PFC 08 vs Pagid RSL-29
I tried PFC 08 pads for the first time last weekend at Hallett. I have been running Pagid RSL29's. They were about 2/3 the cost of Pagids so I thought I'd give them a try. I have new rotors all around which happened to coincide with the new pads.
First impressions: They have a bit more initial bite and probably a bit more stopping power all-around. More of a grindy metal sound when cold compared to squeaking of the Pagids.
Temps must run hotter because this was the first time I've had issues with brake fade. The brakes started fading about 3/4 through my third session and I had to nurse them the rest of the weekend.
I had 4 months daily driving & 4 track days on my Motul RBF 600. The fluid was brown when I did a small bleed to check for bubbles, so I definitely toasted the fluid. I usually go 6 months and 6-8 track days and the fluid still looks like new when I do a fluid flush. Last year when I was at Hallet, I had just come from a 3-day at COTA in >100F ambient and had another 2 track days on the fluid, so close to apples-to-apples.
The PTV and PSM seemed to drag on the car a little more than usual, which probably contributed to over-cooking the fluid.
Next time I'll try with new fluid. I may have to run RBF 660 or SRF with these pads - something with more temperature tolerance.
I'll provide a wear comparison when I get through this set.
I'd be curious to see if anyone else has had similar experience with PFC 08's
2014 Boxster S - Racing Yellow, Sport Chrono, PASM, PTV, PDK, 3rd radiator, Cobb Stage 1 tune (Pagid RSL29's & Nitto NT-01's on the track)