I’ve ran the same PowerStop Track Day pads and rotors in my 1970 Camaro with Z06 Corvette brakes in three Optima events and their braking power is excellent and show no signs of brake fade. Braking confidence is great and allows you to brake deeper into a turns.
I also have a Cadillac CTSV and use the PowerStop Z26 brake pads. The brake feel and stopping power is equivalent to the factory pads with one big benefit. 1/4 the dust is created with these pads. That means less cleaning, the calipers and polished wheels always look clean.
The price for these pads is a fraction of the other high performance pads and you can purchase them from Rock Auto or Summit Racing and have them next day.
Nick Relampagos (1970 Camaro with Z06 Corvette brakes & Cadillac CTSV)
To put it simply: These brakes ROCK! (there, I said it). Installed these rotors and pads to replace warped rotors from the previous owners riding their brakes like an old lady (The old rotors were WARPED from heat!). First off, the quality is superb. The product was precision manufactured, and installation was smooth. Machining and finishing was also precision; it’s been two weeks after break-in and they still look brand new. Stopping power is phenomenally (35%) better than OEM stock on my car.
John M (CHAPEL HILL, NC) Reviewed for a 2006 Acura TSX — Dec 28, 2014 7:13 PM