Brake Pad Compounds

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Brake Pad Compounds

Postby VelvetHammer » 30 May 2017 21:06

In a fit of optimism that I might get my car to run this year, I'm wondering what brake pad brands/ compounds are being used out there, It's been about 16 years since I last had to buy a set and I can't find a recent post on the topic.

I've got stock calipers but with NISMO drilled rotors (running 13" wheels). I was using Green Stuff pads which have a bit of life on them, but looking to wear them down soon enough.

Installing on a street car with canyons and a very occasional track day in it's future.

Any suggestions? Yellow Stuff?

Thanks,
Cory
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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby VelvetHammer » 30 May 2017 21:57

Well heck, I checked out the EBC catalog and I'm not seeing 510 as an option anymore, only Z...

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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby 510wizard » 31 May 2017 07:18

Porterfield R's

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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby VelvetHammer » 31 May 2017 10:54

510wizard wrote:Porterfield R's


Thanks I'll check them out!

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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby duke » 31 May 2017 12:31

Second on the Porterfield R4s pads. Ran them for a long time. Good cold bite and seemed to withstand a good amount of heat without fading.
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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby Heinrich » 31 May 2017 22:06

VelvetHammer wrote:In a fit of optimism that I might get my car to run this year


sorry for hijacking but that comment made me think of this.

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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby VelvetHammer » 31 May 2017 22:17

Heinrich wrote:
VelvetHammer wrote:In a fit of optimism that I might get my car to run this year


sorry for hijacking but that comment made me think of this.

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hahaha, ouch, hahaha thanks for sharing the pain :-)

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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby VelvetHammer » 31 May 2017 22:20

duke wrote:Second on the Porterfield R4s pads. Ran them for a long time. Good cold bite and seemed to withstand a good amount of heat without fading.


I'd say two votes is good enough for a quorum on this. Thanks!

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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby datsun5104dr » 19 Jul 2017 10:19

For you guys running the R4-S on 280zx front brakes... Are you running shims? Mine didn't come with any for the fronts...
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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby duke » 19 Jul 2017 13:22

datsun5104dr wrote:For you guys running the R4-S on 280zx front brakes... Are you running shims? Mine didn't come with any for the fronts...


Shims? Like between the piston and the pads? I never ran any, and I don't know why the would be necessary.
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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby datsun5104dr » 22 Jul 2017 05:22

duke wrote:
datsun5104dr wrote:For you guys running the R4-S on 280zx front brakes... Are you running shims? Mine didn't come with any for the fronts...


Shims? Like between the piston and the pads? I never ran any, and I don't know why the would be necessary.


Sounds good just thought it would keep the noise down if anything.. Are you running a pad retainer clip as well? Can't seem to find the correct one for 280zx front brakes. These are the ones it keeps calling for but don't they are the right ones... This is what I got...
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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby bertvorgon » 22 Jul 2017 13:59

Wow..as I opened up another box today...I found sets of DS11 race pads...anybody remember those?

http://www.ferodoracing.com/products/ca ... ds/ds1-11/

They were awesome for road racing.
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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby Chickenman » 27 Jul 2017 22:32

Yep... ran them on my Datsun 1200 and 240Z at Westwood. Were great on the 240Z. Could out brake Porsche 911's ( which they did not like at all ) .

The 1200 could brake with Formula Fords!!! So deep it was scary!!!

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Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Postby funwithmonkeys » 28 Jul 2017 10:48

Chickenman wrote: So deep it was scary!!!

That's what she said.
If no one from the future comes back to stop you from doing it then how bad of a decision can it really be?


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