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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 24th February 2010, 16:52
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Default First track (airifield) day of the year

Some pictures to hopefully motivate some track-day activity on the forum:

Some cornerning comparison shots:







One of me stuck behind a saloon car convoy of blue-flag ignoring drivers...




A good first airfield day, to use as a shake down. My car didn't put a foot wrong, asides from a surprisingly average performance from the yellowstuff pads (surprising, as Ken R uses them and finds them great), and a gear selector cable a bit too hot.

My brother in the blue Clio also had pad problems (300 road miles, and this one airfield day):



Next brake pads we'll be trying will be Ferrodo DS2500.

My car even got driven home from the event, as I had to use my trailer to tow the Clio home.
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Hi John

Good to see you out on track already in 2010, it will be April before I will be ready to hit the black stuff on track in preparation for our team entry at GOME. Surprised about the yellowstuff pad performance as both Dave Bence & I find them great. Can you adjust your brake bias to improve front end bite? Might be worth a try before buying another set of pads.

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Ken,

I played with the balance, and found the pads gassed and faded regardless - my brother had exactly the same issue with them on the Clio. I could smell the brakes inside the car, and the inconsistency was spooky - I'd be able to stop really well on one corner, then barrel into the next expecting the same retardation, but have significantly less, consequently run wide and brush the cones. Have EBC changed the compound I wonder, as I found the pads less consistent than the mintex 1144 pads I was using previously, which is not what I was expecting after your experiences.
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Old 25th February 2010, 19:21
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John

I would suggest giving Martin Bartosiak at EBC a call before you bin the pads to relate your experience. I am now on my second set of Yellowstuff pads and found them great on track with even wear across all 4 corners so that all the pads needed replacing at the same time. I am sure that Martin would welcome your feedback even though it's not positive and may have some suggestions to try.
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