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Old 03-01-09, 03:09 PM
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Endurance Brakes?

Does anyone have a suggestion for endurance brakes for an FC NA? Endurance meaning 24 hour endurance racing.

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Old 03-02-09, 07:57 PM
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Umm, Hawk blues on the front, blacks rear and good ducting? What sort of track are you planning on running? You may need to plan on one pad change in the middle (at least for the fronts).

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Any class restrictions? Most endurance races that allow FC's are running IT rules. So I second wrankin's post. If brakes are free than put the biggest rotors you can stuff inside the wheel and get some Brembo calipers. Really though, the stock brakes with racing pads are pretty damn hard to beat.
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We are running the 24 Hours of LeMons again this year. We ran the car last year but didn't need as much brake on that track. So no restrictions.

I had seen that the blues are the way to go. Is it necessary to have blues and blacks in the back or do you think the stock rear pad with the blues in the front will work?

As for the rotors we are running the stock 14" wheel so I'm not thinking that we have much room to upgrade there.

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Wouldn't the Hawk DTC pads be better than the Blues? I understand the DTC pads last longer at similar performance levels w/o the wear of Blues.
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14" wheel? This has to be a 4 lug car then. Find the 5 lug parts and convert if you are worried about brakes but you will need 15" wheels then.
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Yes it's a 14" wheel but we will not be upgrading to 5 lugs.

Do the Hawk Blues fit the 4 lug cars?
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We bought the Hawk blues for the front only. We're going to try running a stock pad in the rear.
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Originally Posted by RennSouth View Post
We bought the Hawk blues for the front only. We're going to try running a stock pad in the rear.
You'll be fine. Not sure how much braking you guys have at that track, but on our first gen at MSR, we ran stock everything (including rear drums) with a set of Hawk HPS pads in the front. The pads still look great and one rotor that looked a little worked is only slightly worse than it was. We'll probably run the same crap at reno.

And I think one of the FCs there just had stock stuff with some newer parts store organic pads.

Good fluid and a fresh bleed seems to be the most important factor.
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if you want the best, go to ebay and but some used nascar brembo or PFC calipers and rotors. the pads used are twice as thick as the street brembos, they are stiffer, lighter, and less heat retention, but not cheap. i think used its not too bad though.

then bring you r hub and wheel and rotor to a machine shop and make the adapters out of aluminium.

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Originally Posted by racingdriver View Post
if you want the best, go to ebay and but some used nascar brembo or PFC calipers and rotors. the pads used are twice as thick as the street brembos, they are stiffer, lighter, and less heat retention, but not cheap. i think used its not too bad though.

then bring you r hub and wheel and rotor to a machine shop and make the adapters out of aluminium.

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Good project idea but a little extreme for a Lemons car.


You should be fine with the Hawk blues as long as you ordered the pads for the 4 lug car.
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Thanks everyone!
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