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Old 01-22-2006, 01:57 AM   #1
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Need new brakes

Ok I'm going to start doing lapping days at the track so I'm looking to upgrade my brakes. I would like to know what you guys suggest for a daily driver that wants to take it to the track on the weekends but also doesn't want to spend a fortune on brakes either.

I'm thinking about UUC's slotted discs or Brembo's Slotted discs with maybe some hawk HP pads. Would this do the trick or can you think of a better setup thatís in the same price range?

Also would like to get a pad that doesn't give off a lot of dust and is some what quiet.

Any ideas let them rip.
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Old 01-22-2006, 03:33 AM   #2
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I would start off with some good pads, SS lines and good brake fluid first. See where that gets you, that combination will make a bid diff from OEM set up.
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Old 01-22-2006, 03:47 AM   #3
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I don't have OEM now. I have Crossdrilled and slotted rotors on the car now but they're a bit warped on on side so I need new ones.

Good Idea on the SS lines, forgot about those.

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Old 01-22-2006, 10:28 AM   #4
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I posted this on a earlier discussion on brakes: I've been doing too much research over the past two weeks for my own good. Part of the issue for 330's is there are not too many aftermarket pads out there that fit to OE spec, however, many firms are offering pads you can squeeze in or modify. E46 330's require D725 templates front and D683 rears - same as X3's and some 5 series from the same general era. Here's my opinion based on all my searches, phone calls and feedback from the guys I track with.

There's no such animal as a pad that can perform duel purpose street and track and do well at both - Life is a compromise:

Best All-round for hard Driving and safety and OE fit (and perhaps a little track) - None of these should be used on the front in winter...

1/ AXXIS Ultimates
2/ MINTEX C
3/ EBC Red Stuff
4/ HAWK HP Plus

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Stay away from EBC.
Ferrodo DS2500 are great pads too.
You can use many of the pads you listed in winter with no problems.
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:27 PM   #6
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I dont know about other pads listed. But I definitly wouldnt recomend using EBC Red Stuff for any street driving.


STALKER, why stay away from EBC? I definitly do not track my car, but my EBC Greens are OK brakes.
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From ppl that have used EBC and from real trackers, they all say to stay away from EBC pads.
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OK pads are taking care off, now any suggestions about a good disc?
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Old 01-22-2006, 07:11 PM   #9
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anybody here anything bad about UUC's slotted discs?
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Stay away from EBC.
Ferrodo DS2500 are great pads too.
You can use many of the pads you listed in winter with no problems.
EBC is going to out-brake your ass to make up time over all your Delage stuff! When I get the MZ4 coupe in 2007 it will all be academic
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EBC is going to out-brake your ass to make up time over all your Delage stuff! When I get the MZ4 coupe in 2007 it will all be academic
nuff said.
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:36 PM   #12
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rotors?

For mild tracking, auto-xing and daily driving, I've been using Brembo blanks on the front with Axxiss Ultimates. No probs after 1.5yrs on the rotors, but I'm on my 2nd set of pads (lapping days!!). Only observations are the Axxiss Ultimates aren't exactly low on dust, in fact I would say they are on par with OE pads. Also, after going through 2 winters with the pads, I feel that in the cold....it takes a fraction of a second before they bite! Not sure, but it could be the ceramic compound in the pad. Very quiet too. I think it's a decent combo unless you want to swap pads for the track days.

My rear brake set-up is OE.

Oh..I also have UUC stainless steel lines on and use ATE Blue brake fluid.

Anyone else notice this with Axxiss Ultimates?

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Old 01-23-2006, 12:40 AM   #13
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i dont know too much about Pads but arent the Hawk Cermaic Race pads good as well?
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Old 01-23-2006, 10:37 AM   #14
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ant's suggestions on brake pads are useless, he doesn't know what brakes are. you should hear him when he's driving. WTF is this middle pedal. manual blow off valve?
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:25 PM   #15
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axxiss ultimate is good for street and lapping.

Also the hawk is good for lapping days but you gotta live with the noise squeeks and you cant do anything about it.

but I would recommend Ferrodo DS2500
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