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Hi Guys,

I recently purchased new 18" tires and Razor wheels and I am looking at replacing my rotors and pads with some drilled or drilled/slotted rotors.

Reading some old posts (2/3 years ago) several of you bought the Baer decela rotors and hawk HPS pads. I would like to get some feedback on this setup and any other suggestions for my DD SGT.

I have no plans on tracking the car or racing, just like the looks of these rotors and new pads.

Thanks to all of you that reply.

Mike

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I have these rotors installed and they have performed and looked great. I tracked with them once, using Hawk HP Plus pads and hi-temp fluid (see sig for links) and had no braking performance issues. The Hawk website does a good job of explaining their various characteristics. I've used Hawk pads since the 80's and have always liked them.

 

 

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I have the Baer drilled / slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads with steel braided lines. They work great on the street and I have used then lightly for track days. Extreme track use will crack the drilled rotors so I would not recommend the for super hard use. The image doesn't have the braided lines but you get the idea.

 

MIke

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Thanks for the quick reply guys. Reading about Hawk HPS pads from old posts, it sounds like they had some problems with the clips on them. Hopefully that problem is resolved with them.

Is there much difference between their HPS and their Ceramic pads? Which would be best for a DD? Also one more question for you, would the Goodridge ss brake lines be a good investment or not for my purpose?

All of you have been great in helping me out today and in the past.

Thanks for all of your knowledge on the SGT's.

Mike

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I have the Decelarotors and Hawk pads. I had trouble with the clips on the pads - they weren't riveted properly onto the pads and snapped right off as soon as I tried to install them! I had words with Brothers Performance and Hawk, ultimately they were replaced and the second set didn't have issues. Perhaps a bad batch or something, but all turned out well. Brake dust is minimal, the rotors look great and both pads and rotors perform well. I think the drilled and slotted are good for looks, street use, and limited track use, but have heard about the cracking problems with hard track use.

 

Carefully inspect the pads when you purchase and note how they are riveted - the rounded end of the spring-steel clip should be completely under the head of the rivet where it attaches to the pad.

HPS are fine for street - I'd avoid the ceramics as they can be noisy and take some time to get to proper temperature.

 

Sam

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I had those rotors all the way around until a track day a Little Talladega Grand Prix. It was the summer and after a 15 minute session all four rotors cracked in between the drill holes. That was before I installed the brake cooling ducts I think. I'll never use drilled rotors again. Slotted and Hawk DTC 70 pads for my track days now. I use the HPS pads on the rear and they hold up well.

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