Brake pad options
I posted this to the Ls1tech forum, but did not get much reponse. It sounds like there might be a few more people on this forum that like to turn, so I figured this might be helpful.
I posted this a few weeks ago.
I found out that only Hawk has brake pads for the GTO, and they are not in stock anywhere yet.
I just dropped in a set of C5 pads no problem. I bought a set of Performance Friction Carbon Metallics for some open tracking, and they fit perfectly.
The C5 pads have more contact area than the stock pads too. I only have them burnished in a bit, but more feedback will follow.
Since then, I started looking for more race oriented pads. I did not feel like paying a good sum of money for race compounf pads only to find that they did not fit as well as I thought, but I plan on doing that in the near future.
I also found out that PF pads also tend to transmit a lot of heat into the caliper, which explains the boiled fluid somewhat...
Oh well, I have several months before the weather is good for open tracking again..