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Author Topic:   Brake Pads?
JAW
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted November 30, 2004 02:44 PM  
Using stock meteric calipers on mod what seems to be the best pad # and make?

sanderson10
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted November 30, 2004 03:19 PM  
we use the hawk performance brake pads through perfomance bodies part number HB119 i believe u'll have to look it up at performancebodies.com then click online catalog then click rotors and then scroll down, can't miss it. Or you could just call them and say it's for a metric caliper and they'll know the part number, very helpful sales people.

Jason

nyimcamod8t
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted November 30, 2004 04:14 PM  
always seemed to have good luck with the wilwood polymatrix d compounds.good stopping power and decent wear. tried some US Brake pads this year and did not like the feel at all, didn't seem to grab that well and wore out alot quicker.

CD00
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted November 30, 2004 06:14 PM  
Polymatrix D or B compound.
They have the best stopping power without the wear. I've ran the gator and hawk pads also, no comparsion.

JAW
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted November 30, 2004 06:40 PM  
We ran the 97 Performance Friction, could stop on a dime but wore the rotors out in 15 nights.And lots of sparks.Any but else ran these?

sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted November 30, 2004 09:11 PM  
I also really liked the Wilwood polymatrix pads better. They have good "feel" and seem to wear very well. Also not very hard on rotors.

Hawk Black pads stop good, but were very very hard on the rotors, and had lots of sparks if you had to brake hard. We wore out both front rotors (US Brake brand), and the rear rotors (Wilwoods), after only 25 nights on Hawk Black pads.

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted November 30, 2004 10:03 PM  
I have trouble along with a few people I race with, getting rear brake out of our metric cars. Any you guys have this trouble?? Thought about using different compound pads on the front and rear. You guys have any recommendations for that???

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted December 01, 2004 07:50 AM  
Flyin,
We corrected that problem by running Hawk pads on the rear with a 7/8 master cylinder and stock pads and a 1" master cylinder on the front. Works great!

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted December 01, 2004 08:41 AM  
Towards the end of the season we needed to change pads and jsut threw on a new set of stock replacement pads we had laying around to see what they would do. Driver said they worked just as good as the hawks we were running. Downside is they wore out in like 5 races and I am not sure how they would hold up in a long race with heavy use. They are easy on rotors though.

andykmod
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 351
posted December 01, 2004 02:50 PM  
This last year i ran Hawk black in the rear with a 7/8 master and had oem auto-zone cheapies in the front with a 1 inch master.Never had any problems.WHO NEEDS BRAKES,THEY JUST SLOW YOU DOWN ANYWAY.

de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted December 01, 2004 04:18 PM  
We run stock replacement pads front and rear. They have always lasted us the entire year. Like the man said, what are you using the brakes for?

Racer X
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 256
posted December 01, 2004 04:57 PM  
Always ran stock pads,never had a problem and my driver uses the brakes alot.

MOD 4s
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted December 02, 2004 08:44 AM  
Glad to hear that i am not the only one using stock pads. Been running them three years and had no problems.. The main thing is to stay away from the lifetime warranty ones cause they are a really hard compound that doesnt stop for ****.. Just my 2 cents...

Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted December 02, 2004 11:30 AM  
We like to run Hawk Pads or Stock Pads...
I put Hawks on the car and then when they are wore out we have Stock's ready to go. This year I think we'll go straight stock and carry a set with us, once there worn down replace em.

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted December 02, 2004 12:02 PM  
A guy i know was talking to a couple of the USMTS regulars one night and brakes came up and they said they just used the stock pads and just replaced them every few nights if they had to. Thats why we decided to try the stock pads we had and they worked good for us.

x13jc
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 390
posted December 03, 2004 07:05 AM  
Anyone who says stock pads work better than Hawk black pads has never tried them or something is seriously wrong with their brake system.They really work well and we have had no serious rotor wear problems with them.Good brakes are better than saving yourself the cost of replacing rotors every year or two at $35.00 each.We have sold many sets of the Hawk pads with the only complaint being (believe it or not)they work too well. Rotors are cheaper than tires and you probably buy one or two of them every time you race so that is a weak statement.Be safe guys(and gals)and run a good brake system for the sake of all of us that race with you.

Racer X
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 256
posted December 03, 2004 05:52 PM  
Like I said we have ran stock type pads for almost 30 years with no problems. I never said they were better than the racing pads just that they work fine for our application. I could see if you ran an asphalt type car where you use the brakes allot they would be better but for our IMCA mod the stock pads work fine.If you feel safer running the racing pads more power to ya.

avenger 11
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted December 04, 2004 12:02 PM  
Has anybody on here ran the Brake Man pads?They are pricy,but do they work?

midmod34
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted December 04, 2004 07:08 PM  
hawk also makes a performsance psad that i believe is for road racing but work very well on a mod without wearing out the rotors.

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted December 06, 2004 07:19 AM  
We were a Brakeman dealer for a while and sold their carbon kevlar pads. Then they sold for 120.00 an axle.They didn't wear out the rotors and didn't throw sparks like the Perf.Friction did and they did a great job.We just couldn't sell them because of the price.They are really better suited for the asphalt where you are on the brakes longer.

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted December 06, 2004 12:38 PM  
We use Wagner's Thermo Quiet pads work great and can get them at ant real part store inexpensive and life time warranty. Wear them out and return them for a new set. We replace them twice in a season.

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