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 Post subject: Brake Suggestions
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:32 pm 
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When I was running my car around the road course, I had considerable fade in the brakes.

It does have 4-wheel discs, and all 4 are about 10.5" diameter that are slotted. Although stopping a really heavy car with this is probably a major cause of the fade, I think the basically stock-type pads also contributed to this.

Could you guys give me some tips as to what type of pads to get?

I want something that I can use on the street, but will also stand up a little better to track use.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:11 pm 
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13 inch front.....

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C5 binders are a popular upgrade.. Or ZR1 calipers...

I imagine theres some upgrade kits availalble..

Theres a road racing forum that I can find the address for that talks alot about that for alot of different type cars.

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Yes, I've thought about going bigger on the front, but that means I wouldn't be able to use my 15" wheels anymore. I guess that isn't a really big deal, but I sure was hoping there was a cheaper way out of it...

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If you are dead set on keeping the 15" wheels you could try some higher temp pads and brake ducts.


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C5 binders are a popular upgrade.. Or ZR1 calipers...

I imagine theres some upgrade kits availalble..

Theres a road racing forum that I can find the address for that talks alot about that for alot of different type cars.

Here ya go.. I just got my desktop computer back to the land of the living.. Was on laptop when I posted the first time..

http://www.pro-touring.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=43


Read up on that forum, theres alot of discussion about braking & upgrades.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:47 am 
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Thanks for the link.

Joel, any suggestions on pads?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:13 am 
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Thanks for the link.

Joel, any suggestions on pads?
Depending on what you go with for calipers and rotors, thats gonna dictate what performance pads you can use...

If you go with an Fbody or C5 caliper I've heard/read good thinks about HAWK pads.. Again, they are performance pads, so I wouldnt use them for everyday daily driver duty.. But on the track they are supposed to be the ticket.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:45 pm 
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HAWK pads dust like a mofo!


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And some hawks dust become acidic when wet!

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Skip the hawk and call Carbotech. Ask for Matt.


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Thanks!

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carbotech pads adn ford dot3 HEAVY DUTY brake fluid (uber high temp w/o it turning to water if you let it sit for a while like dot4/5 do)


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i agree....thats what I have. Us Nissan punks like carobotech.

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i have Hawk now, there kinda 1/2 way decent. they stop good, but get hot very quick.

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