Metal Matrix Pads

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Metal Matrix Pads

Postby vq35de » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:25 am

Any G owners use the Metal Matrix pads? Like em? How is the wear compared to factory pads.

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Postby PalmerWMD » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:25 am

I know you were asking specifically about G35's but:

MetalMatrix have been successful in other Infiniti's and are the standard Stillen performance pad on 4100 lbs Q45.

As with all performance pads, cold braking will be somewhat less but hot braking stronger (after the first half seconds of braking, all pads operate under hot braking conditions, but at 0F it may take an extreme performance pad a bit longer to grab, as it will grab at a higher temp).

The more extreme the performance pad the more pronounced this phenomenon.

The Metal Matrix are still very streetable and while their hot braking is improved their cold beaking doesnt seem to suffer too much.

As a matter of fact, I didnt notice any loss of winter performance with them

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Postby Aries » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:25 am

I have thought of getting the Matrix's when I replace the G's brakes, but haven't really heard anything about them when used with Brembos.

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Postby PalmerWMD » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:25 am

I used to have Metal Matrix with the Brembo crossdrilled rotors on my last Q.

They worked WELL.

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Postby vq35de » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:25 am

well for 40.00 a pair i think i am going to gamble with them. worse comes to worst i can always have the rotors turned 5000 miles later and throw some factory pads on.

I should have these on in a week to 10 days. anyone look at the G35 manual for me and see if they recommend shim/retainer clip replacement at this time? also, it looks like a two bolt operation, any guidance from you tech manual owners? I have been lazy and haven't bought my ESM yet.

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Just ordered the metal matrixes

Postby vq35de » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:25 am

Look at this as far as the metal matrix pads go. Mike Kojima (VERY wellknown Sentra SE-R racer) says the metal matrix pads are very good. Mike Kojima from SE-R.net says, "For the money, I think it's pretty hard tobeat Axxiss Metal Matrix pads, if you are a Solo competitor, or just drivehard. These pads last a long time, don't kill rotors, and are reasonable inthe cold (be careful at the first couple of morning stops!). These pads areabout ½ the price of carbon pads. They are even good for light use racepads. Best off (for me!) they make very little dust, minimizing cleaningchores."

Click link:http://www.se-r.net/car_info/b....html

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Postby Q45tech » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:25 am

Except for the moan and groan at low speed on the front with drilled rotors........millisecond before the final stop [coming to rest].............varies with vehicle application.

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Postby EZcheese15 » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:25 am

I personally don't like the metal axxis pads, but that's just me. I thought their cold performance was horrible (seemed like it took forever to heat them up to operating temp), and they tore my rotors to hell.

However, they are cheap, and perform better than your typical $15 autozone set. Although, I prefer Porterfield pads. They are carbon pads, and 10x quieter, don't take any time to heat up, and don't fade (although it's hard to get axxis pads to fade also, but I *have* done it). The downside is that they are pretty dusty, and are about $75 a pair. But the choice is ofcourse yours :)


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