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      12-16-2012, 03:28 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Porschefile View Post
Beginners dragging the brakes can stress the pads out more than a good driver braking quick and hard. And how does switching to less expensive ST pads "waste money"? I've had green students fade their brakes in various cars, it isn't unusual depending on the track.
you also do not come close to achieving the speeds that you would with experience. And it's a waste of money because you are upgrading for nothing. i never had brake fade when i started...and when i started noticing it i upgraded pads...

you also mentioned they faded their brakes in various cars. cool. i'm talking about the M3. the pads are more than capable of handling light track use

different people will have different opinions. you can't fault someone for getting better pads, it's just not useful in the initial stages. this is my personal opinion and one that many share. either way, OP bought them. no sense in dragging the topic further