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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-26-2017, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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4-Pot Calipers... but what about pads?

Toyota did the heavy lifting for us by making 4-Pot Calipers available but one thing commonly changed are brake pads. Sometimes because the OEM versions don't brake hard enough or because of owners preference.

Come time to take delivery of this GRMN's, how quick will you guys be to change pads?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-29-2017, 02:02 PM
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However long it takes for the pads to wear down. Why change something when they still have use in it.

But a vehicle of this size, with the power it has... I can't imagine 4 pot breaks in the front will be insufficient.
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However long it takes for the pads to wear down. Why change something when they still have use in it.

But a vehicle of this size, with the power it has... I can't imagine 4 pot breaks in the front will be insufficient.
I've ragged the Yaris GRMN around Parcmotor Castellolí in Barcelona and hooned it up in the mountains, the brakes are very good and showed no signs of fade *thumbs up*

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Yeah I don't think braking should be an issue in this car considering how small and lightweight it is, regardless of the power offering. I don't forsee people doing much in terms of modification, especially in the first few months of ownership. I mean just how tuned does a Yaris need to be before it stops being a Yaris altogether aha.
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If you will be doing trackdays, I would recommend steel-braided brake hoses, racing-brake fluid with higher boiling temp (eg Castrol SRF) and either light track use brake pads (eg Pagid Orange) or full endurance racing pads (eg Pagid RS29).
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Which pads would be the right size for this ?

I was at Oulton park last week ... got down to 2:12 first time out which wasn't bad ... but the front pads lasted 80 miles to the point where the pad material was thinner than the backing plates.

No problems with brake fade ... but what would you recommend as an acceptably quiet track-day alternative ?

The pads should last longer than half a track day
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