I tried R4-S pads in '05, I found they sucked untill they got some heat in them and wore thru them fast under my braking punishment.Am I endangering myself and others with R4-S pads, or will it really matter that much? Many strong opinions have been posted, but I wonder if that's because the silent majority with middle-range experiences and less-demonstrative personalities don't bother posting.
...I found they sucked untill they got some heat in them and wore thru them fast...
Only real problem I had was on the street. Going to TWS I blew thru a light at 21 and Hwy 6 that was turning red because I had no initial bite and too late when it finally did. Don't recall every feeling them fade at TWS way back then.Thanks for the advice. I was concerned about the oxymoronic reports of sudden fade, particularly since I've convinced my reluctant but indulging wife to drive in June's TWS TDE event. I'd rather avoid having my poor pad choice cause her to go off track.
It sounds like you did not experience - or at least mention - this fading. If the only issues are mediocre performance and short life, then I'm probably okay, as my braking skill is probably 10% of yours. If the pads wear quickly, then I can replace them that much sooner with better ones.