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Re: Best Street/Track Pads? (archive)

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Posted by Greg on February 13, 2000 at 15:04:30:

In Reply to: Re: Best Street/Track Pads? posted by Steve Walsh on February 13, 2000 at 14:29:27:


Thanks for sharing your experience. Do you run the PF90's both front and rear on the track? Also, do you have separate track rotors for both front and rear? If I just change the pads between street and track, what is the consequence? Is it that the track rotors are more susceptible to warpage?

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: Sorry Greg, they don't exist :(

: Now you might replies suggesting Metal Masters or Performance Friction Z-rated or what have you, but forget it. Street pads are useless at the track, and track pads are not street friendly. My experience based upon trying:

: Stock (Textar/Jurid) - good for street, with good 'cold' bite. Sucked at the track.

: PBR (Axxis/Repco) Deluxe - same as above
: PBR (Axxis/Repco) MetalMasters - worse than stock when cold, better when warm, but really sucked at the track. Even worse than stock when pushed,

: Portfield R4-S - Not as good when cold as stock, much better when warm. OK as a track pad if you drive in Novice classes (or like an old lady).

: Portfield R4 - Pretty good at the track, worse than stock on the street unless warm. Takes getting used to if you drive freeways, as they will always be cold for off-ramps. I've been running these for both for a while, but it does require extra thought on the street.

: Performance Friction Z-rated - about the same as PBR MM's. Didn't like them in either role

: Performance Friction PF90 - The best at the track. Like the R4 on the street. Noisy and poor cold stopping on the street.

: So I'm going back to PBR Deluxe for the street, PF 90's for the track. two sets of rotors (they are cheap !). Note : I don't do autocross....cones in a parking lot does get me excited..sorry.

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