Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Clinton Township, MI
I have run a few different pads as well. The one thing that is always true is you need a track pad for the track and a street pad for the street. You can get by with a track pad on the street if it is ONLY to drive to the track, but other than that it is not a good way to run.
I have run Porterfield R4, PF-Z, and PF-01. The PF-01 was my favorite. All 3 are very easy on the rotors. The R4's held up well, but they did not have as much friction as the others. The PF-Z's were OK, but they did not last that long. The PF-01's had a good friction level (fairly high, but not too high that it is tough o modulate or flat spots tires) and that lasted quite awhile. With any of these pads I replace my rotors due to heat checking before they show significant wear.
I was recently looking into new front pads and the Hawk DTC-60's were highly recommended. The DTC-70's have a slightly higher friction level than the DTC-60's. The two pads are very similar, but I was told to go with the 60's unless I was running R tires.
For the rear, do the Cobra swap and run a quality street pad. The Porterfield R4-S, the Hawk HPS, or just some decent brand semi-metallics will be fine.
Lastly, run some brake ducts on the front.
+ Jalape√Īo Red 1985 Mustang GT, 347 in^3, Canfield heads, 650DP, X-Celerator, & 1-3/4" LT's
+ Tremec 3550, D&D shifter, 3.73:1 gears, & TrueTrac differential
+ EVM watts & 3-link, Homemade LCA's, & Koni SA's
+ '00 Cobra R Brembos in front and SN95 Cobra rear brakes, R58 rims, & 275/40R17 Falkens