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Get the PBR "Metal Masters" over "Deluxe" (archive)

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Posted by Ben on January 09, 2000 at 09:18:50:

In Reply to: PBR (REPCO) Deluxe pads- any good? posted by Tim Collins on January 07, 2000 at 14:50:22:

The Metal Masters are their more "performance-oriented" pads. More dust than the Deluxe pads, but still less than factory. Stopping power is better, but requires more pedal force to achieve the equivalent braking deceleration obtained with stock pads. It works like this: you have to press a little harder and deeper than normal, but if you just leave your foot idle after initial pedal depression, the pads will heat up on their own from friction and start increasing braking power. So while I had to keep presing a little harder and harder to come to a stop at an intersection, I can now just press the pedal once and leave my foot in that posisition, then the car comes to a stop by itself without requiring any more input from me or my foot. Good for lazy people like me. The longer pedal travel required for maximum braking might be annoying for some, but I appreciate the extra room for accurate brake modulation and enhanced control. I have used these pads on both my 535i and Porsche 944 turbo with great results. You can AX with them, but these are not suitable for the track. Some racers have tried them out with some success, but the more hairy tracks will melt the pads!

90 535iM, sharked, CCA

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