Honda Civic Type-R (2017 - Current) 10th Generation Civic Forum Type-R Discussions

Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

 
Old 10-22-2018, 09:39 PM
  #1  
Trial User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

I have had my 2017 Type R on the track three times for a total of 200 miles. The stock pads have scoured the rotors and have “melted“. Has anybody else experienced this problem? What is the solution for getting more longevity out of the brakes
Rekorb9 is offline  
Old 10-23-2018, 09:44 AM
  #2  
footwork mastery
 
.Grimace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bigger, Faster, Smarter, Stronger
Posts: 5,958
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

When you come into the pits after a session are you just parking your car and not moving it? Trick I have found is to roll the car 3-4 times after a session to keep the pads from sitting on the same part of the rotor while they're at maximum hotness. Have only done 2 track days with mine but a ton of spirited driving and autocross and mine are holding up ok. only 7300ish miles though.

Those giro disc 2 piece rotors are on the top of my to do list when brakes need servicing.
.Grimace is offline  
Old 01-13-2019, 11:23 AM
  #3  
Honda-Tech Member
 
turbociv910's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: expensive land, usa
Posts: 2,474
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

buy pads meant for the track.. those oem pads are not real road course pads
turbociv910 is offline  
Old 01-13-2019, 03:33 PM
  #4  
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 262
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

never use street pads on the track, simple as that. The rotors will be sufficient, but oem pads don't have the temp range needed for dedicated track use. Many owners will swap pads between street and the track when they take their cars to the track. Lots of choices out there.
zeroptzero is offline  
Old 01-14-2019, 01:04 PM
  #5  
footwork mastery
 
.Grimace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bigger, Faster, Smarter, Stronger
Posts: 5,958
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

^^^ either of you two tracked a CTR? They hold up surprisingly well but the rotors tend to crack after 2-3 events because of the drilled rotors. Otherwise the pads/ rotors actually hold up amazing.
.Grimace is offline  
Old 01-14-2019, 02:43 PM
  #6  
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 262
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

I have not had the pleasure of driving one yet, but it is quite simple in that Honda can't put race spec brake pads on a street car. The temp range of brake pads are vastly different between street and track use, that's why the OP is melting pads. No one has developed a brake pad that works perfectly on the street and hard use at a track, hence why dedicated racers who daily drive their cars will swap pads on track day.

I made no comment about the rotors.

Last edited by zeroptzero; 01-14-2019 at 07:07 PM.
zeroptzero is offline  
Old 02-13-2019, 10:00 AM
  #7  
Honda-Tech Member
 
RTW DC2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood Babylon
Posts: 18,151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

Dont run stock pads.
RTW DC2R is offline  
Old 02-14-2019, 05:41 AM
  #8  
footwork mastery
 
.Grimace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bigger, Faster, Smarter, Stronger
Posts: 5,958
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

Originally Posted by RTW DC2R View Post
Dont run stock pads.
You definitely can and they’ll work just fine, are upgraded pass better? Obviously but let’s not make people think you can’t track it very well on stock stuff.
.Grimace is offline  
Old 05-09-2019, 12:11 PM
  #9  
Honda-Tech Member
 
turbociv910's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: expensive land, usa
Posts: 2,474
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

Originally Posted by .Grimace View Post
You definitely can and they’ll work just fine, are upgraded pass better? Obviously but let’s not make people think you can’t track it very well on stock stuff.
track days cost money, pads are cheap assurance you wont be out there wasting time and money. Cracks in drilled rotors are normal to me ,just replace them when they are thin and grooved.
turbociv910 is offline  
Old 05-10-2019, 08:06 AM
  #10  
footwork mastery
 
.Grimace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bigger, Faster, Smarter, Stronger
Posts: 5,958
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.

Originally Posted by turbociv910 View Post
track days cost money, pads are cheap assurance you wont be out there wasting time and money. Cracks in drilled rotors are normal to me ,just replace them when they are thin and grooved.
I'm just commenting as someone who has tracked their type R multiple times vs someone speculating. Also depends on the track I've been doing Thunderhill which doesn't put as much stress on them as say Laguna turn 1.
.Grimace is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
MilanoRedDC2
Acura Integra Type-R
37
05-14-2009 12:04 PM
Indiana Jones
Road Racing / Autocross & Time Attack
22
03-02-2007 06:06 AM
blackapino85
Road Racing / Autocross & Time Attack
22
08-05-2004 02:13 PM
MaddMatt
Road Racing / Autocross & Time Attack
7
03-01-2002 02:48 AM
Ghetto Racing
Acura Integra Type-R
2
07-04-2001 07:24 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Brake issues with 2017 Type R after track sessions.


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: