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      09-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
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Drives: 11 spc gry m3 e90, 07 X5
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Originally Posted by radiantm3 View Post
So I've been tracking my car with the OEM brembo Ferodos for awhile. Went through a set of front pads in about 4-5 track days. Pads are expensive for these brakes so I decided to get a set of track pads hoping they'd last a bit longer. I went with Endless pads and I was quite surprised with the results. Incredible stopping power (at least compared to the stock Ferodos) and after a 3 day event at Laguna Seca, they still look practically new:

I was pretty hard on the brakes all weekend and I had braking confidence session after session. Unfortunately I can't say the same about my rotors:

My rotors have gone through about 12 track days this year so it's expected, but they still have some life in them.

Really happy with these pads so far. They seem to stop really well when cold too, but I won't use them on the street because they make a lot of noise. With all the pad swapping I almost regret not going with Stoptechs.
I've thought about the endless, was just too much $$$ something like $2k just for the fronts as they needed another set just to make the template for my BBK. I get about 4-6 track events on either the carbotechs or pagids so not sure you'll get a huge amount of difference in the endless. Wear appears to be more of a curve than a line so it really speeds (pun intended) things up when you get past 1/2 worn in my experience. Rotors last quite a bit, had about 24 days on mine last year before I replaced them and probably could have gone for more. Spider cracks on rotors are like the rubber marks on the front of the car, comes with the territory, and not a real concern unless their drilled or approaching the edges. Good luck and happy tracking
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