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iamderek2001
01-07-2003, 09:52 PM
<br>SacramentoM3 02' Carbon Blk/Blk, V1, Premium, Winter, SMG

4thm3
01-07-2003, 10:17 PM
Works great on the track & street- even when stone cold.
They do squeal a bit when they get hot. Dust is a bit less than
stock.

www.thebrakeman.com

PF97's worked well on my E36m3 but i'd say these are better.
There are lots of good pads out there.

4thm3
01-07-2003, 10:23 PM

s54mpwr
01-07-2003, 10:25 PM

HaroldC
01-07-2003, 10:49 PM
The Pagid Orange (RS-4) is a great track pad, which you could run on the street. I ran these with my Stoptechs and had great results. No fade and consistant performance, especially at high temps. If you are only running the pads for the track, then look into the Pagid Black (RS-14). These are track only pads! They will not stop the car in time when cold! Both are rotor friendly.

I would also recommend high temp brake fluid, Motul 600 or Castrol SRF. This is also a must, you will boil the stock fluid.

You could also get SS lines, but these are not neccessary. They are nice though, and do improve the pedal feel under hard braking.

There are plenty of other good choices out there. (Brakeman #3s, Porterfield R4, PF 90s, etc.) But I loved the Pagids and will use them again this year, no cons except price.

Jet
01-07-2003, 11:17 PM
cold too? thanks

s54mpwr
01-07-2003, 11:22 PM
and work best hot.

Jet
01-07-2003, 11:27 PM

Jet
01-07-2003, 11:30 PM
ferodo's david?

s54mpwr
01-07-2003, 11:38 PM
I've only seen them enter the car market recently. I think they are more known for motorcycle brake pads.

StahlGrauM3
01-08-2003, 12:07 AM
I would go with Orange or Mintex 1155. The blues left deposits on my rotors just like the stock pads.

sabre20
01-08-2003, 03:00 AM
I used them exclusively on 4 different sportbikes. Great feel, great performance.<br><font color=#65625E><font size=2>
That's just my opinion, I could be wrong.
San Diego, CA

Pinecone
01-08-2003, 05:33 AM
Nice in that you can drive them to and from the track. Only time I have heard a squeek with stone cold on a cool morning.

Lots of dust though. But no fade running hard at Watkins Glen.

Stan-Nov. \\\
01-08-2003, 07:30 AM
Anybody bled their SMG yet? Procedure?

4thm3
01-08-2003, 08:57 AM
underneath SMG is the standard 6speed

READ Anonymous poster
01-08-2003, 10:24 AM
rear pads.

I tried Porterfield and toasted them in one day at Homstead. STAY AWAY from EBC I toasted a set of them in one 20 min session (what a frigin joke). The backing plates destroyed my new floatin rotors.

What I found to work well my last event was Pefrrmance Friction p/n 039797.20.44 for front and 03969717.44 for rear. I was at Moroso in S Florida last weekend. I did two day event and used onle 1/3 of pads. I did however recently install cooling ducts wich I higly recomend.

Winterfest at Sebring on the 24th I will be trying Pagid Orang up front and yellow in the rear. I will post how they compare to the PFs.

I am a verry agressive driver, maybee too agressive.

I hope this helps.

I hope to share my info to help others avoid the costly trial and error method I have been through.

HaroldC
01-08-2003, 10:45 AM
If you bed the pads in properly, the Oranges don't squeal as much. They will still make a little noise, but not so much as to drive you crazy.

SM
01-08-2003, 11:35 AM

SM
01-08-2003, 11:38 AM
the street? Were they *okay*? I currently run Hawk HP+ pads so I don't mind some dust, noise and a bit of heat-up time. What are your feelings? I know the Oranges would be amazing on the track but I hate to change for the street.


Regards,
SM

Fwilliams
01-08-2003, 05:11 PM


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