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Old 03-15-2011, 11:36 AM   #15
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If someone on here is looking for a very high end brake pad for the track let me know, i'd like to get some feedback from someone.

This would have to be someone with a fair amount of track time on their Camaro already though.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #16
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The DTC-30 is a great pad, but not quite up to the weight of the SS. The DTC-60 would be your next choice from Hawk.

I would recommend the DTC-70 for the front IF you were also using the DTC-60 on the rear, but not without.

And, great video! I can't wait to see the new McLaren MP4-12C chasing down and passing that 458 Italia!
I agree! I have run the 30's, 60's and 70's and the 60's are my favorites when running a street tire. With the 70's in the front and 60's in the rear I was locking up my ABS when running the Invo's, but they worked perfectly with my R888's.

Speaking of Mclaren, that is one sick car right there. I saw a test version at The Ring when I was there racing last summer and it sounded phenomenal. The 458 is no slouch though but numbers alone I don't see why that Mclaren should walk that Pizza racer in a flash

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Old 03-15-2011, 01:28 PM   #17
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Speaking of Mclaren, that is one sick car right there. I saw a test version at The Ring when I was there racing last summer and it sounded phenomenal. The 458 is no slouch though but numbers alone I don't see why that Mclaren should walk that Pizza racer in a flash

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The latest McLaren is really unbelievable. A good friend of mine designed the brake system (AP Racing) and air brake. He has spent time in many of the rarest, highest-level supercars and thought this new one was the best he's driven. I've poured all over this car and cannot believe they can sell it for less than $250k. 5 years ago, it would have cost $350+k to build.

Unofficially, I'm hearing a 'Ring time of 7:00! I don't know if that was on street tires or not, so it will be very interesting to see what times they officially release.

Just think, this is the first of 5 cars. The next one is the F1 replacement (probably $1.2-1.5M), gunning right for the Veryon SS, Koenigsegg and the new Pagani. Then we get a 911 Turbo fighter for probably less than $150k. Maybe a sport sedan after that?
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:53 PM   #18
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The latest McLaren is really unbelievable. A good friend of mine designed the brake system (AP Racing) and air brake. He has spent time in many of the rarest, highest-level supercars and thought this new one was the best he's driven. I've poured all over this car and cannot believe they can sell it for less than $250k. 5 years ago, it would have cost $350+k to build.

Unofficially, I'm hearing a 'Ring time of 7:00! I don't know if that was on street tires or not, so it will be very interesting to see what times they officially release.

Just think, this is the first of 5 cars. The next one is the F1 replacement (probably $1.2-1.5M), gunning right for the Veryon SS, Koenigsegg and the new Pagani. Then we get a 911 Turbo fighter for probably less than $150k. Maybe a sport sedan after that?
Yeah it was crazy watching that airbrake go up and down on the track. If they can go faster then ~7.30 on street tires it is nothing else then amazing. I have driven that track in about 8.05 BTG, and did a ride along in a modded GT2 at ~7.40ish and I almost crapped my pants. I can't imagine what sub 7.30 full lap would feel like.

If anybody can make a faster car to compete with Bugatti, Koenigsegg etc it would be Mclaren.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:54 PM   #19
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Sorry we didn't get to chat more. We are running an Alcon front caliper with two pieces rotors all the way around (stock rear calipers- we actually are going to be switching to V6 rear brake calipers for 2012).

Good info here. Castrol SRF or Motul 600. Hawk pads are a good balance for street/track use. Brake cooling ducts are great for anybody that plans to continue with hitting the road course. We run a custom 2X 3" duct for each front wheel.

You don't need fancy rotors for light track duty. We are going to be putting together a package that will be 'safe' for the average C5'er to get out on a track and learn to drive. We can then accommodate additional braking modifications as the driver improves, and if he/she decides it's something they want to continue doing.

We also offer StopTech big brake front kits which will pretty much end any braking problems you will ever have.
Thanks Jordan for chiming in.

I was mostly looking at the rear of the car since that was what was exposed. The front tires were still on so I didn't get to see much of it.

I wish I would've had time to stick around but I had other plans I had to go to......plus not being an Lone Star Camaro member......well, lets just say it was time to go anyway.

I was really impressed with your crew and your shop. I'm really glad I made it out there and I'm sure I'll be back. Wish I would've known of you sooner since I just had my car aligned and bushings tuned about 2 wks ago. I'm sure you could've pointed me in a good direction....not that I got a bad alignment, I just bet I could've got me an even better one.

I really do want to track my car one day and if I can quit spending all my money on this car I might be able to get your private lessons.

I hope to see you get more involved here on these forums. I think you can definatley bring some good race experience. I also like the way you're a straight shooter....you'll tell use if we really need something or not. It's not about making a sale with you...it seems truely like you want to help the customer get what they want out of the car.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:50 PM   #20
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If you are looking for brake upgrades we've got DBA Rotors and Hawk Pads in stock and ready to go. We've got a sale going on as well.

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #21
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I think I'm in the right Thread,
Last weekend i've run the life my oem Pads after 18k miles, pretty good!
But 2 hours of track time kill the last bit of them...?
I'm wondering what pads to used with my oem setup and if I should consider changing my rotor as well even if they are new OEM that GM replaced last month...?
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:17 PM   #22
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Same here, my pads are at the end of their life. Soon I'm going to be putting Pedders road/autocross track II package, stainless lines, and ATE Super Blue Fluid. I will be putting this car on the track especially since NOLA motorsports is open. IWAS considering Hawk HPS or HP+, but my ears are open.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:43 AM   #23
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I am going to try EBC Yellowstuff pads,see of they do any good. I could not get any feedback from anyone one here about them so I figure it's worth a try. I also am installing stainless lines,cooling ducts and Motul fluid at the same time. In the future I definately plan on the CTS-V brake upgrade just can not afford it now.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #24
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Has anyone ever used rotors from brake performance.com? If so, I would appreciate the feed back.
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