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Old 10 Feb 2005, 06:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
torrekens
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Hi Buzz,

I wasn't aware the pads could make a difference. My idea of swapping the discs all together for cross-drilled ones (evacuating water more easily), would not have been cheap anyway. But then again, you can't choose a car like an Impreza STi and think you'll get away with low running costs.

How do you think pads would make a difference and which pads would you go for ? To me (simple mind) a pad is still a flat piece of material that tries to get grip on the discs and if there is a layer of half frozen water, possibly mixed with dirty or salt, on the disc, it will struggle.

However, I am not up to date with the latest greatest that is available on pads...

Look forward to hear anyones experiences with trying different pads !

Many thanks

Sandy

NB: Buzz, you should try this at 70 or 80mph on a dark road, not on your drive ! It's an unforgettable experience to stand on the brakes the 'Solberg way' for the van that suddenly appeared in front of you and nothing happens... while you cannot overtake it because exactly at that moment, there is that one bloody car (driven by Murphy) coming in the opposite direction... You feel... let's say 'alive' (that is, if you make it !).
(Handbrakes can be very useful things !)
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