Carbotech brake shoes

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Carbotech brake shoes

Postby jphoenix » February 16th, 2016, 10:08 pm

Are carbotechs currently the preferred brake shoe? I'm running Porterfields now and seem to work fine, but not cheap. Neither are Carbotechs, but thought if I was going to replace shoes, I might try a set. Seem to cost the same.

Recommendations on which compound to order - if there's a choice? I left a message with Carbotech, but no reply yet.

Any other brake shoe out there with as good as performance, but less expensive than the carbos or Porters?

Thanks,

Jim
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Re: Carbotech brake shoes

Postby brian » February 17th, 2016, 7:07 pm

Carbo techs are more expensive, less drum friendly and take more work to make work right, but they do stop better. It's your call.
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Re: Carbotech brake shoes

Postby Bob Posner » February 17th, 2016, 8:52 pm

I have the soft (rd4?) Porterfields and they bite a little less than Carbotechs,but are just fine until you want the last 5% of stopping power.
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Re: Carbotech brake shoes

Postby jphoenix » February 17th, 2016, 10:13 pm

I'm running the RD4's now, they seems fine. I was told the Carbotechs are big bucks, so I think I'm good with the Porterfields.
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Re: Carbotech brake shoes

Postby Gdog » February 17th, 2016, 10:15 pm

The guys from Carbotech have opened a new Brake company called G-Loc Brakes, they have a listing for FV brakes but no prices. May be worth a call to see what's up.
According to the website they opened two days ago http://www.g-locbrakes.com/
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Re: Carbotech brake shoes

Postby brian » February 18th, 2016, 5:03 pm

I could not find any info on brake shoes. This web site is all disc pads
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