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Like the title says. I am currently running DTC 60/30's on my 99 (w/ Toyos).  I am a mid-pack driver and not especially subtle or refined on the brakes.  Having said that, unless I try something different, how will I know if I can be better?  Maybe my current combo simply lets me stab the brakes and get away with it.

 

It seems G-Loc has a lot of fans here, what combo's is everyone running, what do you feel would be good for my situation?



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Like the title says. I am currently running DTC 60/30's on my 99 (w/ Toyos).  I am a mid-pack driver and not especially subtle or refined on the brakes.  Having said that, unless I try something different, how will I know if I can be better?  Maybe my current combo simply lets me stab the brakes and get away with it.

 

It seems G-Loc has a lot of fans here, what combo's is everyone running, what do you feel would be good for my situation?

 

I run 18/12s

 

I would recommend 16/12 for you to try first

 

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Theres alot of variance in one people run on GLOC compounds, at least from talking to folks locally.

 

I mostly run 16/10 on Hoosiers.  At some tracks and specifically for Toyos I'll back that down to 12/8 or 12/10

 

There's some folks down here that run as low as 10s up front on Toyos and are as happy as can be.

 

I'm actually contemplating moving to 16/12 as my baseline after looking at some data and trends for the season.



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Thank Jim.

 

 

Vinnie - I'd be happy to hear your thoughts and the different compounds.



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I run 18/12s

 

I would recommend 16/12 for you to try first

 

Jim

 

I'm trying this too.  I was on 12/10's at Road Atlanta last weekend and I had no confidence in the brakes.  I think the flat spotting issues have been due to having to dig to slow the car down, ultimately, too much.



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I'm trying this too.  I was on 12/10's at Road Atlanta last weekend and I had no confidence in the brakes.  I think the flat spotting issues have been due to having to dig to slow the car down, ultimately, too much.

I tried carbotech pads twice back in the day and hated them as I felt like I got a leg work out and had to stand on the pedal to get the car to slow. Very similar to 12/10 combo. When i switched in 18 to G Loc, I went right to 18/12 and never looked back. It has the feel I like with tremendous stopping power. Some say it is too aggressive which is why I recommend 16/12 as good starting point 


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How do you consistent G-Loc users like the wear? I tried a set of 12/10's at Sebring Long Course and they were 70% gone by the end of the weekend. I'm not sure if I had a wonky set or if they always wear quickly. The race weekend was a sprint format so I was on track maybe 2 hours. 

 

Alternatively I can get 3-4 weekends out of a set of PFC 97's or Hawk Blues in the same type of format. 

 

Thanks for any thoughts/comments.



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How do you consistent G-Loc users like the wear? I tried a set of 12/10's at Sebring Long Course and they were 70% gone by the end of the weekend. I'm not sure if I had a wonky set or if they always wear quickly. The race weekend was a sprint format so I was on track maybe 2 hours.

Alternatively I can get 3-4 weekends out of a set of PFC 97's or Hawk Blues in the same type of format.

Thanks for any thoughts/comments.


Unless different from other brands, the more aggressive pads are harder and last longer, at some expense of rotors (which are comparatively cheap). So don’t compare your mileage to someone running 16s or 18s up front.
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My Gloc data...non-scientific! 

 

I only use 10/8 combo(rentals/faster drivers). Rears last twice as long as front...fronts a minimum 3 weekends is typical. I use 2 sets of pads per rotor then chuck rotors. Never thought they lasted any longer or shorter than other pads I've tried...then again it has been awhile since I used anything else! 


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Thanks for the input fellas. 



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i also use 10/8 on a 1.6, and i get 2-3 weekends out of a set of fronts (depends on if one of the weekends is blackhawk). i changed the rears after 8+ weekends, they werent much dead but i did anyway, cause it was so long. there is plenty of "life" left in the pads when they come off, maybe 50%ish material left. but i can start to feel in the petal travel due to the taper in the pads, and thats when i pull them out. brakes are my only weapon, gotta keep it sharp. if you were fine with some extra petal travel, you can push them longer is what im saying. 


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I'm on 10/8 Carbotechs but want to go with a more aggressive pad compound.  They don't seem to have enough bite.  Especially now with the RR.  Seemed better matched to RA1.  

I liked the amount of bite that the Hawk DTC 60/60 and 60/30 had.  IT was more than the 10/8 Carbotechs.  I'm hoping the more aggressive CB compound has similar bite.


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