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Old 03-23-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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I am making an order with FM and in need of track pads.

I can get the Hawk locally for about the same price as the R4
anyone have had experience with both, even if its not DTC30, experience with blues? ive ran blue for the last year and wanted something less aggressive

these pads will be strictly track pads, so noise, rotor wear, and dust is no issue, what im after is more balanced and consistent braking
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Porterfields were good to me, lots of noise when cold but great feel and stopping power. I have a slightly used front set (1.8) if you wanna try them for cheap.
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Porterfields were good to me, lots of noise when cold but great feel and stopping power. I have a slightly used front set (1.8) if you wanna try them for cheap.
1.8 sport? because i maybe, i just want to take the opportunity cuze i got something i want from fm and figure ill do it together
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just posted in another thread about the DTC-60s. They are a great pad, never have fade, fast warmup times, good bite in, LOTS of dust, and i can actually drive the car home after the track without changing my pads.

I have 90 miata using Motul fluid with the 94+ brake setup
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1.8 sport? because i maybe, i just want to take the opportunity cuze i got something i want from fm and figure ill do it together
Nope, just 1.8.
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I swear by DTC-60 and I buy pads based solely upon performance. They happen to last longer than anything else I've used too. Pads are a personal preference though, try out a set of each and pick your favorite.
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I just tracked a set of DTC-30s for the first time last weekend. I was very impressed, but I've only used OEM-quality pads on the track before, so my bar was set pretty low.

The 30s definitely bite even when cold (I drive my car to/from the track), and they seemed to have a very linear torque ramp, at least to my noob foot. I wasn't able to fade them, despite being on a track known for being tough on brakes. I'm basically at stock power though, so take that for what it's worth.

They are definitely noisy, they throw sparks, and they just sound like they're eating rotors, but if you don't care about any of that, then they might be worth a shot.

No experience with the R4 personally, but I know a couple of local Miata guys (one who is very fast) that run them and have been pretty pleased.
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i would also maybe suggest calling HAWK and talking to them, they were very helpful when i talked to them
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