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Springs only 4 or 5 weeks away , looking at the dust on my rims , i think i want to change them out this season . Whats a good choice for good stopping power , less dust and decent price ?
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Springs only 4 or 5 weeks away , looking at the dust on my rims , i think i want to change them out this season . Whats a good choice for good stopping power , less dust and decent price ?
powerstop z26. Have them on my c7z and had them on my c6z. You can get them at rock auto dot com for 130 bucks all the way around. They stop great are quiet and clean. the brembos stock on the car would get my wheels filthy after 10 miles. The z26 leave the wheels spotless No dust.
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The popular choices seem to be Z26 from Powerstop and 1521 from Carbotech, however Hawk Ceramic work well also. I went to Carbotech on the C7Z, but had Hawk on my C6Z. Both cut the dust down near 80%.

I also ceramic coated my wheels themselves and that took out the remaining 20% of the dust. Now my wheels virtually never need a special cleaning.
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powerstop z26. Have them on my c7z and had them on my c6z. You can get them at rock auto dot com for 130 bucks all the way around. They stop great are quiet and clean. the brembos stock on the car would get my wheels filthy after 10 miles. The z26 leave the wheels spotless No dust.
Had my PowerStop pads for quite some time and love 'em.
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Powerstops have less dust then the Carbotechs and cost less.
Here’s a test that I did a few years back.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...rake-dust.html
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Thread has been open for almost 12 hours and Adam hasn't chimed in? That's odd...

PowerStop z23 (rubber backed) or Z26 (stainless backed) are good options. Same pad compound and the z23 is reportedly a little quieter thanks to the rubber backing. Personally, will go with the z23 pads at some point (maybe a Father's Day present to myself) but lots of options...

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Thread has been open for almost 12 hours and Adam hasn't chimed in? That's odd...

PowerStop z23 (rubber backed) or Z26 (stainless backed) are good options. Same pad compound and the z23 is reportedly a little quieter thanks to the rubber backing. Personally, will go with the z23 pads at some point (maybe a Father's Day present to myself) but lots of options...

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Powerstop you won't be disappointed.
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I recommend the Carbotech 1521 pad 100% made in the USA. A low dust pad that is rotor friendly and performs like OEM and last longer. 100% non-corrosive dust will not harm your paint or wheels. This pad also contains NRS technology. Carbotech uses NRS technology on all C4, C5, C6 & C7 front and rear brake pads.

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Originally Posted by pkincy View Post
The popular choices seem to be Z26 from Powerstop and 1521 from Carbotech, however Hawk Ceramic work well also. I went to Carbotech on the C7Z, but had Hawk on my C6Z. Both cut the dust down near 80%.

I also ceramic coated my wheels themselves and that took out the remaining 20% of the dust. Now my wheels virtually never need a special cleaning.

This is the way to go. I have Z26 on mine and work great, at the lowest price, however there is heavy copper in them so your rotors will have a slight brown look to them. Functionality wise, they work perfect. I may change to a different pad some time later because I would like my rotors to look a brighter silver. Carbotech is probably best but at a higher price.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Gizmo View Post


powerstop z26. Have them on my c7z and had them on my c6z. You can get them at rock auto dot com for 130 bucks all the way around. They stop great are quiet and clean. the brembos stock on the car would get my wheels filthy after 10 miles. The z26 leave the wheels spotless No dust.
They are my choice as well. No dust no issues.
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Originally Posted by pkincy View Post
The popular choices seem to be Z26 from Powerstop and 1521 from Carbotech, however Hawk Ceramic work well also. I went to Carbotech on the C7Z, but had Hawk on my C6Z. Both cut the dust down near 80%.

I also ceramic coated my wheels themselves and that took out the remaining 20% of the dust. Now my wheels virtually never need a special cleaning.
Ceramic coating helps keep the dust off the wheels ? does the dust not stick to the surface of the coating ? I haven't tried any Ceramic coating yet so just asking questions .
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Ceramic coating definitely keeps the dust and grime off any surface that it is applied on. It simply smooths the surface and less will stick to it.
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This is the way to go. I have Z26 on mine and work great, at the lowest price, however there is heavy copper in them so your rotors will have a slight brown look to them. Functionality wise, they work perfect. I may change to a different pad some time later because I would like my rotors to look a brighter silver. Carbotech is probably best but at a higher price.
Powerwash your rotors they change back to silver. The brown color is non issue I have them on 2 cars .The dust issue everywhere from the stock pads is HUGE issue. Goes under your car and doors and covers your wheels shocks and suspension. I traded the slight color that does washes off anytime with out the large amount of dust and I would again anytime.
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ROTFLMFAO. You beat me to it, he must be sick or lost his internet connection.

Ima get Adam's back on this one. He's a soldier

The raging battle continues.

We could at least lighten up about it eh? Everyone is entitled to their choice.

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Ceramic coating definitely keeps the dust and grime off any surface that it is applied on. It simply smooths the surface and less will stick to it.
Well gonna give that stuff a shot as well then , what Brand of coating for wheels ?
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Powerwash your rotors they change back to silver. The brown color is non issue I have them on 2 cars .The dust issue everywhere from the stock pads is HUGE issue. Goes under your car and doors and covers your wheels shocks and suspension. I traded the slight color that does washes off anytime with out the large amount of dust and I would again anytime.
Thanks, I'll try that. It is the only thing I don't like about the pad. They stop like stock , no dust, no noise, etc...
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But the carbotech last a lot longer I heard, with NO discoloring.I guess in this situation you don't get what you pay for? I'd rather pay more with no discoloring and not worry about changing my pads for a very longtime. [especially if you pay to have them done] I'm very OCD and the worst for me is DISCOLORING ROTORS don't even want to think about it. Just my opinion What ever makes you happy and confident. I guess its all a preference
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I don’t know where you heard the Carbotechs last longer vs Powerstops. I have over 20,000 on my Powerstops and they aren’t even close to being half worn down.
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I don’t know where you heard the Carbotechs last longer vs Powerstops. I have over 20,000 on my Powerstops and they aren’t even close to being half worn down.
I'm wondering the same thing. Powerstops last a long time even with aggressive street driving. Now tracking is another story and you need track day pads for that.
I'm on my 4th season using them again.
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