Thread: upgrade rotors?
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:26 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Quebster View Post
R4-S! Haha, that's what I was trying to say. They're at least better than the stock PP pad! Do you have experience with the R4 track version at all? Wondering if I can swap them out, or if the R4 will eat my rotors.
None at all. Tracking a street car can be as involved as you want it to be, but it takes some involvement no matter how serious/casual you are. On this car, I'd think you could get a track only pad that wouldn't be a problem with rotor wear. Or you could just get autozone blanks and replace as needed - a lot of guys do that I think.

Not having huge power and weight is a big bonus for this car if you want to track it seems to me. From talk on various forums for different cars, if I was tracking my car and wanted to run one pad, I'd try the Ferodo 2500. Maybe a little noise on the street, but probably okay under stress at the track. But most everyone that tracks seriously uses track pads.

Anyhow, I don't track (but I did used to race) so grain of salt is appropriate.

Call this place, David might have some feedback for you.
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