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Old 09-24-2006, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Quick question about brake setup for track.

Im going to just dedicate a set of pads and rotors for the track, carbotech xp8's and brembo solids. And just swap em out the day before the track, so I wont have to worry about different materials/resurfacing blah blah.

Already have super blue, and am gona re-bleed before trackday, and ss lines, and will remove dust shields for trackday also.

Just wondering if there is anything else I should consider, or not do with my setup.

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Old 09-24-2006, 01:51 AM   #2
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Brake ducts are a good idea...

RCE's is the only one I know of off the top of my head:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=941255

If you're serious enough that you have a dedicated track setup, it's probably right up your alley.

IIRC if you run Carbotech's street pads (Bobcats) the resurfacing thing shouldn't be an issue. I would look it up, but Carbotech has the single worst website in the history of the internets.

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Old 09-24-2006, 02:14 AM   #3
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Brake ducts are a good idea...

RCE's is the only one I know of off the top of my head:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=941255

If you're serious enough that you have a dedicated track setup, it's probably right up your alley.

IIRC if you run Carbotech's street pads (Bobcats) the resurfacing thing shouldn't be an issue. I would look it up, but Carbotech has the single worst website in the history of the internets.

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Haha I couldn't agree more on their website. Everything I've researched about their compounds and their company has been from nasioc.
Half of carbotech's links go to 404 =/

Those ducts look nice, but Im very tempted to try and throw something together myself. They just seem a bit overpriced at 300$, But thanks for the recommendation, this is definitely something I will do in the near future.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:21 AM   #4
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I've got a tutorial on scoobymods.com on a homemade brake setup- the RCE one is more effective though as it's directing air directly to the rear center of the rotor, my homemade setup directed air in the general direction of the rear of the rotor.

I think your right on "track" thus far, might also look into Ti shims to protect your seals/boots (will also lower fluid temps slightly as well)
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:05 AM   #5
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Ahh perfect, Thats exactly what I was gona do. Wasn't sure if I was gona replace the fog lights, or just have it scoop air from underneath the foglight, kinda from where the oe little under duct thing is. Then was gona steal RCE's idea of making the output vent bolt up to the hub and dump the air right into the center of the rotor. Ill def post a tut if I get it all figured out.
Thx for the inspiration Big Sky
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:38 AM   #6
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:38 PM   #7
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The dedicated set of rotors isn't entirely necessary. I run Pagid Yellows on the track and Hawk HPS on the street on the same rotors. I just do a basic bed-in procedure when I switch from my track pads back to my street pads and all is well. The main issue is that the stock rotors have a tendency to warp when used heavily on the track. Mine did and I was able to have them resurfaced, but I ended up switching to Performance Friction 2-piece fronts and they are MUCH better. No problems with uneven pad buildup, no vibration, etc. So getting just one set of nice 2-piece rotors is another thing to consider.
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:57 PM   #8
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^ true- I run DBA 5000 rotors street/track. I've found the Ferodo compounds are very compatible (DS2500/3000).
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Old 09-26-2006, 05:08 PM   #9
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Well, I am running stoptech bbk, and PFC 97 pads, which work really really well, however, due to the really high heat... i'm having to replace my front wheel bearings after only 4 track days.... so I would DEFINATELY reccomend the rce kool brake kit... it doesn't just cool the rotors, it also cools the hub and wheel bearing, which would hopefully increase bearing life! If I had known before that the wheel bearings would wear out so fast, I'd probably have at least tried to make some sort of DIY braking duct..

Also, if you plan to track the car alot, get ready to replace those stock wheel bearings after 4-6 track days... And when you do, do a lil research on NASIOC about the wheel bearings, there are options so that you don't have to use the stock ones again, and there are ways to extend the wheel bearing life. This is one of the threads of note: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=987976
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