Thread: Brakes
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:09 AM   #102
Merci Buckets
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Clarkston
2016 Cayman GTS
Arriving in January


Originally Posted by KNS Brakes View Post
Your car is pretty underbraked so the pads and rotors are going to overheat pretty easily.

I would:

Use up whatever rotors you have as long as they are decent.

Flush w/ ATE fluid

Get I'd say XP8's front/rear or Hawk HP+ for your first event. The 8's are 'alot' the HP+ are 'marginal'

Wrap the ball joint and tie rod ends w/ header wrap or something to prevent melting

Lastly - check your bank account - make sure it is well stocked.
Sound advice. Track days can get expensive very quickly. When you factor in the cost of the event, fuel, tire wear, brake wear, and general wear and tear on the car you can spend anywhere between $300 and $1000 for a single day at the track. A couple local friends stopped running at one of our local tracks because one day at the track toasted a set of front brake pads. One of them was using Carbotech XP8's the other had Pagid RS19's which are supposed to be an endurance pad (probably better when not on a 3000lb car). Not cheap pads to replace.

Of course everything gets really expensive when you don't spend money on your brakes and they lead to a failure and you end up wrecking the car.
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