Rear brake pad recommendations

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ade wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:38 pm Rule of thumb on the Exige is you can never have enough rear brake efficiency!

I must admit to finding the limit 315mm discs and Performance Friction 01 on 2 pot MS callipers, once back to 308mm discs rear with 315mm at the front the rear end locking issues no longer existed.

What I'm saying is put a nice extreme pad in the back as well, if they do a DS11.1 for the rear use it, if not the most extreme pad you can versus the front.

The worst thing about the rear brakes is how flexible and heavy the callipers are!
That is interesting @Ade ! Its almost the opposite of all other cars I have driven. Ill have a look around for a DS1.11 rear.

If I cant find one can you recommend something suitably abrasive? - Ignore that , bought some rears. Not quite sure how they are so much more expensive than the fronts but hey ho!
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I sort of agree with this but found that the rears would lock in the wet on track if they were too good. I only ever used a Pagid Blue but had 4 pot big discs on the front (ap) and big Alcon Discs on the back. I can’t remember the sizes.
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winthattt wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:54 pm I sort of agree with this but found that the rears would lock in the wet on track if they were too good. I only ever used a Pagid Blue but had 4 pot big discs on the front (ap) and big Alcon Discs on the back. I can’t remember the sizes.
Crumbs! I’ll keep my old ones handy then just in case.
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I have always suggested, and will always suggest to use the same brake pad which has a COF at a given temp front and back.. the balance of the brakes is dictated by the calipers as standard, only when you install a bias valve should you start looking at altering pad COF.

Personally, i would look for some DS11.1 for the rear or make an educated choice for another similar pad.

The DS11.1 COF is ~0.46 @ 200c - 700c with not much drop off.

RC5+ = 0.40
RC6 = 0.50
RC6E = 0.46
RC8 = 0.60

Personally i have RC5+ but i am going to get the RC6E for my next set as i know the RC6 are aggressive disc eaters.
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I bought a matching set a while back. 1.11 all around. Unfadeable ( is that a word? ) at Blyton
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