by Philip McClay
Date Added: Wednesday 06 July, 2005
I decided to try these pads as an upgrade for my greenstuff ones for a track day. They arrived the next day and were simple to fit however one of the locating holes for the spring clips wasn't deep enough so I had to drill it out a bit.
These pads don't work until they have quite a bit of heat in them so I had a couple of near misses on the way to the track - I even resorted to driving with my left foot on the brake pedal to try and warm them up - I wouldn't recommend them for road use.
Once heated up on the track these pads are superb. On my last few track excursions I've experimented with standard pads and greenstuff pads with poor results. These redstuff pads give so much more stopping power it's hard to believe. I was able to brake much later into the corners with far more confidence and fade just wasn't an issue. Lap after lap I grew more and more impressed with their performance. They do generate a lot of brake dust but that didn't bother me at all.
I removed the redstuff pads when I got home and discovered I'd used about half of the pad material in one day so they don't appear to last too long... I think I'll bring a spare set to my next track day.
All in all I was very impressed with this product and will definitely buy again. Great service from MX5parts as usual.