[s-cars] UrS4 brake hardware question

LL - NY larrycleung at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 12:29:05 PDT 2007

EBCYellow and Hawk HP+ both claim to be functional at cool street temps, as
neither are full race pads. I suspect
that they'll be quite noisy at cold temps, however.


On 10/3/07, Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at gmail.com> wrote:
> Race pads work great when up to temperature, but they DO NOT work in cold
> weather! Especially for winter use, you have to be crazy to use full race
> pads- how would you ever get the brakes up to operating temp?
> A lot of race pads don't exhibit a decent coeff. of friction until they
> are
> up to operating temperature.
> Aggressive street pads are fine, but running something like Hawk HT-14 or
> Pagid Yellow for the street isn't going to work well.
> Taka
> On 10/3/07, RM <waves at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > Good info here guys! However, I'm still leaning towards stock sized
> > everything. The reason i think i can get away with this is i have a 77
> > Scirocco that i road race and hilllcimb that still has stock sized front
> > disks and rear drums. I use top of the line race pads which yes, eat the
> > rotors to no end, but brake performance is consisantly excellent. It's
> not a
> > big deal to swap out the rotors every 4-5 races, once they are glazed
> beyond
> > repair. I see tire rack is selling stock front Brembos for my S4 for $25
> > each. Heck, i'll buy 2 sets and have a spare in case a good set of front
> > pads eat up the rotors. :-)
> >
> > Rolf
> >
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