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#1 Kenmataya

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:45 AM

Hello all,

 

looking for recommendations for good street pads for a 240Z?

 

THanks,
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Posted 13 October 2016 - 06:14 PM

Yours probably came with ordinary organic pads which are very good for what they do.... low rotor wear but they wear out quicker, cheap, good grip when cold. Semi metallic would be an upgrade but with this comes increased rotor wear as you increase the performance level upward and they are much more expensive. Everything is a trade off.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:17 PM

Brake Pad Code Guide

Here's a link to brake pad codes

http://faculty.ccbcm...DOTPadCodes.htm

Duralast Gold - FE
Duralast Max - FF
Nissan Ceramic - FF
Toyota Ceramic - FG
Akebono ProAct Ceramic- FG
Wagner ThermoQuiet Semi-Met - FG
Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic- GG
Akebono Performance Ceramic - GG
Performance Friction Carbon Metallic - GG

 

I've posted this on some other forums. If you haven't seen it it may help you with some insight on pads.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 06:52 AM

BEST

 

This depends on what you need. if daily driving you don't need 'racing pads' that never get hot enough to work right. Premium pads also might tend to wear your rotors out faster. Get the best 'fit' for what you really need them for.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 07:37 AM

Ceramic pads will not turn your wheels black with brake dust. Well worth the extra cost.



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 07:57 AM

But you could wash you vehicle more than once every 6 months.

 

 

It comes down to what is good enough for your needs. Increased friction I would imagine has accelerated wear of parts so you must balance this increased cost and more frequent replacement of your rotors against the increased stopping power, if any. Do you really need 'racing' pads good for 300kph? For a daily driver you want a pad that works instantly and reliably through a variety of temps and weather. Has to give good mileage and a predictable 'feel'. If you drive more on the highway maybe a more aggressive pad would perhaps be better.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 10:52 AM

all very helpful information - i'm really just looking for a specific brand recommendation for sporty everyday driving.

 

Thanks,

Kem