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Old 06-25-2013, 06:56 AM
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EBC vs Hawk

I need new pads something fierce and I wanted to get some thoughts on the EBC green and yellow stuff pads vs the Hawk Super duties.. I tow trailers pretty often, horses, cargo, cars I would say at least 10 times a month. Though brake dust is annoying I can cope with it if it I am getting better stopping power. Anyone have anything they can share on either brand? Thanks
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:29 AM
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I've had the green stuff in the past and they seem to hold up pretty well, they smell horrible when they get heated up, but other than that, no real complaints. Hawks I know are decent as well, but they do produce the most brake dust.

I recently had my pads, rotors and calipers replaced, my mechanic got all the parts from napa, not exactly sure what he got, but he said its the same stuff that the Ambulances use. And I will say I've had about 1/2 a dozen panic stops since and the truck does stop quicker than in the past.

Hope this helps some.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:47 AM
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It does, thanks. Anyone else?
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I'll give you some feed back in about a week, got some HAWK LTS pads for my truck just haven't installed them yet.
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I have no experience with a truck but I had an 02 Maxima 6 spd before and I went from factory when I first got it to ebc greens to yellows then back to factory to sell in the time I owned it.

The difference between ebc yellow and stock (I put o'riellys ceramic pads back on it) is night and day. After the switch back the first couple times I drove it I actually had some panic moments where I thought the brakes weren't working. The ebc yellows stopping power is awesome, so much more aggressive and responsive.

The only downside I found was that they heat the rotors up a lot more, I had ebc slotted rotors on it and it warped the heck out of them; but I did quick 80 to 0 stops daily. You just get used to the insane braking, there were several times I had to panic stop with them and I am 100% positive that if not for the better pads I would've been in several accidents. They are pricey though worth it IMO.

I haven't had to change the brakes on my truck yet but when I do it will likely be the ebc yellows. I like knowing that when I hit the brakes the truck is going to stop with a quickness.

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I'll give you some feed back in about a week, got some HAWK LTS pads for my truck just haven't installed them yet.
any update on your brake job?
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I replaced my OEM pads with Hawk's, then when they wore out installed EBC Greenstuff's. I considered the Yellowstuff's, but they're supposed to have more dust if I remember correctly.

Both were an improvement over OEM, but the Greenstuff's have less dust, stop the truck better, and have a better overall feel. Just my experience.....

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any update on your brake job?
Sorry, should be doing it this weekend, customers trucks took priority.
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Any updates? I'm going to be doing my brakes pretty soon - so this thread is of relevant interests to me now
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I may just get these... from Rockauto

Rotor & Brake Pad Kit
POWER STOP Part # K190636 Heavy Duty Truck And Tow Kit; Incl. Silver Zinc Plated Cross-Drilled And Slotted Rotors w/Z36 Truck And Tow Brake Pads
Front and Rear; 4WD
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