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Old 11-03-2003, 07:44 AM   #1
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i have a daily driven car that i am running in sm. i am trying to figure out which way to go. i'm gonna be running stoptech rotors, goodridge lines, and now need to pick pads. the set of axis pads is around $100 cheaper, so are the bobcats really worth the extra $100? any suggestions?
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Old 11-03-2003, 07:57 AM   #2
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The Ultimates are REALLY dusty. A PITA if it's your daily driven car. From what I've read, the Bobcats are much less dusty. I like the performance of the Ultimates, especially initial bite, but I hate all the dust.

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Old 11-03-2003, 04:30 PM   #3
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The Bobcat is a superior pad. Dusts less, fades less, and is just as quiet as stock or Ultimates. Myself and another wagoner have done lots of comparing (he has Bobcats, I have Ultimates). On the road, both work great but his dust less, and on track mine seem to fade more quickly and transfer a ton of material to the rotor when they overheat. The Bobcat had no such problems, though they did of course fade under track use. They are NOT a track pad though, so that was expected.

Not to say the Ultimate isn't a good pad; it's a GREAT pad for the price. But the Bobcat may be worth the premium to you. FWIW, he runs Bobcats in front and Ultimates in the rear; it's a way to save money, and the rears don't do much anyway and dust really isn't an issue back there.

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Old 11-04-2003, 12:59 AM   #4
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The Bobcat is a superior pad. Dusts less, fades less, and is just as quiet as stock or Ultimates. Myself and another wagoner have done lots of comparing (he has Bobcats, I have Ultimates). On the road, both work great but his dust less, and on track mine seem to fade more quickly and transfer a ton of material to the rotor when they overheat. The Bobcat had no such problems, though they did of course fade under track use. They are NOT a track pad though, so that was expected.

Not to say the Ultimate isn't a good pad; it's a GREAT pad for the price. But the Bobcat may be worth the premium to you. FWIW, he runs Bobcats in front and Ultimates in the rear; it's a way to save money, and the rears don't do much anyway and dust really isn't an issue back there.

Phil.

Don't forget that the Ultimates chew up your rotors too. I've had them on for 30k miles and they have eaten 1mm of thickness from my rotors.
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Old 11-04-2003, 08:34 AM   #5
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Bobcats all the way. Do a search. It's been covered more than enough.
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:40 PM   #6
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thanks for all your replies. looks like i'll be springing for the carbotechs.
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