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All done with my track prep other than completing the bedding in:

At the end of fade 3, is there a concern if you cool them off too quickly? IE if I do the fade 3 on the interstate with a good break in traffic, will I cool the system too quickly if I drive home 20 minutes? Or should I roll to a stop some place safe and read a book?

Is the pace of the cooling important for seasoning the brakes?

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I did 1-3 on the freeway, 25-30 min drive to the house, and left it till the morning. All fine.
And besides, every time I smash my brakes past 1/4 mile mark, and let it cool off in the pit, it pretty much equals to No 3, over and over. Should be the same with you, after you run your laps and pit, it will re-bed every time, if that makes sense.
 

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I have done the bedding and not done it on my track cars. It is recommended to do but the two instances I didn't do it I couldn't tell the difference. YMMV.
My bite was worse after bedding unfortunately. Track performance was okay. I'll try hawks next time. When I first mounted them they were very good and encouraging. After bedding they were good enough but not impressive.
 

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Motul 600

Didn't change lines yet. Didn't have any fade issues, just modestly impressed with the bite which didn't really change cold to hot. Put on brand new front OEM Brembo rotors for this set of pads. Rear rotors were fine so untouched.

Lines would likely help but I'm not sure how much this car will be tracked. Likely changing to a more dedicated track car before long because 4200 is a hell of a weight to feed tires. I want to go back on much better tires at least once but the itch will likely be scratched after that
 

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Motul 600 is good it's what I use, change the lines to SS. The answer you seek is Miata.
Thinking about this in a Cayman:

 

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Franken builds are not my cup of tea. (not knowing anything about the car its a big ask to take a custom build to the track and be reliable.) In the end you have somebody's dream and all the nightmares with it.

Check out these sites for used track cars rennlist.com (mostly Porsche) or Racingjunk.com

If your looking for V8 power, C5/C6 track prepped cars are affordable, reliable and cost effective.
 

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Garage mate was the builder:

advantages:
Cayman weight and handling
$250 motor vs $4000 original, used prices each
Selling OEM will fund the conversion
+130 hp
-20 lbs
Bolts up

Disadvantages:
I haven’t read the build page yet, just pitted next to the originator
I surely don’t have a fraction of the time or skills of the originator
 

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As a former motorcycle roadracer I will say it takes time to change disciplines. I went to Formula car school and raced F2000 and my first race I EXPECTED to win. Boy was I ever fucking embarrassed. It took me some time before I got on the podium and it was hard work.

If it skills development I would look into racing schools, then track followed by hiring a coach. Forget going to DE's and expecting to get skills coming from racing bikes to translate to cars. Not saying DE's are bad, they aren't, they are good for novices and people that want to experience the track. The mission statement is different and quite contradictory.

You will have no shortage of people that are willing to accept your motorsports dollars, it's up to you to decide who you want to give it to and why.
 
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