|Originally posted by ChuckR:|
This makes it seem that the pad life is short. What re your experiences on them? and how bad is the brake dust, I mean the GT lace wheels are a pain to clean....
Overall service life will depend on how hard you use them.
Normal driving they might last 20K miles, take them to an aggressive track weekend and they might only last the weekend (at the 25th a guy wore through a brand new set of porterfields at Waterford in 8 hrs). I only have about 1000 miles on mine. Love the stopping power, really hate the dusting issue.
|Originally posted by fieroguru:|
dust like crazy
This isn't an exaggeration... I have silver 5 spoke wheels, easy to clean, but show any amount of dust. I can clean them at the car wash 3 miles away, then by the time I get home, if I touch them I will leave hand prints in the fine sheen of dust. The dust just gets darker and darker the longer I drive. If you have black wheels, it will be less of an issue.
Prior to the yellow stuff, I ran some Wagner Thermo-Quiets and was woefully unimpressed with them. Softer pedal, limited initial bite, and were dusty as well (about 75% of the yellow stuffs). I only had them on the car about 4-5K miles and also tossed the brand new set I had on the shelf. I think they have changed their pad composition or started just relabeling them.