Re: What brake pads to use with Brake Tech Iron Rotors? (Ducaholic)
CAN I USE ANY BRAKE PAD MATERIAL ON CAST IRON?
Generally speaking, most organic (semi-metallic) brake pads are good for use on iron rotors. If in doubt, contact the manufacturer for details regarding specific use for this application. Ferodo Platinum, CP911, CP901, 4004F, 3485F, 3410F and I/D450 are all good for this. Although the various sintered metal pads will perform quite well, they generally operate at substantially higher interface temperatures (by as much as 150 degrees [F] at peak). The result is usually shortened life span of the rotor and as such, sintered metal pads are universally not recommended unless specifically denoted otherwise.
Gray Iron rotors: Sintered metal pads ARE NOT RECOMMENDED for use under any conditions.
Based on extensive dyno testing, results show it is acceptable to run Ferodo SinterGrip ST pads on BrakeTech Ductile Iron rotors (dual disc application only; Buell riders should use either Platinum or CP911 organic pads).