for me...
It looks like EBC is the only vendor offering both front and rear pads, but it seems that Hawk HPS is probably the preferred pad.
And yes I am willing to clay bar my wheels due to the agressive brake dust coming from my brakes. Performance rules over pretty for me...
So what is the best complete brake job pad solution?
Please give me the most up-to-date info here... not a link to some two year old info...

Thanks in advance,

Pete in Aptos, CA
2010 Starfire Pearl
here is what i went with. added braided lines to the package.put on in January.great performance for my driving style.(agressiveish) bites hard, yes there is brake dust less than factory but we are runnin cheese graters here folks, stoptech and centric package from injected performance
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I stayed stock. I was going to install a set of Hawk ceramic pads I bought to get rid of the dust, but decided to stay stock.
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try project mu's, they have front and rear. bite is about the same as stock and it is not dusty or squeaky.
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Project Mu's would be great, but where can you find a set in stock? The dealer I have seen does not have any in stock and it takes a month or two to get them.


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try project mu's, they have front and rear. bite is about the same as stock and it is not dusty or squeaky.
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Hiya, question just recently change my front pads on my F from stock to Stoptech...all is well but month later I notice a little vibration during mid speed braking. You can really feel it on the steering wheels and its bothersome, my piece of shiet civic didnt do this. I dont beat on her so was wondering what can be the cause? She has 17k miles 08' my rotors are bad?
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Hiya, question just recently change my front pads on my F from stock to Stoptech...all is well but month later I notice a little vibration during mid speed braking. You can really feel it on the steering wheels and its bothersome, my piece of shiet civic didnt do this. I dont beat on her so was wondering what can be the cause? She has 17k miles 08' my rotors are bad?
I'm far from an expert on this, but you probably are having issues with the new pads mating to the worn rotor surface. Since they are a different pad, they probably won't wear the same and require a different bed in process.

Stop Tech has a decent article here:
Stop Tech Bed in Theory

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the objective of the bed-in process is to deposit an even layer of brake pad material, or transfer layer , on the rubbing surface of the rotor disc. Note the emphasis on the word even, as uneven pad deposits on the rotor face are the number one, and almost exclusive cause of brake judder or vibration.
So assuming you didn't warp the rotors at the track, you probably are having issues with worn rotors and a new pad type not playing nice.

Side note: Centric makes an OEM replacement rotor you can find just about anywhere. They are sometimes rebranded, but they are the only OEM replacements being manufactured AFAIK. You may be able to get away with reusing the rotors next time if you buy the same stoptech pads.
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Raybestos makes OEM rotors as well. I bought a set for the front.

I also just changed my pads myself a couple of weeks ago. I stuck with the OEM pads. The change was easy. And i cleaned all of the metal shims, pins, and plate thoroughly. Then I applied the Brembo anti-squeal that was supplied with the pads to the clean shims. Have had squeak free brakes since!
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I just bought Hawk HPS from tirerack and stoptechs from ebay.
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I just bought Hawk HPS from tirerack and stoptechs from ebay.
Is this a relatively good setup for a daily driven ISF that never sees the track? I can't stand the brake dust from my factory pads.

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