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Old 05-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Brake pads for track days

After doing two track days with the stock brake pads and having to back off after just a few laps because of brake fade I started searching for something better. I read several posts on this forum and decided to try the CL RC6 pads on my car. I put on the front pads (rears were on back order) and did a two day drivers school put on by RMVR. After several sessions of flogging the car as hard as it would stand, I was truly impressed with how great these pads worked! Braking from 107-108 mph (redline in fourth gear) for a very sharp left hander going into the infield these pads worked lap after lap session after session for two days with no fade and great initial bite and feel.

I have tried other brands of track pads on my other track toy, a turboed Miata, and none of them have felt as good as the RC6 pads do on my FR-S. And when I got home the wheels still looked great! Unlike the other pads I have tried, these don't seem to coat the wheels with that thick black layer that damages the finish.

I switched back to the stock pads after driving the CLs on the street for a while and was really surprised by how much less bite the stock pads have.
It was a real eye opener. I am considering running the CLs all the time but they do squeal a bit at times under light braking, so we'll see...
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Bed in the brake pads and the squeal should be reduced or completely minimized. This is why we emphasize having the right equipment for intended application. Happy driving!
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Good write up! I've heard good things about CL pads, I might try some Performance Friction pads as they get a good write up and are very well priced (50ish).
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