What Brake pads will work on the V? What are the specs?

Thanks Dreamin

Some brake pad info:

  • Front pad FMSI number: D1001
  • Rear pad FMSI number: D592 Hawk
  • Hawk Front #: HB453.585
  • Hawk Rear #: HB194.570 (the Hawk catalog shows HB194.665, the "665" is the thickness of the pad. Hawk does not make a pad 0.665" thick only 0.570" thick)
  • Hawk Compounds available: HPS, HP+, no race compounds yet
    Compounds: http://www.hawkperformance.com/product_features.cfm

    The HPS compound may be a good pad to try for people unhappy with the dust produced by the stock pads.

    Performance Friction
  • PFC Front #: PFC 7781
  • PFC Rear #: PFC 592
  • PFC Compounds: Front pads race compound upto 97. Rear pads race compound upto 01.
    Compounds: http://www.raceshopper.com/performance_friction_compounds.shtml

    http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/ makes custom brake pads, so they made me the front 01 pads.

  • Front #: 2487
  • Rear #: 1408 Race compounds only: http://www.pagidusa.com/pagidracing/racecharacteristics.html

  • Stock pad is a Ferodo, compound HP1000.

    Casting # FERODOHP10001/1
    BREMBO part #: 07.7275.56 (57)
    Cadillac part #: 89047725
    Box packaged by ACDelco

    Casting # FERODOHP10001/1
    BREMBO part #: 07.7783.43
    Cadillac part #: 89047744

    Good news is, the front is an "off-the-shelf" Brembo caliper.

    This caliper is also used on the Viper, Lotus Esprit, etc. It's Brembo caliper:
    model# 20.5187.30
    So pads are available right now!

    FMSI no: D592
    Thickness: 0.665

    Rear (This is a V proprietary pad )
    FMSI no: D1011
    THickness: 0.785

    Hawk is showing availablity: HB194

    THe Hawk HP might be a good pad to try, it's not known to be dusty, but (guessing here) it's probably not as aggressive as the stock pads. The Hawk HP+ is a great street/track pad... works well on the track, probably just as dusty as stock pads.

    Thanks Dreamin!

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