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2K1Ultrasport
03-17-2006, 06:58 AM
Anyone have experience with Hawk ceramic pads? I know the HPS's are a pretty safe bet but heard the ceramics were lower dusting and less noisy. My only concern is if like previous ceramic brakes, they require significant warm up time and suffer in cold or wet weather. I'm open to other ceramic options as well, i.e. EBC Red Stuff. Any advice would be appreciated.

onemoremile
03-17-2006, 07:34 AM
get the Axxis Ultimate Ceramics. they have a very nice bite to them even when cold. they are about 60 bucks.

before the Axxis Ultimates I had Carbotech Bobcats ($160+) and they lacked that initial bite. they didn't dust but they didn't inspire any confidence at all. I don't know why the Bobcats sucked so bad, the Carbotech Panther track pads are incredible.

atwalker6
03-17-2006, 08:36 AM
i have the hawks and they are great no complaints here i dont notice much with warm up...

2K1Ultrasport
03-17-2006, 08:38 AM
I looked at the Axxis website, their charts show that the ULTs have the lowest rotor life out of their line. What's your take on em so far? Good braking is fine but I don't want to be switching rotors all the time. Thems be expensive.

onemoremile
03-17-2006, 10:29 AM
over 10k on drilled and slotted A8 rotors with the Ultimate Ceramics and they are just fine. the rotors have over 30k on them and the slots are still plenty deep. if i didn't track the car i could probably get another 30k out of the rotors.

boosteda4
03-17-2006, 05:37 PM
go for the hawks.. i have em, love em, wouldnt trade em... even cold stopping is nice. =)

2K1Ultrasport
03-18-2006, 01:24 AM
thanks for all the replies.

I think I'm gonna give the Axxis ULTs a try since they're cheaper than the Hawks for now.

BTW, do they have the sensor leads?

onemoremile
03-18-2006, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by 2K1Ultrasport

BTW, do they have the sensor leads?

yup.