Originally Posted by vxrcymru
My next mod will be to upgrade the breaks and I'm considering the same upgrade of AP rotors on the front, new fluid and break cables but I'm undecided whether to go for XP8 or XP10 pads. I dont track the car and would like the X10s given they may be slightly better at stopping the 1.8 tones of GTR.
Has anyone who's used XP10s suffered from squeel, I dont want any noise from the pads?
Mentioned earlier in the thread - stainless brake hoses dont improve things much due to the fact that most of the hose is already metal bundy pipe and only a small length of flexible rubber hose is present.
In my experience all XP pads squeal to some degree or another. They do not like the slow stop start driving. Once at a suitable temp and given some stick they quieten down but the squeal will return if commuter driving is then undertaken.
XP8`s working temp is much less than say an XP12. All have the same initial cold working performance but as the temperatures increase the XP10`s and then the 12`s get into their stride.