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G70 aftermarket brake pads

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I assume some already know this, but I figured it would help us all be on the same page.

Carbotech and G-LOCK are now making front AND rear brake pads for the G70/Stinger w/Brembo calipers.

Here is a site you can get them from...

KNS Brakes

Carbotech and G-LOCK are very similar, from what I understand, the latter of which is sort of originated from Carbotech. Anyway, according to KNS the front brake calipers on the G70/Stinger are the same calipers found on several other cars, hence the relatively wide availability of aftermarket front pads out there. The rear calipers, on the other hand, seem to be very similar to '18+ WRX Sti rear pads, though with some slightly different features.

I have no idea if any other brake pad manufacturers are coming out with replacement pads for our cars. But if WRX pads work on ours, then I assume we will get some more options in the near future.

Lastly, I've heard that Carbotech pad compounds tend to feel a bit squishy to some people. Other people say they feel perfectly progressive. I've never used Carbotech before, so I can't comment. Either way, I assume the G-LOCK compounds are similar to that of Carbotech, so they may feel similar as well - this is purely speculation on my part.

I am planning on returning to autocross soon, hopefully in the middle/end of next season (ie late summer, early fall). If nothing else comes out between now and then I may give the G-LOCK R6's a shot.
 
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Thanks Todd, good info. I wonder what the other cars are that share the same front callipers? It's good we're starting to see some aftermarket pads.
 

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Other than possibly being more expensive, is there anything wrong with the oem brake pads that come with the brembo calipers? I don't track or anything but mine work very well for everyday driving and the occasional spirited outburst.
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Other than possibly being more expensive, is there anything wrong with the oem brake pads that come with the brembo calipers? I don't track or anything but mine work very well for everyday driving and the occasional spirited outburst.
They’re fine. Unless you get that vibration issue or drive on track an upgrade really isn’t needed
 

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They’re fine. Unless you get that vibration issue or drive on track an upgrade really isn’t needed
This. If you haven't noticed and don't think there is anything wrong you're fine. Some people (myself included) find the ceramics soft as $!#@ along with constant glazing (vibration). If you are used to good brakes and have a 2018 build of the car with ceramics this may apply to you.

Can anyone comment on using Carbotech / G-Lock pads before? I stumbled across this new thread as I was just about to email my local Genesis rep about quoting me the sem-metallic pads (was looking for the PN on the forum). lol
 

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This. If you haven't noticed and don't think there is anything wrong you're fine. Some people (myself included) find the ceramics soft as $!#@ along with constant glazing (vibration). If you are used to good brakes and have a 2018 build of the car with ceramics this may apply to you.

Can anyone comment on using Carbotech / G-Lock pads before? I stumbled across this new thread as I was just about to email my local Genesis rep about quoting me the sem-metallic pads (was looking for the PN on the forum). lol
Euro spec (semi metallic) brake pads are 58101-J5A55
 

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So I emailed KNS Brakes to get a shipping quote (Canada) and the response was within a few hours. Ken @ KNS also mentioned that the G-LOC R6 pads are pretty aggressive with a bit of noise. I'm going to do a bit more research before I decide on the R6 or street pads.

Oh and also, more importantly (lol) he mentioned that they are 99% sure the rear pads would fit. I'm paraphrasing here but this was the gist of it. I mentioned i'll take a discount and be the guinea pig if he wanted.
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KNS offers both these G-LOC pads. From the website:

G-LOC™ GS-1
The G-LOC™ GS-1 is our high performance street compound. GS-1 produces very little dust and very little noise, while maintaining excellent initial bite and torque for street use. GS-1 has been unmatched in the industry for disc/rotor friendliness as well as its longevity. This compounds excellent performance on the street provides incredible braking force without ABS intervention. G-LOC™ GS-1 operating range starts at ambient up to 800°F (426°C). GS-1 is suitable for ALL street cars, tow vehicle, fleet vehicle, and armored vehicles. G-LOC™ GS-1 is NOT recommended for ANY track use.

G-LOC™ R6

The R6 has been specifically engineered for Autocross applications. An ultra high cold torque compound delivering consistent performance from dead cold (0°F) up to 1000°F + (0°C to 537°C+). The advanced compound matrix provides an excellent initial bite, high coefficient of friction at lower temperatures along with very progressive brake modulation and release characteristics. The R6™ compound is widely used for street use as well, but this compound will more than likely make noise on the street. G-LOC™ doesn’t recommend street driving on with R6 due to possible elevated levels of dust and noise. R6 is NOT recommended for road racing (closed circuit) use in most applications.

Not sure how to proceed here lol.
 
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KNS offers both these G-LOC pads. From the website:

G-LOC™ GS-1
The G-LOC™ GS-1 is our high performance street compound. GS-1 produces very little dust and very little noise, while maintaining excellent initial bite and torque for street use. GS-1 has been unmatched in the industry for disc/rotor friendliness as well as its longevity. This compounds excellent performance on the street provides incredible braking force without ABS intervention. G-LOC™ GS-1 operating range starts at ambient up to 800°F (426°C). GS-1 is suitable for ALL street cars, tow vehicle, fleet vehicle, and armored vehicles. G-LOC™ GS-1 is NOT recommended for ANY track use.

G-LOC™ R6

The R6 has been specifically engineered for Autocross applications. An ultra high cold torque compound delivering consistent performance from dead cold (0°F) up to 1000°F + (0°C to 537°C+). The advanced compound matrix provides an excellent initial bite, high coefficient of friction at lower temperatures along with very progressive brake modulation and release characteristics. The R6™ compound is widely used for street use as well, but this compound will more than likely make noise on the street. G-LOC™ doesn’t recommend street driving on with R6 due to possible elevated levels of dust and noise. R6 is NOT recommended for road racing (closed circuit) use in most applications.

Not sure how to proceed here lol.
Basically any non-ceramic brake pad will make much more dust and noise than the OEM ceramics. That being said, I think whichever one you choose will be significantly more aggressive than OEM, and will have increased fade resistance as well.

Even though they don't recommend using either pad on a circuit, both would still be an upgrade from stock if you did track your car.
 
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As of today KNS has better inventory and prices for our brake pads than other sellers, paying $250+ for Hyundai brake pads is ridiculous. I don't go to the track but I think OEM brake pads are garbage for a sport luxury car like the G70. Now I'm more confident that when time to change pads comes I could get better brake pads than stocks.
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^My thoughts exactly. Yesterday when logging my runs to check IATs I noticed a little bit of brake pedal pulsing. Perhaps I'll swap pads sooner than later...
 

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