That's what I thought and wanted to change them before my next track event. My son however, pulled out a special measuring device and surmised the pad actually has 40% of the material left. An optical illusion he told me.That pad, the one you claim has more left, would not last a day at the tracks I frequent. Good that you replaced them. At that thickness you are transferring more heat into the caliper and fluid which could lead to unwanted effects.
Ditto. If you still have that much pad left after 14 track days, you could probably get away with using stock pads and not have to put up with the hassle of the extra dust, noise, and rotor wear of the yellows.I get the feeling you dont use your brakes at the track how i use my brakes at the track...
For the 981 crowd, I had a local to me, 3R Racing in Denver, fabricate a set of Ti shields to fit the front (& rear) calipers.
I'll try to post a photo, but these can extend the useful service life of "thin" pads by helping to slow heat transfer from thin pads to the caliper pistons.
I suggested 3R make up some extra sets of front pads for anyone interested - they had a couple of 981's in the shop the shields might be going on, but they may have some extras left over.
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Yes, on the 987 platform.. . . . Do you have actual experience with these?
Well, . . . can't intelligently comment on the totality of thermodynamic heat transfers, but . . . . I guess for me, I would be wondering what would I prefer to run out of 1st?. . I've always wondered about this as a few reports say the Ti shield actually accelerates pad wear. . ..
Yes, on the 987 platform.
When they get down to @ 1/3rd +/-, what do you do? With the shields I think you can get another 2-3 HPDE's but Foo_Fighter, YMMV.