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Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2004 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 Reg

Vehicle Miles: 149,000

Location: Hamilton, ON

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 3,100

Pads:

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

November 28, 2009

The Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline kit definitely improved the pedal stroke and firmness, but didn''t eliminate the pillow effect on initial application of brake (that'' s the engineered design of the master cyl./vacuum booster). It did raise the height of the pedal when braking and increased the response time and ability to modulate over the stock, mushy lines that almost went to the floor. Now the truck is much easier to drive and has a predictable braking response, unlike before (and more in line with my Porsche and BMW, which also have stainless steel brake lines).



I did have a few issues with the kit; it came with coarse-thread banjo bolts, and it turned out my rear calipers had fine-thread banjo bolts. After e-mailing Goodridge they quickly sent me a set of proper banjo bolts. I''m unsure if this was due to a change/option at Chevrolet or Goodridge just being unaware of the possibility. Another issue was I had problems threading in the factory hard lines to the brake tee on the rear axle and one front line; they were hard to start. The front line would also weep, and had to be overtighten to prevent it from happening. And for the record, I ve threaded tens of thousands of brake lines as an auto assembler and know how a brake line should feel threading in.



Note that you must reuse the original front brake line brackets (2 per line), which means chiseling them open so that they can slip over the new lines. Not fun when your front line bleed fluid as it''s time-consuming. I''ve recommended to Goodridge that future kits should include the brackets, as well as a protective plastic covering for the steel lines. Which I assumed that they had (I guess they do if you buy a colored kit).



Overall, the performance was worth the effort to a used truck with (presumeably) stock rotors and pads, and creates a solid foundation on which to still improve the braking when I get around to changing the pads and rotors!



Tire Rack shipping to Canada was quick; 2 days!
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Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.0

2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

Vehicle Miles: 25,000

Location: wallington, nj

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 15,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

November 24, 2009

These are not an all-out track pad. They are still another pad that tries to do both - street and track days. If your car is light, say under 3000lbs, these pads will probably do you well. A strange experience I have had: the first day I put these pads on, they were FANTASTIC. High, firm pedal, and retina-detaching stopping power. The next track day, everything on the car was the same, but I had a VERY low, soft pedal. So low it takes at least 2-3 full inches of pedal travel to finally get any brake action. This has happened every time I put my track rotors and these pads on. Yet my street rotors and pads give a high, firm pedal. My lines and fluid is all fine. The only variables are the pads. While the sheer braking power is still roughly the same as day one, the pedal travel and feel has greatly degraded. There is a total of about 7 track days on these pads. The track in question is a fairly tight, slow one.



My next track pad will either be one of the hawk colored series, or another brand altogether.
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Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.8

2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

Vehicle Miles: 25,000

Location: wallington, nj

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 25,000

Pads: Satisfied Pro Perform OEM Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Plus Rotors

November 24, 2009

I got these in C5 sizes for my 02 Trans Am, with C5 front brakes. They have about 400 miles on the pads right now. I bought them when they were on sale, for a whole $28. I use them only as street pads, and have racing pads for the track. I barely put 500 street miles a year on my car, so utmost performance isn''t so important. For stock replacement, cheap pads, they''re alright. They do, however dust. I keep my car/wheels very clean, but even after a 40 min ride of mixed city/highway, there is a layer of dust on the front rims (and I have black rims, so its easy to see). If they didn''t dust so ridiculously bad, they''d be a great street pad. But the cleaning required if you have nice street rims like mine, makes me want to buy something else. All in all, there are probably better pads out there that stop as well but don''t dust so much.
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Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.4

2006 Audi A3 2.0T

Vehicle Miles: 60,000

Location: Merced, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Premium Rotor

November 20, 2009

I purchased the Akebono euro brake pads to go with new Centric premium rotors. The dust is almost zero with these pads and initial bite is a bit lower than stock but still responsive. The combination seems to fade very little during spirited driving and green braking is good.



Overall I was very satisfied with this combo until I pulled off my wheels to have the tires replaced. On both front rotors with the akebono pads, there were stress cracks on the face of the rotor. I also noted very little wear on the pads, but significant wearing and scoring of the rotors.





The centric semimetallic pads produce slightly more dust than the akebonos, but is still much less than stock, and there is zero noise from the pads. I''ll be placing an order for new Centric pads and rotors for the front brakes and will be removing the akebonos from my vehicle.
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Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.7

2004 Honda S2000

Vehicle Miles: 50,000

Location: Austin, TX

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 1

Pads: Hawk HT-10 Track Only Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

November 16, 2009

Consistent, near fad-free performance and not too harsh on rotors and reasonably priced.
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Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.2

1990 Volkswagen GTi 8V

Vehicle Miles: 180,000

Location: Little Rock, AR

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Hawk Blue 9012 Track Only Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

November 08, 2009

Excellent stopping power, great fade resistance at Hallett, a track known for changes in elevation and hard braking in corners. Lasted 2 days on track (approx 5 x 20 minute sessions each day). One of the front pads unglued itself from its metal backing (possibly due to excessive heat) which ended the life of the brake set. Also very hard on rotors - they were pretty much paper thin at the end of the pad s life. I plan on trying either a different Hawk compound, or Carbotech pads for the next go round. I am also planning on installing brake ducting.
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Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.2

2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6 CoupePerformance Handling Package

Vehicle Miles: 33,000

Location: San Diego, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Hawk Blue 9012 Track Only Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

October 24, 2009

I bought the drilled an slotted DBA 4000 rotors. They developed surface fractures very quickly on the front rotors. The fron driver side rotor finally failed with 3x hairline fractures that went through the entire wall of the rotor. The factory cross drilled rotors lasted longer. I switch looking for more fade resistance. I have very nice cooling ducts that feed the front and read brakes directly through high temp hoses.
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Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.7

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 32,160

Location: Tobyhanna, Pa

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 200

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

October 13, 2009

I purchased these Hawk Performance Ceramics to replace AXXIS UKCeramic.

The AXXIS UKCeramics were great for stopping power but the pad material was too soft hence the pads were extremely dusty. But the Hawk performace pads on the other hand, are the best pads I have installed on this car. These Pads Stop better then the stock pads and much better then the AXXIS. If you are a spirited,are hard driver like I am then these are the brakes for you. I''ll state that it is as simply as this: buy these pads if you drive hard or like to push your vehicle. Hawks is the first Brand name for my car.
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Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit Reviewer's Overall Rating: 3.8

1989 BMW 325is

Vehicle Miles: 230,000

Location: Lilburn, GA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

October 05, 2009

No initial bite, stopping power was way down. These pads took forever to seat in which time that had such a sliding effect it felt dangerous to drive. Took to a track day and once they warmed up they bit better, but faded quickly.
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Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.7

2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt

Vehicle Miles: 42,000

Location: HALIFAX, NS

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 41,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Power Slot Rotor

September 15, 2009

My Bullitt is used primarily for Autocross and track days. I would purchase the HP+ pads, but not the Power Slot rotors again.I installed them at the start of the summer and bedded them in according to the manufacturer instructions. They seemed to work fine over the stock rotors, but I could tell when examining them after events that they would not last. I participated in 3 autocrosses and one track day with no problem. On my second track day, one of the front rotors cracked. I do not drive an excessive number of hot laps before cooling the car down. I purchased these based on recommendations from other Bullitt owners that used them, specifically staying away from cross-drilled due to cracking problems, and did not expect a failure so soon.
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