Nissan GT-R Forum banner
1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
695 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am picking up my 09 GTR next week, Car does need the brakes done and planing on doing DBA rotor rings and wanted to ask what street pads people were running and how they liked them

Thank you for your time

Jay
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
228 Posts
I recommend Endless brake pads. A little bit more expensive, but very thick.

You probably aren't getting replies because there are a lot of brake pad threads.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
791 Posts
Endless MX72s have worked very well for me. Good for street and occasional track if needed.
 

·
CMD
Joined
·
1,130 Posts
I'm going to go with the Carbotech Bobcats once my OEMs run out. The MX72s look nice, but they are way more than I'd ever want to pay for street pads.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
695 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I have dba + Hawk HPS. It works good enough for me and I drive my car hard and fast!
honestly, i have never been impressed with hawk HPS on my older cars (subarus) and have read/heard good things about the EBC yellow stuff so going to try them out
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,397 Posts
Evil,

Here is a post where David Yu talks about the EBC yellow stuff pads. He didnt like them at all on his GT-R.

http://www.nagtroc.org/forums/index.php?/topic/47862-cosworth-track-master-pads/page__hl__carbonetic__st__20

"I hate to say it, but I've had a set for a few hundred miles now and they are really not up to any track use, despite the name.

I have a very strong suspicion that they are rebadged EBC Yellow Stuffs, which admittedly I did run for a few thousand miles, but they suffer the same lack of bite and high speed stopping power.
An instructor drove my car at Goodwood this week and nearly crapped his pants when he was convinced they weren't going to haul the car down from 160mph after a few laps.

Not a genuine track pad at all, but just about acceptable for the street. Zero noise though. "
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,396 Posts
Where are you getting the DBA rotors from?

I've used the Carbotechs and the Cosworth pads (Trackmaster). I favor the Cosworth for street, at least. I have not tested them on track, but I guess that is irrelevant for this discussion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,396 Posts
honestly, i have never been impressed with hawk HPS on my older cars (subarus) and have read/heard good things about the EBC yellow stuff so going to try them out
Your opinion of appropriate pads may change with this car. To stop a car this heavy, and at speeds this car an achieve, is a daunting task. Choose wisely.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
820 Posts
I recommend the Endless MX72 pads. Quieter and less dust that stock pads, and outperforms them by leaps and bounds! They perform well on the street and the occasional track day. You won't be disappointed!

Scott
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
695 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Your opinion of appropriate pads may change with this car. To stop a car this heavy, and at speeds this car an achieve, is a daunting task. Choose wisely.
Also, not sure what you mean by this post, since if i didn't think the hawks stopped good on a subaru (lighter) i wouldn't want them on a car this heavy
 

·
GTR Nerd
Joined
·
5,335 Posts
Ferodo DS2500 for the street.
http://www.stillen.c...SSAN&model=GT-R

DS2500 is amongst the foremost high performance track day pads in the business. It is also suitable for some light duty front and many rear pure race applications. It also offers excellent refinement for such a high performance pad. The main characteristics of DS2500 are:
  • Consistent (medium) coefficient of friction up to all but the highest temperatures
  • Low noise / low dusting
  • Long pad life
  • Kind on discs
  • Race pedal feel
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,396 Posts
Also, not sure what you mean by this post, since if i didn't think the hawks stopped good on a subaru (lighter) i wouldn't want them on a car this heavy
Just pointing out that perhaps previous pads may feel different on this car. It may be worth it.
 

·
GTR Nerd
Joined
·
5,335 Posts
Just pointing out that perhaps previous pads may feel different on this car. It may be worth it.
There is more than just the pads to the feel. A big part of the feel would be the brake lines. Once you get some heat into the brakes, then its onto the fluid, and boiling the fluid.

The HPS are a good street pad. Light duty. Nice cold bite. Good for drag race guys, street car guys. Doesn't handle a ton of heat. Hawk has a HPP that is more aggressive(100F-800F). From there you can go up to a brake pad that will handle more heat like a DTC 30(100-1200F) , 60(400-1600F), or 70(400-1600F).

When you install new brake pads you also need to make sure you follow a proper bedding procedure. If you don't bed them correctly, you can glaze the pads, and you will not have good braking performance.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
239 Posts
Dont waste your money on EBC yellowstuff.

I had them on my GTR for 2 months, 1k miles and took them off as they are borderline dangerous. If you have to stop several times from 60-70mph (as I have to do here in the UK on dual carriageways with successive roundabouts) they fall off a cliff after 2 hardish stops.

They simply cannot cope with the thermal energy created when the GTR brakes.

Given that your brake pads are one of the things that will keep you on the grey stuff, I simply cannot understand the mentality of skimping on a few bucks.

If you do any spirited driving (and if you dont why do you have a GTR??) then spend that little bit extra and get some decent pads.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,248 Posts
From what I have read on the UK forums, the EBC pads are horrible for the GT-R. Even dangerous. The GT-R is a 4,000 lb car with at least 480 hp. Those little 7.26 inch long pieces of friction material are whats keeping you from hitting solid objects to slow down.
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top