12-16-2011, 01:27 PM
I needed brakes, so I went performance. Just completed all of the following!
Replaced OEM Rotors with Power Slot - Slotted Rotors
Replaced OEM Pads with Hawk HPS
Repalced OEM Rubber lines with Braided Stainless lines from Wheelers
I'll hit you guys back after the weekend of driving it!
12-16-2011, 03:01 PM
I think this is next for me. My brakes suck ......
12-19-2011, 06:13 AM
turns out they're a lot different than i expected... see my other thread
12-19-2011, 08:50 AM
Like it said in the other thread, they need to be heated up in a performance fashion.
This is the problem with using performance pads in a non-performance world. When I beat on them they work amazing, then they start to glaze and the grip slowly goes away.
Being my truck is a Daily Driver (and a truck lol) I do not get to utilize the pads for what they were designed for. Honestly, I think there are better pads to suit our lifestyles but we tend to get caught up in the "performance" hype.
Please note, I won these EBC yellow stuff pads. When they wear down I will go a different route.
12-13-2012, 04:50 PM
So where are we at a year later?? How are the LTS pads working out for you?
12-31-2012, 12:13 PM
wooow, i cant believe its been a YEAR...
well, the delay in initial cold braking never compleeetely went away (though the LTS were a LOT better than the HPS with that, for me), but would i do it again? - YES
Here's my breakdown i guess...
1)the Pads are wearing great, i just looked outside on the truck, and the pads definitely have more than half their life remaining
2)the combination of pads, rotors, and lines DO hold better and tighter than factory.
3)They obviously cool off WAY faster for the next hard stop too, which i enjoyed more than the reduced fade.
4)They dry out nice and fast, i had a few instances driving through deep water, and didnt really need to pump the brakes much to get 'em to grip well again
5)Just got hit with two snow-storms up here in Jersey, the brakes were sensitive to the touch, which i liked... i guess you could say they were "accurate"? I just felt very sure of how much brake to use when stopping on the snow-ice-slush, or pulling down a steep snow covered driveway out onto the road (im sure tires helped, but i really had a great feel in the brake pedal), which if crossed, would continue down a slope into a tree = bad (had an eperience with a telephone pole two years ago... no good)
hmm, what else...
Oh, i DID need to put an additional rattle spring in on either side (now one on the top and bottom on d/s and p/s calipers), cuz the pads were rattling like crazy over bumps and stuff without the brake pedal applied, but that was easy.. guess they're just a haiir smaller?
All in all, did i get what i THOUGHT i was gonna get? ehhh, not really, (to be honest though i think i was expecting way too much out of a truck haha, I was expecting nothing short of a throw-me-through-the-winshield experience on the FIRST brake after install) but is it better than Factory, absolutely... and i can lock the seatbelts up without a problem :D
01-03-2013, 03:11 PM
I appreciate your honest and thorough review. :D
I was the same way at first, where I had expected to feel more initial bite and grip (like my race cars have) but after driving around on them you can really start to see the difference in braking performance. Not only that, as these are slotted rotors I doubt they will develop the dreaded brake pulse most of us have experienced.
I have been using the SD pads now and they seem to have more bite & grip as compared to the LTS or HPS, but they do dust more and are sometimes squeaky.
If anyone wants this package, we are still offering it! Email email@example.com and we can get you setup.
01-04-2013, 06:34 AM
Nice Chas, ohh yea, there doesnt seem to be any pulse which is nice.
Ok, i might do the SD's when i'm through with the LTS!
01-09-2013, 12:54 PM
Sounds good! They are more "Performance orientated" but are great for towing or when I go on offroading trips.