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Just wondering which brake pads people will be switching to eventually. StopTech, Hawk, etc. ?

I've personally had quite good experiences with the StopTech Street Performance pads but they definitely needed to be warmed up properly before they were of any use. Pretty iffy when they were cold. That didn't really bother me that much though. They held very very well, brake dust wasn't that bad either.

What have you guys had experience running and will you continue or switch ?
 

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I ran stoptech before and you are right. They dont brake as good when they are cold. I personally like the Hawk HP Plus, but they are a little noisy when they are cold.
 

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Did they give off a lot of brake dust? Never went with aftermarket pads, but i've heard and seen how dusty some pads can get, sometimes coating wheels with a heavy layer within a week sometimes.
 

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The stoptechs actually did provide a decent amount of brake dust, but it was less than oem. Still annoying however
 

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Anything similar to OEM or better gets my dollars. But I think while the wheels are still new i'll look into having them coated just to prevent possible damage from cleaning and of course that coating will make it easier to clean. Might turn out just spraying it with water from a powerwasher is enough vs powerwasher + wheel acid.
 

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Wheel acid scares the heck out of me. Seen some rims go real bad, real quick. But which wheel protectant would you be looking it ? I seen armorall has one I think
 

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I usually just go with the OEM brake pads when they need replacing but I would like to try aftermarket pads for comparison. Has anyone tried Akebono pads? There are mixed reviews like less dust, more dust, great stopping power but the ceramic heats up the rotors, long lasting, etc.
 

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I usually just go with the OEM brake pads when they need replacing but I would like to try aftermarket pads for comparison. Has anyone tried Akebono pads? There are mixed reviews like less dust, more dust, great stopping power but the ceramic heats up the rotors, long lasting, etc.
I would go with the Akebono ceramic pads. Less dust than the Akebono OEM'S.
 

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Thanks for the add guys. I haven't been on forums since my Subaru days so forgive me if I'm not up to date with proper etiquette. I recently picked up a 17 and the used car manager threw in a complete set (4) slotted rotors from a company called SP Performance. My first reaction was "Oh look...EBAY'" but with a little googling when I got home I saw that they've been a US company that actually does all machining and plating in house so I decided to give them a shot.

I am very impressed. I've had DBA and Stoptech in the past and these perform just as well, but the coating they provide actually holds up to the New England weather unlike many Stoptech sets I have had in the past.


Some guy was also passing around a code for the site on IG which led me here "tenthgen20"
 
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