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Rotor/Pads Compatibility

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I've been going back and forth on replacement front brakes and was planning to swap to CX-9 calipers/rotors/pads for the 2 pot calipers and because Hawk has HPS pads for the CX-9 but not the 6.

Looking at other options, Hawk offers pads for the CX-5, and the rotors from Hawk for the CX-5 and 6 are the same do CX-5 pads fit the 6? If rotors are the same, I would be surprised if the calipers were that different.

Looking at the specs of the EBC pads I currently have vs the Hawk pads look like this:

EBC Pads:

140 x 60 x 15.5mm

Hawk HPS pads for CX-5:

142 x 61 x 16mm

On Hawk's website, the HTC5390 rotor is listed as compatible for both cars.
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+1 on the Z23 band-wagon. I've been supercharged for 14 months, with Z23 pads on stock rotors, and high temp fluid flushed yearly, and never had an issue locking up the tires or brake fade ever...

that being said, I'm planning on getting RT615s which have a lot more grip, which is more brake heat, and plan to go to the Ridge, which is a very high speed road course, and may pick up some Hawk pads to switch to if I experience fade from the Z23s and depending on your experience @ThatOneGuy93
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