No, but removing them may lead to premature failure of the ball joints. John Vasos of Acura of Brookfield (the leading servicer of tracked NSXs in the Midwest) recommends not removing them, because doing so would allow the heat from the brakes to bake the ball joints.Originally posted by DCNSX
Will this help prevent the dreaded "brake shudder" I get from the front brakes at the track?
The shudder is caused by lack of proper bedding procedures, as noted in this paper on the Stoptech website.
No, but bedded pads will reduce the shudder. Note that the purpose of bedding the pads is not just to get the surfaces to physically mate, but also to leave a uniform coating of pad material on the surface of the rotors.Originally posted by DCNSX
Will better pads reduce the shudder?