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Old 10-20-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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So I'm on my Ubuntu Powerbook laptop in Rob's garage right now with wireless. We're doing a full brake job on my car with Axxis Ultimates and Brembo OEM rotors. We just had to go out and borrow a drill, and buy some drill bits to get out a bolt we broke in the caliper, heh.

Last time I had Hawk HPS pads, and while they stopped on a dime, they gave off a lot of dust and squeeked horribly. I'll write up a quick comparison after a few days with them.

Yeah, kinda a pointless post. Sorry, back to work (read: watching Rob ).
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:46 PM   #2
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Also, sorry I haven't been around much... I've been insanely busy with work. =/

I'm aiming for an e46 M3 convert by the end of the year (14 months).

How's everyone doing?
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:11 PM   #3
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Fine here - have a good time getting the new brakes in. I wimped out and got mine in a shop
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:29 PM   #4
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e46 M3 what?
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:29 AM   #5
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I didn't say it was going to happen.... it's just a personal goal. haha
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:40 AM   #6
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Why not get the new M3, 400 ponies. Sick. I am installing some M5 calipers and rotors, SS lines and new pads, axxis ultimate on my car. The rotors are at least 20 mm bigger. I just finished painting the calipers today.

good luck with brakes. Sucks you have to drill it out.
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:15 PM   #7
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yea tell us how they compare, i remember bitcore had hawks, then he bought the axxis ones which were absolutely horrible for him, and evne though when i tried them they were excellent(i think he may have gotten a defect or he installed them wrong)
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Old 10-21-2006, 04:54 PM   #8
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Im doing well, yea its too bad you haven't been around more but your busy. I have hawk hp pluses on my car right now and they are very dirty and make noise like its thier job but they stop the car pretty well. I am also intersted in the difference, I am thinking of changing pads before winter fully sets in and keeping the Hawks for the track.
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I've been driving around for about a day with them now and I can say they're WAY louder than the Hawk HPS pads. I could be going 5 MPH to a stop at a red light, and they SCREETCH. That is going to bother me I have a feeling.

However the stopping power is incredible. They can go from 80 to 0 in a few seconds.
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:40 PM   #10
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Damm,i want something thats gonna stop me but i dont want it squeeking like crazy. I need to get new rotors and pads.
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thats funny, when i tried them they were really really quiet.. i guess i was just pretty damn lucky!! did you try the anti squeal stuff? i mean im sure you did b/c rob seems like he does a good job
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:23 PM   #12
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thats funny, when i tried them they were really really quiet.. i guess i was just pretty damn lucky!! did you try the anti squeal stuff? i mean im sure you did b/c rob seems like he does a good job
Rob knows what he's doing, but we didn't put any anti-squeal stuff on it.
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Rob knows what he's doing, but we didn't put any anti-squeal stuff on it.
That's why they're squeaking - The anti squeal "stuff" is a membrane/gasket type stuff that prevents the harmonics from transfering from pads to caliper - without it you're just asking for problems.
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anyway, your saying that they actually stop quicker than the hawks? or is it b/c you have m3 brakes on ur m3 instead of 328 brakes?
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I'd say they're pretty close to the Hawks in stopping power, but since I haven't driven a Hawk car in a while, I'm not sure which stops harder.


C1apton, doesn't that anti-squeek stuff run out very quickly and have to be reapplied?
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