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    CelicaSupra.com Member battleaxe's Avatar
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    Brake Pad Options for Track Use and OEM calipers

    Hey all,

    Looking for upgraded pads on my OEM calipers. Just looking for more bite as my pads are quite old and rusty, as well as the rotors. I see Raptor Racing offers the porterfields but they sound more like a race pad with needing warm up with their ceramics. I've run the Hawk blue pads for quite some time on several of my vehciles and have been happy with their performance. Not needing a real warm up and stop quite good, looking for similar performance. Looking for Canadian availability more than anything as well as our dollar still isnt great with the USA dollar.

    Anyone have any luck with the EBC Green or Red Stuff pads? any other options? Hawk doesnt make them for the MKII and honestly I'm not too familiar with many other brands for pads. Stick with what you know I guess.

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    Those really good,but if your happy with the blue ones,you may be disappointed from changing to another style. Maybe the red ones:
    http://www.hawkperformance.com/perfo.../pads/hps-race
    There are choices there.

    I use Wagner's for the street.Not aggressive and are easy on rotors and very quiet.You need a LOT more stopping power than my DD!
    You have more HP and way bigger tires!
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    Are these for the track only or a street/track car? What's the defintion of track. If you're trying to run the 24hrs of Leman is a lot different from autoX. You don't want ceramics for a track pad. Great for a street car where you want low dusting though. EBC looks like they make an yellow pad for the Mk2. Porterfields R4 is their track pad compound. Good venting and cooling will help you a lot.

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    hawk doesnt make pads for the MKII..like i said
    street car mostly but i run a grip series at my home track here in victoria, and that reaches speeds of 100-120kmhr tops. autox isnt even soemthing i consider for a comparison due to low speeds and quick tapping of the brakes. a track pad to me is something used at say laguna seca, the ridge, a lapping day event where high speed to low speed sections happen every lap and thus brake fade. typically a race pad to me is something that requires a good warm up and works bets under extreme conditions, vs a street pad which gives more bite, no warm up (after break in) and works well, but with a lapping day would see fade.

    i found some EBC on tdotperformance website but i dont know how accurate their system is...as it listed it under celica, gt, and then the displacements of the motors, they make ebc green and red

    http://www.tdotperformance.ca/1982-t...0%5D=4927&pl=1

    not sure? and they only show the fronts, no rears

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    If you plan to run on a road course, there is absolutely nothing you can do with the stock brakes that will make them adequate from my experience.

    I highly suggest the Q45/MPV upgrade as good option, and the '88 Cressida as a BARE MINIMUM (but even those tend to smoke under a full weight car).

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    looking for street pads, not going to take it to a road course, its ridiculously slow and heavy, just need options for stock brakes.
    make makes the late model x7 / cressida brakes better? i have x8 stock brakes from my 89 cressida, but then my wheels wont clear them...and need rotors that are 4lug

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    The later model x7 Cressida brakes are the largest diameter that fit under stock wheels (with some grinding).

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    so...no opinions?

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    Most guys who do performance braking upgrades skip to bigger rotors so i'm not surprised you aren't seeing anyone chime in for brake pad advice for stock stuff. That said talk to George about his pads, he's a reasonable guy and i'm sure he's had some feedback on those pads we just didn't hear about.

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    I had run the Porterfield R4S pads with stock brake set up previously for years. No need for warm up, minimal dust. The R4 should stay away from for street use. Unfortunately, there are not many great choices for our cars vs. the modern hot popular vehicles.

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