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Old 10-28-2017, 08:00 PM   #1
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track cooked my brakes. pad only an option?

so the stock brakes on my 2011 GTI totally went dead at the track today. there is 2 heavy braking zones on Streets of Willow CCW and from braking hard in those the fronts got too hot and overheated the pads and I also cooked my fluid and the pedal went all soggy despite me flushing and putting in DOT4 last night. I know some of the issue is just the pad being junk street pads but I am wondering if anyone has feedback as to if just a spare set of rotors and carbotech pads will be enough for track use. I had considered doing porsche caliper upgrade but am always careful with my money and would rather just swap pads and rotors for track days if that will do the trick
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:32 PM   #2
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so the stock brakes on my 2011 GTI totally went dead at the track today. there is 2 heavy braking zones on Streets of Willow CCW and from braking hard in those the fronts got too hot and overheated the pads and I also cooked my fluid and the pedal went all soggy despite me flushing and putting in DOT4 last night. I know some of the issue is just the pad being junk street pads but I am wondering if anyone has feedback as to if just a spare set of rotors and carbotech pads will be enough for track use. I had considered doing porsche caliper upgrade but am always careful with my money and would rather just swap pads and rotors for track days if that will do the trick
You can get away with a nice set of track pads. Carbotech xp10 do well. Fluid is the most important. I've ran all sorts of race fluid, Castrol srf is by far the best I've used. I had issues with rbf600 and 660 with it cooking the fluid. Srf has performed amazing. It's a bit expensive though but worth it.

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Old 03-06-2018, 05:11 PM   #3
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Use Endless RB650 Fluid and never look back. Many OEM racing teams switched from Castrol SRF to Endless RB650
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:28 PM   #4
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Castrol SRF +1
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