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I've been reading lots of old threads about brake pads. Having just taken my car to the track, I'm already pondering what I should go with when I need new pads. I'm not concerned with dust. The car is only going to the track 3 or so times a year. I don't want the hassle of replacing pads just for the track and then back to ones for street (although I think that's probably the smartest thing to do.)<p>Is there any kind of a consensus on which aftermarket pad is just a small step up from the stock pads giving better performance at the track but while maintaining virtually equal performance for cold/wet street use?<p>It seems the Hawk HPS are big favorites but then one user reported they actually got hotter than the stock pads at the track. I had no smoking, blue rotors, or calipers turning golden on me with the stock pads (but that may be because my track has two good straight aways and I was maxing out at about only 110 MPH.) I am putting in ATE fluid, SS lines, and titanium shims.<p>In my review of the old threads, it seems like if you can live with the dust, the stock pads appear to offer the best compromise between street usability and holding up at the track! <p>Again, I'm not worried about longeivty or dust. I just want something that will perform a little better at the track, that is easy on the rotors, and doesn't significantly compromise cold/wet street driving performance.<p>Is stock the best answer?<br>
 

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I agree, with R Rated, keep the stock rotors, and use OEM pads.<p>Original pads are Jurid Part 957. They seem to be a good compromise between performance, noise, dusting, etc. <p>Pad shape is common, FMSI D1001, so there are lots of different friction materials available. Just be sure to check overall thickness. <p><IMG SRC="http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoView.jsp?collid=53458613609.96426713609.1149813599884&" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanks. That was my gut was the OEM's are there for a reason - they're the best compromise.<p>(Forgive my cross-post on the older thread, I couldn't find this thread and though I forgot to hit the Submit button on the original post. I'm not losing my mind, really!)<br>
 

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Re: Stock Brake Pads the Best Compromise? (jazee)

Does anyone know what the MOT and friction coefficient on the stock pads is?<br>
 
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