Originally Posted by fjork_duf
See this is where I call into question the pad/fluid swap vs a bbk. It seems that most guys would argue that 20-30 hdpe would be fine with a pad/fluid swap.
I can live with the longer brake pad changing time, it's not that much of a PITA.
Just to chime in as someone who runs in the intermediate group, I did 4 days (2 weekends) toward the end of last season with OEM rotors, motul fluid, goodridge lines and a new set of the Pagid RS-19 (yellow) and RS-7 (black) pad combo sold by Turner. Pads are still in fantastic shape (although I expect the rotors will start to crack before much longer...they're pretty old).
I have a number of events lined up this coming season, so we'll see what my view is at the end of that. I can promise you, however, that at the outset you do not need to spend 4 grand on your brakes.