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    They increase grab with minimal pressure. The guys there are very responsive. Call them an give them your issue and they will advise you if any of their products will help. They have other products that brake better when cold. See what they say. Would be the cheapest option if effective.
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    I have been running the Carbotech AX6 pads, they work great when still cold, work great if you do AutoX the car and perform much better than stock. There is an ocasional light squeal but its not bad and worth the improved performance to me...

    I would totally consider aluminum rotors if anyone find ones that fir the roadster let us all know..

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    We are running the Carbotech 6 compound (Lotus Elise pad) on the car we autocross. The cold bite is the best I have found and they get better when hot. The best so far for autocross. We are going to nationals in Lincoln Nebraska on Sep 5th. See you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Reid View Post
    We are running the Carbotech 6 compound (Lotus Elise pad) on the car we autocross. The cold bite is the best I have found and they get better when hot. The best so far for autocross. We are going to nationals in Lincoln Nebraska on Sep 5th. See you there.
    Do you have the exact part number for front and rear pads?
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    How bad compared to stock is the brake dust accumulation? Also how would you rate the squeal in terms of daily driver usage? Meaning is this something that would get annoying after a while? Happens on every braking application, when you brake hard or light, and how often? Reading up on the reviews they do sound like the grippiest brake out there!

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    it only squeals under light braking and only occasionally. I'm fine with it for daily driving but i'm performance oriented...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frequencydip View Post
    it only squeals under light braking and only occasionally. I'm fine with it for daily driving but i'm performance oriented...
    That's how my stock pads behave. If I can get better bite w/ no additional downside... Sounds like a project when the wheels are out being powdercoated this winter.
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    My stock pads squealed and scared the heck out of me (due to lack of stopping power) when I was in a panic stop situation. My Carbotech 6 pads don't squeal. There is brake dust created on the Carbotech pads but I can't compair them to stock as I made the switch a long time ago.

    I will post a photo of the Carbotech box with part numbers whan I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Reid View Post
    My stock pads squealed and scared the heck out of me (due to lack of stopping power) when I was in a panic stop situation. My Carbotech 6 pads don't squeal. There is brake dust created on the Carbotech pads but I can't compair them to stock as I made the switch a long time ago.

    I will post a photo of the Carbotech box with part numbers whan I get home.
    Thanks - that would be greatly appreciated.

    The stock brakes work okay IF they're nice and clean and warmed up. Unfortunately these ideal conditions are often not present when you need to do an emergency stop. There is a huge difference between clean and warm versus a little corrosion and cold. All it takes is one rainy day, and after sitting in the garage overnight the brakes really don't work very well.
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    It looks like some companies offer "pre-bedding" for the carbotechs:
    2008-2005 Lotus Elise Carbotech AX6 Front Brake Pads

    This may be a good thing to have done for the Roadster since the brake's may take some time to set in.

    Anyone care to comment on this? Thanks!

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