Newb here again, I made it through my driver's school and getting ready for my first race weekend but have a few questions. I know many of the answers may start with 'it depends on...' and that's OK, as long as I know what it depends on and can possibly get a range. Currently the car is in storage so I do not have immediate access but can go to it if need be. Here are my 21 (OK, maybe 5 or 6 questions.)
1-Can anyone recommend a brake pad set up for a 99 being driven by a new guy. I have read until I'm blue but there seems to be no 'brand X' is what you want statement. I'm looking for something (probably?) not too initially grabby as I'm sure my pedal finess is not the greatest at this time, also rotor friendly if possible. My current brake pads are 'blue', not that it means anything.
2-How do I know when my rotors are toast? They currently have the 'checkered cracks' but feel OK and do not look bad.
3-Any rotor recommendations? NAPA, Mazdaspeed, stoptech...??
4-Do the pads need to be bedded to the rotors, if so how to accomplish this on a race car
5-What about hubs; buy Mazdaspeed, aftermarket, new/used, rebuild or not?
6-Is Redline CV grease still the 'go to' grease to use?
7-How many weekeknds should I expect out of a set of: pads, rotors, hubs, calipers, tires, and any other consumables that I can't think of right now (I'm am making a spares list also)
8-Are tires good until down to the wear marks or can they 'go bad' before then. I am in the SE region, is the SM6 or SM& the correct tires at this time
Thank in advance for all the help!