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Originally Posted by Beef97 View Post
Has anyone tried the Hawk 5.0 pads? I'm doing an HPDE in June and will be needing to upgrade my brakes. Did you change the rotors as well or just get them turned?
Hawk pads are fine on the street but won't really cut it for HPDE, especially once you start getting the hang of it and going faster and braking harder.
I recommend Carbotech or G-Loc pads, since you can swap between street and track pads on the same rotor. You should always resurface or replace rotors when changing to a new pad manufacturer.
You will also definitely want to flush out all your DOT3 brake fluid and replace with DOT4, something like Motul RBF600 or similar.

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Yeah I've got some wildwood dot 3 570* coming that i'll use. Will look into the carbotech pads, would the street versions be better than stock if I were to only buy them and not the track pads?

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Originally Posted by Thereaper View Post
This is why I turn the AdvancTrac off every time I crank the car.
I do too. I can't figure what the issue is.

2012 GT Premium, Brembo PP, MT82, 3.73s, Blk/Blk. Bama 93R, Koni Yellow Rear Shocks, Hawk Ceramic pads, Luxurious & Plush Floor Mats
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Try Hawk pads last approx 85,000'.00 for me.
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