Just finished a track day at Sears Point this weekend. Had a decent amount of brake fade, but the pedal feel was not good with everything heated up. Any recommendations for front and rear pads for track days? Thanks.
pufferfish said:I recommend a solid entry level pad (like the hawk HP+) for intermediate level drivers. The carbotech xp12 front/ xp10 rear is a fantastic pad combination for the advanced driver and really shines with r-compound tires. And they are the only pad manufacturer (that I am aware of) to offer pre-bedding, which maximizes track time by eliminating wasting the first session on bedding new brakes.
isrboss said:The rep also mentioned the pfc brake fluid having a light viscosity that helps flow quicker through the abs veins/valves. I have never thought of this before, so is there anything to this? He also mentioned, that in out cars, not to jump on the brakes, but roll into it, apply normal pressure then after a couple of seconds get on them. He said the abs will pull 200psi from the system thinking an impact is going to happen. Apparently our abs is thinking ahead, and attempting to predict a collision over track day.
F.D. Sako said:Could this be one of the reasons why we're experiencing clutch pedal problems?
I really dislike ABS, i wonder if there's a safe way of temporarily de-activating it.
PeteInCT said:I have never seen any issues with too much brake pedal pressure needed when approaching ABS limit. I highly doubt ANY good DOT 4 fluid will make much of a difference on this area. I run stock calipers, either Castro SRF, Pagid or Motel 600 fluid with Pagid RST-2/RS-56 combo for pads.
boro92 said:I would also state that the PFC rep's recommendation on how to get on the brakes is just proper form anyways.
One shouldnt jab the brake pedal from the get go--especially not with proper pads.
F.D. Sako said:Racing data analysts and engineers may adisagree but for our HPDE, track day purposes it is more assuring to "gradually" get on the brakes.
+2 on DOT 4 fluid and brake cooling ducts. If you don't have them already. Stock front pads will definitely fade when overheated, and maybe before that.drano38 said:+1 on DOT 4 fluid and brake cooling ducts.