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I was wondering how many people mix front and rear pad compounds/vendors. Personally, I like the Ferodo pads and after running DS1.11 but now use DS3.12 - I like both. But my conundrum is that the rear pads wear much slower (2X) the time. I have a new set of fronts but the rears are ready for a change. I recently got a great deal on some Hawk DTC-60 pads and was thinking I would just try them on the rear first. The DTC60 has a similar friction/temp curve as the Ferodo's but seems to fall between the DS1.11 and DS3.12. Heck, I am more than happy to try out the Pagid yellows this time around. Informative comments are appreciated and as always stay safe.
 

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I was wondering how many people mix front and rear pad compounds/vendors. Personally, I like the Ferodo pads and after running DS1.11 but now use DS3.12 - I like both. But my conundrum is that the rear pads wear much slower (2X) the time. I have a new set of fronts but the rears are ready for a change. I recently got a great deal on some Hawk DTC-60 pads and was thinking I would just try them on the rear first. The DTC60 has a similar friction/temp curve as the Ferodo's but seems to fall between the DS1.11 and DS3.12. Heck, I am more than happy to try out the Pagid yellows this time around. Informative comments are appreciated and as always stay safe.
I track my car about 30 day per year. For every two full front pad changes I have to change rears once. Typically, I use Ferodo 3.12 there lastest compound update. You get 10mm of pad on Ferodos, I change when wear gets to point for safety and do a full front or rear and occasionally a full four at same time
 

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I think most people using Pagid pads use two different compounds - RSL-29 on front RS-14 on the rear. I also use different compounds front/rear on my E36 race car.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. The prevailing thoughts are the front pads take the bulk of the hit so determining which pad is more subjective, whereas the rears (naive me) appear to stabilize the car in the braking zone. If I was fearless enough to go ledbette's route I would have a race car but my car is a semi-DD. I think I will go with lian981 and Boris as I have been very happy (confident) with my braking with the DS3.12. I will keep the Hawk's in my box in case I somehow get to the point where I need them at the track. Thanks, this helps a great deal.
 

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This is interesting. I've run three sets of pads through the Cayman now and in each case the rears wore at a exactly the same rate as the fronts. I liked DS1.11 and most recently ran DS3.12s, but found them too torquey for 200tw street tires. I might even do Hawk DTC-60s since FCPEuro has them w/ lifetime guarantee. I used to run DTC60s on my old E36 and thought they were good.
 
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