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Hey Folks,

Just a quick one, I have an EVO 8 and was getting some nasty feedback from the brakes particularly if I have been pushing on a bit.
I left it into a local garage (not evo specialist, nearest one is the other side of Ireland) and he thought it was the pads. They were still showing quite a bit of life but told him to go ahead and order replacements for the front, where he thought the feedback was coming from.
My own thoughts were possibly warped discs because I had heard that earlier EVOs had suffered from that problem.
In any case the problem has persisted, so before I go spending anymore unnecessary funds, has anyone any ideas/suggestions.

Cheers in advance,

Foyler
 

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Cheers for that Corky,

I thought as much after doing a bit of research on here.
Anyone have any suggestions as to what I should replace them with and should I do the rears while I am at it.
I don't intend tracking the car but I do believe that brakes are equally important as any other performance mods so I don't mind spending a bit for peace of mind.

Thanks again,

Mark
 

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I just got a new set of standard discs from Anathony @ Indigo GT and a set of XP8 pads of the Tyrant. (Carbotech)

Stopping power is great on a budget, although I do get occassional squeel.
 

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Cheers for that Corky,

I thought as much after doing a bit of research on here.
Anyone have any suggestions as to what I should replace them with and should I do the rears while I am at it.
I don't intend tracking the car but I do believe that brakes are equally important as any other performance mods so I don't mind spending a bit for peace of mind.

Thanks again,

Mark
I'm just coming up to replacing my Performance Friction two piece floating brake discs and .10 compound pads on my front after 2 and a half track days and 10,000 miles.

As you can imagine, the brakes have been used hard on the track and the discs have not warped. That PF combination is also very effective at scrubbing off speed, so much so that I often find that I got on the brakes too early when using the brake board indicators on the track, and that I have braking capacity to spare when driving the car hard.

That set up also works well from cold.

There is a slight amount of squeal at very low speeds (silent at anything above 10 mph), and a reasonable amount of dusting, but I'm told both of these *may* be solved by going with the .11 compound pad.
 

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Our disc and pad combination will give you the best opportunity of fade free, warp free brakes available for the Evo, plus they look cool! (OK I'm biased!)

I would opt for our .11 pads since these provide virtually no dusting or noise and will perform well on track days.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding our product.
 

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The PF discs are great and do look good. I have heard they get good results with the XP8 and 10 pad over the PF pad though
 

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Thank you Chris for those kind words. I think many would agree that both PFC and Carbotech have raised the level in terms of pad performance for the Evo. You're absolutely right that many people have found favour with our disc and the XP8/10 pads.

If I may just qualify your statement though about XP8/10 'over' PF pads, since I feel this is a generalisation akin to saying that Brembo brakes on the Evo are cr*p.

The XP8/10 is fundamentally a race compound, which fortunately for Carbotech works OK on the road and their dust appears not to provide any problems, although squealing does sound a concern. I would also say after seeing a white Evo at Brands Hatch last Friday running Carbotech pads they are by no means low dusting.

In terms of PF, we have tried to keep it simple. We have the Z Rated .11 pads, which are fundamentally a road pad that is suitable for track work. The actual retardation of .11 is very good, but from a driver's perspective the 'feel' of XP8/10 in comparison will give the sensation of increased bite, I won't deny this. However, for true track performance we have our 01 compound, which in the world of motorsport is one of the most prolific pad compounds used. Prior to this we had .10/97, but some people found the dusting to give problems, not so much the level of dust, but the effect it had on their wheels.

I have not yet had any negative feedback from customers using 01 in terms of the effect of the dust, time will tell as we gain more road customers with this compound. Therefore I wanted to clear up this point as I felt your comment was perhaps a little generalised, apologies if this may seem a bit long winded but I'm sure you can appreciate why I would want to make this statement.

The important thing is that Evo customers have an informed choice.
 
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