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Hints and Tips for all things Track Day and 1/4 mile.
 #3834274  by BatCat
 Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:43 pm
I'm off on a novice track day at Oulton Park in July, I drove a GTR round there on a track day last summer and been to a few race events there so I know it's a great circuit and looking forward to taking my (currently) 100% stock FN2 round there.

The one concern I have is over brake fading / glazing. I'm planning on checking my pads beforehand and replacing them if they're close to worn. Question is, how do the stock pads hold up on a track day? Should I replace them with new stock pads if they're worn, or should I replace them regardless with some more capable pads? The car needs to be drivable in normal road conditions too so any non-standard pads I fit need to work just as well when cold & wet. Any recommendations and tips are welcome...

 #3834318  by Lewisgame
 Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:55 pm
Personally I'd upgrade the pads. Stock pads aren't really up for the job.
Something like the DS2500 pads should be plenty. Check the disc condition as well. If they're lipped (best to measure disc thickness) or any corrosion patches get some new ones on.
 #3834339  by wHAmEz
 Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:26 pm
Christ! Change your pads. personally the stock pads are gash even on fast road use. I'm using stoptech pads at the moment but I've toasted these as well. As Lewis says the ferrodo ds2500 are ment to be really good. I'll be getting those on for next summer no doubt
 #3834598  by BatCat
 Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:00 pm
Thanks for the responses.

Decided to get the pads upgraded to the DS2500s. Also getting a higher spec fluid and braided hoses while I'm at it.

Any bedding in tips on the road and how to avoid them squealing?