Thursday, June 20, 2013

Carbotech Brake Pads Join the #44 Team!

   We are proud to announce that North Carolina's own Carbotech Brake Pads have joined the #44 SOHO Motorsports Time Attack G35 team and will be supplying our brake pads for the coming seasons. Carbotech is one of the most prominent and easily the best brake pad company on the market with applications for everything from street to autox to time attack and everything else. They have an extensive collection of different pad compounds as well as make pads that work for nearly all oem and aftermarket brakes systems.

   Our Stoptech Trophy Series big brake kit (6 piston front, 4 piston rear) provided by Assaultech Performance is an awesome setup on the G but was always lacking that consistency with the various brands of pads we had tried. After talking with the guys at Carbotech about what tracks we run at and the conditions the brakes currently see after each session we determined that the Carbotech XP12 compound would be used on the front calipers and the XP10 compound would supply the braking friction for the rear calipers. This setup would provide and excellent initial bite, torque, balance throughout the braking zone and high fade resistance making it the perfect setup for our G35.

   I installed the braked pads right before our NARRA US TT race at New Jersey Motorsports Park but due to poor weather conditions and over heating issues our weekend was cut short not allowing me to truly test the brakes and push them as hard as I can. Although it was soaking wet the whole weekend the brakes were still awesome in the rain and unbelievably consistent. Once I have had thorough track testing with the pads I will do a review for the new KPR Reviews page. Until then check out Carbotech Brakes website