Who is using Power Stop Z26 brake pads? - Page 3 - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion


C7 General Discussion
General C7 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Who is using Power Stop Z26 brake pads?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-18-2016, 10:40 AM   #41
VETTEKEDC7
CF Member
 
VETTEKEDC7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2008
Location: DFW TX
Posts: 64
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Regarding the comment on rotor friendly - can't say at this point at 900 miles on the new factory rotors, however I can say that the braking performance seems to not be any different than the stock OEM pads. I will be watching the rotor wear closely. The biggest advantage is the lack of dust as already discussed. Compared to the OEM Z51 pad, it is amazing.
VETTEKEDC7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 11:50 AM   #42
c7gman
CF Senior Member
 
c7gman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2012
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 280
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Has anyone tried these on a '15/'16 Z06 (non-Z07/non-CCB)? If so, how are they doing and where did you order them from? Seem to be having a little trouble finding both front and rear sets at any one particular vendor. Part #'s ??

Any and all help is appreciated.

Thanks!
c7gman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 05:59 PM   #43
2014BlkVette
CF Senior Member
 
2014BlkVette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2014
Location: Oside, CA
Posts: 243
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 21 Posts
Default

^^^ c7gman, I checked RockAuto's website. I think the Z06 PowerStop Z26 pad P/N is Z26-1405 for the front, and Z26-1718 for the rear.

Last edited by Steven Bell; 01-09-2017 at 11:20 PM.
2014BlkVette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to 2014BlkVette For This Useful Post:
c7gman (05-19-2016), Oskee (06-12-2016), RocksZC7 (11-02-2016)
Old 05-18-2016, 06:58 PM   #44
AUTO_X_AL
CF Senior Member
 
AUTO_X_AL's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: South Lyon MI
Posts: 1,729
Thanked 61 Times in 51 Posts
Default

Nobody is using these things HPDE or Autocross, right? Just using them for reduced dust?
AUTO_X_AL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 09:39 PM   #45
gve
CF Senior Member
 
gve's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: Appleton Wisconsin
Posts: 931
Thanked 174 Times in 88 Posts
Default

Hi, Everyone I emailed Power Stop to ask which pad would be best for the ZO6 as far as heat and dust, the Z23 or the Z26. I told him I would only be driving on the street and not track use. I also asked if one pad produced less dust then the other. Here is his response, which looks like the Z26 might be better for the ZO6.

Hello,
If you are looking for a brake pad that can withstand higher heat, than I would go with our z26 brake pads. The Z26 pad has a stainless steel shim that can withstand more heat than the rubberized shim on the Z23 pad. Both pads have great fade resistance and can withstand a lot of heat, the Z26 shim can just withstand a little bit of extra heat. The Z23 pad shim actually absorbs more vibration than the Z26 shim. From a stopping power standpoint, they are pretty much the same. Both have very low dust and GG coefficient code. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Thank you,

Mark Krug

Customer Service/Tech Representative
Power Stop, LLC.
gve is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to gve For This Useful Post:
c7gman (05-19-2016), george vee (05-23-2016), Is2scooby (05-19-2016), RocksZC7 (11-02-2016)
Old 05-19-2016, 09:51 AM   #46
jdarc1
CF Senior Member
 
jdarc1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2015
Location: Florham Park NJ
Posts: 324
Thanked 28 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Interesting thread. Will have to look into them.
jdarc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 10:01 AM   #47
Adam@Amp'dAutosport.com
Supporting Vendor
St. Jude Donor '11,'13
 
Adam@Amp'dAutosport.com's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2002
Location: Cleveland OH
Posts: 19,703
Thanked 89 Times in 79 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gve View Post
Hi, Everyone I emailed Power Stop to ask which pad would be best for the ZO6 as far as heat and dust, the Z23 or the Z26. I told him I would only be driving on the street and not track use. I also asked if one pad produced less dust then the other. Here is his response, which looks like the Z26 might be better for the ZO6.

Hello,
If you are looking for a brake pad that can withstand higher heat, than I would go with our z26 brake pads. The Z26 pad has a stainless steel shim that can withstand more heat than the rubberized shim on the Z23 pad. Both pads have great fade resistance and can withstand a lot of heat, the Z26 shim can just withstand a little bit of extra heat. The Z23 pad shim actually absorbs more vibration than the Z26 shim. From a stopping power standpoint, they are pretty much the same. Both have very low dust and GG coefficient code. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Thank you,

Mark Krug

Customer Service/Tech Representative
Power Stop, LLC.
Did they give you an actual heat range for each pad?
__________________
Adam Adelstein
Amp’D Autosport.com
Internet's largest retailer of Carbotech Performance Brake Pads.
PH:216-780-8825.
Email: sales@ampdautosport.com
Web Site & Direct ordering http://ampdautosport.com/
All major CC and Pay Pal accepted.
Check out Promo code:z28
Adam@Amp'dAutosport.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 11:22 AM   #48
gve
CF Senior Member
 
gve's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: Appleton Wisconsin
Posts: 931
Thanked 174 Times in 88 Posts
Default

^^^
Just the Z26 which is 1500 degrees.

