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Old 03-23-2010, 07:33 PM   #41
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At least he was knowledgable enough to check some temps. He sure talks a good game.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:06 PM   #42
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I wonder if this dude actually drives the car hard or uses his mouth on men?
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If we can find out his lap times we can put those against other lap times at that track.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:11 AM   #43
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this just in...going with $90 Racing Brake stock replacements and hoping for the best.
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this just in...going with $90 Racing Brake stock replacements and hoping for the best.
Send them to me.
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:03 PM   #45
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Send them to me.
I might.
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Cobalt Friction
Anyone tried them yet?

They came out with the CSR which would most likely last longer than the XR2 and XR3 that I see only last 2.5-3 hours with a pro driver.
I have been running Cobalt Friction XR2's simply the best feeling longest lasting track pad I have tried yet.

Another thing I like about them is there is essentially no bedding required Slap them on and your ready to go, they perform the same consistent way after a couple applications weather you slap them on new rotors or used rotors that have pad transfer form other types of pads or not. Thermal cycling of them makes no difference just need to wear them enough to get the surfaces in contact good.

Many of the other pads I have tried like Carbotech require perfect bed in procedures for them to work well. And rely on super even transfer of pad material to the rotor to not get a bit of chatter and uneven bite.

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Old 03-25-2010, 01:51 PM   #47
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If you were a real man you would step up to CL pads from Carbon Lorraine.
Before you get your panties in their typical wad-Yes they are French and yes they are expensive. However they resist heat better than almost any other pads, wear much slower(2-3x slower or more) and are very kind to rotors.
They have pads for the dynalite caliper and the miata rears.
They are going on my car-once it is finished.
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I have been running Cobalt Friction XR2's simply the best feeling longest lasting track pad I have tried yet.

Another thing I like about them is there is essentially no bedding required Slap them on and your ready to go, they perform the same consistent way after a couple applications weather you slap them on new rotors or used rotors that have pad transfer form other types of pads or not. Thermal cycling of them makes no difference just need to wear them enough to get the surfaces in contact good.

Many of the other pads I have tried like Carbotech require perfect bed in procedures for them to work well. And rely on super even transfer of pad material to the rotor to not get a bit of chatter and uneven bite.

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More proof you should try the Cobalts. There's a reason most Grand Am teams use them. I don't know if they make a pad for your Wilwood caliper or not though.
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Sounds like the same pad that the MER tech was raving about.
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More proof you should try the Cobalts. There's a reason most Grand Am teams use them. I don't know if they make a pad for your Wilwood caliper or not though.
I’m using them in my Wilwood Dyna Pro calipers. Slightly different shape than the Dyna Lights. But you can get them in ether flavor from Adrenaline Racing

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There website hasn’t been updated in a while but you can call them.

Also none of them are really sutable for street use. they dont seem to be agressive on rotors when hot but they sure are when cold. The thing is you don't need to bed them just swap them in and out at the track on your street driven track car they dont seem to care what pad compound transfer layer was on your rotors.

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Thanks for that last tidbit of information Mr. Bundinatron, literally minutes after ordering a set DTC-60.
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I've heard soooo many good things about Cobalts from top knotch pro racers. The only problem is the price... I am going to try DTC 60 f/r and see how I like them. If no good, then I will finally go with the 'balts.
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I've heard soooo many good things about Cobalts from top knotch pro racers. The only problem is the price... I am going to try DTC 60 f/r and see how I like them. If no good, then I will finally go with the 'balts.
For me they seem to last at least twice as long on track as any other pad I have tried that had close to the same performance. Actually 4 times as long as some others I have used.

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Did your new DTC-60s come in yet?
I have a track day coming up and I'm still on the stock brake setup including rotors. I've run Axxis ultimates thus far but I need more brake for this power level for sure.
Do you know if you like the DTC-60s yet or should I look into Cobalts?

Looks like a set of front and rear cobalts would set me back $150 per set so $300 to fit the car excluding rotors and fluid. I would like to run something cheaper right now considering the speeds I'll be seeing at this small track.
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not yet, trying to get on track this weekend.
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Where did you buy the hawks?
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Where did you buy the hawks?
The prices are really good at Jeg's on the Hawk products in my experience.
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Sav sells em
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I bought them from Savington. If the 60's don't work, we get to move up to 70's...which I seriously doubt we'll need considering out cars weigh under 2500lb.
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