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bimmertyler 06-07-2010 09:26 PM

Track Car Brakes Question
Can i use Hawk black track pads with stock rotors? 1997 bmw 318i m52

330DTM 06-07-2010 10:18 PM


Originally Posted by bimmertyler (Post 1426792)
Can i use Hawk black track pads with stock rotors? 1997 bmw 318i m52

You can even use Hawk HT10's with stock rotors. Are you going to keep them on daily or swap them out? How often will you go tracking?

bimmertyler 06-07-2010 10:57 PM

im working on making a car just for the track. im on a tight budget tho. its a 97 318 m52 with m50 manifold obd1.just for the track

JazzM 06-10-2010 01:39 PM

You'll need blue or higher compound. Anything else will fade at the track. The track pads will never be warm enough on the street (read: squeel very lound when cold).

Also take a look at performance friction (either 01's or 06's).


King Luis 06-10-2010 01:41 PM

don't forget to upgrade and/or change your fluid.

330DTM 06-10-2010 02:39 PM

If Hawk, look into the DTC60/70.

Performance Friction PF06's are great for as an endurance pad. PF01's have a greater initial bite, but I believe they don't last as long. The PF06's grabbed really well when I sat in an E46 M3 on R-Comps at Mosport GP couple weekends ago. But the PF's cost more.

bimmertyler 06-11-2010 04:02 AM

thanks alot everyone.

bimmertyler 06-11-2010 04:15 AM

i read a little on the dtc60's and 70's and its a race pad. do you think i could use a stock rotor with them?

Touge Tuning 06-11-2010 01:34 PM

DT-70 and DTC-60 are a bit extreme unless your building a race car they probably are too much. Look into something like a Ferodo DS2500, DTC-30 or even HT-10. Stock rotors can be used with basically any pads, they just don't last as long.

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