track pads for the 200
n-engelbert at terrans.net
Tue Sep 20 12:50:07 EDT 2005
> Last year at Tremblant I borrowed a set of pads from a fellow lister- we
> think they were Paul Weston carbon pads, but nobody is really sure, and
> they were not marked, far as I can remember.
> I liked them, though it seemed like they really needed some heat;
> initially they wouldn't have much bite, but as they heated up braking for
> a turn they'd really haul the car down (which I suppose is good-
> progressive, and only get stronger as they heat up instead of fading out.)
> I ended up with some streaks of pad material; rotor surface was very poor
> and the brake ducts were missing, so maybe that partially explains it.
> Anyway- email to Paul Weston went unanswered several days ago, and nobody
> answers the phone. I sent another email from a different address, but
> this guy seems a little hard to get ahold of, and the website is a
> disaster;java applets used as buttons...[shudder].
> So I need pads- by end of this week or early next week. Don't especially
> care about dust that much long as it won't eat the hell out of the wheels.
> I am looking for something that will stand up well to track rotor
> temperatures. Modulation/progressiveness would be a plus, since the UFOs
> are not the easiest to modulate.
> I'd rather not have to mess around with sending in backing plates.
> Any recommendations?
The only readily available "track" pads that I'm aware of for the UFO's is
the Porterfield R4, which I destroyed in a weekend at Autobahn Country
Club in Joliet IL. Overheated the pads and they were really cracked. I
then sent the plates into Carbotech (www.carbotecheng.com) and got the XP9
compound. That was great for two events Grattan and Mid-Ohio. They've
probably got 2 more 30 minute sessions left on them if you need them,
Brett. Although, getting pads from carbotech is not really an option for
you because their lead time is ~1 week.
I ran R4S at Blackhawk Farms because I hadn't had my XP9's redone and wore
those down to the backing plates in 2 sessions. I got nice stories on how
much "smoke" was coming from my wheel wells going into 7 there. What I
ended up running at Blackhawk was the stock Jurid pads, which didn't brake
amazingly, but did hold up to the remaining 5 sessions.
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