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Old 04-05-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Drag race brakes (strange)

How bad are strange lightweight brakes really on the street??? I'm thinking of putting them on an 03 cobra... The stock brakes weigh a ton...
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
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I can say they work just fine on a 3300 lb car.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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PROS FOR ME: light weight, nice lookin, trouble free, will put you through the windsheid with big tires.
Cons for me: Lots of brake dust, brake fade on the street.
Not a problem at all as long as you know how to drive on the street. I forget they are even there until I have to wash the car.
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Here's my take: Not made for continuous use such as that found in street driving, hence the fade. Short life span depending on pad material used. No parking brake provision. With some places still conducting safety inspections on cars, no parking brake can mean a failure and no sticker. They work, no doubt about it, but I'd use them for their intended use only. If you want lighter weight brakes for the street, they are available, I'd spend the money. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:25 AM   #5
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PROS FOR ME: light weight, nice lookin, trouble free, will put you through the windsheid with big tires.
Cons for me: Lots of brake dust, brake fade on the street.
Not a problem at all as long as you know how to drive on the street. I forget they are even there until I have to wash the car.

X2, no issues with mine either. Just gotta know not to stop hard alot.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:10 AM   #6
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i know this is old but for those that have problems with brake fade or excessive dust with the 2 available strange compounds, HAWK makes pads that fit the strange calipers in all of their friction compound offerings... PROBLEM SOLVED!

i have never had a problem with Strange rotors warping, only their pads, but HAWKs solved that problem.
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I understand you say these pads wear better and resist fade but how would they affect the rotor? I did brakes for 12 years on mostly police and emergency equipment and when any new company asked us to try their pads because they said they lasted longer and resisted heat fade we usually did try them out. Most did perform better however it was almost always at the exspense of the rotor. I am not saying your wrong just what I have learned from my experience.
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I put Strange on my car this season. Seems to me the pad/rotors aren't bedding right. I have more wear on the outside and inside of the rotor than the center. Is this normal?
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I put Strange on my car this season. Seems to me the pad/rotors aren't bedding right. I have more wear on the outside and inside of the rotor than the center. Is this normal?
Did you shim them right?
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Did you shim them right?
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I understand you say these pads wear better and resist fade but how would they affect the rotor? I did brakes for 12 years on mostly police and emergency equipment and when any new company asked us to try their pads because they said they lasted longer and resisted heat fade we usually did try them out. Most did perform better however it was almost always at the exspense of the rotor. I am not saying your wrong just what I have learned from my experience.
No problem, if anything they are nicer to the rotors than both the strange brake compound offerings. Use the HP-S (high performance street) pads from HAWK or HP+ if you feel the need for more braking power and fade resistance (harder on the rotors but still streetable).

Strange 4 piston calipers - HP-S compound - HB100F.480
Strange 4 piston calipers - HP + compound - HB100N.480


and like i posted on another thread, you can go to the HAWK website and view the different compounds they have for different applications to suit your needs. Just order accordingly...

Strange 2 piston uses HB104x.485
Strange 4 piston uses HB100x.480
Strange S-series uses HB583x.480

The "x" would be where you insert the letter for the compound code.

Hawk Pad Compound Codes:
DTC-70 - U
DTC-60 - G
DTC-30 - W
DTC-15 - A
DTC-05 - H
HT-14 - V
HT-10 - S
MT-4 - L
BLUE9012 - E
BLACK - M
DR-97 - J
HP PLUS - N
HPS - F
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Here is what the rotors look like. The pads are worn the same way.

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I always wondered this myself. I'm assuming strange sells replacement rotors as well?
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Is this normal?
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:16 PM   #15
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mine work well
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