Let's talk about brake pads...

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by YLWJKT, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. YLWJKT

    YLWJKT Silver Member

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    The stock brake pads work very well but they generate terrible dust.
    I'm using ceramic pads on my Camaro with ZL1 brakes. They're great about no dust, but they take a while to warm up.
    What's been everyone's experience wth the Hellcat?
    Recommended pads that stop well wth less dust?
     
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    stay stock for overall optimum performance--they are made to match the rotor.. dust simply means they are soft enough to actually work!!
     
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    If your not going to road coarse your car, or your very heavy on your brakes,, then get some power stop Z23, very little dust
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    The dust is your rotor being worn down by those abrasive nasty OEM pads. I am using Porterfield R4-S. Carbon Kevlar and my rotors look like I shine them when on the street. Heated up on the track and even felt better, the shine went away for a while. You can really tell that they treat the rotors better.
     
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    How are street manners when not fully warmed up?
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    Don't feel any difference between the first drive in the morning and what they feel like after 30 minutes of tearing in up on a road course.

    They feel real smooth, on the street they do not bite hard at first but with more pressure they get very impressive with their biting power. When I get my car out after winter, I will need to do a few 60-0 and 70-0 runs and use our timer to see what we have.
     
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    Shasta's Dad Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    I put Z26 on the front, with a little over 3K, on them, and almost no brake dust. Didn't have time to do the rears - it took longer to clean the wheels than put on the pads. Haven't stood on the pedal yet, to test the stopping power.:D
     
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    I think you meant that the other way around... LOL;)
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    Nope. Contest, who has to change their rotors first.
     

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