Brakes Wheels 2nd Gen Tires Project MU brakes

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  1. AAONMS

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    Looking for feedback from anyone who has personal experience with Project MU brake pads.
    The car is a 2011 R56 JCW.
    Typical uses are daily driver, occasional spirited drive, rare autocross, and the occasional MOTD.
     
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    #6 AAONMS, Mar 1, 2017
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    Possibly for drift cars; however, they also make road race and other competition pads.
    Unless I'm mistaken, the MINI team that just won at Daytona was using pads from this manufacturer.

    This not to say I don't appreciate your PM advice from the other day because I do. I've seen how your run your car.
    I'm just soliciting additional opinions as I found this brand after we corresponded.

    Given the price difference between these and your recommendation, I'll most likely end up with the Akebono pads.

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    #7 Dave.0, Mar 2, 2017
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    ^^^ Yeah, as far as I know you and I are not drifters, or race drivers so Akebono's make more dollars and sense. :lol:

    FYI Akebono is also a large supplier for OE pads to many manufactures and we are not talking about Kia. :lol:
     
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    Centric rotors and Akebono pads. Been running them on a daily driver for nearly 2 years, and still plenty of life left in them. :Thumbsup:
     
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    Yup that's what I run even when I upgraded to the GP / JCW "R56 style" brakes all the around. :Thumbsup:
     
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    #10 AAONMS, Mar 3, 2017
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    You are partially correct :D– no race car driver… in this car. SCCA ITA and FV road racing though and back in the ancient past, lots of Solo.
    Looking to start back doing some local area SCCA and Corvette Club autocross events to test the waters.
    Solo, coupled with MOTD, means I want good initial bite and your PM comment that I just need to put a little heat in them pulling out of Fontana heading down Hellbender in the first turn gave me cause for concern as to how well they’ll work for Solo.
    The proponents of the Akebonos seem pretty adamant so guess I’ll go back and look at them again.:Thumbsup:
     

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