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This right here is what complacency and acquiescence looks like.

Yep. Definition of complacent sheep over here.

How about take your beef up with the manufacturer instead of whining on a message board and throwing them in the trash? If you want to enact change of manufacture location make the correct parties aware; not us sheeple armchair mechanics.

You might need a time machine to go back in time to stop Boomers from offshoring everything, though.
 

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Yep. Definition of complacent sheep over here.

How about take your beef up with the manufacturer instead of whining on a message board and throwing them in the trash? If you want to enact change of manufacture location make the correct parties aware; not us sheeple armchair mechanics.

You might need a time machine to go back in time to stop Boomers from offshoring everything, though.
I suggest you go back and look at the rest of the thread? OP is looking for better brakes. Given the fact that I had just ordered these pads, I said I would comment further on them once received to which OP replied he was looking forward to. Once received I noted where they are manufactured, that because of that they are not recommended, and that EBC is given they seem to be be the only brand currently manufactured in the western hemisphere; you know, that place some of our ancestors gave their lives defending against the very sort of tyranny seen in modern common manufacturing locations that we currently financially prop up? Therefore I do not want to install them precisely because of where they are made. If I wanted a Chinese car I'd have one. I may not have the choice on several daily used items having been made with foreign slave labor but on brakes I do.
 

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Perhaps you can take a look at :: #1 Race Specialist in The World :: �

They claim to produce their pads in-house (and they carry other brands too). They are located in California. Even if they don't show a pad you want on their website, they can make it. They will help you identify the backing plate variant, then can press any of their compounds on to any of their pads. They will help you pick the compound as well.

I have used them in the past for both a set of street pads, as well as a few sets of endurance race pads.
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Yes that would be 4, so you are a foreigner living in a foreign country. Guess that explains your views and lack of knowledge about the USA.
 

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Yes that would be 4, so you are a foreigner living in a foreign country. Guess that explains your views and lack of knowledge about the USA.
My knowledge of the US is better than that of most Americans, thanks. I have also seen more of and driven through more of America than most Americans. I would bet money I've seen more of it than you, perhaps even more of your own home state than you have; from Moline to little El Paso, Chicago to Peoria, or Springfield, Wheeling and beyond.

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Regarding the brakes it is probably too early to tell much with these Hawk pads. I can't say anything to dust levels as I they're probably not even broken in but they are very smooth and found the rotors to be fine enough to not bother with turning them. I would have to say I recommend the EBC kits which are on sale right now.
 

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Nope seen more, know more and you still purchased China parts and installed them on a Japanese vehicle, yes sir way to stick by your convictions!

But in case you forgot this is a Buick Regal/Tourx forum so a Toyota Highlander review is meaningless. Have a great day!
 

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Nope seen more, know more and you still purchased China parts and installed them on a Japanese vehicle, yes sir way to stick by your convictions!

But in case you forgot this is a Buick Regal/Tourx forum so a Toyota Highlander review is meaningless. Have a great day!
Alright then, whatever you say. And the few review notes are in response to the request above regarding contrasting opinions in some of the better brake products on the market regardless of the make and model the materially identical pads and rotors will be installed onto. Having bought Hawk brakes for a family member's vehicle (which may have even be US "assembled") because everything seemed to point to the pads being a US manufactured brand and the fact that it wasn't was the whole point of it being brought up but thanks anyways for circling back to that, Poindexter.
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thruth be told thats why im doing it too i love my 20 inch wheels and the stock calipers look goofy behind em and we took a 16 gs on trade and i loved the looks of those big calipers and rotors
 

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They nice.
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Recently my brother-in-law got a 2018 Regal Sport back and he's not happy as well with the stopping power also with the brake dust coating his rims. I suggested him to try the replacing with carbon ceramic pads. Learn more here power stop brakes. Stopping power increased and since he had performance rims installed, he is happy with almost no brake dust. It was easy to order on Amazon. I'm also thinking of replacing mine with ceramic pads when I'm due for replacement.
 

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This post is surprising as all of the professional Auto reviews I've watched or read have tested the Regal/Insignia with braking distances less than those of comparable models from BMW and Audi. I absolutely love my car's braking performance, lack of brake noise, and lack of brake dust with the factory pads.
 

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This post is surprising as all of the professional Auto reviews I've watched or read have tested the Regal/Insignia with braking distances less than those of comparable models from BMW and Audi. I absolutely love my car's braking performance, lack of brake noise, and lack of brake dust with the factory pads.
You aren't the only one. I like em. 3 people I've let drive it commented on how nice the brake feel is.
 

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I've been in a few panic braking situations and the brake certainly hauled it down to 0 very quickly. Likely would have had an accident in any other vehicle I've owned.
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This post is surprising as all of the professional Auto reviews I've watched or read have tested the Regal/Insignia with braking distances less than those of comparable models from BMW and Audi. I absolutely love my car's braking performance, lack of brake noise, and lack of brake dust with the factory pads.
And as I have said before, OP claims the Silverado has better stopping power than the Regal.
I called that kind of BS.
 

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And as I have said before, OP claims the Silverado has better stopping power than the Regal.
I called that kind of BS.
Yep. Quoted stopping distance from Motorweek for the TourX is 104 feet. Quoted stopping distance from Motortrend for the 2017 Silverado is 139 feet. A quick search shows other years are similar.

The stopping distance on my 03 Jetta is 130 feet and that car is smaller and lighter. The TourX just destroys it.

I plan to run genuine GM pads and rotors on this car for its life. I've dealt with too much nonsense from aftermarket stuff over the years on my VWs.
 
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