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Old 07-23-2015, 11:14 AM   #1
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Lapping day on stock brakes

Hi all,

I know there is a massive thread (which I have read) and loads of recommendations as to what to upgrade but I just want to try out a lapping day for a few hours in an evening 7-9pm and run a few laps.

How should I handle the lapping / cool down and how does a stock 2014 GT (no track pack / Brembo) carry it self especially on stock pads and rotors and callipers.

Could I run stock, go easy, have fun and drive home and then in a month or two later get any issues and new pads replaced at my next annual service around early Oct.

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Just get a set of good pads. It really makes a difference. In that time frame though they shouldn't get extremely hot so you should be fine.


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It depends on how you are driving the car, but I think that you will be fine.
Your tires, likely, won't allow you to, effectively, go fast enough to overheat the brakes during a lapping session.
If you are "ham-handed" enough though, it could happen. Lol
If you notice that you are having to apply more pressure to the pedal to get the car slowed down, than normal, it means that the brake pads are overheating.
If the pedal begins to feel "spongy", that means the brake fluid has begun to boil.
In either case, you will need to slow down and take some cool down laps.

I wouldn't worry too much about it and just go out there and have a good time!
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Here is my friend in his 5 Series BMW which is stock at the track.
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If you can drive that track, nice and smooth, like your friend did in that video, you won't have any problems at all.
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Yeah that looks like an awesome track. Shouldn't need to use the brakes all too much. The track day i took my car too, the course was better suited for Miatas lmao.


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Thanks all who responded, the track day was AWESOME! I did a warm up and about 3 hot laps and cool down lap and then hung out in the paddock for 15 mins then back out. I did 4 runs. All stock, auto 2014 GT on Pirelli All Season Nero High Performance. I didn't push her too hard but pushed myself enough and most of all a ton of fun. I went out initially with manual sport shift all assist, next run I put it in sport mode, 3rd run just took TC off. 4th final run did advance trac totally all off and tried to take the corners harder. Car felt great on the drive home too.


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Really great. I really enjoyed seeing your friend drive the course........did you get some pictures of you driving?
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Good to hear, it can be a bit interesting doing a track event on stock brakes, but with some caution, it is a great experience.
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Really great. I really enjoyed seeing your friend drive the course........did you get some pictures of you driving?
yea i did some GoPro but the files are big so didnt get time to edit. the last run i mounted it on the hood but i must have touched the settings button and it took it as a timelaps . the other view points where OK. I should have done it on the roof same as my friend.

I did the A-Team wheel cam, it was cool wacthing the wheel and tire react.

https://youtu.be/gxHhowAY3UU?t=43
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