Z26 Extreme Performance

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  1. Irit8ed

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    I ordered my ceramic brakes today.. I hope these things take care of the dust... Do those of you that have them think they stop as well and have you had them squeak?

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    Plenty of threads on them here. I have the z23 pads, stopping may be a little inferior but unless you're going balls to the wall on a constant basis the almost non existent dust makes up for it. Still stops fantastically.
     
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    I am 100% happy with my z26 pads Still lots of bite for the street (very comparable to the stock pads), very little dust (wouldn't say it's totally gone, but waaaay, waaaay better) and so far (~2,000 miles), no noise whatsoever.

    Basically, to me, it's what the car should have come with from the factory.
     
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    I'm not very clear on the difference between the two pads. So, which of the two (Z23 or Z26) pads are considered more aggressive? Meaning which one will stop better?
     
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    Very happy with Z26.....never tried the 23's....much less dust....only did the fronts.
     
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    I may have to look into these myself. This brake dust is about to kill me. But I hope they don't squeak like the ceramic pads on my Dodge 2500.
     
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    I did Z26 within 2 weeks of bringing mine home. Did them all the way around. I think looking back i would have just done z23 instead, I am not that super hard on them. The metal backing is what can cause the squeak I believe. No issues with mine, 6k+ miles and 7 months or so. I did the whole kit on my Jeep SRT, one of them occasionally squeaks in reverse when cold. I have pulled them, cleaned them and re-applied the sticky stuff and mostly it is gone now.
     
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    How many of you did the brake pad break in procedure?

    5 moderate to aggressive stops from 40 mph down to 10 mph in rapid succession without letting the brakes cool and do not come to a complete stop. If you're forced to stop, either shift into neutral or give room in front so you can allow the vehicle to roll slightly while waiting for the light. The rotors will be very hot and holding down the brake pedal will allow the pad to create an imprint on the rotor. This is where the judder can originate from.
    Then do 5 moderate stops from 35 mph to 5 mph in rapid succession without letting the brakes cool. You should expect to smell some resin as the brakes get hot.
    After this is complete, drive around for as long as possible without excessively heating the brakes and without coming to a complete stop (Try for about 5 minutes at moderate speed). This is the cooling stage. It allows the heated resin in the brake pads to cool and cure.
    After the brakes have cooled to standard operating temperature, you may use the brakes normally.
     
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    I did the break in procedure but sped up to about 80 and would brake down to about 5 to get them hot, after the 3rd or 4th time smoke should come from the wheel well area. After that tool around and let them cool off.
     
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    So very happy with the Z26 pads. I did the break in procedure exactly the way they said.
     
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    I've got about 2K miles on my Z23's. Love em' ! No dust and I can't really tell much of a difference over stock stopping power in normal driving.
     
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    Z26's installed today.. I did the break in procedure shortly after the install. I have to say they do not stop anywhere near as good as stock as of now. After driving them for a few weeks ill have to see if they become more sticky..
     
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    You need to properly heat cycle them first. Hopefully that gets you a little more bite.
     

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