For those of you running RA-1s, do you find the fronts last a lot longer than the rears? Looks like that's the way mine are wearing. How about brake pads?
Weird. Might it be a combination of weight distribution and the difference in front/rear tire width? Does the F430 have any sort of brake proportioning system?Interestingly enough, tracking my F430 I find tire wear (and brake pad wear) are essentially equally front and rear...
Hi Carl -Gary, we missed you today at BW, the rears ware 2to1 some times 3-1. To me the RA1s ware better than the 888s. On pads the fronts seem to go quicker but not by much . The factory says you can go to 2 mm of material I don't go under 4. The fronts start with 9mm of pad and the rears have 7. The backing plates on the pads are 5mm so when the pad looks thinner than the backing plate its time. For street you can go longer but on the track the thinner the pad the more chance you have of boiling the fluid. carl
Well that's a new data point!I've always had the fronts on my Elise wear out marginally quicker than the rears - nothing too dramatic it just meant that I change all 4 tires in a single shot. The car was used for a lot of street driving (currently at 40k+ miles) but also did about 15-20 track days and 3 seasons of autocross.
This is through 2 sets of AD07s and 1 set of RA-1s