I'm going to be taking the M5 to the track in June for its first time and am wanting to upgrade the stock brakes. Heartland Park here in Topeka has a half mile straight followed by a wicked 90 degree right-hand corner. You go from approx. 130 down to 30-40, (if you want to make the corner that is), very quickly. Brake fade here on my 3-4 lap wouldn't be very much fun.
From a search of the forum I'm going to do the following:
Goodrich SS brake lines;
ATE Blue fluid;
New Brake pads, front and rear.
Here's the problem: there still seems to be very little in the way of choice re: pads. How have those of you with the 'Carbotech' pads found them? Noise? Dust? Performance?How's their new 'Panther' compound?
Anyone used the Mintex 'Red' pads on the track for drivers ed? Noise? Dust? Performance?
The M5 is my daily driver so I'm looking for the best compromise of increased performance; low noise; low dust production and the ability to keep them on the car without changing pads. Is this unrealistic?
I'm also thinking of opening up the brake ducts for more air flow.
Thanks for any help,