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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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C8 brake pads.........

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    One of the first mods I did on my C7 was to swap out the factory brake pads for after market PowerStop pads. The dust produced by the factory pads was driving me crazy.

    I noticed no difference in performance for my type of driving. The dust problem was almost completely eliminated.

    I'm wondering if the C8 will have improved in this area.
    2018 Grand Sport, Torch Red, black int, A8, Nav/PDR

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    A concurring vote of approval for the Power Stop Z26 brake pads. On my next Corvette, will change them out immediately. Got mine at a good price at Rock Auto
    2022 HTC 2LT Z51
    Front lift, mag ride
    black exterior, adrenaline red interior, bright red calipers


    • #3
      i too replaced my factory ones with Powerstop pad (and did that for a friend’s Z51 and his Z06 too). All of us think we reduced brake dust by about 80% — maybe more. Also no reduced stopping distance. I will do that again for my 5 spoke Trident wheels, as they will not be fun to keep clean with all their shapes and angles.
      Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


      • #4
        Given that the Z51 is built to support track use, I suspect the pads will be similar to those on the C7 Z51. While you might not notice any difference in braking performance on the street with the Powerstops, I think that in sustained high speed, hard braking on a track you would pretty quickly notice the difference. In fade resistance, if nothing else. But none of us can do any more than speculate at this point.
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