Solo-Worthy Brakes

Update by J.G. Pasterjak to the Volkswagen Beetle TDi project car
Aug 30, 2013

We brought our MR2 out of hibernation so it could watch us change these brake pads.
For $30 per axle, these Power Stop pads actually perform very well.

All those hot laps at VIR left our Beetle’s brakes feeling a bit spongy, so before we hit the road for the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships, we slapped on a new net of pads. Since this is still a daily-driver, we went pretty mild, with a set of Power Stop ceramic pads bought off the shelf at RockAuto (we had a coupon). Still, they’re a fair bit nicer feeling than the OEM pads. They have a nice progressive bite,and should make a nice compromise for street durability and good feel on the autocross course. Not bad for less than $30 per end.

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