Carbotech 1521 pads for the street - are they really worth the money versus others?
I have been trying to decide which way to go with my brakes. Right now, I'm completely stock on my 2011 GT. I gave a lot of thought to big brakes, in particular Wilwoods. Not sure I am going to pull the trigger on that. Probably overkill for my needs right now.
I'll be on the street 99%, just don't see tracking this car. I've heard nothing but good things about the Carbotech 1521 pads - however, $300 for the fronts and rears is a bit steep. I'd like to hear people's feedback and thoughts on them or other brands as well.
I am probably going with Centric Premium blanks for a rotor swap. No slots, no holes.
Also, gonna get Russell SS Braided hoses, unless someone has a better recommendation.
Also, I'm thinking ATE TYP 200 will work well. Seems like decent performance versus change interval. I don't really want to flush the fluid every 3 months. Once a year I can live with. Is Motul or others that much better on the street?
I do drive the car hard, and require heavy braking often, but not sustained like auto-crossing.
Thanks for your comments!
2011 Race Red GT vert, 5.0 A6
FRPP ProCal, JLT oil separator, Boss 302 quads w/ Corsa Xtreme axle backs, Koni STR.T (orange), GT500 strut mounts, Steeda Sports, Steeda billet LCAs, Steeda adj UCA, Steeda adj rear swaybar, BMR adj panhard, BMR lca relocation brackets, Boss 302 lower front fascia