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DBA 4000 Series Rotor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.8

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Vehicle Miles: 42,000

Location: Kokomo, IN

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 5,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

October 03, 2008

I installed the Hawk HP+ pads for a track day at Gingerman raceway. On the street these pads are perfectly acceptable from a safety perspective, however they do dust considerably (washes off easily) in a very short time and are very noisy under light braking pressures. Having said that, they performed flawlessly at Gingerman. We ran 20min sessions with speed exceeding 100mph with hard braking down to 30-40mph and these pads never showed any sign of fading. Our last session was a full 40min and they never gave up. Once on the track, they got very hot smelling and a little more pedal effort was required (more likely due to the elevated speeds), but once the adjustment was made the pads gave easily modulated fade-free stops time after time.



These pads are probably overkill for autocross and the street, but are perfect for real tracks. For Autocross/street I would highly recommend the Hawk HPS pads, which I run on an every-day basis and are completely silent with great cold bite and very low dusting. Either set of pads (HP+ or HPS) are far better for braking than most stock pads and do not leave pad deposits on the rotors which will lead to vibration (commonly called warpage, though it isn t).
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DBA 4000 Series Rotor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.0

2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 94,000

Location: TULSA, OK

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 19,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

September 24, 2008

I was looking for an alternative to the stock brake pad & rotor which was very dusty and had a bit too much initial grab for my preferences. The Tire Rack sales personnel helped me find an alternative that has a smooth brake pedal take up, with great stopping power when you step on it. I was also looking to find a "dust free" solution that did not require weekly cleaning of the front wheels. The solution was Hawk performance ceramic pads with dba 400 slotted rotors. I think the solution is perfect for my driving style. The dust is gone. The initial brake pedal take up is smooth, allowing for casual around town driving without giving everyone a mild case of whiplash. Brakes still stop great when needed. I had occassion to test them with an unplanned panic stop, and although a few feet longer stopping distance than the OEM, still stopped well short of needing to hit the ditch to avoid becoming #3 in a high speed pile up. The dBA rotors appear to be without wear, so perhaps these would last a couple of lifetimes under average use. Great recommendations, and great products. I am a satisfied customer.
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DBA 4000 Series Rotor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.7

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Vehicle Miles: 42,000

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 20,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

September 21, 2008

For every day use these are perfect for street and an absolute joy on the track. I have tracked the car with this brake setup a great deal and in turn never fails to slow the car down quickly. Compared to stock these rotors are awesome!
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DBA 4000 Series Rotor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4

2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe

Vehicle Miles: 76,230

Location: FAIRFIELD, PA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 74,170

Pads: Hawk Blue 9012 Track Only Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

September 17, 2008

I am really impressed with my setup. I recently completed an HPDE at Road America in August 2008 and was plesantly surprised.
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DBA 4000 Series Rotor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.3

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Vehicle Miles: 30,458

Location: San Juan, PR

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,180

Pads: #

Lines: #

Calipers: #

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

August 18, 2008

I purchased these brake discs believing that the previous reviews, and the classification of The Tire Rack as a Street/Track item was real. The fact is that these brake discs broke from one side to the other under the temperatures of spirited track use. These are not track discs. The worst part of all is that because of the broken rotor, the factory Brembo calipers bolt screws were shaved, and therefore are useless. A $170.00 street/track brake disc has cost me not only its replacement, but also the cost of replacing the factory Brembo caliper. Total amount is about $1,200.00. DON T BUY THIS PRODUCT FOR ANY KIND OF TRACK OR AUTOCROSS USE!
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DBA 4000 Series Rotor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.7

2003 Honda Odyssey

Vehicle Miles: 80,000

Location: CARLETON PLACE, ON

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: #

Calipers: #

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

July 19, 2008

Great combination of rotor and pad. These were installed in a 2003 Honda Odyssey. The original rotors were prone to fading and warpage. This is not the case. The braking from high speed is very smooth and there is no fade.We sometimes pull a trailer with a combined weight of approx 1500 lbs and there is absolutely no problem doing this. The subjective quality of the braking is a significant impprovement. I wish that DBA made rotors for my RAV4!
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DBA 4000 Series Rotor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3

1999 Acura 3.5RL

Vehicle Miles: 90,000

Location: NOTTINGHAM, PA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: #

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

June 28, 2008

I drive acura rl and they made the car perform much better over stock
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DBA 4000 Series Rotor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

2001 Audi A6 2.7T

Vehicle Miles: 52,000

Location: FRIENDSWOOD, TX

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 200

Pads: Other

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: #

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

June 09, 2008

DBA 4000 rotors dissipate heat well on street and autocross events and SS brake lines firmed up the pedal as expected.
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DBA 4000 Series Rotor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.0

2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6 CoupePerformance Handling Package

Vehicle Miles: 15,500

Location: Orlando, FL

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Hawk DTC70 Track Only Pads

Lines: Other

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

June 02, 2008

DBA 4000 Rotors getting spider cracking after 2 days, Sat-Sun in HPDE at Homestead, FL. Told by salesperson that cracking is normal and acceptable. Do not buy if using your car for more than road use.
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DBA 4000 Series Rotor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10.0

2004 Pontiac GTO

Vehicle Miles: 66,000

Location: Turnersville, NJ

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

May 15, 2008

I bought the DBA 4000 series rotors and Hawk Pads after I warped the stock rotors. I drag race my car a lot. So slowing down from 115mph several times in a row can beat up the brakes pretty good. Simply put, these rotors and pads are awesome. There is never any fade. The car stops much quicker than it did stock. And there is never any noise and they don t produce much dust. They work and look great!
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