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craig_thomas

posted on 25/6/15 at 02:38 PM Reply With Quote
Wilwood Powerlite pads?

Can anyone recommend a decent set of front pads for wilwood Powerlite calipers?

Pretty sure I have wilwood smart pads, which do stop the car, but don't really have any bite from cold or hot.

Anyone had the same problem and upgraded pads??

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Johneturbo

posted on 25/6/15 at 03:30 PM Reply With Quote
Ditto with the smart pads just no initial bite

i moved over to mintex can't remember the part numbers but a few use them on here

edtided to add it's the 1144

[Edited on 25/6/15 by Johneturbo]

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Ben_Copeland

posted on 25/6/15 at 03:45 PM Reply With Quote
Mintex 1144s but I do find the squeal a lot





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INDY BIRD

posted on 25/6/15 at 03:58 PM Reply With Quote
as above mintex 1144 good pad
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craig_thomas

posted on 25/6/15 at 04:23 PM Reply With Quote
Are these the right part number?

http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=14580

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Ben_Copeland

posted on 25/6/15 at 04:41 PM Reply With Quote
Yes they look like the correct ones





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yellowcab

posted on 25/6/15 at 04:47 PM Reply With Quote
Wilwood Polymatrix E's (Poly-E's) are what I used for my MK Busa on the road, far superior (imo) than 1144s, but others disagree - so its all personal preference

Now using Poly-A's, on the Spire

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kingster996

posted on 25/6/15 at 05:43 PM Reply With Quote
Do the Poly-A's still squeal like a demonic banshee on heat?






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yellowcab

posted on 25/6/15 at 05:48 PM Reply With Quote
Hell yeah!!!
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kingster996

posted on 25/6/15 at 05:58 PM Reply With Quote
OK, I'll stick with the 1144's for now and use earplugs and a lid






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rodgling

posted on 25/6/15 at 06:12 PM Reply With Quote
I have some 1155s for powerlites available if interested?
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craig_thomas

posted on 25/6/15 at 06:34 PM Reply With Quote
What's the difference between 1144 and 1155??
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BangedupTiger

posted on 25/6/15 at 06:37 PM Reply With Quote
I'm using yellow stuff. Not a fan of the mintex.
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jwhatley

posted on 25/6/15 at 07:52 PM Reply With Quote
I used Poly-A's on the front, and then 1144's on the rear.
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daniel mason

posted on 25/6/15 at 08:48 PM Reply With Quote
Pf01. Without doubt the best pad I've ever used!
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yellowcab

posted on 25/6/15 at 09:20 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by craig_thomas
What's the difference between 1144 and 1155??
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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 25/6/15 at 09:23 PM Reply With Quote
I fitted mintex 1144 pads to my striker very happy with them .
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craig_thomas

posted on 25/6/15 at 09:42 PM Reply With Quote
Think I'm going to try the 1144s, they've got to be better than what I've got already. The wilwood smart pads I currently have also don't give a great pedal feel. Will these pads change this at all??
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Davey D

posted on 26/6/15 at 05:59 PM Reply With Quote
I use the poly-A pads and would deffo recommend them. Lots of stopping power, and I've never experienced any overheating or fade with them. Even when stamping on the brake pedal as hard as I can on the track slowing down from 120mph for a chicane. They occasionally squeal when cold but it seems to be when lightly braking at slow speeds
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rodgling

posted on 26/6/15 at 07:20 PM Reply With Quote
So far I've tried:

- Mintex 1144: quite good.
- Mintex 1155: when the 1144s wore out thought I'd try something different. Didn't like the feel - I think they weren't getting hot enough to start working properly given the weight of the car. So these are for sale if anyone wants to see how they get on with them.
- Hawk DTC-30: haven't tried on track yet but they feel really good on road, best so far. However I think they are probably going to get through discs very very quickly.

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bigfoot4616

posted on 26/6/15 at 09:00 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rodgling
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- Hawk DTC-30: haven't tried on track yet but they feel really good on road, best so far. However I think they are probably going to get through discs very very quickly.


i'm on my 3rd set of DTC-30's and the discs are still lasting ok, and they weren't new when i first went to the hawks.

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daniel mason

posted on 27/6/15 at 08:33 AM Reply With Quote
The hawk is a good pad! But in my opinion the pf01 is far superior
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bigfoot4616

posted on 27/6/15 at 09:35 AM Reply With Quote
are they available for a powerlite though? may be worth a try if they are.
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daniel mason

posted on 27/6/15 at 05:04 PM Reply With Quote
Definately in the dynalite as that's what I use them on. As for the powerlites I'm not too sure Richard.
But mr lane at techcraft will certainly know! And lighten your wallet at same time

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bi22le

posted on 12/6/16 at 08:17 PM Reply With Quote
Sorry to revive an old discussion.

My pads run out at Mallory on Friday. It seemed a very hard track for braking. Lots of going and stopping!

Anyways, I fancied trying the Hawk DTC-30 as discussed here. I cant find a supplier though. Where do you guys get them from?

Note that I have Powerlites and these are a different pad pattern from other Willwoods.

Also I may consider pf01 as Daniel mentioned or Polymatrix A \ E as yellowcab mentioned.

Note that these are for TRACK use only. I expect to warm them up, and I am the last of the late brakers!!





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