in order to appropriately chronical my list of regrets in their entirety, here is my recent brake failure diatribe:
3-hours on DTC-30:
Originally Posted by TheGeezer
I still don't get how you're so seriously overheating the stock system :( I'm sorry I have nothing better to offer - I just don't understand why you're having the problems you are. It bums me out. :(
It all started with pad taper on Carbotechs where they lasted about 1-hour on the track.
then it was sticking slider pins
then a pad broke off the backing plate
then it was pad "knockback" but didn't know it
then I switched to the wilwoods
then it was a bad master cylinder
realized I had a bad bearing on the passenger side causing "knockback"
then it was chronic leaking wilwood calipers...only 8-failure points on each caliper!!!!!!
realized the DTC-30's are too "cold"
switched to PFC-97 and on the same day had what I only guess is a sticky piston and smoked the pad, rotor, and got the caliper hot enough for a rebuild
then I took the wilwoods off and drank a lot of beer, and I mean a lot
then I realized my knockback problem was probably a bad bearing on the driver's side too
I'm going to buy the cheap Racing Brake rotors and run the wilwood calipers. I think this will work and keep my wallet alive.