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Old 03-12-08, 05:15 PM
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Cracked brake pad?

Porterfield R4 - I was just checking them out to see what I needed to order and while they have plenty of pad material left, this doesn't look good at all:




Thoughts? Are they trashed? This disappoints me because I liked these pads otherwise and they've got a fair amount of material left.. Sucks to have to chuck em after only a few lapping days because the are fairly pricey. This is not what I expected with a race pad when using street tires with stock power.
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Old 03-12-08, 05:21 PM
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You might want to give them a call to get their thoughts and also to see if they'll cut you a break on a new set.
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Old 03-12-08, 06:32 PM
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I've run them looking worse than that. When your rotor looks like that, then you worry. Just get a new set and have them ready for a quick brake job at the track if needed.
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Old 03-12-08, 06:43 PM
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Those pads are worn out anyway. The thinner the pad the more likely they are to crack like that. Looks like a non-issue to me.
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Old 03-12-08, 07:56 PM
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+1 on running with my pads looking about like that too

and +1 those pads are pretty well done anyway, are you using them as a street pad as well? In my experience race pads wear very quickly cold, but every pad compound is different, my carbotechs last forever, but hey, mine never ever see the street.

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Old 03-12-08, 08:39 PM
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I don't use them on the street. The top-down pictures don't do justice to the fact that there's at least 1/2 if not 2/3 of the material left on the pad.
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I've run 'em looking alot worse, and alot thinner than that!
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