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      12-26-2008, 01:52 AM   #8
mike-y
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Originally Posted by HP Autowerks View Post
Adjusting brake bias with brake pad compound? It's like using band aid on a cut that requires stitching!
it's actually very common on race cars to use different compounds for front and rear, depending on the car setup. When you get into the the brembo/wilwood/stoptec type of calipers, they use off the shelf racing pads which are usually cheaper than a specialized pad for a production car. You can get 4 or 5 different compounds for each caliper model, each one with a slightly different friction coefficient, for exactly this purpose.
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