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Old 09-07-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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Z51 brakes.

What can I do to drastically improve the stopping power of my stock Z51 brakes? Any mods that can be done to improve them, pad/rotor suggestions appreciated.
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Change to Hawk Street/Track Pads. There are several compounds availablde depending on how you use your car.

I run Hawk Blacks but the Blue are the most popular. They will wear your rotors quicker but stop great.

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how about this DRM KIT?

http://www.dougrippie.com/
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I'm no expert... but I like the pad I got. Hawk HP Plus.
It's bit noisy and dusty, but it'll stop you... stop you fast.
making rotor sacrificing a little... but good thing about this pad is, unlike the racing pads, you don't have to change it for street use. (as long as you don't mind bit dusty wheels during normal everyday driving situation )
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I'm no expert... but I like the pad I got. Hawk HP Plus.
It's bit noisy and dusty, but it'll stop you... stop you fast.
making rotor sacrificing a little... but good thing about this pad is, unlike the racing pads, you don't have to change it for street use. (as long as you don't mind bit dusty wheels during normal everyday driving situation )
I don't care, as long as I can stop.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:24 PM   #6
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I'm no expert... but I like the pad I got. Hawk HP Plus.
It's bit noisy and dusty, but it'll stop you... stop you fast.
making rotor sacrificing a little... but good thing about this pad is, unlike the racing pads, you don't have to change it for street use. (as long as you don't mind bit dusty wheels during normal everyday driving situation )
I use exact same in my DD. I find the dust is only slightly heavier than factory pads. Z@!%O on the rims and it just hoses off.
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I used to have brake fade problems with my stock brake set up. By making minor upgrades, I'm very satisfied with my brakes now.

Here's all I changed:
Braided steel brake lines
Ate SuperBlue high temperature DOT 4 brake fluid
Hawk HP Plus brake pads (noisy until bedded in, dusty)
ACI front brake cooling ducts
Cheap OEM quality rotors (not drilled, just slotted or solid)
Speed bleeders and Mighty Vac for bleeding brakes before each event

I chew through rotors and pads though by driving at the track. They are expendable items like my tires.

Good Luck.
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saw dougrippie also has some sort of upgrade on the brake pistons.

http://www.dougrippie.com/

found that pretty pretty interesting also, anyone ever replace em?
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