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Old 03-31-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default An Article on How to Choose a Brake Pad

This is a Sticky on NASIOC, I found it educational hope you do too.

Hi Guys,
I wanted to post a link to an article I recently wrote about how to choose street and track brake pads. I know this has always been a popular topic on this forum, and one that creates a lot of confusion.

This is NOT an article promoting a specific brand or brands. It is intended to lay out the thought processes and variables that go into choosing a pad for any street or track condition.

As a representative for some of the top brake manufacturers in the aftermarket for the past 7 years, Ive had the chance to address this topic in countless conversations with customers online, over the phone, or in person. Until now though, Ive never had the time to pull my thoughts together and present them in a cohesive manner.

My hope is that this article will prevent some of the repetitive what are the best brake pads? questions weve all seen a million times. With a fundamental understanding of this topic in hand, we can hopefully elevate future conversations on this topic to a higher, more productive level.

Id post the article here in its entirety, but it would probably take me 20 posts!


Or here: Essex - Learning Center - How to Choose the Best Street and Track Brake Pads
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Good read, I learned that its OK to like Hawk Blue while virtually everyone I know thinks they make too much bite.
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Very good read. Describes all the characteristics of the different pad types why I have found the Sintered pads from Cobalt Friction the best for my HPDE/ Time attack usage.

With other pads I was Always fighting Judder issues and getting the bed in and transfer material just right. Slap the Cobalts on when you get to the track and they just work consistently and the way you want them to, operating temp or driving conditions make no difference and they dont need a well controlled bed in procedure.

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