the car is a stock 2011 gt base with brembos and 3.73's as the only options.
i ran on the stock pirelli's with carbotech xp16 pads up front and xp8 on the rear (on the advice from carbotech).
i was able to knock off some very consistant 1:29's with open road, which i find to be very good for box stock. my previous american iron legal 95 GT, ran a best of 1:24, so i think its a very capable car...however, after the weekend, the front pads are toast (first event on them) and my rotors are showing signs of heat cracks AND my brembo dust boots are all fried! these things just cooked! i know that my AI car weighed 500lbs less, but they were lowly 2-pot, 13" cobra brakes WITHOUT brake ducts and they didn't have nearly the wear these did after the same amount of track time and similar MPH (around 140 at the end of the front straight for both).
i have 2 thoughts on this. 1) 500 lbs more means i need to cool them better even though they are bigger. 2) front nose dive is putting too much of the load on the front brakes.
what are your opinions on possible other culprits or what i can do to combat this issue? i was planning to make r-comps my first purchase for the 2012 season, but i think i need to hold off until i can get my braking situation worked out.