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Brake dust and performance

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by TeslaForMe, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. TeslaForMe

    TeslaForMe Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    #1 TeslaForMe, Mar 6, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 6, 2009
    Hello, I'm new here and very interested in Tesla and Zero emissions cars.

    For several years I have sold [removed] brake pads. I would like to ask Tesla owners if there is either a brake dust issue or a brake fade issue on the roadster? If so, then I'd like to know if the Tesla uses the same pads that would be found in the Lotus Elise?

    It's been my experience that Porterfield's pads are very low dust and the fastest stopping street pads - which would come in very handy in the super fast Tesla roadster. ([removed]: 1,100F heat tolerance, .4 friction coefficient, rotor friendly carbon kevlar)

    Who could I contact at Tesla - in case they'd like to test the [removed] pads. I'd supply them at no cost.

  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Nov 28, 2006
    Stanford, California
    #2 doug, Mar 6, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
    Is this a commercial? Sorry, I removed the brand name that was stated too many times.

    Yes, I believe the Roadster's brakes are the same as on the Elise.

  3. TeslaForMe

    TeslaForMe Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    OK then

    If the pads are the same as the Elise those are FMSI #s Front 109.14 and Rear

    So if any driver has a brake dust complaint, or simply wants to stop faster then there are alternatives.

    Commercial?- not exactly - I'd just like to see Tesla use better pads that happen to be made in the USA. A car that goes that fast needs to avoid brake fade - which has been reported by reviewers of the Tesla.

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