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    looking or brake pads for a day at the track. Suggestions?

    Hey All. Just like the subject says, I will be doing a track day next week and am looking for a set of pads to swap out for the day. Thoughts?

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    Re: looking or brake pads for a day at the track. Suggestions?

    Hello,
    Depends on the rest of your combination. Most of the cars we setup for the track are running R4's on slotted rotors, D3 brake lines, and upgraded brake fluid. All of this on sticky rubber. If this is your first time out with the car, I would advise that you see how the combination feels to you before making wholesale changes. Also a lot of this will depend on your driving style too. You have plenty of tried and true options available.

    What track are you running? What mods do you have done to your car? OEM rubber?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeeboid View Post
    Hey All. Just like the subject says, I will be doing a track day next week and am looking for a set of pads to swap out for the day. Thoughts?

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    Re: looking or brake pads for a day at the track. Suggestions?

    I love my Porterfield R4's.

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    Re: looking or brake pads for a day at the track. Suggestions?

    I run Carbotech XP20 up front and XP12 in back.

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    Re: looking or brake pads for a day at the track. Suggestions?

    I ended up going with a set of Hawk DTC-60 for the front, and leaving the back stock. Install them on Friday and break em in on Saturday. We'll see how it performs. pretty aggressive but I will be taking my dad with so the car will be getting 2x the driving.

    We are going up to Brainerd International Speedway in Brainerd, Minnesota on Monday.

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    Re: looking or brake pads for a day at the track. Suggestions?

    Cool. Keep us all posted! Keep the shiny side up and most importantly have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeeboid View Post
    I ended up going with a set of Hawk DTC-60 for the front, and leaving the back stock. Install them on Friday and break em in on Saturday. We'll see how it performs. pretty aggressive but I will be taking my dad with so the car will be getting 2x the driving.

    We are going up to Brainerd International Speedway in Brainerd, Minnesota on Monday.

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    Re: looking or brake pads for a day at the track. Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by zeeboid View Post
    Hey All. Just like the subject says, I will be doing a track day next week and am looking for a set of pads to swap out for the day. Thoughts?
    I have zero complaints about the stock pads with street tires. I'd give them a try before you get some others. Like was said, swap the brake fluid first to make sure they will work ok stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeeboid View Post
    I ended up going with a set of Hawk DTC-60 for the front, and leaving the back stock. Install them on Friday and break em in on Saturday. We'll see how it performs. pretty aggressive but I will be taking my dad with so the car will be getting 2x the driving.

    We are going up to Brainerd International Speedway in Brainerd, Minnesota on Monday.

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    I ran that at the SHO National Convention last July. We were supposed to run the long course and was initially disappointed we didn't. But the shorter course is better. Which you running?

    I ran DTC-70 in front, DTC-60 in back on slicks...

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    Re: looking or brake pads for a day at the track. Suggestions?

    I ran XP10 / XP8 on OEM tires. Very nice combination.

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    Re: looking or brake pads for a day at the track. Suggestions?

    Get video.

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