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Old April 21st, 2015, 05:29 PM
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I was thinking about this and on my motorbikes I used to run EBC sintered pads. They were frankly amazing ... Rear wheel off the ground at 130mph type amazing. The sintering also made them super effective in the wet. Do sintered pads exist for cars?
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Old April 21st, 2015, 05:54 PM
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Yes, some of the Lotus crowd rave over Carbon Lorraine sintered pads. I've never tried them.

Quick look at the on line catalog lists their pads for a Hummer(!) but oddly not Land Rover... and CL is a Euro company.

I like EBC's pads on my little Brit cars..
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Just curious was wondering if it would make a decent upgrade for not a lot of investment.

My chrome spinners, whale foreskin seats and gold wrap are in storage ready to do my WWHD build. That won't need a brake upgrade as it's only cosmetics.
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Just curious was wondering if it would make a decent upgrade for not a lot of investment.

My chrome spinners, whale foreskin seats and gold wrap are in storage ready to do my WWHD build. That won't need a brake upgrade as it's only cosmetics.
You'll definitely want to powder coat your rusty frame on that build.
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Do I have to remove the rust first?
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It should be fine under all the waxoyl
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I was thinking about this and on my motorbikes I used to run EBC sintered pads. They were frankly amazing ... Rear wheel off the ground at 130mph type amazing. The sintering also made them super effective in the wet. Do sintered pads exist for cars?
While it's probably not relevant since you'll never get the temps but sintered pads run hotter and increase the potential for damage to rotors. Not really an issue on a bike but on a 2 tonish truck with non vented discs.. also, I think our rotors are cast iron and I believe sintered is mainly designed for stainless steel. probably no big deal but changing rotors on a Defender is such bitch I want them to last as long as possible. Besides, the pad is the least of my stopping distance problem.
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On a defender I think it's a waste.. Normally those pads are a harder compound then stock and need more heat to work well..
Actually on the d90 I would go with a softer compound (ie stock) and make sure the brake booster is up to snuff

I can pagid oranges for road courses and stock for autoX when I had my 964 cup... Stock b/c they would heat good and grip, oranges would squeal until hot..
Rotors were drilled on the cup, then carbon with gt3 brakes.. Biggest improvement in autoX are dampers.. (Moton)..
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