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Old 04-12-2011, 12:14 PM   #21
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I used the Ultimates on the track for two events and didn't get any glazing until one of my caliper sliders seemed to have burned off all the grease and seized. I think this cause excessive drag and then the deposits.
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I've been using ULT for several years. I like them but they dust like a mother. I too only autoX and am seriously thinking about going back to OEM (for lest dust) since I dont do track days and OEM pads hold up at autoX. I was looking at the carbotech 1521 street pads but don't know if the price justifies the use versus the ULT or the Green Stuff.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:31 AM   #23
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Has anyone on here used Satisfied GranSport pads for the street? I was looking at them because of the low noise and dust. Plus Tirerack.com has them for $42 right now. I dont track my car. Just street driven but I am needing to replace the brakes anyways, so I figured why not upgrade.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:47 AM   #24
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Hustler please have a look at what I said about the bendix heavy duty pads, I use these in my car and these pads are my choice. I hillclimb my car so my pad requirements are the same as yours.

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Old 04-18-2011, 11:51 AM   #25
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Pads come in Wednesday. The first place I ordered from failed me. Found them at Nopi.com for $53 shipped.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:12 PM   #26
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I know its a bit late to weigh in, but the XP8's don't make a sound. They also have a side benefit of turning a nickel wheel black after a few trips to the store...
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:21 PM   #27
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I know its a bit late to weigh in, but the XP8's don't make a sound. They also have a side benefit of turning a nickel wheel black after a few trips to the store...
My XP8s were so noisy that I had to switch them out for some organic pads. It was so bad that I was waking up my family when I pulled in late at night. I tried every trick I could think of and used various different types of anti-seize to slather the backs of the pads. Basically they are great pads, but unbelievably loud.

So if you managed to make them quiet, please tell me how!
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:27 PM   #28
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in my experience xp8s make more noise than my hp+s.
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in my experience xp8s make more noise than my hp+s.
That has been my general experience. The Hawks were only really noisy when they were warm/hot, whereas the XP8s were only quiet when they were stone cold.
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No clue. I've had them on the wilwood/XP8 combo on all summer and they haven't made a sound. I hated the Hawk pads on the 1.8 brake setup. Every stop light it sounded like I was driving a "hoopty"
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It's weird that the 8s and 10s seem to make noise, but the 12s are dead silent.
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It's weird that the 8s and 10s seem to make noise, but the 12s are dead silent.
probably because they only are used on the street in a box on a ups truck.
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the 12s are dead silent.
I've actually read this before. Also, I put 12s on an s2000 and drove it around, and they were pretty quiet.
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No clue. I've had them on the wilwood/XP8 combo on all summer and they haven't made a sound. I hated the Hawk pads on the 1.8 brake setup. Every stop light it sounded like I was driving a "hoopty"
So your XP8s were quiet with the wilwood calipers but not with the 1.8 calipers? Could it be that the resonance in the calipers and brackets is sufficiently different that the XP8s don't cause a racket with the wilwood stuff?

Anyone else find this to be true?
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I could believe that. My HP+s were dead silent on my rears. I could never quite the fronts.
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quite pads are win.

not quite the same cold bite as the HP+s, but they do grab pretty good. No noise whatsoever.

I found a F/R set for $89.99 shipped.


If anyone wants my HP+ front pads, they are welcome to them. Have about 1/2 the life left on them.
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I heard good things about project mu pads. I had to look because only a nerdy physicist, proud of how awesome his stuff was, would use mu (symbol for coefficient of friction) in the company name.

Then I looked at the price


Brain: How big of a difference was it going from stock 1.8 to m-tuned big brake kit front and rear?
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a big difference.
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