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Peter  



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:56 am    Post subject: Track pads Reply with quote

Looking for recommendations for track front brake pads for the stock 924 front calipers. I am currently using Ferdo (sp?) sport pads, but I am at the point that new Ferdo sport pads begin to crumble after a day at the track. Can someone recommend a brand and type of pad, for example Pagid (sp) orange/black, or Hawk blue, etc.
My requirements are a track pad that I can use on the highway (I drive my car to the track). A 100% track won’t work as it won’t heat up enough for highway use.
Thanks.
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924RACR  



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MetalMasters (PBR) might be enough; if not, then a mild KFP Magnum pad. I'd recommend talking to Jason or Skip at Paragon, see what they have for your brakes (not sure if you've got 5-lug or 4).

I've heard from many that Hawk Blues eat rotors. I've only ever used KFP's (the Blue .03 compound, I think) on my racecar, and Metalmasters on the street.
http://www.paragon-products.com/
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Warwick  



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very happy with my EBC "Green Stuff" pads.
Both street and track.
www.ebcbrakes.com
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John Brown  



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used Performance Friction with good success on the 924. They were good to the rotors.
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edh  



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can get them in the US, I'd recommend Mintex 1144 or 1155 - very quick to bed in but a bit dusty. Ferodo DS2000 would also be good.
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Peter  



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.
I am currently using Ferodo DS2000 front pads. They worked great for when I first started track events –they would last forever. However, now they begin to crumble after a day.
The green EBC pads are too street, they won’t last. BUT the red track compound sounds just like what I need. They begin being effective at 100 degrees F, so I think they will be fine for highway use as long as I am careful not to threshold break behind a truck. They also make a red track compound for the rear brake shoes!! I emailed tirerack (their use retailer). I will post their reply when its received.
Mintex and Performance Friction are popular sport pads, will have to look into their temperature ratings. However, Paragon list pads that will work but they are $100 –ouch.
I will post what I finally end up with.
Thanks again for everyone’s comments –forgot how many choices there are for our lonely 924s.
-Peter
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edh  



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If DS2000 aren't hard enough for you, you might be able to get DS3000 - these are higher temp pads that stand up to trackdays even with slicks
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