Let's Talk Brake Pads

Discussion in 'Optimum Performance' started by OPMustang Tim, Apr 17, 2017 at 7:27 PM.

  1. OPMustang Tim

    OPMustang Tim TMO Intermediate

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    As many of you know we began carrying G-LOC Brake Pads around June of last year. We try to stock a deep inventory. We also help out G-LOC and other dealers that get into delivery binds and drop ship to and for their Customers. G-LOC try's to build up inventory to ship from stock but due to demand (they support several Run-Off Teams) at this time of year it is impossible to stay ahead. Last year we focused on S550/GT350 pads as well as RS Focus. This year we have added S197 to the mix so our investment has deepened greatly. Our sales this year have already left total 2016 sales in the dust. We have been able to ship most from stock but we are entering the season where all the tracks are beginning to open. We also have several Customers ordering multiple sets at once. As we get deeper into the season please plan ahead, the lead times are fairly short if it is not on the shelf (about a week) but that is beginning to stretch into a week and a few days. Typically we can ship anywhere in 1-3 days. Other models are also beginning to take off. The RS Focus has been huge for us this month. We can have anything made.

    All of our track pad compounds (R8-R18) are delivered PRE-BED. I believe we have one set of RS R8 compounds from last year that are not. We DO NOT pass that fee to our Customers. While we have access to most brands of Track Pads and still sell some you will not find them on our site. We believe in Chris and Danny at G-LOC and that is where our Loyalty is. They took a chance with us and support us 100%. It has worked out and we continually ask our Customers for feedback which as you know is always user dependent :) What one driver likes is not what the other driver will.

    We provide extra's with our pads and as several Customers have learned we work very hard to keep them Satisfied. We understand that G-LOC's are not for everyone but they are an excellent value and work very well. There are other alternatives in the market, some are ok, some may be less expensive but we like supporting a smaller company run by two individuals dedicated to the sport that also supports the grassroots racer. If you have ever called G-LOC you more than likely spoken with the President directly. When you call us or email us, you are talking to me.

    Let us know if you have any questions or need any assistance.
     
  2. captdistraction

    captdistraction Not necessarily the Stig

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    If I want to see hey-Zeus when I dig into the pedal, which compound will best do that while stealing series points from @ArizonaBOSS ? ;)

    That said, can't wait to try gloc out and see how it stacks up to PFC/Hawk.


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  3. OPMustang Tim

    OPMustang Tim TMO Intermediate

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    R18's on the front and R12's out back (or until those other ones wear out)
     
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    Gab TMO Beginner

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    Tim, against the recommendation of people who know more than I do, I purchased and installed Hawk HP+ pads paired to DBA rotors. I cannot stand the dust - the noise isn't so bad, but the dust...

    Anyhow, how do G-LOC R6's pads compare to HP+ pads in brake torque, dust, and noise? My car is an '08 Bullitt with the stock calipers, used for autocross with the very occasional trackday (2-3 events a year).
     
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    k98dave TMO Race

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    If you don't want brake dust after tracking or autoX you might as well just stay home. Any worthwhile performance pad will generate dust under severe use. Just wash it when your done playing

    [QUOTE=" I purchased and installed Hawk HP+ pads paired to DBA rotors. I cannot stand the dust - the noise isn't so bad, but the dust...
     
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  6. TymeSlayer

    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    I have Hawk Performance Ceramics and DBA slotted 4000s and they may not be great for the track, they work for me and have no noise and little dust. They're not ideal but I'll improve my pads as I get more experience under my belt. I have another set of these that'll get me through this year and then i'll move it on up to the eastside next season. I show my car as well so I hate the dust too but I usually pull the wheels off to clean them and just deal with it. Can't wait to start spewing out some real brake dust!
     
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  7. OPMustang Tim

    OPMustang Tim TMO Intermediate

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    How aggressive of a tire do you run?

    Gab, any brake pad will dust, there is no such thing as a dust free pad. The difference is in the make up of the dust. Pads sold as dual purpose tend to be a compromise that usually does not work. Hawks tend to be very rotor aggressive which means the 'dust' has rotor in it, not just brake pad material.

    If you only do 2-3 track events a year you should just swap on a set of pads for those events and run a GS-1 street pad or R6 the rest of the time. The GS-1 is low noise and low dust. G-LOC dust typically wipes off and does not attach itself to the finish even with the race compounds.

    The R6 is not designed for roadcourse use. A majority of our Customers run the GS-1 and then a track compound, it saves wear on the more expensive track pad for daily driven, dual purpose vehicles. You can run the R6 on the street, it has an aggressive bite from cold to 1000F. The GS-1 will work up to around 800F, G-LOC doesn't recommend it for any type of track use but it does have a higher level of bite than a standard street pad.

    There really is not an optimal dual purpose pad or in your case a 3 purpose pad. The compounding recipe is designed for the purpose. The levels of ingredients changes with increases in temperature range, this increases noise and dust. Anyone that claims differently is not telling the entire story. Something is compromised.

    I run an R10 on the street but I also don't ever clean my wheels. For Mustangs we typically go to an R8 compound for autocross and it will handle some easy track work. If you are interested in trying the R6's let us know.
     

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