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OKC9
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted May 14, 2004 11:26 AM  
Which commercially available metric pads have the most grip? Is it worth it to buy the Hawk or other racing pads?

Racer14K
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 387
posted May 14, 2004 12:29 PM  
I use the severe duty pad made by Raybestos. It's made for (police/taxi/fleet use).

Raybestos # SS-D154
Carquest # GMD154F

We sell them for $50.08 a set.

Ego Racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 724
posted May 14, 2004 01:02 PM  
We have run the NAPA Heavy DUty and had no problems, We tried them when we got tired of eating disks with the Perf friction pads.

de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted May 14, 2004 01:46 PM  
What do you need brakes for? We go to the local Motor Supply for our stuff. I think if you are paying more than $25 to put brake pads on your whole car, you are paying too much. We buy the el cheapos and have always gotten all year out of them.

mod70
unregistered Total posts: 87
posted May 14, 2004 02:52 PM           send a private message to de94wcc   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I agree with 94, we're not on asphalt. It's easy to lock up on dirt. I've had no problems with standard pads.

autodoc999
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted May 14, 2004 09:21 PM  
You will get a better pedal feel with semi-metalic pads than with organic pads. Just make sure to ask for the semi-metalic.

KK17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted May 15, 2004 08:38 PM  
I ran the hawk blacks for a couple of season's and went through a lot of brake rotors.... this year I tried the 2nd from the top metallics from napa and I will be going back to the hawks, junk rotors or not..the hawks have a much better pedal feel and can control the car better...my 2 cents

midmod34
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted May 15, 2004 09:52 PM  
hawk also makes a different pad that doesnt tear up rotors and still work great id have to go look up the numbers but they were abou 65 a set

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