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Old 02-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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I'm looking to get a set of new pads for my front Wilwood Dynalites. I have the Chikara/Maruha carrier with a 10.6 sport rotors. How do I purchase the correct pads? Do I have to order them for the Dynalite AND proper thickness? They came with a set of two when I got them so I haven't had to buy any until now. A few days with no response from Chikara. Looking to get DTC-30's. If anyone knows the part number, or can let me know how to look it up, appreciate it.

Yes, I know I should have used the TSE kit in the first place.

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HB100W.480
sorry about the reading comprehension failure. HB100 is the "Outlaw" shape, "W" is the compound, and .480 is the pad thickness in inches.

FYI, that pad will die a fiery death, quickly on the track. I recommend you get DTC-60s for the track. They are good on the street too, but I have no clue how long they will last on the street.
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Is there only one specification in terms of sizing/thickness that is available? If that is the case, are the TSE rotors going to be the same thickness as my sports?

Why will they die a fiery death? I've used HT-10 and they weren't an issue, aren't the DTC-30's a step up?

Thanks for the info.
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Is there only one specification in terms of sizing/thickness that is available? If that is the case, are the TSE rotors going to be the same thickness as my sports?

Why will they die a fiery death? I've used HT-10 and they weren't an issue, aren't the DTC-30's a step up?

Thanks for the info.
Measure your rotor thickness and let us know. The options are .480 and HUGE so I seriously doubt it's the larger size.

Old school HT-10 was a different compound that should not be compared to the DTC pads. I ran the 30's and they lasted one day, the 60's last much much much longer and I prefer the increased friction. When I had the Corrado brakes I was getting ~3 days on a set of 60s, one day on 30's and severely overheating the pad.

The old HT-10 and Blues were strange compounds. The pedal felt like ----, ate rotors, released like ----, had strange ramp, but they couldn't overheat to the point of losing friction. These DTC pads are much different and seem to do everything better. I have never overheated the 60's. I wouldn't say the new compound is delicate, but asking DTC-30 "dirt track" or "SM" pads to handle a heavier Miata with double the power probably won't work for you. Hell, try it and see, the pads are only $50. If you want to buy a set of DTC-60's "just in case" and end up not needing them, I'll buy them from you, unused, for $70 shipped.
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I think I'll take your advice and just get the 60's. I also share the same opinion about the HT-10, but due to lack of experimenting with other pads, I don't know much better myself.
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I think I'll take your advice and just get the 60's. I also share the same opinion about the HT-10, but due to lack of experimenting with other pads, I don't know much better myself.
Good choice, the only people who disagree with me are certainly closet lady-boys. No virile male would track a turbo Miata on 30's.
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Good choice, the only people who disagree with me are certainly closet lady-boys. No virile male would track a turbo Miata on 30's.
I've been here long enough to realize that you've blown enough money to get the right answers for the rest of us ladies.
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Any guess on what I should use in the rears if I run the DTC-60 up front? It doesn't look like the DTC-60 is available for sport rear calipers.
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PFC 01 or 97 I guess? I have significantly higher rear caliper temps than the front brakes, I assume the pad temps are higher too.
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Another vote for the DTC-60's. I use them F+R on my Goodwin V4 setup. With proper (forced) cooling on the front I get only <1/16" of wear during a day.
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