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#41 ee601

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:45 PM

 

OOh, I never knew they were so hated..  Maybe I'm wrong, but they seem to suit me.  I'll have to try a set of Pagid RS4-2 or CL5+ by the sound of it..

Mind you, I thought the gorgonzola was good till I tried the Edam..!

 

Interesting, and you are certainly in the minority with those! I had a set fitted to my VX when I first bought it. Literally the first thing I changed when I got it home :lol: Perhaps ok on track with some heat, but honestly found them completely wooden for road use.. Full set lying in my cupboard.

 

Interesting, yes.  What did you replace them with and are you happy?



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:19 AM

Oddly I do know of someone who had M1144's on theirs from the same batch as a set I had, and they were wooden and not very inspiring. Yet mine were totally awesome.

 

So maybe you are the "lucky" one and the yellows do you right.

 

 



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

 

 

OOh, I never knew they were so hated..  Maybe I'm wrong, but they seem to suit me.  I'll have to try a set of Pagid RS4-2 or CL5+ by the sound of it..

Mind you, I thought the gorgonzola was good till I tried the Edam..!

 

Interesting, and you are certainly in the minority with those! I had a set fitted to my VX when I first bought it. Literally the first thing I changed when I got it home :lol: Perhaps ok on track with some heat, but honestly found them completely wooden for road use.. Full set lying in my cupboard.

 

Interesting, yes.  What did you replace them with and are you happy?

 

 

I can't remember tbh. A set of Mintex M1155's (the mid road / track pad) I think. They were appreciably better. Agree with others that CL5+ (can be a bit squeaky / clunky if not used in anger now and again) and M1144 are my preferred for regular road use.
 



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:14 AM

Tempted to try EBC yellows as they are pretty much 1/3 of the price of RS14s, how bad can they be...?



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:28 AM

Tempted to try EBC yellows as they are pretty much 1/3 of the price of RS14s, how bad can they be...?

 

Think I've got a full set going cheap James if of any interest. Previous owner of my car seemed to quite like them on track, but as above, I really didn't like them on the road (cold obviously).

 



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:38 AM

just ordered a set of RS14 from serious lotus that has them on offer at £311 all in delivered



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:42 AM

One thing with the Yellows - they don’t squeak. They do pull up well on track for me, I’m not chasing milliseconds in a race these days but I always seem to have the brakes on those around me.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:52 AM

One thing with the Yellows - they don’t squeak. They do pull up well on track for me, I’m not chasing milliseconds in a race these days but I always seem to have the brakes on those around me.


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OK, so what's the rough spec of your car, length of sessions? I found with RS42s they would lose their bite on lap 3 and start vibrating after that (on the front). This would shift the bias rearwards as the fronts were mullered, so in the slower speed corners I could feel the rears starting to lock. RS14s fixed that and feel no different on the road. Worried that yellows would have fade (consistency more important to me than outright performance, and I only use AD08s after all...)
 



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:24 PM

My car’s supercharged with about 250 horses so quite quick, with Exige S dampers (compliant enough so they don’t shake your teeth out on the road but possibly slightly soft on track but really not a problem). Run 888s on track and I used to race for 15 years with the odd championship wins so while I’m certainly no Lewis I don’t think I’m tootling around.
Not conscious of the pads fading, usually 15-20 minute sessions, I can just lock the rears trail braking into some slower corners but that’s not because the fronts aren’t working, it’s just a characteristic I drive to to help turn in sometimes.. possibly as there’s a change of rake under braking (but nothing like the turbo standard suspension - tried one of them at Bedford a few years back and it was easy to drive but a bit of a bucking bronco front to back..)

Road driving for me is usually quite mild so brakes aren’t too punished on the road and for me they work well from cold, or maybe after the first couple of (fairly mild) braking instances that is. Not found them a problem at all...
Hope that helps. I really should try a few of the others on the VX but for me if it ain’t broken...


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:34 PM

thumbsup  Good enough for me!



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:19 PM

I have yellows for road only. Found them to be better than the M1144 in the wet and also silent unlike the M1144 that sound like sand paper. Though I dont feel either inspire huge confidence. I might try the Brembo HP or pagid blue next for a change.




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