Originally Posted by sp4149
I ordered the Brembo rotors and Hawk HPS pads.
I'll report on initial impressions when i install them.
Hopefully they don't come in a Made in China box like Andrew'* Bendix rotors.
I installed the Brembo rotors and Hawk pads last night, installation went easily. The Brembo rotors were Made in Mexico and don't appear to be as heavy as the Napa rotors they replaced. Weight of the Brembo rotors is about 16 pounds each. Broke in the pads according to Hawk'* directions Stopping is smooth but I won't be pushing them for the first 100 miles or so. Hopefully they are gentle on rotors as advertised.
On the old rotors the discs were a discolored blue over most of the braking surface (except at edges). On our Porsche 968 with Zimmerman rotors the braking surface is universally bright, no blueing). As you can see in the photos, three of the four surfaces had the blue discoloration, while one looked normal. Is this due to dragging pads, or is it nothing to worry about? The old pads were barely worn. I wonder if they contributed to the warping of the rotors. The rotors were barely worn as well, should they be turned or discarded? Must be the frugal side of the family that hates throwing away anything that looks almost new.