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flynfink
01-04-2003, 08:51 AM
OK, I know that we've beaten it to death. For street and occasional track, the Perfomance Friction Z's are a good choice for the front of my 99'.

What about the rears?

Also, autozone lists the Z's for 97-98 but not the 99's.

Gotta get ready for some hot laps at CMP.


Oh, one other ? Tire pressures? 255/45-17 SZ50's on stock rims? Good starting point? Autocross, I ran about 40 psi or so.

johnbasf
01-04-2003, 09:29 AM
Originally posted by flynfink
OK, I know that we've beaten it to death. For street and occasional track, the Perfomance Friction Z's are a good choice for the front of my 99'.

What about the rears?

Also, autozone lists the Z's for 97-98 but not the 99's.

Gotta get ready for some hot laps at CMP.


Oh, one other ? Tire pressures? 255/45-17 SZ50's on stock rims? Good starting point? Autocross, I ran about 40 psi or so.

The Hawk HPS should be good for the rear if you are going with the Z pads. $0 PSI is a good start for tire pressures. It would be a good idea to bring and extra set of front and rear pads. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

SIUNARA
01-04-2003, 12:56 PM
I agree with John, HPS for the rear. If you run those in the rear and the PF-Z pads in the front you should be good to go. :)

flynfink
01-25-2003, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
The Hawk HPS should be good for the rear if you are going with the Z pads. $0 PSI is a good start for tire pressures. It would be a good idea to bring and extra set of front and rear pads. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Hey John, gotta good source for the hawk pads?

johnbasf
01-25-2003, 08:41 PM
Maximum Motorsports is where I get mine.

flynfink
01-26-2003, 10:27 AM
Hey John,
Would the HPS's for the front be better than the PF-Z's? Also, does MM give us a discount?

poolman
01-26-2003, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by flynfink
Hey John,
Would the HPS's for the front be better than the PF-Z's? Also, does MM give us a discount?

Jeff

I ate some rotors on track with HPS on the front, PF-Z on the front would be better. :D

Dennis

SIUNARA
01-26-2003, 04:56 PM
PF-Z's- $70 at Autozone with a lifetime warranty...you smoke them, they give you a new set for free no questions asked...

Hawk HPS- $90 and when you smoke them, you have to pay another $90 for a new set.

They are a similar pad but for the money alone, you can't beat the PF-Z. In my experience they aren't too bad on rotors.

svt_coupe
01-27-2003, 05:24 PM
Jeff - did you ever get my PM about the brakes?

EDIT - I guess I should have checked my own PM's!!! :D LOL!! (just read your responses...)

johnbasf
01-27-2003, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by svt_coupe
Jeff - did you ever get my PM about the brakes?

EDIT - I guess I should have checked my own PM's!!! :D LOL!! (just read your responses...)


DOLT!!!!

svt_coupe
01-29-2003, 11:39 AM
DOLT!!!!

:D :D :D

Big Daddy
01-29-2003, 11:52 AM
Just my .02 worth...I'm going to be running a new compound from Carbotech on the fronts and the XP on the back at CMP. I thought several of the AI guys ran Carbotech's pads???

SIUNARA
01-30-2003, 05:08 PM
Cobalt is the new AI series sponser. I just purchased some pads and rotors from them, and they were GREAT to deal with!!! Might wanna check them out too!! :D

flynfink
01-30-2003, 06:04 PM
did, got them on the way Axxis Ultimates for the front and Hawk HPS for the rear. They were great to work w/ and even gave me a discount ;) ;) :D :D

flynfink
02-23-2003, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by flynfink
did, got them on the way Axxis Ultimates for the front and Hawk HPS for the rear. They were great to work w/ and even gave me a discount ;) ;) :D :D

They're in along w/ clean fluid and new goodridge SS front lines (thanks PPI). Thanks to Tony, and Ed B. for the help...and Tom G. for the advise on the brake pins.

cobrabitn
02-24-2003, 12:15 AM
Thanks for the brake pins Jeff. I forgot to pay you for them. I'll get you the $$ next time. Thanks for the lunch (homemade chili), it was really good.:thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
03-11-2003, 10:38 PM
I'll be using the Carbotech Panther Plus pads all around. Should I worry about bringing an extra set of rotors? 14K miles on the car so far, with one CMP track event. I'm thinking I'll be fine for at least one more weekend.

Craig

johnbasf
03-11-2003, 11:28 PM
You should be fine Craig.

STU
03-12-2003, 07:56 AM
Just some advice for those using the quick release caliper pins. Make sure you wire them so the bail arm can not come loose. On my second year using them I had one pin come out on me while rounding turn 14 at Road America with a big bang as it got between the wheel spokes. Gouged the inside of the wheel pretty good also.

tgentry
03-14-2003, 11:55 AM
FYI, I used a set of Carbotech Panther XP's (all four corners) at MAM last fall. I went through the fronts in a day and a half!!!

Mind you, that was driving VERY hard. I love tracks with nothing to hit! I really liked the feel and performance compared to PF-Z's but with that kind of life I can't afford them.

YMMV