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    Hawk HPS vs LTS

    I received my Hawk LTS pads today from Rich for my winter use. The thought is they should be better in the wet/cold weather than the Hawk HPS.
    I will give them a try and let you know.
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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    Do you find that the HPS pads aren't the best in the cold/wet? I've never had a problem with them, but the Stop Tech pads on my Neon are noticeably poor performers in subfreezing weather. If I don't have a little heat in the brakes, I have to plan on longer stopping distances.

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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    I have noticed, the HPS do heatup nicely even at 0F after a few stops. A 10 minute drive at freezing in the rain at 70mph they cool off but a bit of brake on the off ramp and they are back.
    I would rather have good wet/cold for the winter on my DD as a bit too many Audi drivers think they are superman/superwoman in my neck of the woods.
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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by chromguy View Post
    I have noticed, the HPS do heatup nicely even at 0F after a few stops. A 10 minute drive at freezing in the rain at 70mph they cool off but a bit of brake on the off ramp and they are back.
    I would rather have good wet/cold for the winter on my DD as a bit too many Audi drivers think they are superman/superwoman in my neck of the woods.
    Very well. I'm certain that it is on average, much colder where you are. I would definitely not want The Stop Tech pads on my Neon in the winter if I lived any further north.

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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    I just checked and our average is 10F colder than you
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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by chromguy View Post
    I just checked and our average is 10F colder than you
    Yikes. You can count me out on that. The older I get, the more I wonder why I didn't move further south.

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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    Yikes. You can count me out on that. The older I get, the more I wonder why I didn't move further south.
    Me too lol.

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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    I would like to report my finding on the winter use of Hawk LTS pads. I have used the car at 0F and they work great with good grip when cold. They also worked well with rain at freezing temperatures.
    I think I may have found my Winter pads.
    Regards,
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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    Good info. I have HPS and LTS pads for my Spirit R/T project I got from Rich. I live in Wyoming and winter driving is unavoidable....and it can get downright brutal cold here. I think I will just use the LTS pads and keep the HPS on the shelf.
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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    I have Hawk HPS on my wife's V6 Accord. Have good quality slotted front rotors on the front and car stops very well in pretty much all conditions. No noise to speak of either.
    Todd

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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by 4 l-bodies View Post
    Have good quality slotted front rotors on the front
    Todd
    Todd what brand would you recommend as good quality slotted rotors?
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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by chromguy View Post
    Todd what brand would you recommend as good quality slotted rotors?
    I'm running Cquence drilled/slotted rotors on my Spirit RT and have found them to be of good quality.

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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by chromguy View Post
    Todd what brand would you recommend as good quality slotted rotors?
    DBA 4000 5000 series is a good rotor. Seems like a pretty innovative rotor. Used them a couple times.
    Brembo Sport slotted. Always a good choice if you can find them for your application.
    Centric high carbon 125 series is good. Cryo rotors available in Centric line. I bought some Centric GCX rotors that have held up well for winter use.
    Stop Tech is Centric's fancy HP Line. Drilled and slotted.
    I also have been using Raybestos advanced technology R-300 rotors with great results. They use a couple different coatings to deal with corrosion. Unique slotting.

    Not sure what is all available for our old cars though.
    Todd

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    Re: Hawk HPS vs LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by 4 l-bodies View Post
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    Stop Tech is Centric's fancy HP Line. Drilled and slotted.
    Todd
    I do like the StopTech rotors and pads that I put on the wife's Tacoma.
    Regards,
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