Originally Posted by jacob300zx
That bent carbotech pad is damage due to the pad hanging up on one side and the piston pressing after said hang up. Were you running the clips? Were they cleaned and lubed on install?
XP10, stock 1.8 brakes, Laguna at ~220whp. Brand new pads Sunday morning, this is what they looked like Sunday at 5pm.
outer pad (fingers):
inner pad (piston):
For whatever reason, the CTs do this when you get them really, really hot. Not sure you can blame it on the pad if you're producing the kind of heat that can bend the backing plate like that, though. If you can bend a set of CTs like that, what you need is a Wilwood BBK.
I ran CTs in the Wilwoods for a while and never had that kind of problem again - I use Hawks now because they handle super-abuse better, last as long/longer, and are significantly
cheaper. I've also grown to like the initial bite/modulation characteristics. I'm about to switch the Rental over from XP12s to DTC60s. We'll still sell the CTs, though - they are the perfect option for those of you that drive to the track and don't want to switch pads for the Monday commute.
Congratulations, you're a real man, we have 11.75" BBKs in stock.