Last edited by Steven Bell; 01-09-2017 at 11:21 PM.
gve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 11:53 AM   #49
VETTEKEDC7
CF Member
 
VETTEKEDC7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2008
Location: DFW TX
Posts: 64
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
Default

To be clear, my car is not tracked. Just spirited street driving and occasional windy road fun. I do understand that high performance brakes for track use can be quite different. Simply - get the correct components for your need. Have fun and Save the Wave!
VETTEKEDC7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 01:09 PM   #50
joeybsyc
CF Senior Member
 
joeybsyc's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,022
Thanked 238 Times in 168 Posts
Default

Jegs seems to be the cheapest place to buy these from if anyone is considering.. Lowest price AND free shipping.
joeybsyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 04:11 PM   #51
Flame Red
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Flame Red's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 1999
Location: Windermere FL
Posts: 4,552
Thanked 260 Times in 172 Posts
Default

^^^^ I have a set coming tomorrow and will post results once my wheels come back from the powdercoater.

AutoAnything has them for a a few $ more, but if you can get one of their "normal" 20-25% off promo-codes, they would be cheaper. But I did not find one currently active and they did not seem to have the correct part number for the rear set (I believe), so check carefully before ordering from AutoAnything.

Jegs drops ships them direct from the vendor in about a 4 business days.

Last edited by Steven Bell; 01-09-2017 at 11:21 PM.
Flame Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 09:26 PM   #52
gunnerja
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '09, '10, '11,'14, '15-'16-'17
 
gunnerja's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,893
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam@Amp'dAutosport.com View Post
First of all if you never used them how do you know the power stops are better? Also. carbotech is now using the weights.

Second of all Carbotech is a 100% made in the USA not the cheap china stuff. Carbotech is a small brake pad manufacture that has 12 employees and do there best to provide HIGH QUALITAY BRAKE PADS to the consumer. A lot of people on this forum claim corvette tax that's not it. Its the cost of doing small business in the USA. And than people go and support the Chinese by buying there inferior brakes pads to save a $100 bucks but don't care about there safety to save $100.

There is no such thing as a dustless brake pad... They would not work. Carbotech 1521 is a low dust street pad that provides OE performance with lees dust. I doubt this power stop china stuff could hold a candle to the 1521 and that's my rant.....

Carbotech™ Bobcat 1521™ The Carbotech Bobcat 1521™ is our high performance street compound that is our most successful compound. The Bobcat compound is known for its awesome release and modulation, along with unmatched rotor friendliness. Like our AX™ & XP™ line of compounds, Bobcat 1521™ is a Ceramic based friction material offering minimal rotor damage and non-corrosive dust. Bobcat 1521™ offers outstanding performance, even when cold, low dusting and low noise with an excellent initial bite. This compound’s virtually perfect linear torque production provides incredible braking force without ABS intervention. Bobcat 1521™ operating range starts out at ambient and goes up to 900°F. Bobcat 1521™ is suitable for ALL street cars, perfect for your tow vehicle, police cruiser. The Bobcat 1521™ compound has been found to last two-three times longer than OE pads you can purchase at a dealership or national retailer. That’s one of the beauties of Carbotech Ceramic brake compounds. Bobcat 1521™ is NOT recommended for any track use.
So Adam all for supporting forum members but does your shop carry Power Stop Z26 pads .... I couldn't find them on your website... So instead of preaching on how you know which one is better provide some vendor proof... No offense you brag on one set but have no data to compare. Or are you just trying to make a sale....
gunnerja is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gunnerja For This Useful Post:
coupeguyz51 (05-20-2016)
Old 05-20-2016, 12:54 AM   #53
HJHorton
Junior Member
 
HJHorton's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2014
Location: Spring Texas
Posts: 29
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunnerja View Post
So Adam all for supporting forum members but does your shop carry Power Stop Z26 pads .... I couldn't find them on your website... So instead of preaching on how you know which one is better provide some vendor proof... No offense you brag on one set but have no data to compare. Or are you just trying to make a sale....
I agree
HJHorton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 01:16 AM   #54
gbmidyear66
CF Senior Member
 
gbmidyear66's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2003
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 322
Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gve View Post
Hi, Everyone I emailed Power Stop to ask which pad would be best for the ZO6 as far as heat and dust, the Z23 or the Z26. I told him I would only be driving on the street and not track use. I also asked if one pad produced less dust then the other. Here is his response, which looks like the Z26 might be better for the ZO6.

