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Old 04-16-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Hey y'all. Got a set of the hawk hp plus front pads for the stang for when I go road course racing. I want to just put these pads on for track days then put the originals back on for daily use. The bedding in process makes me think Though that the rotors won't be able to handle any other pads except the hawks after there bedded in. Any info on if I can switch back to oem pads after track day?
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Hey y'all. Got a set of the hawk hp plus front pads for the stang for when I go road course racing. I want to just put these pads on for track days then put the originals back on for daily use. The bedding in process makes me think Though that the rotors won't be able to handle any other pads except the hawks after there bedded in. Any info on if I can switch back to oem pads after track day?
Switching back and fourth pads alone is a bad plan. But if you buy a second set of rotors I say go for it.
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You will screw up your rotors and pads both doing that.
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Switching back and fourth pads alone is a bad plan. But if you buy a second set of rotors I say go for it.
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You will screw up your rotors and pads both doing that.
What they said. You can't just swap pads in and out! I either change the rotors with my pads or have them turned when the pads are changed.
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The Hawk pads are good, and you should be able to use for both track and street without too much issue.
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The Hawk pads are good, and you should be able to use for both track and street without too much issue.
The brake dust is going to be CRAZY though. Just make sure you keep that crap off your wheels or it will pit them.
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Why would you need a second set of rotors? Youre bedding the pads, not the rotors. And ceramic pads produce less dust than standard pads.
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Why would you need a second set of rotors? Youre bedding the pads, not the rotors. And ceramic pads produce less dust than standard pads.
The surface of the rotor will affect the surface of the pad, you're not supposed to just swap them in and out. I would step down to the Hawk HPS from the HP Plus if you're worried about running the HP Plus all the time or the dust is an issue.

Also, this is direct from the Hawk website concerning the HP Plus pads:

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Warning! Due to the dramatic friction levels produced by this product to achieve "race-level" braking, rotor wear, noise, dust, and pad life may be affected.
Source: Hawk Performance Brake Pads: HP Plus Autocross & Track

By the way, I don't think that the Hawk HPS and HP Plus pads are ceramic.

---------- Post added at 09:19 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:17 AM ----------

On a related note, if you do decide to keep the HP Plus pads on ... let me know how they do on the street. I'd be a bit concerned that they might not bite when cold.
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The surface of the rotor will affect the surface of the pad, you're not supposed to just swap them in and out.
What does that mean? Youre bedding the pad with the rotor, which you can do to more than one pad. I dont have to turn my rotors every time I get new pads.
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By the way, I don't think that the Hawk HPS and HP Plus pads are ceramic.
Ur right: "ferro-carbon" material.
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What does that mean? Youre bedding the pad with the rotor, which you can do to more than one pad. I dont have to turn my rotors every time I get new pads.
Ur right: "ferro-carbon" material.
All that I (and others) were trying to state is that it's a much better idea to choose a pad that you can bed once and run all the time. You will get the most life out of your brakes and the best performance this way.
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Re: Hawk pads?

I was seriously asking. Might consider it.
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Swapping pads back and forth is going to cause uneven pad/rotor wear. Plain and simple. Heating up up cooling etc. If getting for auto cross I would upgrade the rotor as well. Help with heat going to cross drilled rotor or something.
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Ok. That's what I thought. I was thinking separate rotors too. Any suggestions for rotors as pertaining to my brembo package and not top priced. Thanks btw guys
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