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Old 11-28-2013, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend of mine just told about some new brake pads he got for his Corvette. He got them from NAPA and their called "Adaptive One". Their suppose to be quieter, cleaner and stop better than what he had. After two weeks he said the brakes feel completety different than before; like a big hug. Has anyone heard of them. On my coupe I have Mustang/T-Bird disc brakes with Hawk HP+ pads that still aren't as good as I would like. I also have CNC dual 5/8" dia. master cyls. Would they help me?
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting. I'd be curious if anyone has tried them on a FFR. It sounds like they're pretty inexpensive, but sometimes you get what you pay for. I have Hawk HPS on my Z06 and they're pretty good, but I was honestly expecting better. I have the same brake set up as you on my Coupe: Mustang front, T-Bird IRS rear, CNC M/C. I installed EBC yellowstuff a couple of months ago and am very happy with them. Huge difference over the Autozone pads that I was running. They do dust the wheels, but I'll deal with that for the ability to brake hard and the dust is decreasing as they bed in.
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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another vote for the EBC yellow stuff...have on my 350z track edition car...they are a bit dusty though
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just went to my friendly local NAPA store to ask about their "Adaptive One" brake pads. The manager said he put them on his truck and he loves them. I then ask them to see if they are available for front brakes on a "90 Mustang GT, and rear for a '92 T-Bird Super Coupe. Neither are listed -------. So much for that idea.
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