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Pads and Rotors

I was wanting to get some ideas on brakes. My pads and rotors are going and need to be replaced soon. Im not real knowledgeable when it comes to brakes so I wanted to get some advice and opinions. The car is a daily driver and will see a few days at the track and frequent spirited driving. The car rides on the stock 16 inch rims right now but will be sporting 17's soon. Thanks in advance for the advice.
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Search = The best way to find the answer to this and other common questions.

need advice: brake pad

Rotor and pad upgrades

Just two of the many threads about brakes and pads on the site.
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dba or stoptech slotted rotors, axxis ultimate pads F&R

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Because my rotors don't last too long, I use OEMs, since I can pick them up for $35 each. +1 on the Axxis ultimates. I've using them on track for the same reason (low $$), and they handle the heat amazingly well. Ducts help a bunch if your going to track the car much.
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I should be putting on my Hawk HPS pads this sunday. I'll let you know how I like them, I've heard good things about them.
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I should be putting on my Hawk HPS pads this sunday. I'll let you know how I like them, I've heard good things about them.
I'm not knock'n the Hawks(I've never used them), But I have heard good, & BAD things about them.

Mostly that they cost way more than they deliver.

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The Ultimates I suggested above are less than Hawks and perform wonderfully. Only drawback is they dust a lot.

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Thanks for the advice guys. Longshot, thanks for suggesting the ultimates, i wasnt looking forward to paying for hawks. Also, would it be in my best interest to get new calipers, or just keep the stockers?
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I'm still on stock calipers
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Yeah the 2pot fronts on your 04 should work fine with upgraded pads. I'm running basically what your thinking of putting on and it works great with the factory calipers. Still need to do my SS lines and Motul fluid.

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Thanks for the advice guys, and Longshot that was another thing i was gonna do while upgrading breaks. i hear the ss lines work quite well.
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another pad to look at that handles both street and track duties is the Ferodo DS2500

you'll find that if the track bug bites that a race pad is going to be a better choice for the track, pretty tough duty for a street pad

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another pad to look at that handles both street and track duties is the Ferodo DS2500
Yeah I've heard nothing but positive remarks on these

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here's my review on the 2500 (3000 as well)

Ferodo DS2500 and DS3000 pads - NASIOC

they aren't cheap, but like a lot of things that aren't cheap they work pretty well

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