So our Project EP3 Civic has been doing duty as our daily driven super-beater car and has been racking up the miles. The miles had been taking their toll on our excellent Fast Brakes brake system. We had been running a fairly aggressive street pad for mixed track use, the Polymatrix PM or Pro Matrix pad. With the big Stoptech kit, this setup worked great on the track with effortless fade-free braking with a very consistent pedal. However, we found it to be somewhat noisy on the street and a little dusty. It also killed our rotors in about 20k of driving. This necessitated our rebuilding of the Fast Brakes 2-piece rotors with new friction rings.
Our rotors are thrashed. Many street miles and a few track days did them in. Did you know they used to be grooved!
The mean ridge that had formed making a lip on the rotor was contributing to some god-awful brake squeal, As the pad was pretty worn out, the backing plate was rubbing on the ridge, it sounded like turning a cat down on a lathe.