Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
4/20/10 3:29 p.m.

Time to order pads for teh LeMons car, need some R4E's. Who's cheapest?

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy New Reader
4/20/10 4:00 p.m.

Do I really need to ask this???

Make, Model, Year????????

ReverendDexter
ReverendDexter Dork
4/20/10 4:56 p.m.

I thought the cheapest source for the P-fields was direct from P-field.

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
4/21/10 12:32 p.m.
oldeskewltoy wrote: Do I really need to ask this??? Make, Model, Year????????

Another hodgepodge. 1987 Acura Integra calipers (D334 FMSI).

Rev, is this Porterfield's own sales site? http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/ Reason I ask, this site sells Porterfield, Hawk and Performance Friction. There was a link on the LeMons site to Livermore Performance, they were selling Porterfields about $30 cheaper.

Armitage
Armitage Reader
4/21/10 12:49 p.m.

With NASA membership you get 20% off Porterfield and Hawk pads directly from http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/ - The free subscription of GRM notwithstanding, the membership more than pays for itself the very first time you buy a set of race pads.

chknhwk
chknhwk Reader
4/24/10 9:25 a.m.

In case you DON'T have a NASA membership you might want to shop around, I just noticed that Top Brakes has better prices on Porterfield pads than Porterfield: http://www.topbrakes.com/carSeriesDetails.php?car_id=12816&series=Porterfield%20R4-S http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/product_info.php?productID=3621

Side note, I have Carbotech street pads on my X-Type right now and I'm not all that impressed with them. Wet performance is horrible and the initial bite, even when dry, leaves a lot to be desired. Is it worth it to give the R4-S's a try? Occasional HPDE, maybe an autox or two.

Jay_W
Jay_W HalfDork
4/24/10 10:49 a.m.

R4s is the best street pad I've ever used and won't buy anything else. My life is simple now, R4S for street car, R4E for rallycar, (/decision)

wbjones
wbjones HalfDork
4/24/10 12:22 p.m.
chknhwk wrote: Side note, I have Carbotech street pads on my X-Type right now and I'm not all that impressed with them. Wet performance is horrible and the initial bite, even when dry, leaves a lot to be desired. Is it worth it to give the R4-S's a try? Occasional HPDE, maybe an autox or two.

which Carbotech are you running ? I've used the (old name Bobcat+) for a-x (finally wore them out on track) on my Integra.

and now use XP 10's on my CRX (used up a set of XP 8's) I really can't imagine pads that could be any better ( a little dusty.. but hey... )

chknhwk
chknhwk Reader
4/24/10 3:56 p.m.

The street pads, entry level. Non-auto-x. My car is a little heavier than yours, too.

Thanks Jay_W.

wbjones
wbjones HalfDork
4/24/10 4:17 p.m.

ya... they make pads for the heavier cars... just don't know if they have any they would recommend for street only use...

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy New Reader
4/26/10 11:56 a.m.

R4s are pretty good... but... if you are in a cold climate may I recomend Project Mu NS pads...

SUPERIOR cold bite(better than OEM maybe????) still hold up to HPDE

chknhwk
chknhwk Reader
4/27/10 5:04 p.m.
oldeskewltoy wrote: R4s are pretty good... but... if you are in a cold climate may I recomend Project Mu NS pads... SUPERIOR cold bite(better than OEM maybe????) still hold up to HPDE

I can't find any Project Mu pads for a Jaguar.

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
4/27/10 7:45 p.m.

I found R4E's at Livermore Performance for $169.00 + $8 flat rate shipping.

chknhwk
chknhwk Reader
4/27/10 10:14 p.m.

Nice! Time to see what they have for Jaaaaaags.

chknhwk
chknhwk Reader
4/27/10 10:26 p.m.

"X Type 02-04 AP910 $101" Nice. Cheaper than Topbrakes.com... Thanks for the tip! Time to replace the (new) Carbotechs.

On edit: Topbrakes has free shipping on orders over $100 so that makes them most winnerest.

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