A110 Track Pads - What do you use?

A110 Track Pads - What do you use?

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worldwidewebs

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Monday 6th June 2022
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I'm getting the A110 ready for a few track days later in the year so I thought it would be good to hear what front/rear brake pads people are using and how they're finding them.

So, what have you got and what do you think of them?

worldwidewebs

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Tuesday 7th June 2022
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DS2500 road, DSUno track is also one of the options I'm considering.

The other is to use Carbotech XP8 for the track and then put the standard pads in for road. I spoke with Carbotech earlier today and Ian suggested this wouldn't need lots of additional bedding in. I've had lots of XP8s over the years in MX5s and Elises and they are by far and away my favourite pad

worldwidewebs

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Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Juffled said:
yep, the issue is actually having pads that fit, theres not many to choose from yet.
The fronts are easy to come by as they're the same as Megane 2 RS and Clio 3 RS

worldwidewebs

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Friday 17th June 2022
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The options I'm considering are:
Life110 track pads (although not going to be in stock for the I need them)
Carbotech XP8 (best track pads I've ever used)
Pagid RSL29
Ferodo DSUno
Ferodo 1.11

I was/am considering having the track pads fitted only for trackdays and keeping road pads in the rest of the time as I really don't want to be driving a squealing pig through town all year. But talking with David yesterday he was suggesting that the A110 doesn't have this problem (from the fronts).

So the next question to you guys is, are any of you running track pads on the road and do you get any squealing?

worldwidewebs

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Friday 17th June 2022
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samoht said:
This is a useless comment, but it's a shame that Carbon Lorraine (CL brakes) appear to offer pads for literally every Alpine ever made, except the new A110 - I've had v positive experiences with them on two other cars, having a nice strong progressive bite on the road and standing up well to hard use on track, with decent fluid.
If you like CL5s you'll LOVE Carbotech XP8 (and they don't fall apart like CLs do)

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Sunday 19th June 2022
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If you speak with Carbotech Eurpoe, they will re-line your old rear pads with their material

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Sunday 19th June 2022
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Update on my pad situation... I'm going with Carbotech XP8.

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Sunday 19th June 2022
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HokumPokum said:
Because they have front and rear track pads?
Went with what I know best but will have to see how much squeal I get with them on road. The Elises/MX5s were mainly track cars but I don't remember too much noise with them.

I'll see if I can get rear pads sorted but I want to get an old set of pads first to use as a test-bed

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Saturday 13th April
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five50 said:
Mr Worldwidewebs - how are you getting on with your carbotech xp8 - any issues road or track?
Am running CL RC5 in the front with standard rear pads at the mo - wondering if to chuck xp8 in the back if these are very good (would run one pad road and track and not change) or if it is important to run matched pads front and rear.
Also wondering if the lack of the alignment springs / flowers on aftermarket pads is a problem and if these ‘clonk’ in the caliper a lot on the road?
Sorry if this overlaps my other brakes post.
See my reply on the discs thread.

In essence the XP8 is a brilliant track pad - I've used it for years on MX5, Elises and now the Alpine. On the A110, the rears do squeal on the road though so if you want a quiet pad I'd suggest the performance road pad from Life110. David suggests these are fine on track and do not squeal on the road