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My most recent Hawk set did not taper. That was probably due to watching the small taper when installing them for the second and third racing weekends this year. I was very happy with them. They look just about like @TrackDay picture of his.
 


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Yeah...I plan on 'rotating' them between track days as well to help with that.

I was always hesitant to do the same with the Brembos, since they had the directional arrows on them. Last thing you want is something unexpected happening with your brakes while at speed...

You get them from Tire Rack? Or do you have a better source?
 


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Yeah...I plan on 'rotating' them between track days as well to help with that.

I was always hesitant to do the same with the Brembos, since they had the directional arrows on them. Last thing you want is something unexpected happening with your brakes while at speed...

You get them from Tire Rack? Or do you have a better source?
Yes! Tire Rack for the win. They list them for like a Grand Cherokee, I would have to look. Best price unless someone else knows better.
 


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I meant, do you know how much the Corvette club was paying, originally, to rent the track? And was it on a year contract (say 6 times per year) or "on call" zero-notice, etc...? Curious as to what they were charging if they seemed to not be able to keep the track viable (new owners raising it x3 would seem to be, possibly, not gouging but trying to keep the place open and turn a profit).
 


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I meant, do you know how much the Corvette club was paying, originally, to rent the track? And was it on a year contract (say 6 times per year) or "on call" zero-notice, etc...? Curious as to what they were charging if they seemed to not be able to keep the track viable (new owners raising it x3 would seem to be, possibly, not gouging but trying to keep the place open and turn a profit).
They been doing it for over 25 years twice a year one config then the other config. They did not raise the price on the short config, but raised the price on the long by 3X. Bullshit, can’t be that far off recently to make a profit. New CFO is running the joint. Who is going to pay $1,000 plus for a day at the track on a Monday?? Just for a track fee for starters.
 


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Yeah...I plan on 'rotating' them between track days as well to help with that.

I was always hesitant to do the same with the Brembos, since they had the directional arrows on them. Last thing you want is something unexpected happening with your brakes while at speed...

You get them from Tire Rack? Or do you have a better source?
Watch for Hawk sales and rebates. They're pretty common, but haven't been watching this year. Tire Rack, KNS Brakes, and Hawk Pads Direct are the ones I watch.
 


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That'a a lot more meat than was left on my Brembos after 1 day at the Glen (4 half hour sessions). I also had significant taper. Leading edge was maybe half of that. Trailing end was roughly the same as your pic. (I'd post a pic, but they went in the trash the day after I returned)

Not sure if the Hawks would wear more evenly or not. Certainly going to give them a go...

Stock rotors are holding up surprisingly well...
I never ran my stock Brembo pads at high speed tracks. Ran them at M1, Nelson Ledges and Waterford Hills. They lasted forever there. As soon as I was running Brainerd and Road America I was running the Hawk DTC 60 and 70 pads. Normally the 70 pads at Brainerd had good life left after 2 days, but I'm wearing through them faster as I add more tire and downforce to the car and use the brakes harder and harder.
I need more cooling to help with pad temps. Fluid temp is less of an issue it seems, as I'm using titanium shims behind the pads and the front pistons are also titanium on the Viper calipers. Pedal never feels mushy if I bleed them well (meaning no mistakes with ABS purge, etc.) before a track weekend.
 


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Fairly consistent for me. They last a few seasons. If I wanted, I could stomp the brakes harder and burn more metal. I don’t. Brake failure is not my preferred way to leave the track. I prefer engine and supercharger failures.:cool:
Hey if you’re gonna go, go big😂
 


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I never ran my stock Brembo pads at high speed tracks. Ran them at M1, Nelson Ledges and Waterford Hills. They lasted forever there. As soon as I was running Brainerd and Road America I was running the Hawk DTC 60 and 70 pads. Normally the 70 pads at Brainerd had good life left after 2 days, but I'm wearing through them faster as I add more tire and downforce to the car and use the brakes harder and harder.
I need more cooling to help with pad temps. Fluid temp is less of an issue it seems, as I'm using titanium shims behind the pads and the front pistons are also titanium on the Viper calipers. Pedal never feels mushy if I bleed them well (meaning no mistakes with ABS purge, etc.) before a track weekend.
I had to use them for some reason last year or the year before. Wasted a set in one day at BIR.
 


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A summary of what it's like to drive a Hellcat on a fast road course with other cars. This is over about 8 sessions with my son and me driving.
 


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A summary of what it's like to drive a Hellcat on a fast road course with other cars. This is over about 8 sessions with my son and me driving.
That was great TD, never thought of putting it together that way.
 


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A summary of what it's like to drive a Hellcat on a fast road course with other cars. This is over about 8 sessions with my son and me driving.
Nice racing, great time. Had to smile at the Budweiser sign at track side... :)

About midway through that black VW on the front straight, you guys were obviously carrying a great positive delta V on him, but for what that car was it sure seemed he was hauling the freaking mail.

Thanks for sharing...
 


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