[MR2] Brakes on Track ( was re: can brakes be on too tight? )
AWillis at lithia.com
Thu Jul 2 18:48:26 EDT 2009
Ironically, considering I am normally a stickler for OEM, I went with
Axxis Ultimate pads on my MR2. I did this because Toyota's pads are
generally (and prudently) selected for their target audience, and I
drive much harder than that. Other than the dust, which doesn't bother
me that much anyway, I am very happy with the Ultimates. Got them from
www.instockauto.com out of Everett, WA, as I didn't see any MR2
specialists carrying them.
Aaron Willis, Parts Dept. - Lithia Toyota Scion of Springfield, OR
541.736.3221 (direct) - 800.888.6305 (toll free) - 541.747.4174 (fax)
Official vendor: www.mr2oc.com and www.mr2.com
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 9:55 AM
To: mr2 at mr2.com
Subject: [MR2] Brakes on Track ( was re: can brakes be on too tight? )
> Currently, I am leaning towards putting the best OEM pads my mechanic
> can find in Chicagoland.
> Question: I don't suppose that would be dangerous when I take the car
> a track in Aug?
The only pads I would consider using are OEM Toyota pads from your
dealer, or quality aftermarket pads such as Porterfield, Performance
Friction, Hawk, etc.
OEM Toyota pads are the best choice for street use and/or
A lot of people (myself included) have wasted money and time trying
pads for this over the past 20 years, and wound up going back to, as
says, the red box.
That said, if you are hitting a track around here, it is likely to
one of Blackhawk Farms, Gingerman, or Road America. If so, and you have
a turbo, you will probably cook OEM pads. All three of those are very,
very tough on brakes ( I set metallic pads on fire at Blackhawk many
years ago ). The only track around here that I would run with stock pads
on a turbo is the short track at Autobahn.
If you have terminal brake fade at any of those tracks save
you are likely to bring your MR2 home on a flatbed. I would buy quality
pads regardless of cost, in your shoes.
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