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08-05-2008 12:45 PM
Schroeder02 Cool hope to see you at the track then.
08-05-2008 09:12 AM
kens03cobra
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Iím also a big fan of the carbo techs, If GaryK couldnít make them fade I doublet any of us can.

Ken sorry about your incident, do you happen to have Black 5 spoke rims on your car. I saw one pulling out of the liberty gas station about a month ago when I was on my way back form the track.

Also if any of you are interested there is A Track Daze event there the weekend of October 4th and 5th. Iím planning on going and seeing what I can brake this time.
Yea, that would be me, I run Black Kazera's for every day driving.

I will be making more events this fall, just gotta see how the rebuild goes.

Ken
08-04-2008 09:39 PM
Schroeder02 I’m also a big fan of the carbo techs, If GaryK couldn’t make them fade I doublet any of us can.

Ken sorry about your incident, do you happen to have Black 5 spoke rims on your car. I saw one pulling out of the liberty gas station about a month ago when I was on my way back form the track.

Also if any of you are interested there is A Track Daze event there the weekend of October 4th and 5th. I’m planning on going and seeing what I can brake this time.
07-29-2008 11:51 AM
kens03cobra
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I didn't know carbotech made a set for the SVT - interesting.

I've been running Hawk HT-10s and normal blank rotors without a single problem on track, and I really like them.

Ken - welcome to FF! Did you make 100% sure you'd cleaned the rotors well when you did the brake change? Were the pads you used the only ones ever used on the rotors? Did you go through a proper break-in on the pads/rotors (you need to get them hot enough that you can really smell them)? Did you give your brake fluid a complete flush/bleed before the track event (Motive Power Bleeder FTW!)?

Just throwing out ideas - good luck getting it back out there. I'm hoping to make it out to Summit one of these days.
Pads, Rotors, Fluid all new at the same time a month ago. Broke them in properly I believe, but never ever ever had the grip I though they should have.

Shame on me for not telling my mechanic about them and trying something different.

Anyone have the hiflow cat midpipe installed? I am stock on the exhaust at this time but may be dropping the oil pan and thought it may be a good time to swap it out.

Ken
07-29-2008 10:50 AM
WeeAsp A lot of people have success with the Carbotech product line.

I am a Hawk fan. I haven't tried the Carbo techs, but if they keep getting the reviews they are then I may have to try them.
07-28-2008 10:25 PM
DirtyDeeds Glad to hear that you're getting back up on that horse.

I'm running Hawk HP Plus pads front and back with Powerslot rotors. I'm about to upgrade the front pads to the Hawk HT-10's. I'm also adding some Porsche air diverters to the front control arms to channel air into the front hubs and brakes.
07-28-2008 09:26 PM
eventerke
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Sorry to hear about the wreck. I high sided there last year as well, thinking I could floor it and it would just stick (wrong). Luckily I stayed on the track.

Dimpled rotors are a mistake. Hawk HPS are a mistake. I've had really good luck with cheap blank centric rotors and carbotech hp-10 pads. Also make sure to bed them in properly.

Also for lugs the best are arp. I got mine from massive speed in chicago.
I didn't know carbotech made a set for the SVT - interesting.

I've been running Hawk HT-10s and normal blank rotors without a single problem on track, and I really like them.

Ken - welcome to FF! Did you make 100% sure you'd cleaned the rotors well when you did the brake change? Were the pads you used the only ones ever used on the rotors? Did you go through a proper break-in on the pads/rotors (you need to get them hot enough that you can really smell them)? Did you give your brake fluid a complete flush/bleed before the track event (Motive Power Bleeder FTW!)?

Just throwing out ideas - good luck getting it back out there. I'm hoping to make it out to Summit one of these days.
07-28-2008 06:01 PM
BadIdea Sorry to hear about the wreck. I high sided there last year as well, thinking I could floor it and it would just stick (wrong). Luckily I stayed on the track.

Dimpled rotors are a mistake. Hawk HPS are a mistake. I've had really good luck with cheap blank centric rotors and carbotech hp-10 pads. Also make sure to bed them in properly.

Also for lugs the best are arp. I got mine from massive speed in chicago.
07-28-2008 05:47 PM
kens03cobra The shop is a full service shop, they are doing the body work and the mech stuff. They have a the lazer frame alignment deal and I am in good hands.

Really only the right front fender, HOOD, front bumber and associated fascia, right head light, and right mirror.

Gonna unbend some stuff up front, and make sure I am straight.

What are your thoughts on new motor mounts at this time as it will be a good time to do stuff like that.



slotted and dimpled Eb
BC rotors with hawk HPS pads...



Thanks for the welcome guys,

Ken

07-28-2008 05:44 PM
DirtyDeeds Were the rotors on the blue SVT slotted or cross drilled or both?

We use Powerslot slotted rotors with Hawk Pads and have plenty of braking power on the track.
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