If you can wait a little bit, I'm testing fitment for Hawk Pads. They had a range of pads that cross-referenced with pads I had fitted. Hawk are good as well in that they provide proper performance curves for their pads, so if you ever want to do a track day you can get a matched pad.
Great to hear about the wishbones, care to tell which car did you source the bushes from? Hope its not a Ford Falcon :unsure: Lol, IIRC they were off of a Holden HSV and a Subaru - same as the brakes! A bushing is a bushing, a brake is a brake. Its all about whether or not it meets the specs...
About the EBC yellowstuff, does it have the pad sensors? I have seen pictures of it on eBay and can see the sensor on the pictures. I was considering to order a set but just wanted to be sure before.
I have EBC Redstuff on my car currently, I can't say if they came with the sensors though.
I haven't had a chance to fit the new pads yet, but these are the motorsport pad part numbers that cross-reference with our cars from Hawk. You could potentially run the HP+ on the road if you like a really aggressive brake feel, but I'm under the impression that they squeal until they're hot (I don't have a set to test unfortunately). The others will squeal no matter what.
The road pads are:
Performance Ceramic: HB545Z.564 HB170Z.650
I don't have the part numbers for the lower tier road products, but IIRC EBC Yellow is similar to the PC pad - though without a performance curve like what Hawk provides, who knows that they are really? This is the whole reason I wanted to move to Hawk, they provide performance curves so you actually know what you're getting instead of relying on anecdotes.
An example to make the point, lets say you had a pad that was too aggressive for you personally and was activating the ABS all the time. You want to run a softer pad but how do you compare it to another brand when they just provide marketing nonsense like 'medium bite and no fade'. For all you know it could be more aggressive. In Australia it isn't so much an issue for me since we don't have winter tyres or issues with snow where it might be relevant to run more sensible pads depending on seasons. It is pretty easy to overwhelm tyres or lighter cars at legal speeds with aggressive pads. For this reason I will be running the PC on my heavier Maserati, but the HPS 5.0 on my MX-5. I know I'm pulling the extreme case scenario here, all these manufacturers should be certified for use in different regions and compliant, so its not that you're getting something 'unsafe' but it is more just the principal of being informed on where your money is going. It is hard to find brands that treat customers well in this regards, AP Racing, Wilwood, DBA and Hawk provide the most available retail data that I could find and its worth supporting them for that alone IMO.
You can get all the hawk stuff direct from them, so prices are pretty tidy.
I have some really good news for everyone! Hawk have given me a discount code to share with everyone for their pads now we know they fit! I don't know how long the code will last, but it is 20% off and you can use it for any of the pads on their website! https://www.hawkperformance.com/ I've...
Just through I'd follow up- I did confirm the pads fit and Hawk are providing us a 20% discount to use on our cars!