Hello,
If you are looking for a brake pad that can withstand higher heat, than I would go with our z26 brake pads. The Z26 pad has a stainless steel shim that can withstand more heat than the rubberized shim on the Z23 pad. Both pads have great fade resistance and can withstand a lot of heat, the Z26 shim can just withstand a little bit of extra heat. The Z23 pad shim actually absorbs more vibration than the Z26 shim. From a stopping power standpoint, they are pretty much the same. Both have very low dust and GG coefficient code. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Thank you,

Mark Krug

Customer Service/Tech Representative
Power Stop, LLC.
I understood that the friction material was identical on the Z23 and Z26. I went with the Z23 with the rubber backing mainly because I was concerned about noise with the metal backing on the Z26. Anyhow - the Z23 are noise free and stop just as well as the OEM pads on my Z06
gbmidyear66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 01:45 AM   #55
bosco1
CF Senior Member
C3 of Month Finalist 2015
 
bosco1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2003
Location: Blountville Tn.
Posts: 602
Thanked 44 Times in 40 Posts
Default

I have a 13 C6 GS as well as a C7 Z51. Do they make the PS Extremes for the C6 GS also? If so I may be ordering 2 sets...
bosco1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 02:05 AM   #56
Rooster OG
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
St. Jude Donor '15
 
Rooster OG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2015
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,247
Thanked 1,240 Times in 977 Posts
Default

It looks like they have them for a 2013 GS. I have no way of knowing if this is right other than their website:

http://www.powerstop.com/product/pow...Brake%20Rotors
Rooster OG is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Rooster OG For This Useful Post:
bosco1 (05-20-2016)
Old 05-20-2016, 06:49 AM   #57
wrecker3
CF Senior Member
 
wrecker3's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2003
Location: NEW WINDSOR NY
Posts: 277
Thanked 69 Times in 52 Posts
Default

I got the Z23 pads for my 2016 Z-51 Corvette from Jegs for 77.00. My plan is to install the sunday if it does not rain.










wrecker3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 02:38 PM   #58
w0rM
CF Senior Member
 
w0rM's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2013
Location: Little Rock Arkansas
Posts: 283
Thanked 82 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam@Amp'dAutosport.com View Post
I doubt this power stop china stuff could hold a candle to the 1521 and that's my rant.....
Just FYI: "The Z26 line of High-Performance Semi-Metallic pads are made in the USA at an Ohio plant..."

The company is based in Illinois.

They do have a line of rotors that are made in China. That's probably what you're thinking of.
w0rM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 06:29 PM   #59
coupeguyz51
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
coupeguyz51's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2013
Location: Cherry Hill PRNJ
Posts: 964
Thanked 32 Times in 20 Posts
Default ~

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunnerja View Post
So Adam all for supporting forum members but does your shop carry Power Stop Z26 pads .... I couldn't find them on your website... So instead of preaching on how you know which one is better provide some vendor proof... No offense you brag on one set but have no data to compare. Or are you just trying to make a sale....
"Or are you just trying to make a sale..."
You hit the nail on the head!
I ordered a set of his pads and they were absolute CRAP! Squeeled like a pig at the slaughter...eventually refunded my money, but was still out the labor for the install/remove/reinstall OEM (don't have tools/space to do it myself)....
These Z26 pads sound tempting, but once bitten,twice shy....thinking hard about them tho....
coupeguyz51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 07:20 PM   #60
joeybsyc
CF Senior Member
 
joeybsyc's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,022
Thanked 238 Times in 168 Posts
Default

I ordered the Z26's, but if they really are the same pad material I think the Z23's were probably the better choice for less noise and less money. The fact so many have had success with the Z26's is reassuring though, I just want less dust.
joeybsyc is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joeybsyc For This Useful Post:
george vee (05-25-2016)
Go Back   CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion >
Reload this Page
  • Who is using Power Stop Z26 brake pads?
  •  
     
    Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    +++ C7 crap being sold by a C6 owner (I am jilted) +++ devnull C7 Parts for Sale/Wanted 15 02-16-2017 09:36 PM
    Anyone find black valve stem covers for TPMS to match black wheels? Flame Red C7 General Discussion 5 05-18-2016 09:06 PM
    lets talk brakes setup! timmyZ06 C6 Tech/Performance 10 10-13-2015 11:04 PM
    Road Course Brake and wheel/ tire Setup RobbyZ Autocrossing & Roadracing 19 05-18-2015 10:12 AM
    Road Course Brake and wheel/ tire Setup RobbyZ C6 Tech/Performance 7 04-30-2015 11:15 PM


    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Click for Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Forum Jump


    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 AM.


     
    • Ask a Question
      Get answers from community experts
    What's your question?
    Send