I have a 06 300c srt8 that I'm about to replace the brakes on and I was wondering what brakeS to go with. I found the oem ones on mopar of America, but was wondering if there is a better set
Depends how you define "best". Cheapest? Best stopping power? Quietest? Best for racing/high temp use? Least dust? Lots of different answers depending on how much weight you put on each...
Do an LXF search. There are numerous thread on brake pads and which to use under different driving condtions.
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I ran stoptech pads on my GCSRT and were great. A little less dust than the factory, same or better braking than the factory pads and WAY cheaper than OEM pads.
I picked up the Bendix one's, from what I've read in the threads here is that they make the factory Brembo pads. Bought them from Amazon, $101.40 incl. shipping to Canada for all 4 corners.
Bendix MKD 592A (Rear $33.76) and Bendix MKD 1149 (Front $33.98) are the part numbers.
Come with the Anti Squeal pads as well, I put them on a few weeks ago and they feel great, no noise either.
DarthMuffin summed it up well, there is a pad for every need. I personally put the Stoptech 309"s on mine. I hated the dust and these really cut it down and in my humble opinion, perform very well.
I run DBA Series 4000 rotors and HAWK HPS pads on my SRT and she stops on a dime & makes change
Dust is much lower than OEM pads, and the DBA rotors can handle the weight of our cars and the heat too.
Although I hear nothing but great things about R1 products, so that's an avenue to look into as well.
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how's the fade on the stoptechs and the hawk pads? I've worked the stock pads over pretty good, and while they make more dust than my grandpa farting, they don't fade on me.
The HPS pads are great and hold up very well, although, I've heard from many that the best pads for the SRT's are the OEM ones if you plan on road coursing the car, or intend to drive it extremely hard at all times, if not, then the HAWK HPS pads do a fantastic job with no noise.
I've had mine on for like 40,000Km's now and no noise and strong braking at all times.
The best thing for fade and feel is to upgrade to StopTech stainless steel lines front & rear and put in a good quality DOT 4 synthetic brake fluid (you'll need 1Lt of it on total for a proper and complete brake fluid flush and fill).
I used the OEM's on my first track experience and they worked well but hard on the rotors. The next time I used Carbotech and they performed better, some of the Viper Comp Coop drivers use them. I use the Stoptech's for daily spirited driving and have not had an issue with fade. I have the HPS's on my Jetta GLI and they work great but I've never tracked it.
Iv'e been using Autozones Gold "CMAX" ceramics with good results for daily driving. Stopping power is just as good as OEM's without the dust. beat their warranty.
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stoptech is what I use over OEM, lot better stopping power and they hold good up to now
Down side is they make a lot of dust !!
Look like cannot get all the good's !
i changed to the stop techs and they dust less but i dont think they bite as good as the stock pads
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I was looking at replacing my stock pads and finally decided I couldnt justify replacing stock pads just because they make alot of dust. Once they wear out, I'll revisit the numerous threads on the topic.
The Knowledge Center needs a Pie Chart or Bar Graph based on lxforum posts indicating brand and type pad in use, overall satifaction, squeal factor, dust factor, etc. It would provide a visual reference for choosing pads. Could also apply the same concept to choosing Cams, Superchargers, Catbacks, etc.
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