What brake pads have good initial grab/bite and consistent stopping power but also run clean?

FIREBALL

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I know brake pad post have been worn out in the past but wondering if anything new. Im currently running Power Stop extreme carbon fiber/ceramic pads with Power Stop Cryo rotors, they have worked pretty well for me and run very clean, but I have never been happy with the initial grab/bite no matter cold or hot. Whats out there for a great initial grab/bite but still has fairly low dust?
 
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Well Carbotech has options but I wouldnt know which one to go with and they all say not for street use? So far all that keeps coming up is Hawk and they have a newer HPS 5.0 that is replacing the HPS that had been a long time favorite for high performance street and some track.

Go with the Bobcats 1521.


I've had good luck with their customer service. Contact them and they'll help you out.
 
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Well after much search comparing reviews and ratings on multiple sites it came down to-- EBC Yellow stuff--Hawk HPS or their newer HPS 5.0-- Carbotech AX6s. I ordered the 5.0s, based on all ratings and reviews they seem to have the closest to the best of both worlds with great bite but relatively low dust and a decent price. While the Carbotechs are very high priced their AX6s seemed to fit both street and track but they do run dusty/dirty, same for the EBC yellow stuff. Got a special deal with Tire Rack for the hawks 5.0s, Ill report back with a review of the 5.0 Hawks.

As a side note the Carbotech 1521 bobcats was a high rated pad but on the lower end of performance for autox or track days and they are of a ceramic compound and Im done with ceramic pads.
 
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