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Old 07-12-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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Performance Friction Brake Z-Rated Performance Pads

Last Friday I was at LCMT with the Camaro for another full Track day , Iíve spent 2 hours and 20 minutes pushing the SS at 8 & 9/10th.
By the end of the afternoon, I've pretty much killed my OEM Brake pads. In the past few years Iíve tried different brand and compound but always came back to the OEM Brembo Spec since they offer the best for Street/track for the $$$ IMHO.

Now, Iím following a lot of the Camaros racing in the PWC, Grand-Am Continental, Trans-Am, Rolex and I like a lot what Black Dog Speed Shop is doing to their winning Camaro so I Iíve went to get what they are using for brakes:
https://www.facebook.com/PFCBrakes?filter=2
https://www.facebook.com/BlackdogSpeedShop

Of course they are using the Race compound pads but I found that PFCBrakes have a Carbon/Metallic compound for Severe Street/track duty called Z-RATED for about $100 a front pair.
http://www.performancefriction.com/f...1-Chevy-Camaro

This afternoon I'm going to replace my front pads with PFC Z-Rates Pads (PN#1001.11) and see if they are better.
Iíve been told by an individual owning Subaruís STI that they are excellent in both conditions.
WE will seeÖ
Iíve also notice that no one in this forum Iíve talked about themÖanyone has tried them?
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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Okay so initial impression: YEAH BABY!! Super quick bite. ABS came in a lot faster than before on a 80mph hard deceleration to 40mph.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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Mike,

I have looked over the PDF site and cannot find the operational temperature range for these pads. Any chance that ws included with the pads?
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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mike ive use pfc pads in the past and they were great. i thought the z-pads were a little loose cold but once warmed up they were amazing, im actually looking for them for my zl1 conversion
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:03 AM   #5
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Anybody had these on the track yet?
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:54 PM   #6
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Anybody had these on the track yet?
Yes, I'm reporting back about them.
They are great.
Less initial bite compare to OEM when cold. But it's nothing bad or unacceptable.
I took them on track for 6 sessions of 20 minutes and they perform great.
They are best at high temperature on a progressive pedal push, they will lock the wheels if to push too hard too quick.
Still more than half of the pads left with 1800 miles since installation.

For street use they ONLY lightly squeal at the end a low friction pedal push to a stop. (Like in heavy stop and go traffic)
Dusting is similar to OEM...which is a lot! I'm cleaning my Wheel once a week at least...
For the Price I love them.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #7
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Mike,

I have looked over the PDF site and cannot find the operational temperature range for these pads. Any chance that ws included with the pads?
Pete,
Sorry the kid at the counter keep the box...I think there was a sticker in it he wanted...so I have nothing more.

I know that PFC is very secretive about their compound.

I wish I knew that too...
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