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 Post subject: Brake Pad Question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:33 pm 
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We've always used Hawk Black pads on our front Spridget discs, Our current set is showing crumbling of the pad material on all 4 pads, but have little or no wear from a thickness standpoint. Our bedding procedure has been non-existent due to time constraints on race weekends, which may be the problem. I'm curious as to what pads are being used by other Spridget racers, and has this been a problem for others?

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pad Question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:51 pm 
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no Spridget, but I would switch to their DTC series compounds if you can easily do so. MUCH less rotor wear than the blacks, and considerably better heat range too. If they don't offer your pad in that compound, you can always call someone like Porterfield and [for a reasonable fee] they will take a larger pad and cut it down to size for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pad Question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:19 pm 
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I use hawk blue front and rear on my Sprite. Rarely get to properly bed them but have no problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pad Question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:25 pm 
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I wouldn't use anything but Carbotech


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pad Question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:37 pm 
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Like Charlie, I only use Carbotech's on the MG. They're easy on the rotors and provide good feedback. You can get them pre-bedded so that you don't have to worry about that aspect. They do recommend that you surface your rotors when switching over from a different manufacturer. Do you use the larger calipers and rotors?


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pad Question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:33 am 
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We've used the Hawk blacks for years on all four corners of our Sprite HP car. No problems in the spring or fall but the summer races in Florida are run in high humidity. Took some pads apart a few years ago and found the pads had started to rust as they sat unused from June to September. Seemed to be a problem on pads approaching one half used vs. newer, low use pads. Used to use Carbotechs but they kept falling apart. We also rarely get to bed in pads since they eliminated the warmup sessions in an attempt to get as many cars in a run group as they can so they can run enduros. Never had any problems and refuse to pay $250 for a test session to bed in brakes.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pad Question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:57 am 
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+1 on CarboTech pads - I buy mine pre-bedded as well, great pedal feel, easy on rotors, good pad life.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pad Question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:17 am 
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Hawk Blue with no problems other than a higher rate of rotor wear. We were considering trying Carbotec but their requirement for fresh rotors prohibited that.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pad Question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:14 am 
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Ron - you can use a scotchbrite wheel on an angle grinder if you want to scuff the rotors and try the carbotechs.

I went from Hawk Blues to carbotechs years ago and really like them.

I understand not wanting to change, and don't feel any pressure from me either way. If you like, give Mike Pushkar a call at Carbotech, he'll tell you you don't need new rotors.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pad Question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:51 pm 
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Hawk dtc-70’s front and rear. No fade. Great bite and modulation and it’s the happiest I’ve been with the brakes on the car Rotor wear is decent since I switched to cryo rotors. The s2k is brutal on rotors and even the cryo ones are only good for 4 or 5 weekends before they start cracking.

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