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Old 06-24-2008, 01:07 AM   #41
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Carbotech XP10 front, XP8 rear, stock 1.8 blank rotors, all purchased from Saferacer. There's a discount code posted on the specmiata forum, and free shipping too.
SS lines from Advanced Autosports. Good kit at a good price.
ATE fluid.

No fade whatsoever on the track last week. Granted it was VIR Grand East which is not terribly hard on brakes when you've got a measly 100hp. But they hauled the car down very well, even on T1Rs. Very easy to modulate near the limit. Can't wait to get some better rubber on for the next track event so I can get on these brakes even harder.

Carbotechs aren't the cheapest pads out there, but IMO they are worth it. I've also driven Hawk Blues and PFC97s, although those were on an FD. I liked the feel of PFC97s but decided to give the Carbotechs a try on my Miata, thinking they'd be a little better on the street if I got lazy and just left them on there between track days. They do dust quite a bit, but that goes with the territory, and the dust is pretty easy to clean off. I've been very happy with them so far.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:53 AM   #42
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I also really like Carbotech pads. I've been running XP9s (now discontinued) for track pads on my B chassis Nissan cars for about 5 years with excellent results. I have a friend that does Pocono very often in a 300whp '98 Sentra SE on Hoosiers and he swears by the XP10s.
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:19 PM   #43
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Not yet, but coming soon. M-Tuned/ETD is busy with some other stuff first and then they will offer these to the market. Probably looking at Sub $100 for brackets, centering ring and hardware for this kit.

I'll try and get you some pictures of it in the coming week.

Interesting Euro Rafa - Croatia is out, and so is Netherlands. I'm hoping Turkey can take our Germany now! I'm was born and raised in England, but has some Turkish blood in me.
I will buy a set of these like whoa.
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:23 PM   #44
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http://www.oehq.com/index2.cfm?showp...397&vendor=ACD

$23 corrado rotors too. I found my brake kit.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:45 PM   #45
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Stock 1.8s

-Started with HP+s, still love them for the street, faded them first track-day I took them to
-Faded the **** out of the same HP+s the first turbo track day I did
-Faded and chunked the **** out of the Porterfield R4 race pads I tried
-Porterfield sent me a set of Raybestos ST-43 pads which I've had on for one whole session, but they dust like a ************ and eat rotors so I'm hopeful

If the Raybestos pads don't cut it, I'll be saving up for a BBK and Carbotech XP12s/10s.
Your working the pads outside its limits. Any time your outside the operating range wear (pad or rotor) increases dramatically. Try adding efficient cooling ducts.

And no, 2” tubes zipped tied to the spindle and pointing at the rotor is not efficient enough.

For Race / heavy braking tracks add a backing plate that seals the open area behind the rotor. Then mount your fresh air hose to this plate. All air should flow though the rotor center vanes. If you boil fresh quality fluid add a second hose for the caliper….

Or find a way to take the corner at a higher mph!
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Argh!

This is harder than Chinese math!

Here's my setup. Bendix CQ (ceramic) pads (came with 1 free replacement, dust much less than Auto-Zone pads, stay bedded-in longer), that faded pretty ******* quickly at Loudon (NHMS).
I'm gonna switch to ATE Gold/Super Blue (used to use Advance crap), but seems like there's no consensus on pads.

Some people recommend wholeheartedly Carbotech, but I'm not sure wanna drop $250 on pads alone.
Shaikh (FCM) says he likes Axxis Ultimate, but there are very few reports on them at the track.

'Scuse me, I gotta go take some aspirin, 'cause figuring this out is making my head hurt.
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