<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kipp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks ConRad. Sounds about right. Anyone have comments about high performance replacement pads? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>That depends on what you want out off high performance pads. You can purchase high performance pads that are great under track and race conditions, but horrible as street pads. <p>I've been researching what pads I want as my fronts are about done. With that said, I will track the car every opotunity I get and I do want to find a nice middle range pad that suites my needs. Lots of choices and initially I looked into the EBC reds, but I read reviews of poor performance when cold. Though, it is hard to judge what poor cold performance.....is it only the mile of driving, first few stops? I've read that the EBC yellows have good cold stopping ability as well as great high temp performance, despite some quoting them as a "track use only" pad.<p>In the end though, it dependsd on how you use your car that will determine what pads you would like.<p>KVB
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KVB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That depends on what you want out off high performance pads. You can purchase high performance pads that are great under track and race conditions, but horrible as street pads. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I just swapped to Hawk HPS (High Performance Street) from ViVA Performance. Less than $250 front and rear. Cost me $100 to have dealer install them along with Titanium Shims from Takspeed (no charge for shims). <p>Very happy with Hawk HPS so far. With Takspeed SS brakelines and ATE Superblue, I'm ready for the ring. Brakes feel amazing.
I've been through several sets of Porterfield carbon/kevlar pads on a few cars, but not the R yet. They are actually track pads turned street. They have a few compounds to choose from depending on your needs. The major reason I started using them is the extra long life and the low dust. They sell other popular brands, but thier own IMHO, is still the best:<p><A HREF="http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/</A><p>
We sell both Hawk and Porterfield pads:<p>Hawk HPS/HP+ Pads:<br><A HREF="http://www.vivaperformance.com/parts/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=302" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vivaperformance.com...d=302</A><p>Porterfield R4-S Pads:<br><A HREF="http://www.vivaperformance.com/parts/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=42" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vivaperformance.com...id=42</A><p>We can also special order the Porterfield R4 (track only) pads per customer requests.<br>
Thanx George, I think either of these options would be well worth the investment.<p>I used to get nearly 50,000 miles out of a set of Porterfields on my MB with drilled and slotted rotors. That compares with the 15,000 to 20,000 you would get out of an OEM set that leave your wheels black.<p>I don't know how the Hawks stack up longevity wise. "R" Kelly and I bantered back and forth in a thread about this maybe a month ago. The Hawks are obviously cheaper, I wonder if they are just as good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> ???