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Old 05-28-2019, 09:35 PM   #1
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2015 SS 1LE Street/Track Brake Setup

I have a 2015 SS 1LE with the stock Brembo brake setup and it is time for new brakes but I have my first track day coming up in July so I would like to get a set that is track capable for a novice but still street friendly. Dust isn’t a huge concern but I’d prefer no squeaking like my OEM setup just started doing.

Brake Upgrades I am considering:
Castrol SRF brake fluid
Stainless steel lines
EBC Sport rotor dimpled and slotted
EBC Yellow Stuff pads
Keeping my stock Brembo calipers (I think 4 piston...correct if I am wrong please)

Is this a good setup that will handle higher speed track in July in Georgia. I was told the track is not a big brake track and how it is setup is some what easy on brakes (Road Atlanta). I’d like to do some AutoX also in the future.

Anybody with experience with these specific items?

If not, what have you had good luck with as a street/track combo?
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:55 AM   #2
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Fluid, lines and good pads are all you would need for your first track day. The factory pads are fine, but I would put on new ones to be safe. I used to track with the Wilwood Promatrix pads and they did fantastic. JDP sells the pads and I'm sure they will agree. The factory rotors will handle tons of abuse as long as yours are good.

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Old 05-29-2019, 09:57 AM   #3
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DO NOT USE EBC PADS!! i fade blue stuffs on auto-x, i wouldnt trust them on track!
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:38 PM   #4
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Fluid, lines and good pads are all you would need for your first track day. The factory pads are fine, but I would put on new ones to be safe. I used to track with the Wilwood Promatrix pads and they did fantastic. JDP sells the pads and I'm sure they will agree. The factory rotors will handle tons of abuse as long as yours are good.

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I haven't looked at the Wilwood pads yet but I will certainly do that and see what I can find. Will also likely stick with the stock rotors since I am hearing they are pretty good. As a novice track driver I don't see myself going 100% my first few days so they should at least give me an idea of where my car stands and handle it. I am for sure upgrading fluid and brake lines though anyways.
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:52 PM   #5
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DO NOT USE EBC PADS!! i fade blue stuffs on auto-x, i wouldnt trust them on track!
Thanks for the input! If you are experiencing that then I could only imagine what Id experience in the GA heat after a 140MPH straight going downhill into a 90 degree turn.

What have you found to work best? specifically dual use for street/track if possible.
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Road Atlantas back straight is the toughest spot on brakes. ZL1 6 piston fronts are a good upgrade along with brake ducts. Cobalt Friction XR1/XR3 or Raybestos ST43 are good. A lot depends on if you're late braking or riding them a long time in regards to heat. Go to Barber in Alabama too, a fun track.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:32 PM   #7
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Road Atlantas back straight is the toughest spot on brakes. ZL1 6 piston fronts are a good upgrade along with brake ducts. Cobalt Friction XR1/XR3 or Raybestos ST43 are good. A lot depends on if you're late braking or riding them a long time in regards to heat. Go to Barber in Alabama too, a fun track.
Thanks for the feedback! My hopes are I'm not riding the brakes much and using my gears some and doing some light braking and using my momentum to carry me through most turns so I'm not having to gas as much and possibly end up backwards. I've got an instructor too so I'm hoping he works with my on the brake zones
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The track is way different than autocross when it comes to braking. You will be using the brakes and using them pretty hard. Slowing from 125 for a 60 mph corner involves way more energy (turned into brake heat) than 70 to 45 at autocross. Plus on the track, it's not once through the course and cool-down, it'll be once through the course followed by 6 or 8 or 10 more laps.

Actually, for your first couple of track days you're probably better off doing as little shifting as you can get away with. Focus on learning all the new stuff that's not like what your street driving has been teaching you instead.


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Old 06-02-2019, 02:36 PM   #9
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The track is way different than autocross when it comes to braking. You will be using the brakes and using them pretty hard. Slowing from 125 for a 60 mph corner involves way more energy (turned into brake heat) than 70 to 45 at autocross. Plus on the track, it's not once through the course and cool-down, it'll be once through the course followed by 6 or 8 or 10 more laps.

Actually, for your first couple of track days you're probably better off doing as little shifting as you can get away with. Focus on learning all the new stuff that's not like what your street driving has been teaching you instead.


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Thanks for the advice and feedback! When you say focus on things other than shifting, what do you have in mind?
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:12 PM   #10
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Flag stations, braking and turn-in points, your line through each turn or sequence of turns, reminding yourself that you don't need to have a death-grip on the steering wheel and to relax muscles not needed for car control inputs. Most peoples' street driving hasn't been very good at teaching those things once "the wick gets turned up a bit" for one or two curves.

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