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Old 06-16-06, 02:22 PM
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FB: What brake pads for auto-x?

I am running gsl-se front brakes and a gsl rear, and was wondering what are the best pads to run for auto-x. I was thinking of either carbotech bobcats or the panther xp9s.

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Old 06-16-06, 06:08 PM
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For autocrossing, you want pads that heat up quickly and are effective right out of the start. I have never used the ones you mention, but I use cheap Axxis MetalMasters which seem to work just fine.
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I used the bobcats in my WRX, and they were pretty good for initial bite, that's why I was leaning towards them. The car is going to be run in E-Mod, and will have a 350 hp V8, so I will definitely need a good "whoa" pedal.
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i run the hawk hp+ pads all the way around. they have excellent initail bite, little sensative to lock up if you don't modulate your braking a little once heated up fully though.
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Hawks hp+... they are so good... they lock up your brakes pretty easily too.
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HP+ gets very noisy for street driving... sounds like an 18 wheeler trying to stop
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Not worried about noise, as this will primarily be used for auto-x.
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I run Hawk HP+ on the street in my FD, and they are good cold and hot. Mine aren't noisy.

I tried the Carbotech Bobcats and they were poor for fast street driving.
Threw them away even though they were barely worn, that is how much I disliked them.

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I've ran both Hawks and EBC. I don't know if you can get EBC for FBs, but I prefer them over stockers or Hawks on my FD.
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Anyone try Carbotech Panther Plus or XP8 for auto-x and/or daily driving?
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get hawk and dont look back. Have them in my SRT-4 and it kicks ***.
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