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Any GDs upgrade with Hawk HPS pads?

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Old 11-04-2008, 05:32 PM
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Any GDs upgrade with Hawk HPS pads?

I heard that the GEs have the same brake pad size and all as the GDs. I'd like to get the Hawk HPS pads for my GE.

Can anyone verify that these are the right ones, even though it doesn't list the Fit on the applications?

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Amazon.com: Hawk Performance HB418F.646 Brake Pads - Acura, Honda: Automotive
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CrystalFiveMT View Post
I heard that the GEs have the same brake pad size and all as the GDs. I'd like to get the Hawk HPS pads for my GE.

Can anyone verify that these are the right ones, even though it doesn't list the Fit on the applications?

Thanks.

Amazon.com: Hawk Performance HB418F.646 Brake Pads - Acura, Honda: Automotive
We have HPS418's on the front of my 08 Fit Sport for track and street. Work very well
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:24 PM
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Thanks.

Now how bout the rear drums? Is there any upgrade available for it?
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:53 PM
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yeah switch them over to discs
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:53 PM
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Don't wanna switch to discs. Is there another option?
 
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by CrystalFiveMT View Post
Thanks.

Now how bout the rear drums? Is there any upgrade available for it?

Since my FitJazz has rear discs I didn't investigate that but the best way to find out is to see if the Fit rear pads are common with any other Honda drum. Start with the mid nineties Civics and even eighties CRX. That won't be easy. If your dealer parts manager is an enthusiast he can be great help if he stocks some pads or has an experienced brake tech.

However, all that may be unnecessary because the rear drums do so little of the braking effort, better shoes are probably not productive.

The switch to rear discs is advantageous because discs are better stopping devices partly because of better pads availability. The rest because of better contact between rotor and pad compared to shoes on drums. A&J racing has a good changeover kit I understand.
 
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:35 PM
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Thanks.

I'll just do the front Hawk pads and see how I like them. As long as there will be much less brake pedal effort to stop and shorter stopping distances I'll be happy.
 
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:56 PM
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Thanks.

I'll just do the front Hawk pads and see how I like them. As long as there will be much less brake pedal effort to stop and shorter stopping distances I'll be happy.

Don't expect much changes in pedal effort nor shorter stopping unless you change tires. No matter how hard you press the brake pedal the final result is tire to road adhesion. It'll make most change at slowing the distance from 100 to 30 mph repeatedly on any tire unless the tire is so weak that you can lock up the discs or drums.
 
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:12 PM
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No, there should definitely be a difference in pedal feel and effort due to the pad makeup. I had these on my RSX-S and it made a significant difference in those respects.

So what I mean by "stopping distance" is the distance traveled under "X" pedal effort. Not ultimate stopping distance.
 
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:17 PM
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Does Hawk happen to offer the HP+ pads for the front brake calipers? I currently have them on my 1999 Honda Civic DX Hatchback, and absolutely love them.
 
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upgraded to ebc greenstuff. so far - much better than stock.
 
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:50 PM
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anyone know if the spoon pads work?
i don't think they do
 
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:53 PM
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I will be upgrading to Endless pads in the front when the time comes.
 
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pshhhhhh baller
 
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by GD3-Fit View Post
pshhhhhh baller
They make a full set of the CC-As for the Fit. Front disc pads for $170 and rear drum shoes for $170.
They cost a lot, but they bite hard.
 

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