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Old 06-29-2009, 12:45 AM   #8
grippgoat
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Originally Posted by FromageTheDog View Post
Fair enough. I'll definitely try the EBC yellows in back; the price is right on those guys.
I'd really suggest trying a pad that's known to perform and wear well on the track, both front and rear, from a brand that has a range of options for different torque, and work from there. If you find something cheap that works for you, that's all well and good, but I doubt you will. There are expensive pads that wear really fast on the track. But I'm not aware of any cheap pads that don't wear fast. With cheap pads, you're likely to run into a false economy. You'll either burn the pads fast, or the rotors, or both.

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Originally Posted by FromageTheDog View Post
Do you folks recommend swapping pads at the track, or is daily commute wear (400 miles/week for me) going to be largely in the noise relative to track days?
Do NOT commute on the street with race pads. Your pads and rotors will both wear EXTREMELY FAST. That said, you'll be fine swapping them in your garage the night before and event, and swapping back after you get home.

-Mike
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