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andyrew
03-24-2009, 12:23 AM
Need some new pads for my Autox monster and daily driver. I'll also be hitting the track this year as well (april 18th actually).

Im thinking of the Hawk HP Plus's that ECS tuning has.
http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi/?html=learnmore.html&productID=655

Where do you guys get your pads (need em in under 2 weeks)? What do you run?

biketsai
03-24-2009, 12:24 AM
ECS tuning as usual. Im running the PBR ceramics, I cant really compare them to any other pad since these are the only set I have ever ran.

B5A4Kevin
03-24-2009, 04:52 AM
hey biketsai do you notice a lot less dust with the ceramic pads? those are the ones ive been looking at, but havent pulled the trigger yet. the price is right though.


i think also, pbr has changed names or something to AXXIS.

the axxis deluxe plus are organic pads with ceramic particles instead of metal so you have less rotor wear, squealing noise, and brake dust.

i believe its the same product as pbr but different package. maybe some1 else can step in and verify/dismiss this.

Silverstreak98
03-24-2009, 08:52 AM
I'm running the PBR Ceramics as well, and they are the only pad I've run other than stock.

They are a huge improvement when it comes to dust, I'd say the dust is halved coming from the stock pads.

BTW the cheapest I could find the PBR Ceramics (w/ shipping) was PureMS.com

B5A4Kevin
03-24-2009, 09:24 AM
thanks silverstreak.

sorry for the threadjack op.

i would suggest the pbr's, and its also what i am getting.

andyrew
03-24-2009, 09:45 AM
None of you have performance oriented pads?


I'll check PureMS's pricing for performance pads.

BADB5A4
03-24-2009, 10:01 AM
Porterfield R4-S best pads yet. Low dust, high bite

R4 I believe for track focused driving..

speedydragon
03-24-2009, 10:50 AM
tirerack

andyrew
03-24-2009, 11:43 AM
Porterfield R4-S best pads yet. Low dust, high bite

R4 I believe for track focused driving..

Where can I find these?

.Mad Hatter.
03-24-2009, 12:27 PM
i would have gone with the PBR ceramics but after shipping to canada i was looking at a dry rape.

i went with mintex reds, much less dust, good bite.

B5A4Kevin
03-24-2009, 12:42 PM
ordered my pbr's locally from dubtuning. picking them up tommorrow. ill let you know how it goes.

and i also opted to get the sensorless ones to save about 50 bucks. im just gonna throw some butt-connectors on there and call it a day.

.Mad Hatter.
03-24-2009, 12:46 PM
or trim them off

4A Play
03-24-2009, 01:12 PM
Im running the ebay $170 shipped drilled rotors with Autozone Duralast Gold pads with lifetime replacement. Zero dust, great improvement over stock for $300 shipped and free pads for life. Cant beat it. [up]

Ill get flammed but whateve.

andyrew
03-25-2009, 08:03 AM
Where can I get the porterfield pads???

Mike@PureMS
03-25-2009, 02:54 PM
We've got a number of great options available.

Mintex for casual daily street driving.
PBR Ultimates for daily and some light spirited driving.
Carbotech Bobcats for daily and Auto-X..

All low dusting and great overall pads.
Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.

andyrew
03-25-2009, 04:01 PM
I only see front bobcats on your site.

Mike@PureMS
03-25-2009, 08:12 PM
Hm, they're all coming up for me.
Don't use the search, simply enter your vehicle info, then browse to Brakes-> Brake pads.

andyrew
03-25-2009, 08:58 PM
Thats what I do and it shows 2 front Bobcat brake pads.

http://www.purems.com/products/products.php/CA=1442

Dr.Coxx
03-26-2009, 12:11 AM
Thats what I do and it shows 2 front Bobcat brake pads.

http://www.purems.com/products/products.php/CA=1442

They are 2 pages of brake pads. They are on the second page.

andyrew
03-26-2009, 01:03 AM
Not for me...

I cant find them listed anywhere. Can someone post a link to the product#? Or mike, PM me about front and rear pricing for those bobcats and if you have them in stock.

Thanks

Dr.Coxx
03-26-2009, 09:51 AM
Not for me...

I cant find them listed anywhere. Can someone post a link to the product#? Or mike, PM me about front and rear pricing for those bobcats and if you have them in stock.

Thanks

Never mind. there not there anymore. ???

B5A4Kevin
05-15-2009, 07:14 AM
bringin franken-thread back to life:

ive had my pbr ceramic pads for about 2 months now and couldnt be happier. good stopping power, much less dust than the oem semi-metallic's, and the dust is also lighter so my wheels dont look as dirty. big up's to pbr for a great product, and dubtuning for great service.

also, the sensorless pads rock as they are about 60-70 dollars cheaper than the sensored ones, and all it took was a couple butt-connectors, zip-ties, and electrical tape. BOOM! no brake pad indicator ftw.