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      09-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #23
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You're right
Just comes at the price of quicker wear on rotors.
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      09-18-2013, 07:55 PM   #24
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Just comes at the price of quicker wear on rotors.
True, and lots of noise. I always switch the OEMs with PFC-01s at home before going to the track and it sounds like a school bus when coming to a stop, embarrassing lol
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True, and lots of noise. I always switch the OEMs with PFC-01s at home before going to the track and it sounds like a school bus when coming to a stop, embarrassing lol
I have a set of st pads I have never put on. Just run the sr34s all the time.
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True, and lots of noise. I always switch the OEMs with PFC-01s at home before going to the track and it sounds like a school bus when coming to a stop, embarrassing lol
I have a set of st pads I have never put on. Just run the sr34s all the time.
PFC01s are just too much for the street.
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take a look at stoptech street performance pads, ultra low dust and pretty good braking power, more than enough for street, even some light track use, pretty cheap too, check them out on amazon.
Agreed. Just make sure you bed them in really well when you install them.

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OEM pads are awesome for the street. Good initial bite, low wear, no noise, minimal dust... Not sure why anything else would be preferred. Now for any track use forget about OEM.

The Stoptechs have better hot torque and MUCH higher temp ratings but they don't have the nice initial bite of the oem. It's a pretty big difference.
Minimal dust? You must wash your call twice a week!!
Stoptech's that are bedded properly have great initial bite. You do need to do it again after a while. After a track day, they bite like crazy, but it slowly goes away after a couple months.

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So no one has experience with the Cool Carbons for street/track use?
Have you searched? Ppl have had catastrophic situations with those on the track. Go read.

Do you go to the track? Because you might as well get some oem for street and track pads for track.
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      09-28-2013, 02:03 AM   #29
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Last month, EAS installed the StopTech Street Performance, flushed with Motul 600, and swapped brake lines to SS Goodridge (6 lines.)

I believe initial bite is better than OEM now and aggressive braking provides more confident pedal feedback. Not sure if it's shaving any 60-0 stopping power, but I'm sure for the majority of us non-pro drivers here, it's more useful in the braking department to provide better confidence than best stats.

The StopTechs produce *significantly* less dust. It used to be a PITA to clean the inner section of the stock 220's coated with Opti-Coat 2.0, even with Sonax Full Effect, as the OEM pads coated it with a lot of brown (iron? - I think) residue. Now it is effortless.
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Stoptech st's are no good for the track either once you are above beginner status. They will wear way too quick due to overheating them and likely leave a decent amount of pad transfer.

You are correct about confidence. I have st-40's all the way around with sr34 pads and they don't stop any quicker just more consistent, can put heat in them and not worry about fade. Weak link now for me is fluid. Once you can modulate perfectly it makes for a very fast set up.
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what about stoptech's posi quiet line? their site makes it seem like its amazing lol. High temp resistance, low dust, long lasting, low rotor wear, low noise. How is this possible?
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I've never even tracked my car, but would love more initial bite than OEM. Brake dust is non factor for me because my HRE's are the same color as brake dust.

So recommendation to stick to OEM with good fluid I guess?
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