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Old 09-05-2008, 04:22 PM   #21
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Going with the Hawk pads was a good choice, as you get more track days you are going to burn through stock pads very quickly.

Also make sure that you have at least 50% of your pads left, as the amount of bad decreases, the amount of heat they dissipate also decreases, which means the heat travels through the caliper, and into the brake lines.

At your first few events depending on how quick you pick up braking this wont matter, but by the time it does, if you havent been watching your pads you may end up causing some problems for yourself, which is why it never hurts to get track oriented pads and fluid out of the way first and not worry about it later. Not to mention you wont be killing your stock pads twice as fast.

Two and a half days track days and I completely cooked my rear pads on the Turbo, all the rear weight kills the rears first. Now Im running Pagid, did 5 days and got about 50% left on the rears and 75% on the fronts.

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