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Hello All,

I'm gearing up for HPDE season and am excited to be hitting some great tracks this year. I'll be pushing my F-Type pretty hard and want to make sure I have good stopping power. I'm going to be flushing the brake fluid and was looking for some recommendations on brake fluid. Do I stay with OEM or put in something with a higher heat tolerance?

Anyone with any experience and/or recommendations?

Also, anyone know a good place to buy EBC Yellowstuff or Bluestuff in the USA?

Thanks!
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The factory spec LV (low viscosity) DOT 4 has a decent boiling point. Long as its fresh, it should do OK.

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My recommendation is fresh OEM fluid, this is what I use.
 
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+1. Stick with the specified fluid: SL.6 DOT4 (class 6) fluid. Ate is available for much less than the rebranded Jag fluid.
 
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What are you using for tires?

The reason I ask is that tires will determine how hard you are working your brakes. Stickier tires means lower braking distances which generate more heat. The OEM tires are not that sticky so it would have to be a pretty hot day and a track with small to no straights for cooling where your fluid would be a concern. In most cases, the OEM fluid is more than enough.

ATE, as mentioned above, is a good fluid and I have used in race cars over the years. It's not as hygroscopic like a Motul RBF so you don't have to flush as often which is great for a car that is not a dedicated track car.
 
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What are you using for tires?
I typically run Michelin Pilot Super Sports, but since I've got a lot of track days this year and am looking to conserve some good will from the wife, I'm going to be trying out some less expensive tires such as KUMHO ECSTA PS91, or maybe the Yokohama S Drive.
 
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I typically run Michelin Pilot Super Sports, but since I've got a lot of track days this year and am looking to conserve some good will from the wife, I'm going to be trying out some less expensive tires such as KUMHO ECSTA PS91, or maybe the Yokohama S Drive.
OEM and/or ATE would be fine for most tracks in the OH area (as well as OEM brake pads). If you want to venture up to Road America, that would be a different story. I would definitely use ATE (or something in that range) along with better brake pads for a larger track like that.
 
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TIRES: Good things have been said here about Nitto 555s (do a SEARCH). These tires are relatively inexpensive to purchase, but wear faster.
 
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Stick with the Ate DOT4 Class 6 that comes with the car. It works flawlessly on track so long as it's not old and did not absorb too much moisture.


 
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