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There don't seem to be any available in the UK

What's the best fast road/track day pads for my 280 (76)?

I want something with a lot more bite straight off without having to get them too warm

 

Much appreciated

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An Auto-x pad should work without needing to be warmed up much but then they won't last very long on a track. Why not just get some track pads and use them? You need a lap to get the tires (and driver) warmed up anyway. I use Carbotech pads and shoes and I've been very happy with them.

Chuck

 

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Well the car is mainly road use, not even sure if it'll see the track tbh.

 

Are these available on ebay as I'll need them shipped here?

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I'd suggest contacting PMB Performance in Sandy Utah. Eric did an amazing how-to on brake caliper rebuilding. I am sure he would suggest Porterfield R4S pads as they are a good combination of street and autocross or track. They bite right out of the garage and have very little noise and dust. He can even get you the shoes if you're still using the drum rear brakes.

Eric is a heck of a guy and he will ship internationally to you. Tell him Rob from Classic Z sent you and he may sweeten the deal.

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As OP is in UK. He should be able to source Mintex or Ferodo HP pads easily there. Ferodo DS2500 seem to be a popular dual purpose pad ( HP Street and Autocross )  over there. I would check those out first.  Hawk HPS are also a good street pad and Autocross pad.  I'm not a big fan of EBC pads, although they seem to be quite popular in the UK and Europe.

OP also has to decide what he is going to do. Either you are going to run Track Days ( on a Road Race track ) or you're not.  If you are, then get a dedicated set of REAL Road Race  pads and only run those on the track as previously suggested. .   Note: Autocross is  NOT the same thing as track days and a decent set of HP Street pads will suffice.

Here is just one major supplier of Ferodo pads in the UK:

 

 

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I agree with Chickenman. The OP should have street pads/shoes for the street/race and race pads for the track. Get new race pads/shoes and new rotors/drums. Bed in the pads/shoes with the new rotors/drums and use that for the track and swap everything back for use on the street. I installed new pads, rotors, shoes and drums at the track on Friday and it didn't take long.

Chuck

 

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It used to be that you could drive around outside the track (still on track property - not on a real road) and bed in your new pads, but that hasn't been possible as they moved to a 10mph requirement. That leaves going out in practice or worst in a qualifying race group riding the pedal for awhile and if you have Porterfield pads getting them to slide under harder braking to set them. Not a feeling I like to have too often.

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Is there a problem with EBC pads?  I come from the motorcycle community and those are basically the gold standard.  I also run EBC rotors and yellow stuff pads on my tow rigs and couldn't be happier.  Top tip: using high performance rotors and pads on the wifes car prevents her from rear ending other cars, I've used EBC for that too.  I cant say i have run EBC on autocross or a car racing application though.

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Thanks Guys

 

Ferrodo Don't do pads for our cars but I found the UK supplier of Hawk. 

 

Checkenman you preempted my next question which was to ask if Hawk are any good

 

I've gone for HPS which should suit fast road well. Just want a bit more bite as the car is now running 250bhp so about 245 more than it had std ;)

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2 hours ago, Vipergts said:

Thanks Guys

 

Ferrodo Don't do pads for our cars but I found the UK supplier of Hawk. 

 

Checkenman you preempted my next question which was to ask if Hawk are any good

 

I've gone for HPS which should suit fast road well. Just want a bit more bite as the car is now running 250bhp so about 245 more than it had std ;)

Ferodo used to have them. I had Ferodo in my own 240Z. The 240Z and the Triumph TR6 take the same brake pad.

Maybe they have discontinued that particular pad.

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That's interesting....I didn't realise they share the same pad, only the wheels

I had the trade Ferodo book and went through the whole thing trying to match pads

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There are several pads that will fit. The FMSI Pad number is D161( D002, D057, D114, D161 ). That cross references with the following: Source Hawk Performance Pads.

FMSI D002, D057, D114, D161. Fits:
1964-68 Austin Healey 3000
1967-69 MGC
1977-80 Datsun 810 / 910, 1970-78 Datsun 240Z/260Z/280Z
1975-81 SAAB 99, 1979-87 SAAB 900
1975 Toyota Corolla SR5, 1972-82 Corona, 1978-80 Cressida
1966-71 Triumph GT-6, 1957-72 TR series
 

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The 240Z caliper and the Girling caliper is very close. The TR6 uses two different pads. Early and late series.

I should not have said the same pad.  May not be exact.. You may have to do some trimming.

I need to check further. I sold my TR6 36 years ago.

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Just a thought and i don't know if they are still available but, look at METAL MASTER's selection.

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Used to love Metal Masters. Made by Repco I believe. Haven't seen them in Canada for a while. .Great semi- metallic pad that could be used for just on the street, Autocross, Hillclimbs and Track Days.  Ran them on my 71 Z and 73 Camaro RS. Should be available still in UK.

Bendix Titanium were good as well, but Bendix closed down Canadian distribution some time ago... :(

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