Update on the Racing Brake upgrade.
Last week, I heard the familiar grinding noise from my left front wheel indicating my brake pads were in desperate need for replacement.
As it turned out, the Hawk HP+
pads I had installed during the upgrade last June (2007) were already worn out. On the left, they were also in need of replacement.
And all this in just 13082 km / 8176 miles !!
Not only that, it seems that the Racing Brake 324x28mm rotors ALSO need to be replaced. I had bought the slotted version.
On the right side, the slots are completely gone and on the left side rotors. almost. And this is with NO track days, just street driving.
On the rear though, the 1997+ sized rotors and pads, are still doing fine.
I will readily admit that I really use my brakes on the car. And with the improved braking ability of the Racing Brake upgrade, which is quite significant compared to the OEM brakes, this has been even more so. But still, I did not expect the rotors to wear out this quick.
I used to have the Stoptech Aerorotors in the front in the OEM sized and like them a lot. In fact, I still have them and they are not nearly as worn out as the Racing Brake rotors I have now.
So, right now, I have several question for all you people who have installed the Racing Brake upgrade kit.
- Which pads are you using on your car?
- How many miles have you driven with these rotors and how hard are you on them.
- Has anyone experienced more wear on their rotors than usual compared with the OEM rotors you had before?